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2022 Kings of Tallinn – Day 1

2022 Kings of Tallinn – Day 1

Jarmo Salonen Bags Day 1a Chip Lead in the Kings of Tallinn Main Event 15.09.2022 20:49 by Jason Glatzer

Finland’s Jarmo Salonen bagged the Day 1a chip lead after eight blind levels of one hour each in the Kings of Tallinn €1,100 Main Event at Olympic Park Casino and the Hilton Tallinn Park.

Salonen managed to parlay his stack of 30,000 chips nearly seven-fold into 208,000 in chips. Meanwhile, Estonian regular Igor Pihela Jr., who recently notched his biggest result with a runner-up performance in the Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event for €42,300 is off to a hot start as well and bagged the second biggest stack of 201,100.

Igor Pihela
Igor Pihela Sr.

Bartosz Mielczarek (156,900), Julian Herold (147,000), and Jari Mähönen (144,400) also bagged top five stacks on Day 1a.

Day 1a attracted a banner field of 249 entrants already getting into the action with 121 players bagging stacks into tomorrow’s Day 2 kicking off at noon.

Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerChipsBig Blinds
1Jarmo Salonen       208,000 208
2Igor Pihela Sr.       201,100 201
3Bartosz Mielczarek       156,600 157
4Julian Herold       147,000 147
5Jari Mähönen       144,400 144
6Algimantas Markaitis       130,800 131
7Michael Behnert       129,500 130
8Algirdas Saveikis       122,600 123
9Christian Brunborg       116,300 116
10Justinas Smilingis       115,300 115
2022 Kings of Tallinn
2022 Kings of Tallinn

The second and final opening flight kicked off as a turbo-affair at 8 p.m. with 30-minute blind levels instead of one hour. At the time of this recap, there were 42 entries with 39 players remaining. Players not only can continue to re-enter the entirety of Day 1b but also during the first blind level (Level 9) of Day 2. Shortly after the conclusion of Level 9, the total number of entrants, the prize pool, and the final payouts will be announced.

Blinds will start at 500/1,000 with a big blind ante of 1,000 to start Day 2. Stay tuned to our coverage of the Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event at Olympic Park Casino.

*Photos courtesy of Kings of Tallinn photographer Elena Kask

Full Day 1a Chip Counts 15.09.2022 20:34 by Jason Glatzer

Day 1a attracted a total of 249 entries with 121 players bagging chips after eight blind levels. Here is a look at the chip counts of the surviving Day 1a players.

