Unibet brings live poker to the masses in December

Events scheduled in Manchester and Bucharest, featuring two live Twitch.tv streams


Unibet is finishing off 2016 with a large presence in the live poker world with two events scheduled for December. The season finales of the Unibet Open and Unibet UK Poker Tour take place in Bucharest, Romania, and Manchester, England, respectively. The Unibet Open will feature two events streamed live on Twitch.tv.


The ever-popular events cap off a successful year that saw the online gaming site host nine events across the UK and Europe.


Nataly Sopacuaperu, Unibet's Head of Events, said, "After memorable seasons of the Unibet Open and Unibet UK Poker Tour, we're looking forward to bringing each of them to an exciting close. 2016 was a huge year for us, and 2017 will only be bigger.


"Unibet is dedicated to providing an unmatched experience for poker players, both in our online and live products. We're on a mission to grow the game of poker, not just our customer base. We believe that adopting a "player first" ethos to everything we do will strengthen our reputation within the community, and the significant investment we have planned for 2017, will go a long way towards achieving our goal."




The Unibet Open runs from December 1-4 at the JW Marriott Grand in Bucharest. Nine tournaments are scheduled during the five-day festival, highlighted by the €1,100 buy-in Main Event. For the first time, Unibet are guaranteeing a hefty €500,000 Main Event prizepool – the largest ever offered by the Swedish poker operator. Each day of the Main Event will also be streamed live on Twitch.tv, featuring commentary by the dynamic duo of Marc Convey and David Vanderheyden, as well as a bevvy of special guests.


Both Unibet Open two-time champions, Mateusz Moolhuizen (Malta 2011, Antwerp 2015) and Dan Murariu (Varna 2010, St. Maarten 2012), have confirmed their attendance in Bucharest; each of them looking to become the circuits first triple champion. 


Over 200 players have already qualified online, with buy-ins from as little as €0.01.


The full tournament schedule and further information is available at: http://unibetopen.com/live-events/bucharest-2016/




A special invitation-only Sit & Go will precede the Unibet Open Main Event on November 30 at 16:00 CET. Dubbed the 'Unibet Poker Ladies Battle Royale', nine poker-playing ladies will battle it out on the Unibet Twitch.tv channel. Players include popular Twitch eGamers Alexandra 'axy_pater' Pater and Linnea 'linneafly' Maria, as well as well-known European poker personality, Gaelle Garcia Diaz. The event features hole cards up and will be streamed on a 30-minute delay and the full line up of players can be found at www.unibet.com/promotions/poker-promotions/ladies-battle-royale. 


To watch the Unibet Open Bucharest Main Event and the Unibet Poker Ladies Battle Royale, visit Unibet's official Twitch channel at: https://www.twitch.tv/unibetpoker.




The final event of the inaugural season of the Unibet UK Poker Tour takes place at the Manchester235 casino from December 9-11. The affordable £220 Main Event carries a £40,000 guaranteed prizepool.


This is the fifth event of the season, with the first four being held in Brighton twice, Glasgow and Nottingham. With strong showings at all events of the season, expectations are high for the Manchester season finale.


Unibet Poker are running online satellites to the UK Poker Tour Manchester Main Event, starting from as little as €1.00. Over 80 players have already qualified online for the event.



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