Unibet Open Returns to Malta on Sept. 11-15
The Unibet Open heads to Malta for the fourth time in the tour's history. The tour goes back to the island Sept. 11-15 in partnership with Casino Malta at the InterContinental Hotel in St. Julians.
PokerNews will once again be reporting the highlight of the festival, the Unibet Open Malta €1,100 Main Event on Sept. 12-15. The tournament features three opening flights on Sept. 12-13 with players starting with 30,000 in chips.
The first two flights feature long 60-minute blind levels while the final opening flight is a turbo-charged affair with blind levels of 20 minutes each. Players can reenter once but their second entry must come on Day 1c.
Surviving players from the three opening flights will compete for two more days on Sept. 14-15 until the fourth Unibet Open Malta Main Event winner is crowned.
Unibet Open Malta Main Event History
The Unibet Open had a different look during its first visit to Malta in 2011 when the Main Event took place at Portomaso Casino with a larger €1,650 buy-in. Mateusz Moolhuizen shipped the first of his two Unibet Open Main Event titles after he finished on top of a field of 293 entrants to win €117,000.
The festival took a five-year break from the island before returning to its current location of Casino Malta in 2016 with the Main Event buy-in reduced to its current price tag of €1,100. Martin Soukup was the last player standing among the 292 entrants to win the €65,000 top prize.
Two years later, in 2018, Daniel Jacobsen etched his name into Unibet Open history by navigating through a field of 273 entrants for his biggest cash to date of €60,090.
Unibet Open Malta Main Event Champions
2019 Unibet Open Malta Schedule
While the Main Event is the highlight of the festival, the Unibet Open Malta features plenty of other side events, satellites, and invitation-only events including the Unibet Tag Team Championship on Sept. 11 and the Unibet Battle Royale on Sept. 12.
The schedule also features the €330 Unibet SuperStack (Sept. 11-12), the €165 NLH Turbo (Sept. 12), the €90 #QUEENRULES Ladies Event (Sept. 13), the €165 NLH Hyper Turbo (Sept. 13), the €220 Pot Limit Omaha (Sept. 14), the Unibet DSO (Sept. 14-15), the €220 Turbo Bounty (Sept. 14), and the €175 NLH Progressive Superknockout (Sept. 15).
|Date||Time (GMT)||Event||Buy-in||Levels||Starting Stack|
|Date||Time (CET)||Buy-in||Event||Levels||Starting Stack|
|Sept. 11||2 p.m.||€ 330||Unibet SuperStack Day 1||30 min.||25,000|
|7 p.m.||Invitational||Unibet Tag Team Championship||20 min.||25,000|
|7 p.m.||€ 165||Satellite Main Event||20 min.||10,000|
|Sept. 12||12 p.m.||€ 1,100||Main Event - Day 1a||60 min.||30,000|
|12 p.m.||Unibet SuperStack Day 2||30 min.|
|6 p.m.||€ 165||Satellite Main Event||20 min.||10,000|
|7 p.m.||Invitational||Unibet Battle Royale||20 min.||25,000|
|8 p.m.||€ 165||NLH Turbo||15 min.||15,000|
|Sept. 13||12 p.m.||€ 1,100||Main Event - Day 1b||60 min.||30,000|
|5 p.m.||€ 90||#QUEENRULES (Ladies Event)||20 min.||15,000|
|8 p.m.||€ 165||NLH Hyper Turbo||10 min.||10,000|
|9 p.m.||€ 1,100||Main Event - Day 1c||20 min.||30,000|
|Sept. 14||12 p.m.||Main Event - Day 2||60 min.|
|1 p.m.||€ 220||Pot Limit Omaha||20 min.||15,000|
|3 p.m.||€ 550||Unibet DSO - Day 1||30/40 min.||30,000|
|7 p.m.||Invitational||Community Freeroll||10 min.||10,000|
|8 p.m.||€ 220||Turbo Bounty (€100 Bounty)||15 min.||15,000|
|Sept. 15||12 p.m.||Main Event - Day 3 - Final Table||60/45/30 min.|
|12 p.m.||Unibet DSO - Day 2||40 min.|
|1 p.m.||€ 175||NLH Progressive Superknockout (50%)||15 min.||15,000|
Follow PokerNews throughout the week as our live reporting team will be on hand to cover the entire 2019 Unibet Open Malta Main Event from start to finish.