Wednesday 22nd May, 2019

Unibet Open London Main Event starts tomorrow

By Mad Harper

Unibet Open London is underway at the iconic Grosvenor Victoria Casino in Edgware Road with Day 1a of the £900 + £90 Main Event kicking off tomorrow. This is the tour’s eighth visit to the UK capital and Unibet expects this year’s festival to be one of the biggest Unibet Opens ever held in the city. The event is running May 22 to Sunday, May 26.

If you fancy competing at Unibet Open London, MainEvent Travel has numerous good value accommodation options close to the tournament venue in Edgware Road.

This year there are a dozen tournaments on the schedule including the £900 + £90 Main Event which starts tomorrow (May 23). Among the big names set to take part are numerous Unibet Ambassadors including Irish Open winner Ian Simpson, GPI Global Poker Awards winner David Lappin from Ireland, Espen Uhlen Jorstad and two-time Unibet Open champion Dan Murariu. Also competing will be Martin Soukup, who won the first Unibet Open of 2019 in Sinaia, Mateusz Moolhuizen – who is also a two-time Unibet champion, Unibet Deepstack Open Malta winner Daragh Davey, Charlotte van Brabander, Unibet Open Bucharest High Roller champion Olvedo Heinze and media influencer Dehlia de Jong.

As well as the Main Event, there is also a two-day £2,200 High Roller which starts tonight at 8pm, a £220 Turbo Bounty tournament, the £460 + £40 Unibet Deepstack Open Cup and the ever-popular £110 #QueenRules Ladies Event. The invitational Tag Team Championship is already underway with the invitational Unibet Battle Royale kicking off at 7pm tonight.

Players from all over the world are expected to compete in the Main Event which  features three starting flights. In addition to Day 1a tomorrow and Day 1b on Friday, there will also be a Day 1c Turbo on Friday starting at 8pm. All Main Event players will receive a 30,000 starting stack. Days 1a and 1b will both have 11am start times, 60-minute levels and allow a single re-entry into Day 1c. The 1c turbo, which has 20 minute bind levels, will be a standard feature for the rest of the season.

Norwegian student Andreas Wiborg was the 2018 Unibet Open London champion, beating a 349-strong field to take down the £990 Main Event for £56,807. With 918 entries across all events, the overall prize pool topped £564,000. The huge prize pool of £377,100 was shared among 62 players.

Unibet London has a live stream running throughout the festival. Commentator and Unibet Ambassador David Vanderheyden will be following the action on the feature table as well as chatting to players, celebrity guests and staff from the Unibet poker team. To follow the action, just visit Unibet Open on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/UnibetOpen or facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnibetOpen/.The next Unibet Open event will be in in Malta in September. Unibet Open Malta is being run in conjunction with Casino Malta at the Intercontinental Hotel from September 11-15.

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