PlayerChipsBig Blinds
Jarmo Salonen       208,000 208
Igor Pihela Sr.       201,100 201
Bartosz Mielczarek       156,600 157
Julian Herold       147,000 147
Jari Mähönen       144,400 144
Algimantas Markaitis       130,800 131
Michael Behnert       129,500 130
Algirdas Saveikis       122,600 123
Christian Brunborg       116,300 116
Justinas Smilingis       115,300 115
James Noonan       115,000 115
Viktors Caikins       109,000 109
Victor Prior Fernandez Amat       107,000 107
Daragh Davey       101,800 102
Toomas Hunt       101,100 101
Ilari Sahamies       100,700 101
Roope Tarmi         99,900 100
Jari Lahtinen         99,800 100
Sebastian Wahl         97,500 98
Veli-Pekka Alakorva         94,400 94
Rasmus Sepping         92,000 92
Ricardas Lukauskas         90,700 91
Vincas Tamasauskas         90,500 91
Julius Kettunen         87,300 87
Jaan Kõrgema         87,100 87
Marko Liblik         87,000 87
Andrei Mjagkov         85,400 85
Tomasz Mroz         85,300 85
Pasi Olavi Trollhjärta         85,000 85
Adam Kharman         83,700 84
Karlo Kivi         83,600 84
Arkadiusz Liszewski         82,900 83
Mikael Koistinen         82,400 82
Jyri Merivirta         80,600 81
Casper Von Schantz         76,800 77
Kaspars Butans         75,000 75
Aleksi Naski         74,800 75
Tero Laurila         74,100 74
Maksim Petrov         74,100 74
Klemens Kunicki         72,900 73
Jaakko Tirkkonen         72,200 72
Artur Külanurk         71,100 71
David Berdis         71,000 71
Stefan Bittger         70,700 71
Jussi Mattila         70,300 70
Marius Olsvik         69,300 69
Niklas Vakkuri         68,900 69
Henri Schalin         68,000 68
Stian Nilsen         67,600 68
Evy Albrigtsen         66,000 66
Ville Konttinen         65,900 66
Marius Morel         65,200 65
Liutauras Armanavicius         64,400 64
Henri Juutilainen         64,300 64
Igor Pihela Jr.         63,900 64
Julius Tiihonen         63,800 64
Jyrki Lampinen         63,300 63
Henri Wagner         63,100 63
Arto Lehtonen         60,600 61
Sven Reimaa         59,400 59
Kristian Kostiander         55,700 56
Margo Printsmann         55,000 55
Ilya Nikiforov         52,600 53
Henri Väisänen         51,500 52
Balazs Szabo         50,900 51
Kristaps Zarans         49,200 49
Dragan Gali         48,100 48
Johan Martinsen         47,900 48
Jami Ahtola         47,200 47
Jorma Pitkäkangas         45,600 46
Linda Nguyen         44,100 44
Anne Bezdek         42,700 43
Luca Beretta         42,500 43
Tuomas Röppänen         42,100 42
Adria Comas I Roura         41,000 41
Arturas Dauksevic         41,000 41
Enea Subashi         40,600 41
Dmitri Dudakov         38,800 39
Jürgen Lorenz         38,000 38
Atte Franssila         37,800 38
Madis Ormisson         36,800 37
Akseli Paalanen         36,600 37
Laurynas Cerniauskas         36,100 36
Andrii Skryp         35,900 36
Roberto Caprio         34,600 35
Tarmo Tammel         34,500 35
Ivan Kuziv         34,400 34
Rain Mölderkivi         34,000 34
Riku Koivurinne         33,300 33
Mark Metsla         32,800 33
Jesus Ucero         32,000 32
Braz Borges Fagundes Junior         31,000 31
Rain Kandla         31,000 31
Heikki Piira         30,400 30
Phenporn Laatikainen         30,200 30
Kasperi Iikka         30,100 30
Damian Siewert         29,900 30
Kristopher Kuusk         29,200 29
Jans Nikitins         27,600 28
Carlos Chang         26,900 27
Tanel Evert         26,900 27
Matti Lasanen         26,800 27
Samuel Saariaho         26,200 26
Timo Ruuska         25,800 26
Anatoli Kavalenka         25,200 25
Vytautas Kacerauskas         24,500 25
Joona Tuomi         24,400 24
Jarkko Suokas         23,100 23
Jaana Kindsigo         22,200 22
Gunnar Wedde         21,700 22
Lukasz Balbierz         21,000 21
Juha Nikkola         20,600 21
Hanno Kerem         15,700 16
Richard Koppel         15,400 15
Antti  Ahlsten         14,300 14
Aleksandras Rusinovas         14,100 14
Edgars Beizaks         13,600 14
Arturas Bliudzius         12,800 13
Leonid Spielmann         12,800 13
Onni Huttunen         11,600 12
Konsta Heikkilä         10,300 10
Final Five Hands 15.09.2022 19:45 by Jason Glatzer

The clock is stopped with 13:13 left on the clock. The floor drew a card that determined that each table will play five more hands before bagging chips for the evening.

Skryp Wins Battle of the Short Stacks 15.09.2022 19:40 by Jason Glatzer

Level 8: 400/800 (800)
Entries: 124/249

Andrii Skryp just won a battle of the short stacks against Slav Podolsky. Podolsky jammed for about 13,000 from early position. Skryp came in for a little bit more from the small blind and the cards were turned over after the player in the big blind folded.

Slav Podolsky: Q J
Andrii Skryp: A K

Skryp won the battle after the 4 10 K J K board gave him the better hand with trip kings and was back at around a starting stack after the hand.

