Today’s of the day for European poker players in general and those who reside in France in particular, as the Unibet Open Cannes begins.
The online gambling operator runs a very successful poker room and it comes as no surprise that it decided to give land-based poker a chance.
The buy-ins are not prohibitive and as long as you commit €1000 out-of-pocket, you will be able to participate in the main event.
There are plenty of less expensive competitions, so beginners and those who happen to be around can participate in these events. The proximity to the Côte d’Azur makes this tournament a great opportunity to visit some iconic places, while enjoying your favorite game.
The main event is the highlight of the series and it is limited to 450 players, so you need to act quickly if you want to be a part of this tournament.
Each participant will have 30,000 chips in front of him at the start of the tournament, so time will be on their side and they can afford to wait. The idea is to play your best poker without feeling the pressure in the early stages, but the competition is expected to heat up as the bubble stage approach is.
There are other competition that go by the name of eSports Battle Royal SnG, a $2200 high roller tournament and another cool €550 deep stack event.
Assuming players suffered an untimely elimination from the main event of any of the other competitions, they will have the option of participating in cash games. There are some amazing hotels on the French Riviera, so those who are lucky enough as to scoop a prize in the main event will have plenty of money to extend their stay. The proximity to miss is another reason for why the organizers expect a record number of participants in 2015.
Even though the buy-ins are so reasonable, there are plenty who would rather pay a lower amount and for these guys Unibet organizes online qualifiers. The satellites won’t set you back financially and you can even use loyalty points to sign up, so the financial investment is nonexistent.
The only shortcoming is that if you take a bit longer to secure a place at the main event, but you can participate in as many qualifiers as you like from the comfort of your home.