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Viktor Blom, Nicolas Levi, and Teddy Sheringham to Play in Unibet's Golden Cash Game

Viktor Blom, Nicolas Levi and Teddy Sheringham Confirmed to Play in Unibet's Golden Cash Game

As the 13th edition of the Unibet Open approaches, Unibet decided to celebrate this important milestone in style with an initiative named the Golden Cash Game — three days of televised high-stakes cash games in the Unibet Room at Aspers Casino in Stratford, London.

The £5/£10 no-limit hold'em game will run from Monday, Nov. 24 to Wednesday, Nov. 26, and it is set to attract some top international poker players and sports stars.

According to Unibet, and as confirmed by the player from his official Twitter account, one of the very special guests of this exclusive cash game will be Sweden's high-stakes phenomenon Viktor "isildur1" Blom, who has recently ended his sponsorship deal with Full Tilt.

"With the help of our players, we have been trying to make a positive change for poker since launching our new platform, and this cash game hopefully gives something back to the poker community who have supported us throughout the year," Unibet's Head of Poker, Martin Stalros, said. "We’re hoping for a really exciting game that appeals to all poker players."

Besides Blom, whose participation has been seen by many as a hint for a possible future sponsorship deal between the Swede and the Malta-based gambling group, other top names planned for the game are Dan Glimne, the owner of Donkr.com and organizer of the Norwegian Poker Championship Frode Fagerli, British poker icon Neil Channing, and the co-owner of RankingHero.com, France's Nicolas Levi.

To make the event interesting to an even broader public, Unibet has decided to try to bring to the tables some well-known names from the sports world, including the Norwegian sports commentator Morten Langli, Finland's ice-hockey star Esa Tikkanen, and former Manchester United attacker and poker lover Teddy Sheringham.

The live streaming of the invite-only Golden Cash Game can be followed for free from YouTube, and it will be available from 16:00 (GMT) on Nov. 24 on this page. During the streaming, Unibet plans to launch regular daily freerolls and celebrate the event with various social media giveaways.

£250,000 Unibet Open London to kick off on Nov. 27

Right after the closure of the Unibet's first-ever Golden Cash Game, the room will concentrate on the 30th edition number of its Unibet Open — a four-day poker festival to be held at the Aspers Casino.

Built around a tournament-heavy schedule with events that include a £60 Open-Face Chinese Poker Freezeout on Nov. 27, and a £2,000 High Roller on Nov. 29, the upcoming Unibet Open London will be highlighted by a £250,000 Guaranteed £1,100 Main Event running from Nov. 27-30.

Here's a look at the 2014 Unibet Open London schedule:

DateTournamentTimeBuy-inInfo
Monday, Nov. 24Golden Cash Games16:00-02:00Invite OnlyNLHE - £5/£10 Stakes
 Satellite to Main Event14:00£50Rebuys: £50
 Satellite to Main Event20:00£50Rebuys: £50
Tuesday, Nov. 25Golden Cash Games16:00-02:00Invite OnlyNLHE - £5/£10 Stakes
 Satellite to Main Event14:00£50Rebuys: £50
 Satellite to Main Event20:00£50Rebuys: £50
Wednesday, Nov. 26Golden Cash Games16:00-02:00Invite OnlyNLHE - £5/£10 Stakes
 Satellite to Main Event14:00£50Rebuys: £50
 Satellite to Main Event20:00£50Rebuys: £50
Thursday, Nov. 27Unibet Open Main Event Day 1a12:00€1000+€100Freezeout/€250,000 GTD
 Open Face Chinese17:00£60Freezeout
 Satellite to Main Event Day 1B20:00£50Rebuys: £50
Friday, Nov. 28Unibet Open Main Event Day 1b12:00€1000+€100Freezeout/€250,000 GTD
 Hit & Roll Championship14:00Invite Only-
 Open Face Chinese17:00£60Freezeout
 Unibet Challenge19:00£120-
Saturday, Nov. 29Unibet Open Main Event Day 212:00Closed-
 High Roller14:00£2,000Super 60 Structure
 Spin Championship14:00Invite Only-
 Flips Championship16:00£100Freezeout/64 Players
 Two Day 25K Day 118:00£250Re-entry Available
Sunday, Nov. 30Unibet Open Main Event Final Day13:00Closed-
 Tilt Time Turbo14:00£100Freezeout
 Live Betting Championship14:00Invite Only-
 Two Day 25K Day 215:00Closed-
 Radid Re-Buy18:00£3060 Min Re-buy

Although the online satellites to the Unibet Open's Main Event have just ended, players interested in qualifying for the tournament can still join the six live satellites that will run at the Aspers Casino from Nov. 24-26.

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