Andrii Skryp – 30,000
Slav Podolsky – 0

No Bag (Yet) for Kostickis 15.09.2022 19:24 by Jason Glatzer

Level 8: 400/800 (800)
Entries: 129/247

Paulius Kostickis three-bet jammed with A J and was called by Ilya Nikiforov with A Q . Kostickas was unable to get ahead nor earn a chop after the K 10 9 10 7 ran out on the board and won’t find a bag on Day 1a unless he re-enters with 30 minutes left on the clock. If not, there are still two other options with late registration open throughout tonight’s turbo Day 1b and for the first two blind levels during tomorrow’s Day 2.

Ilya Nikiforov – 70,000
Paulius Kostickis – 0

Day 1b Kicks Off 15.09.2022 19:09 by Jason Glatzer

The second and final opening flight for the Main Event has kicked off while the final level of Day 1a is taking place. The field thus far has attracted 15 players including OlyBet qualifier and poker streamer Mairo Toom.

Two Pair for Pihela Sr. 15.09.2022 18:52 by Jason Glatzer

Level 7: 300/600 (600)
Entries: 140/245

Igor Pihela Sr. plays almost every major Main Event in Tallinn. His biggest success came at the last big international festival here when he took runner-up in the Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event for €42,300.

Things have been looking bright and rosy for Pihela Sr. on Day 1a and they just became rosier after he got paid off by Linda Nguyen.

Pihela Sr. bet 10,000 into a pot of around 30,000 with the 10 A 6 2 8 on the board and Nguyen tanked for a couple of minutes before she called. Nguyen looked ready to muck her hand and eventually did after Pihela Sr. tabled A 8 for two pair.

Igor Pihela Sr. – 160,000
Linda Nguyen – 55,000

Nguyin Wins Aitio’s Chips 15.09.2022 18:33 by Jason Glatzer

Level 7: 300/600 (600)
Entries: 145/245

Linda Nguyen checked after the turn with the 6 Q 8 10 on the board. Kristian Aitio bet 5,100 into a pot of around 20,000. Nguyen raised to 25,000 with just a few chips behind and Aitio called off for slightly less.

The dealer looked at Nguyen as the cards began to flip over before she said, “Yeah, I’m in.”

Kristian Aitio: A Q
Linda Nguyen: 9 7

Aitio had top pair but was drawing dead and got out of his seat after he saw the cards. The inconsequential J river completed the board and shortly after, the dealer awarded Nguyen the pot.

Linda Nguyen – 75,000
Kristian Aitio – 0

Better Full House for Noonan to Felt Holmberg 15.09.2022 18:20 by Jason Glatzer

Level 7: 300/600 (600)
Entries: 146/244

We walked by Table 4 just as players were turning over their cards on the river with the K 3 Q 2 Q on the board. Joel Holmberg had all his chips committed with a full house after tabling 3 3 . Unfortunately for Holmberg, this wasn’t good enough and he was out of chips after James Noonan tabled K Q for a better full house.

James Noonan – 140,000
Joel Holmberg – 0

Tarmi Wins a Flip to Oust Karttunen 15.09.2022 18:06 by Jason Glatzer

Level 7: 300/600 (600)
Entries: 151/241

Osku Karttunen four-bet jammed for 18,600. Veli-Pekka Alakorva folded before Roope Tarmi, who three-bet to 4,500, called.

Osku Karttunen: 9 9
Roope Tarmi: A 10

Alakorva claimed he folded sevens but some at the table were skeptical of that after the A 7 2 7 2 board would have given him quads. Meanwhile, Tarmi connected with his ace to win a flip against Karttunen to win the pot and send his opponent to the rail.

Roope Tarmi – 60,000
Osku Karttunen – 0

Final Day 1a Break 15.09.2022 17:41 by Jason Glatzer

Players are on their final break of Day 1a. Blinds will be up to 300/600 with a big blind ante of 600 when the action resumes.

Top Two Pair for Ziemelis 15.09.2022 17:30 by Jason Glatzer

Level 6: 200/500 (500)
Entries: 157/237

Alekss Ziemelis bet 11,000 into a pot of a bit more with the Q A 8 9 9 on the board and was called by Kristian Aitio.

