The finale for the 2016 edition of the Unibet Open will be held between Nov. 30 and Dec. 4 in Bucharest. The Unibet tour has already completed stops earlier this year at London, Malta and Copenhagen.
The headline event will be the €1,100 Unibet Open Bucharest Main Event which will have one of highest ever guaranteed prize pools amounting to €500,000. This makes it officially Unibet’s biggest tournament to date. The Main Event is scheduled to take place between December 1 – 4 and the finale will have a cap of 800 players.
In a statement, Nataly Sopacuaperu, Head of Live Events at Unibet said, “We have worked with Pokerfest Romania for a couple of months to put everything in place. We are extremely happy to up the cap to 800 and GTD half a million. This is the biggest event we have ever done”.
The main event will have two opening flights with each having 30,000 chips and the blinds going up every 60 minutes. Those making it past the opening games will compete on Dec. 4 and 5 until the final winner emerges.
The Unibet Open has been held since 2007 and usually attracts a large number of professional and recreational poker players from all over Europe. The Unibet Open makes several stops at top European poker locations, enabling poker players to enjoy a tour of Europe. The Open has gained a reputation for its hospitality and entertainment activities.
Buy-ins for each the main event is fixed at €1,000 + €100 which can be bought online. Packages with accommodation and other related perks can also be brought directly or can be won via qualifying satellites which have already commenced with weekly Wednesday/Sunday finals.
The poker tournament kicks off with the €220 NLH – Six Max event which will have starting chips of 20,000 and blinds which increase in 20 minutes. Players looking for lower buy-ins can participate in the €110 Unibet Open Bucharest Main Event Satellites which take place on Nov. 30 and Dec 1. Those who win can get an entry to the Main Event.
Other low-buy-in events including the €220 NLH Turbo Bounty and the €330 NLH two-day Freezeout. A high roller event called the €2,750 NHL High Roller – Single Re-Entry is scheduled to be held on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4.
Dutchman Anthon-Pieter Wink has the honor of beating the biggest field of 460 players to take the title in 2010 while the highest prize in the history of the tournament has been won by Finland’s Thanh Doan who took home $305,326 in 2009 although at that time buy-in was higher and fixed at £2,750.