Unibet Open Heads to London From May 23-26; Paris Confirmed

Unibet Open Heads to London From May 23-26; Paris Confirmed

The second stop on the 2019 Unibet Open tour takes place a The Poker Room above the iconic Grosvenor Victoria Casino in the heart of London from May 23-26. If previous editions of this popular event are anything to go by, those competing in the Unibet Open London Main Event are in for a treat.

This will be the eighth time that the Unibet Open has stopped off in London. Thanh Doan won the inaugural Unibet Open London Main Event in 2009, topping a field of 266 players to get his hands on £187,000. That event had a £2,750 buy-in, but the Unibet Open tour is now more affordable and accessible to players with a buy-in of £990.

Andreas Wiborg is the reigning champion having triumphed in 2018, outlasting 348-opponents to secure a £56,807 first-place prize and a place in the Unibet Open history books.

Unibet Open London History

YearBuy-inEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
2009£2,750266€584,910Thanh Doan£187,000
2010£1,650273£255,000Paul Valkenburg£109,550
2012£1,320315£378,000Pratik Ghatge£85,050
2014£1,100399£319,200Iaron Lightbourne£70,000
2016£825418£313,500Dave Shallow£62,000
2017£990419£377,100[Removed:158]£71,950
2018£990349£314,100Andreas Wiborg£56,807

Unibet Open Malta and Unibet Open Paris

The Unibet Open heads to sunny Malta from Sep. 11-15 for the penultimate leg of the 2019 tour and the organizers have just announced the fourth and final stop will take place in Paris between Nov. 28 and Dec. 1.

Paris has hosted a Unibet Open Main Event once before, back in 2012. Poland’s Jarosalw Barglik emerged victorious on that occasion, defeating Sweden’s Kent Lundmark heads-up to lock up the title and an impressive €140,539 first-place prize.

Win Your Way to the Unibet Open Events

You can qualify for all Unibet Open Main Events online at Unibet Poker. Download Unibet Poker via PokerNews and you will receive a welcome bonus worth up to €200. The bonus is released into your account when you hit specific rake amounts as shown in the table below:

LevelRakeCash rewardReward %
1€2€150%
2€10€440%
3€50€1530%
4€150€4027%
5€588€14025%

Also part of the welcome package are entries to four weekly €500 freeroll tournaments, which run on Sundays, an €8 cash game ticket and four €4 Unibet Open tickets.

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