Aitio mucked his hand after Ziemelis showed A Q for top two pair.

Alekks Ziemelis – 50,000
Kristian Aito – 35,000

More Photos by Elena Kask 15.09.2022 16:51 by Jason Glatzer
Various Big Stacks Around the Room 15.09.2022 16:40 by Jason Glatzer

Level 6: 200/500 (500)
Entries: 160/217

PlayerChipsBig Blinds
Tomasz Mroz140,000280
Jari Mahonen135,000270
Bartosz Mielczarek125,000250
Christian Brunborg120,000240
Tarmo Anton100,000200
Algirdas Saveikis95,000190
Julian Herold95,000190
Justinas Smilingis80,000160
Johan Martinsen80,000160
Jussi Mattila75,000150
Roberto Caprio70,000140
Ikonen Hits a “Wahl” 15.09.2022 16:31 by Jason Glatzer

Level 5: 200/400 (400)
Entries: 164/217

A huge cooler just took place at the T.V. table. Sebastian Wahl four-bet jammed for 40,100 before Pekka Ikonen called off for 25,100.

Pekka Ikonen: K K
Sebastian Wahl: A A

Ikonen hit a Wahl wall with his cowboys running into rockets and subsequently hit the rail after not improving on the 3 2 tc]Q 5 runout.

Sebastian Wahl – 66,700
Pekka Ikonen – 0

Ormisson Triples with Two-Pair 15.09.2022 16:16 by Jason Glatzer

Level 5: 200/400 (400)
Entries: 164/210

Jami Ahtola checked with about 15,000 in the pot and the 8 10 4 5 on the board. Adam Kharman jammed for about 27,000 before Tero Laurila came over the top for about 37,000.

The action paused on Madis Ormisson. “I have to call,” Ormisson said a minute later before calling off for 16,000.

Ahtola opted to fold and the trio of players turned over their cards.

Madis Ormisson: 5 4
Adam Kharman: K 3
Tero Laurila: K K

Ormisson’s two-pair held after the blank 2 completed the board on the river to more than triple his stack. Meanwhile, Kharman was on the rail after losing both the main and side pots.

Madis Ormisson – 63,000
Tero Laurila – 20,000
Adam Kharman – 0

Kulju’s Stack Gets Chopped Up 15.09.2022 15:57 by Jason Glatzer

Level 5: 200/400 (400)
Entries: 165/206

Kristian Kostiander opened for 1,000 from under the gun and was called by Henri Schalin from middle position. Kalle Kulju three-bet jammed for about 10,400, Kostiander came over the top for more than a starting stack and Schalin called off his stack for a little less putting two players at risk.

Kalle Kulju: A 2
Henri Schalin: A Q
Kristian Kostiander: A Q

Both Schalin and Kostiander witnessed their queens connect on the 4 Q 6 flop. Kulju asked for a diamond after the 2 turn as this would save him with a flush on the board leading to a three-way chop with none of the trio holding any diamonds.

No diamond came. Instead, it was the 3 on the river and Schalin and Kostiander chopped up Kulju’s stack.

Kristian Kostiander – 45,000
Henri Schalin – 40,000
Kalle Kulju – 0

Second Break 15.09.2022 15:20 by Jason Glatzer

Players are on their second break of the Main Event. Blinds will increase to 200/400 with a big blind ante of 400 after the action resumes.

Main Event Photos by Elena Kask 15.09.2022 14:59 by Jason Glatzer

Here is a look at the first batch of Main Event photos by Kings of Tallinn photographer Elena Kask.

Mukans Aces Beat Sevens 15.09.2022 14:49 by Jason Glatzer

Level 4: 100/300 (300)
Entries: 157/188

Niklas Vakkuri opened for 700 from middle position before he called a three-bet to 3,500 by Sandris Mukans. Vakkuri check-called a bet of 3,200 on the 2 5 6 before both players checked on the 3 turn.

Vakkuri led out for a tiny bet of 900 on the 9 river. Mukans snap-called. Vakkuri turned over 7 7 . This wasn’t the winning hand as the pot was awarded to Mukans who tabled A A .

