Kaarel Lepik wins Unibet Open2017-05-31 11:12:47
Last week, we were all excited for Unibet's latest poker competition that took place in the Danish capital Copenhagen. The Unibet Open Copenhagen did not disappoint. In fact, the opposite was the case, given that Estonian player, Kaarel Lepik took everyone by surprise. He won, beating Faroe Island player Sigurd Carlsson and numerous other high-profile poker aces.
Excitement until the end
The 2017 Unibet Open saw 402 players competing against one another in front of a world audience via live stream. By Sunday, the competition had whittled down to a battle field of 13 top players.
The final day of the 2017 Unibet Open, with a buy-in of €1,100, took place this Sunday, after numerous tiresome days. On numerous occasions, players had to be convinced that a break, some food and water was needed to continue strongly. The top-notch food was enjoyed at the impressive Radisson Blue, host of the Unibet event.
The final table included some high-profile names that dropped off as time passed. Peter Harkes of the Netherlands was the last to go before the heads-up battle between Lepik and Carlsson ensued. In the final stages, which lasted three and a half hours, it looked as if Lepik was going to lose out on winning the event. Lepik was at the brink of defeat, not just once but numerous times. He then fought his way back to take the crown at the 2017 Unibet Open.