Unibet Open Opens the Year on the Ski Slopes in Sinaia on Feb. 12-17

Unibet Open Opens the Year on the Ski Slopes in Sinaia on Feb. 12-17

Unibet Open Ski-Edition Sinaia

Running Feb. 12-17, the Unibet Open kicks off their twelfth season with their first-ever winter sports festival in Sinaia, one of the most majestic ski resorts in Romania.

Players attending the Unibet Open Ski-Edition Sinaia will have plenty of time to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports activities with all of the poker events beginning at 2 p.m. local time or later.

The resort, known as the Pearl of the Carpathian mountains, boasts 20 kilometers of slopes, five kilometers of ski routes, and an altitude range of 880-2,103 meters. It’s located just 77 kilometers from the Romanian capital of Bucharest and 1.5 hours from the city’s airport

Players looking for other activities away from the felt will have plenty to choose from with castles, promenades, parks, bars, restaurants, and luxury shops in the area. Well-known tourist attractions include Peles Castle, Pelisor Castle, the Sinaia Monastery, the Franz Joseph Cliffs, the Saint Anne Cliffs, and two royal train stations.

Of course, the Unibet Open will also treat its players to welcome drinks and an exclusive Unibet Open Ski-edition Players Party.

Unibet Open Sinaia Ski-Edition Schedule

Although the venue is new, the festival’s partner is an old friend as the Unibet Open Ski-Edition Sinaia will be run in conjunction with PokerFest Romania, the same team involved in the popular Unibet Open Bucharest festival in 2017 and 2018. Russia’s last year after outlasting a field of 592 entrants to win the Main Event for €103,060.

The early portion of the schedule features three popular invitational only events including the Battle of the Champions (Feb. 12), the Tag Team Championship (Feb. 13), and the Unibet Esports Battle Royale (Feb. 13).

The highlight of the festival is, of course, the Unibet Open Ski-Edition Sinaia €1,100 Main Event, which features three opening flights on Feb. 13-14.

Players kick off all three flights with 30,000 in chips. The first two flights feature 60-minute blind levels while Day 1C is a turbo-affair with 20-minute blinds. The tournament allows for one re-entry on Day 1C only for players eliminated on Day 1A or Day 1B.

Surviving players compete for three more days on Feb. 15-17 until a winner is crowned.

Other highlights on the schedule include the €330 SuperStack (Feb. 13-14), the €2,200 High Roller (Feb. 15-16), the €90 #QUEENRULES Ladies Event (Feb. 16), and the €550 Unibet DSO Cup (Feb. 16-17).

Date Time (EET) Event Buy-in Levels Starting Stack
Feb. 12 14:00 Battle of the Champions   30 min. 100,000
  17:00 Satellite Main Event €165 15 min. 10,000
  20:00 NLH Turbo €165 15 min. 15,000
Feb. 13 14:00 Tag Team Championship   15 min. 20,000
  14:00 SuperStack Day 1 €330 30 min. 25,000
  15:00 Main Event Day 1A €1,100 60 min. 30,000
  19:00 Unibet Esports Battle Royale X   20 min. 20,000
  21:00 Satellite Main Event €165 15 min. 10,000
Feb. 14 14:00 SuperStack Day 2   30 min.  
  15:00 Main Event Day 1B €1,100 60 min. 30,000
  17:00 NLH Turbo €165 15 min. 15,000
  19:00 Satellite Main Event €165 15 min. 10,000
  22:00 Main Event Day 1C €1,100 20 min. 30,000
Feb. 15 14:00 Main Event Day 2   60 min. 30,000
  16:00 Satellite Highroller €330 12 min. 15,000
  18:00 NLH Turbo €165 15 min. 15,000
  19:00 NLH Highroller Day 1 €2,200 40 min. 30,000
  20:00 NLH Hyperturbo €110 10 min. 15,000
Feb. 16 14:00 Unibet DSO Cup Day 1 €550 40 min. 30,000
  15:00 Main Event Day 3   60 min.  
  16:00 NLH Highroller Day 2 €2,200 40 min. 30,000
  17:00 #QUEENRULES (Ladies Event) €90 20 min. 15,000
  18:00 Pot Limit Omaha €165 20 min. 15,000
  19:00 Unibet Community Freeroll   10 min. 10,000
  21:00 NLH Hyperturbo €110 10 min. 15,000
Feb. 17 14:00 Main Event Final Day   60/45/30 min.  
  14:00 Unibet DSO Cup Day 2   40 min.  
  14:00 NLH Progressive Superknockout (50%) €220 20 min. 15,000
  18:00 NLH Hyperturbo €110 10 mins 15,000

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to cover the Main Event and a live stream will be hosted on Twitch throughout the six-day festival.



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