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Unibet to host biggest ever online event in May

The Unibet Open poker tour has announced that, in response to increasing concerns about Coronavirus and associated restrictions on travel, the forthcoming Unibet Open Tallinn in May will now be held online.

Players have welcomed Unibet’s decision not to postpone the event or cancel it altogether and said the decision to move it online would enable hundreds of players to take part regardless of any travel difficulties or lockdowns.

Unibet Ambassador David Lappin said: “Coronavirus is having an adverse effect on so many scheduled events worldwide, but we’re really delighted that Unibet Open will still effectively be going ahead, but online instead of “IRL”. It means everyone can take part, even if they are in a country where travel is tricky. We’re still “all in” for this online event and I’ll be giving my best shot at winning a first title!”

The live version of Unibet Open was scheduled to take place May 20-24. The event will now be held online on Unibet Poker from May 24 -25 and comes with an impressive €100,000 guarantee. All players who have already qualified are eligible to play the online stop or can push their qualification to a later 2020 Unibet Open if they wish. For players who have won a €2,000 package will receive the remaining value paid out in bonus points. The €1,100 buy-in, €250 cash paid and an additional €650 paid in bonus points that players can use to buy online tickets.

Satellites for Unibet Open Online are running now with numerous chances to qualify. With daily satellites, and qualifiers from all levels – players can start to qualify from as low as cents.
There will be daily satellites where players can qualify for the €6,600 GTD Sunday Final, or buy-in for €250. The Sunday qualifier will take place at 8pm CET.

Unibet Ambassador Dara O’Kearney added: “Obviously it’s disappointing that we won’t get to visit Tallinn in person but player health and safety is paramount and at least we’re still going to have a cracking tournament to compete in. This will actually be the largest buy-in online tournament that Unibet has ever hosted so there’s a lot to get excited about – especially the €100,000 guarantee!”

In addition to the Unibet Open Online Main Event, which features a €1,000 + €100 buy-in, the €100 + €10 Mini ME will also be taking place. This new event mirrors the Main Event with all players receiving a generous 30,000 starting stack. Full details for the online schedule and structures will be released shortly.

Unibet prides itself on being part of Kindred Group, an all-digital company working solely on digital platforms, showing that they can operate business as usual due to their digital core. Allowing something as big as The Unibet Open to still go ahead in these corona-times.

Nataly Sopacuaperu, Unibet’s Head of Events, said: “We’ve taken a bold step in deciding to host Unibet Open online and we are expecting a huge number of players to take part. With concerns about Coronavirus hampering travel for so many people, we wanted to do something really positive for players and make sure as many can participate in the event as possible. There will still be trophies for the winners of the Main Event and Mini ME and we’ll be creating a lot of fun around the event including building up excitement on the live stream. We also hope a lot of Estonian players will join us for the event – and even take it down on “home soil”.

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Wow. It's good that I did not buy tickets)

Actually great news. I will be happy to play online and get the rest bonus points.

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Hope i get lucky to win a ticket for this one. Very Happy

“The unfed mind devours itself.” – Gore Vidal
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Wow! The Unibet Open on my own sofa in my own worn pyjama with pizza and beverages. Great idea!)  Now I've got another motivation to go through satellites again. Very Happy

Btw... in this particular tournament would be great to implement video tables like 888poker did. hm? Just to make sure I'm playing with Ian Simpson for example, but not with his cat))

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Due to cancelling sport events (betting business almost done) time to do more effort to grow your poker business. Wink

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Good move.

Any chance you could tell where the September Unibet Open will be?

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@Stubbe-Unibet I've noticed that you can do a re-entry in the 1.1k MTT. My question is if you win 2 entries trough the satellites and end up not using one of them, what happens to it?

“The unfed mind devours itself.” – Gore Vidal
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@Stubbe-Unibet  May I ask when will give bonus points? I can’t wait to start spending them, Maybe I can win another buy-in)

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@Falkir, I believe it'll be dealt with Monday. Need to check with the UO team how they want to do it Smile
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