Unibet Open comes to Copenhagen2017-05-22 11:45:34
With 5 days of top class poker action and late night parties, set in the backdrop of a gorgeous location, the tournament is sure to attract players from all over Europe.
Unibet Open Copenhagen – Details
The event will run from May 24th until May 28th, with the Main Event kicking off with two opening days on May 25th and running until the end of the following day. Blinds will increase every hour with each player starting with 30,000 chips. Surviving players from those two days will challenge each other for two more days until eventually a winner is crowned on May 28th. Satellites are being run until May 14th to gain entry to the Main Event, whilst direct buy-ins are open until the same date.
The event will be held at the luxurious Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel (address - Amager Boulevard 70, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark), hosted by Casino Copenhagen who will have welcome drinks for competitors on Thursday, May 25th from 10pm until midnight. Details of the player’s party are to be confirmed. Rest assured there will be plenty for competitors to do away from the tables. Registration for Main Events opens two hours before the tournament starts whilst registration for side events such as the NLH Deep Stack opens one hour before the start. There will be 15-minute breaks after every two levels and one dinner break of 60 minutes.
Previous Unibet Open Copenhagen Winners
Now in its 4th year, the Unibet Open in Copenhagen has yet to have a winner outside of Scandinavia. In 2013, Swede Kassem Yassine lifted the inaugural trophy along with a cheque for 725,000 Danish Krone. The following year, Denmark’s Frederik Jensen beat 405 other entrants to the title collecting 625,000 Danish Krone on his way. And last year, Finnish poker player Joni Liimatta won the title along with 525,000 Danish Krone. Joni will be looking to be the first man to regain the title this year, but it will be a tough task with a quality field assured.
Other Unibet Open Competitions
The Unibet Open is not just held in Copenhagen but throughout Europe. Indeed, Gerret Van Lancker lifted the Unibet Open London title in February. The Belgian collected £71,950 with Dejan Govedic coming second collecting a nice consolation prize of £45,060. Van Lancker, who was competing at his third Unibet Open final table, is the second Belgian to lift a Unibet Open event following Filip Verboven’s victory in the Prague leg in 2012. With 8 European nationalities filling the first top 10 places in London, the event attracted players from all over the continent. In November/December of last year, the Bucharest leg of the Unibet Open had a guaranteed prize pool of €500,000 with a cap of 800 players. Thanh Doan of Finland currently holds the record for the biggest win in a Unibet Open, lifting a whopping $305,326 8 years ago. As the competition continues to grow, now in its 10th season, records are there to be broken.