Wednesday 23rd November, 2016

Unibet Open set for biggest event ever in Bucharest

By Mad Harper

If you’ve never been to the beautiful Romanian capital of Bucharest, now’s your chance!!! The Unibet Open is about to make its debut there with a five-day festival from November 30 through to December 4.

The Unibet Open has already proved itself to be one the most popular poker festivals in Europe and many believe that this year’s season finale in Bucharest could be the biggest Unibet Open ever held: the €1,100 Main Event has a cap of 800 players and guaranteed prize pool of €500,000. Organisers are already predicting a record-breaking event.

The festival kicks off with a €220 NLH Six Max tourney on November 30. That’s followed by the four-day €1,100 Unibet Open Main Event which features two separate start flights. Players start with 30,000 chips and the blinds increase every 60 minutes. There’s also a two-day €300 freezeout on the schedule, plus a €2k High Roller, €150 PLO Turbo and €200 NL Turbo.

As well as all the poker, there are two parties planned: Welcome Drinks on December 1 and the official Players Party on the Saturday night. The Romanian capital is also a great tourist destination with tons of fascinating sights and Art Nouveau architecture plus great bars, restaurants and clubs. It’s also fabulously cheap – meaning you can party your way through the weekend without having to worry about your bankroll (Even in touristy spots, two pints will set you back less than a fiver!) Check out all MainEventTravel’s accommodation options here.

 There have already been three Unibet Open champion this year with the heftiest payday going to Dave Shallow who beat a 418-strong field in London for £62,000. Martin Soukup won in Malta for €65,000 with Finland’s Joni Liimatta (right) winning the most recent event, in Copenhagen, for DKr525,000.