Sandris Mukans – 40,000
Niklas Vakkuri – 19,000

Celebrity Event Champion Mattila Off to a Hot Start 15.09.2022 14:37 by Jason Glatzer

Level 4: 100/300 (300)
Entries: 159/179

Earlier this week, Jussi Mattila won the Kings of Tallinn €150 Celebrity Event for €7,235 and is off to a hot start today as well in Day 1a of the Main Event.

Mattila was witnessed with a stack of around 70,000 and shared with PokerListings how he got most of his newly found chips.

A player opened from the cutoff for 800 before Mattila, who said he already showed a few bluffs, three-bet to 3,000 from the small blind. Mattila’s opponent called and the duo got it in on a seven-seven-jack flop.

Mattila’s opponent had a decent hand with ace-jack but was drawing thin for his tournament life after Mattila turned over queens. Bricks came on the turn and river for Mattila’s opponent and he was on the rail with Mattila now in possession of his chips.

Rockets Fail to Hold Against Cowboys for Juhola 15.09.2022 14:27 by Jason Glatzer

Level 4: 100/300 (300)
Entries: 153/173

Jari-Pekka Juhola got his entire stack of more than 20,000 in chips in the middle and was at risk against Braz Borges Fagundes Junior.

Jari-Pekka Juhola: A A
Braz Borges Fagundes Junior: K K

Juhola was a strong favorite to win the hand. But four hearts came on the 3 Q 3 9 Q board to give Fagundes a flush and send Juhola, at least for now, to the rail on a bad beat.

Braz Borges Fagundes Junior – 55,000
Jari-Pekka Juhola – 0

Ahtola Gets Paid with Big Slick 15.09.2022 14:20 by Jason Glatzer

Level 3: 100/200 (200)
Entries: 155/171

Jami Ahtola bet 7,000 into a spread pot of more than double that amount with the K 2 7 8 6 on the board after Romans Krasins checked. Krasins called and mucked his hand after Ahtola showed A K for top pair and top kicker.

Jami Ahtola – 50,000
Romans Krasins – 25,000

“Nice Turn, Nice Turn” 15.09.2022 13:59 by Jason Glatzer

Level 3: 100/200 (200)
Entries: 149/161

Braz Borges Fagundes Junior checked with the 4 2 J 8 on the board on the turn before Mart Rinken bet 5,600 into a pot of around 12,000. Fagundes Junior paused for a few moments before he called.

Both players checked after the 3 river completed the board. Fagundes Junior turned over 8 8 for a turned set of snowmen and won the hand after Rinken mucked his cards.

“Nice turn, nice turn,” Rinken said moments after the hand.

Braz Borges Fagundes Junior – 55,000
Mart Rinken – 22,000

Mukans Doubles with Big Slick 15.09.2022 13:52 by Jason Glatzer

Level 3: 100/200 (200)
Entries: 149/159

Martin Korman opened for 500 from the button. Henri Wagner three-bet to 1,800 from the small blind. Sandris Mukans cold-called from the big blind and Korman called as well.

Wagner continued for 1,600 after the A 6 8 came on the flop and both Mukans and Wagner called. Wagner and Mukans both checked the 10 turn. Korman bet 6,100. Wagner folded before Mukans jammed for about 9,000. Korman made the snap-call and the cards were turned over with Mukans at risk.

Sandris Mukans: A K
Martin Korman: A 2

Mukans was ahead and faded his opponent’s three-outer to double his stack through Korman after the Q completed the board on the river.

Sandris Mukans – 30,000
Henri Wagner – 26,000
Martin Korman – 20,000

Alakorva Wasn’t Bluffing 15.09.2022 13:37 by Jason Glatzer

Level 3: 100/200 (200)
Entries: 142/152

Veli-Pekka Alakorva used to be a regular at events in Tallinn but hasn’t been seen since the pandemic by this reporter until now.

Alakorva is known to be very emotional and loud but is also friendly with others at the tables as well. One of those famous outbursts just came now at Table 11.

