Unibet Open Tallinn Latest Live Tournament to Head Online
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The latest live event to be affected by the coronavirus outbreak is Unibet Open Tallinn, which was originally scheduled for May 20-24. However, instead of cancelling Unibet have moved the event online to be held on the Unibet Poker client from May 24-25.
The €1,050+50 buy-in event comes with a €100,000 guarantee and is the largest buy-in online tournament ever held on Unibet Poker.
There is also a €90+10 Mini Main Event also taking place online, with the structure mirroring the Main Event and players receiving a massive 30,000 starting stack.
More details about the online schedule and structures will be released shortly.
"Bold Step" says Unibet Head of Events
The decision to move Unibet Open Tallinn online will enable hundreds of players to take part regardless of any travel difficulties or lockdowns, say, organizers, who are expecting huge numbers 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," said Nataly Sopacuaperu, Unibet’s Head of Events. "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”.
Ambassadors Excited for Largest Buy-in Unibet Online Tournament Ever!
One of the features of Unibet live events are the team of Ambassadors present and the exciting atmosphere at the tables, something that won't be different for this new online tournament.
Unibet Ambassador David Lappin, who recently signed a new deal as Ambassador, said that the rescheduling to online means everyone can take part, even if they are in a country where travel is tricky.
“Coronavirus is having an adverse effect on so many scheduled events worldwide," said Lappin. "But we’re really delighted that Unibet Open will still effectively be going ahead, but online instead of “IRL”. We’re still “all in” for this online event and I’ll be giving my best shot at winning a first title!”
His compatriot and fellow Ambassador Dara O'Kearney echoed his sentiments:
“Obviously it’s disappointing that we won’t get to visit Tallinn in person," he said. "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!”
Satellites to Unibet Open Online
For players who have already qualified, they are eligible to play the online stop or can change their qualification to a later 2020 Unibet Open. For others who have won a €2,000 package, the €1,100 buy-in will still be paid. The rest will be split with €250 cash paid and the remaining €650 paid in bonus points that players can use to buy online tickets.
There are daily satellites and qualifiers to the Unibet Open Online, with players able to qualify for as little as a few 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.