2020 WSOP Main Event

Padraig O’Neill Turns €50 into Unibet Open Online Title and €79,998

Padraig O'Neill

The Unibet Poker Online Series concluded on October 12 with the completion of the €1,100 buy-in Unibet Open Online High event. A delighted Padraig “John_smith2” O’Neill was the last player standing and he secured a career-best €79,998 for his impressive victory.

Unibet Open Online High Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Padraig “John_smith2” O’Neill€79,998
2lovebeaches€56,962
3Lapeok€41,394
4thrsths€29,720
5Lariat€22,641
6thyragray84€16,627
7Imaginedead€12,027
8PLP2015€8,667
9Kardashian69€6,192

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The final day started with 64 players returning to the action from a Day 1 field of 387. Two of those returnees went home empty-handed with 62 places paid in this event, which was Unibet Poker’s biggest-ever online event thanks to the €406,350 prize pool.

“DJ_Dan” and “souzoc”, the latter who sat back down with a mere two big blind stack, were the unfortunate souls who failed to cash in this monster-sized event. Souzoc’s exit in 63rd paved the way to a cash of at least €1,767 for the surviving players.

This princely sum increased to €6,192 by the time the final table was reached. “Kardashian69” got their hands on this prize after seeing their tournament end in ninth place.

Eighth place and the last four-figure prize of the evening went to “PLP2015” before “Imaginedead” passed their stack on and fell in seventh, a finish good for €12,027.

The six remaining players became five when the tournament of “thyragray” ended abruptly. Sixth place weighed in at €16,627.

Each jump in pay was now becoming quite substantial and nobody wanted to bust with the almost €80,000 top prize being within touching distance. The very nature of tournament poker means players do bust, they have to. “Lariat” was the next casualty and “thrsths” joined them on the sidelines. These deep runs resulted in a €22,641 and €29,720 payout respectively.

Heads-up was set when “Lapeok” bowed out in third. Lapeok collected an impressive €41,394 and their exit left “lovebeaches” and O’Neill to fight it out one-on-one for the title and the lion’s share of the prize pool.

O’Neill got the job done and secured a career-best score of €79,998; he also won €0.13 but let’s not split hairs here. Commiserations to runner-up lovebeaches who can no doubt afford a beach holiday now seeing how second place was worth €56,962.

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O’Neill “Thrilled” To Win

O’Neill was, unsurprisingly, delighted to become the 2020 Unibet Open Online High champion. Shortly after his victory, O’Neill said:

“I am thrilled to have just booked my biggest ever win in the Unibet open Online. I play on the site most nights and I actually qualified all the way from a €50 satellite.

“I also want to say that the Twitch stream and commentary from ambassadors Dara O’Kearney, Ian Simpson, and David Lappin was a lovely addition. My family tuned in and loved every minute, even though they barely know the hand rankings! I could hear my fiancee listening to Ian’s infectious laugh in the next room and she noted that only Doke was using his indoor voice!”

International Poker Open Starts October 19

You don’t have long to wait for the next big festival at Unibet Poker because the 2020 International Poker Open (IPO) heads there from October 19. This event usually takes place in Dublin, but the ongoing pandemic has put paid to that. Unibet Poker stepped in and is hosting a superb schedule of events that you can see below:

2020 IPO Dublin Schedule (Online at Unibet Poker)

DateTimeTournamentBuy-inGuarantee
Mon 19 Oct8:00 p.m.Super Qualifier to €50,000 IPO€255 seats
Tue 20 Oct8:00 p.m.Super Qualifier to €50,000 IPO€255 seats
Wed 21 Oct7:00 p.m.€15,000 IPO Warm Up€50€15,000
 8:00 p.m.Super Qualifier to €50,000 IPO€255 seats
Thu 22 Oct7:00 p.m.€10,000 IPO Rebuy€25€10,000
 8:00 p.m.Super Qualifier to €50,000 IPO€255 seats
 9:00 p.m.€5,000 Nightly Freezeout€100€5,000
Fri 23 Oct7:00 p.m.€10,000 IPO Rebuy€25€10,000
 8:00 p.m.Super Qualifier to €50,000 IPO€255 seats
 9:00 p.m.€5,000 Nightly Freezeout€100€5,000
Sat 24 Oct4:30 p.m.Super Qualifier to €50,000 IPO€255 seats
 5:30 p.m.Super Qualifier to €50,000 IPO€105 seats
 6:30 p.m.Super Qualifier to €50,000 IPO€255 seats
 7:00 p.m.€50,000 IPO Main Event Day 1€300€50,000
 8:00 p.m.€2,000 #QUEENRULES (Ladies Event)€25€2,000
 9:00 p.m.€5,000 Nightly Freezeout€100€5,000
Sun 25 Oct4:30 p.m.Super Qualifier to IPO High Roller€504 seats
 5:30 p.m.Super Qualifier to IPO High Roller€504 seats
 6:30 p.m.Super Qualifier to IPO High Roller€504 seats
 7:00 p.m.€50,000 IPO Main Event Final Day €50,000
 7:00 p.m.€25,000 IPO High Roller Day 1€500€25,000
 7:30 p.m.€25,000 IPO Mini Main Day 1€100€25,000
 8:00 p.m.€4,000 IPO Omaha Rebuy€25€4,000
 9:00 p.m.€5,000 Nightly Freezeout€100€5,000
Mon 26 Oct7:00 p.m.IPO High Roller Final Day €25,000
 7:00 p.m.IPO Mini Main Final Day €25,000
 7:00 p.m.€4,000 IPO Cool Down€50€4,000
 9:00 p.m.€5,000 Nightly Freezeout PKO€100€5,000

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