Alakorva checked with the Q K 2 9 on the board before Antti Ahlsten bet 2,700 into a pot of around 4,000. Alakorva raised to 7,000 and Ahlsten called.

The Q paired the board on the river. Alakorva announced he was “all in” and made a loud clap before also standing up and shouting in Finnish. Ahlsten quickly folded and the pot was awarded to Alakorva.

“Good bluff,” Jaana Kindsigo told Alakorva who was still holding onto his cards.

“It’s OK,” added Ahlsten. “You can show.”

Alakorva didn’t show all his cards but he wasn’t exactly bluffing as he had at least trip-queens after flashing the table the Q .

Veli-Pekka Alakorva – 45,000
Janna Kindsigo – 37,000
Antti Ahlsten – 22,000

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Players should wear those patches through all the days of the Kings of Tallinn Main Event and must have an active GGNetwork account to be eligible for these promotions.

First Break 15.09.2022 13:01 by Jason Glatzer

The Main Event is on its first break of the day. The blinds will increase to 100/200 with a big blind ante of 200 when the action resumes in 15 minutes.

Jacks No Good for Lampinen 15.09.2022 12:50 by Jason Glatzer

Level 2: 100/100 (100)
Entries: 122/128

Jyrki Lampinen checked with the 8 7 5 8 K on the board before he called an overbet of 6,000 by Richard Koppel.

Koppel turned over A Q for a flush and Lampinen appeared frustrated and shouted in Finnish before showing the J J to prove he was good until the river.

Richard Koppel – 38,000
Jyrki Lampinen – 23,000

Kacerauskas Doubles with Jacks-Full 15.09.2022 12:45 by Jason Glatzer

Level 2: 100/100 (100)
Entries: 120/126

Vytautas Kacerauskas opened for 400 from under the gun. The player one seat over three-bet to 1,200 and Kacerauskas called.

Kacerauskas check-raised the 3 4 J flop from 1,500 to 3,700. His opponent called and Kacerauskas check-raised again on the 4 turn from 5,000 to 12,500.

The 8 completed the board on the river and Kacerauskas jammed for about 20,000. His opponent called and showed aces and doubled up Kacerauskas after hs turned over jacks for a full house.

Vytautas Kacerauskas – 59,000

Mroz Felts Mahonen 15.09.2022 12:33 by Jason Glatzer

Level 2: 100/100 (100)
Entries: 113/119

Tomasz Mroz and Jari Mahonen both had their chips in after the K 5 7 flop. Mahonen held an open-ended straight draw but not much else showing the 8 6 and Mroz had to fade some outs after showing up with the best preflop hand in A A .

Mroz stayed ahead after Mahonen bricked both the K turn and the 2 river to win the hand.

“Re-entry,” Mahonen immediately told the floor after losing his first stack of the day.

Tomasz Mroz – 70,000
Jari Mahonen – 0

Rockets for Brockmann 15.09.2022 12:24 by Jason Glatzer

Level 2: 100/100 (100)
Entries: 110/115

Henrik Brockmann bet 2,100 into a pot of a bit more with the J 4 9 9 on the board after the turn. Ant Gokcek raised to 7,100 and Brockmann called.

Both players checked the 3 river. Gokcek turned over Q J . His two-pair wasn’t good enough with Brockmann holding an overpair to the board and he won the hand with a better two-pair after showing A A .

Henrik Brockmann – 45,000
Ant Gokcek – 18,000

Markaitis Nails One Outer to Oust Rusinovas 15.09.2022 12:04 by Jason Glatzer

Level 2: 100/100 (100)
Entries: 96/99

Aleksandras Rusinovas hit the rail just before the first blind level ended on what likely will wind up being the cooler of the day.

Rusinovas with a set of queens was ahead of Algimantas Markaitis with a set of jacks. Rusinovas was at risk but just needed to fade one out. Markaitis, however, got his miracle to felt Rusinovas after the case-jack spiked the river to improve Markaitis further to quads.

