Dwayne Sluis emerged as the champion of the 2023 Unibet Open Bucharest Main Event, taking home a prize of 65,830 euros after a grueling three-day tournament. The event, which had a 1,000-euro buy-in, concluded on December 3, 2023, at the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel.
A total of 360 players participated in the main event, with Sluis ultimately emerging victorious after a seven-hour final game. He managed to outlast Ivan Alin Constantin to claim the top spot and the accompanying cash prize. Robert Burlacu finished in third place, earning 31,400 euros, while Dragos Anton secured the fourth position with a prize of 25,420 euros.
Sluis’s journey to the top began with him qualifying for the main event through an online satellite tournament. Despite facing challenges during the final game, he remained focused on his goal and eventually emerged as the winner. His perseverance paid off, and he was able to celebrate his victory with his family, who were in attendance at the event. Sluis credited Bucharest as a lucky location for him, marking the city as a significant milestone in his poker career.
Other notable participants in the final game included Bjorn Samuelsson, Bart Van Dijk, and Sorin Flutur, who finished in ninth place with a prize of 6,770 euros. As the game progressed, the field narrowed down, and players such as Bart Van Dijk, Eduard Norel, and Max Broens exited the tournament with varying cash prizes.
The final showdown came down to a head-to-head battle between Sluis and Constantin, with Sluis ultimately emerging as the champion, securing the 65,830 euros prize and the prestigious trophy. The 2023 Unibet Open Bucharest showcased high-stakes poker action and saw Sluis emerge as a deserving winner, capping off the event with an impressive display of skill and determination.