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Anarchy on the Algarve

by Jennifer Mason |  Published: Aug 01, 2009


Having never been to Portugal, let alone the southern holiday destination of the Algarve, I jumped at the chance to live report on the Unibet Open. Of course I was already aware that I would only be getting a casino-lighting tan, and that the palm tree and azure sea-ogling would have to take place during the breaks and/or with night-vision goggles on, but even so, it was an impressive setting for a very popular event.  Possibly the beautiful location inspired the 400 plus entrants to make their way to this €1,650 buy-in event, but I have a feeling that the incredibly eclectic mix of Scandinavian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, and French players (to name but a few of the nationalities represented) would have made their way to the North Pole if that’s where the online satellites took them. The sheer level of excitement at this event was a match for any ...

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