Algimantas Markaitis – 70,000
Aleksandras Rusinovas – 0

A Swing and a Miss for ‘Jarttu’ 15.09.2022 11:59 by Jason Glatzer

Level 1: 100/100
Entries: 88/90

Jari Lahtinen is a well-known slots streamer known as ‘Jarttu’ and a regular at poker events here in Tallinn is onto his second bullet in a quick fashion.

It could be an expensive day for Jarttu if he keeps going at the pace he just lost his first stack.

Jarttu jammed for about 10,000 from and was called by Tomasz Mroz from the hijack.

Jari Lahtinen: Q J
Tomasz Mroz: A Q

Lahtinen got nowhere on the 7 2 4 3 Q board and Mroz took all his chips with a flush.

Tomasz Mroz – 41,000
Jari Lahtinen – 30,000

Tens Good for Huttunen 15.09.2022 11:33 by Jason Glatzer

Level 1: 100/100
Entries: 75/76

Outside the elimination we already reported, it has been primarily small ball early on. This is to be expected with starting players 300 big blinds deep until the first break.

Onni Huttunen just took down a small pot as follows. Marius Olsvik bet 1,100 into a pot of around 3,000 after the 5 Q Q landed on the flop. Marius Olsvik called and Vygerdas Jonikas folded. Both players checked down the 6 turn and the 3 river.

Olsvik turned over A 5 but his queens over fives. This wasn’t good enough to win the pot as it went to Huttunen instead after he turned over 10 10 for a better two-pair.

Onni Huttunen – 35,000
Marius Olsvik – 27,000

“The Nuts” for Dauksevic to Oust Remmel 15.09.2022 11:15 by Jason Glatzer

Level 1: 100/100
Entries: 53/54

Arturas Dauksevic opened for 300 from the cutoff before he called a three-bet to 1,000 by Rauno Remmel from the small blind.

Dauksevic called a bet of 1,000 by Remmel after the 3 4 5 landed on the flop.

Remmel tanked for a minute after the K turn. He checked his cards and shortly after fired out for 5,000. Dauksevic quickly called and it was his turn to look at his cards after the Q river completed the board. Remmel tanked again before eventually betting 12,000.

Dauksevic looked at his cards for a second time and a minute later jammed for more than the about 12,000 Remmel had behind. Remmel quickly called and looked disgusted at the outcome.

“The nuts,” said Dauksevic as he turned over A 10 for a flush. Remmel turned a set of cowboys with K K . This wasn’t enough to beat a flush and he was the first player on the rail in the opening minutes of the Main Event.

Arturas Dauksevic – 70,000
Rauno Remmel – 0

Arturas Dauksevic
Arturas Dauksevic
Cards in the Air 15.09.2022 11:00 by Jason Glatzer

Level 1: 100/100
Entries: 40/40

Cards are in the air for the 2022 Kings of Tallinn Main Event. The action began with 40 players in their seats, a figure that will grow in leaps and bounds with late registration not closing until the second level of tomorrow’s Day 2.

Toivo Ojasoo, Vytautas Kacerauskas, Jari Mahonen, Ant Gökcek, Jaana Kindsigo, Vygerdas Jonikas, and Jari “Jarttu” Lehtonen are among the players registered for Day 1a before the start.

Kings of Tallinn €1,100 Main Event Kicks Off at Noon 15.09.2022 08:44 by Jason Glatzer
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Welcome to the PokerListings coverage of the 2022 Kings of Tallinn €1,100 Main Event at Olympic Park Casino and the adjoining Hilton Tallinn Park.

The Main Event boasts two opening flights and uniquely they both take place today with Day 1a kicking off at noon followed by a turbo Day 1b at 8 p.m. 

The event provides plenty of play with players starting with 30,000 in chips. This equates to 300 big blinds for the first two blind levels. This combined with the one-hour levels and unlimited re-entries permitted until the start of Day 2. Players will have plenty of opportunities to build a huge stack with late registration not only open throughout both opening flights but also during the first blind level of tomorrow’s Day 2.

The tournament boasts a deep structure with hour-long blind levels. The main exception to this rule will be on Day 1b, which is described as a faster flight but still provides plenty of time to make moves with 30-minute blind levels. Players will bag their stacks after eight blind levels of play. The shorter days allow players to also enjoy the plethora of side events on the schedule.

