Sunday 5th March, 2017

Akin Tuna leads for final of UDSO Cannes

By Mad Harper

German player Akin Tuna is leading the final 16 players at Unibet DeepStack Open Cannes. The EPT Dublin High Roller runner-up, who already has more than $400k in live tournament winnings, has 4,085,000 ahead of Unibet.fr player Krzysztof Idziak on 2,855,000. Idziak, who hails from Poland but now lives in France finished 29th at Unibet Open Bucharest in December.


Next Unibet DSO: Saint Amand les Eaux in April.


All 16 remaining players are guaranteed €2,350 but chasing a first prize of €35,690. There were 414 entries in total for Unibet DSO Cannes 2017 creating a €194.580 prize pool; 44 players are getting paid. The €550 Main Event was a re-entry, with three start flights. This is the tour’s seventh consecutive year at Casino Cannes Croisette.


Slovakian player Matuš Gabzdil won the first Unibet DeepStack Open in Bratislava for  €11,766, by far his biggest cash to date. There were 86 entries creating a €40,866 prize pool with 11 players paid.


Last year UDSO regular Jacob Ansellem beat a 550-entry field to win the event for €40,000; he had finished fourth the year before.


The Unibet DSO tournament structure – created with the help of international tournament director Matt Savage – offers a unique structure of regular blind increases to keep the action non-stop but giving players enough time to pass bad cards!


Whether you're a recreational player or poker pro, Unibet’s DeepStack Open events offer a wonderful and affordable poker trip. All the destinations have been carefully chosen to make sure they’re easy to get to and hosted in venues offering a highly professional poker environment. The rest of the year’s schedule includes festivals in Saint Amand les Eaux near Lille in France (April 6-9), Lloret de Mar on Spain’s stunning Costa Brava (June 22-25) and Malta (July 27-30).

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