Kings of Tallinn Main Event History

The Kings of Tallinn began in 2015 when Estonian poker hero Ranno Sootla defeated a field of 140 entries to win the €37,330 top prize. Since then, Johan Creutz, Matias Knaapinen, Juha Helppi, Vitalijs Zavorotnijs,Johan Karlsson, and Claudio Di Giacomo had their moment in the sunshine after winning the Kings of Tallinn Main Event from 2016 to 2021.

YearEntriesPrize PoolWinnerCountryPrize
2015140€ 137,200Ranno SootlaEstonia€ 37,330
2016198€ 240,100Johan CreutzSweden€ 52,200
2017247€ 234,650Matias KnaapinenFinland€ 45,007
2018268€ 254,600Juha HelppiFinland€ 62,000
2019375€ 356,250Vitalijs ZavorotnijsLatvia€ 85,300
2020674€ 640,300Johan KarlssonSweden€ 126,900
2021298€ 280,120Claudio Di GiacomoItaly€ 58,440

Team Challenge Creates a Vibrant Environment

One of the things that sets the Kings of Tallinn apart from other festivals is its Team Challenge. Players join in groups of four, and if they can’t find a team they can get assistance from Nousiainen and her team.

A total of 2% of the prize pool qualifying tournaments (events with at least 12 players that aren’t satellites) will go into the Team Challenge prize pool. As you can imagine, this will add up quickly with the top two teams awarded 75% and 25% of the prize pool respectively.

Head to the Kings of Tallinn Team Competition landing page to sign-up for your team along with more details about the contest.

Kings of Tallinn Schedule

The Kings of Tallinn schedule has something for everyone. Not only is there a full catalog of no-limit hold’em events, but players that enjoy other formats will be pleased to learn there is something for them too with plenty of events in other poker variants as well.

Today’s schedule not only features both of the opening flights for the Main Event but plenty of other action including a €120 Satellite for the Main Event at 11:30 a.m. and another at 3 p.m. In addition, there will be a €120 PLO satellite to the Kings of Tallinn €1,100 PLO Championship at 10 p.m.

Side events starting today include the €250 Five Card Plo & Draw at 1 p.m., the €440 Progressive Bounty at 9 p.m., and the new €250 Team Event at 9 p.m. Also, the €550 Kings of Tallinn will kick off its second and final day with players already in the money at 9 p.m. after players have already bagged and tagged for the Main Event.

Here is a look at the full schedule of the 2022 Kings of Tallinn:

DateTimeEvent #Event Name
Sept. 1215:001€20 Satellite to €350 Opening Event, SEVEN SEATS GUARANTEED!
18:002€350 Kings Of Tallinn 2022 Opening Event, €550 Ticket Added to Winner!
21:003€250 Deep Stack Mystery Bounty 1a, Turbo Version, Plays 14 Levels Day 1, Final Day Wednesday 12:00
Sept. 1312:003€250 Deep Stack Mystery Bounty 1b, Plays 14 Levels Day 1, Final Day Wednesday 12:00
16:004€20 Satellite to Kings Of Tallinn €550, SEVEN SEATS GUARANTEED!!!
19:005€150 Celebrity Event, Special Bounties on Celebrity Players
21:006€550 Kings Of Tallinn 1a, 20 Minute Levels Version, Plays 14 levels Day 1, Final Day Thursday 21:00
22:007€60 Satellite to Kings Of Tallinn 2022 Main Event, FIVE SEATS GUARANTEED!!!
Sept. 1412:003€250 Deep Stack Mystery Bounty Final Day
13:006€550 Kings Of Tallinn 1b, 30 Min Levels, Plays 14 Levels Day 1, Final Day Plays Thursday 21:00
17:008€120 Satellite to Kings Of Tallinn 2022 Main Event, FIVE SEATS GUARANTEED!!!
19:009€440 Kings Of Tallinn 8 Game Championship
21:0010€250 NLH, 20 min levels, Plays 8 Handed
22:0011€120 Pot Limit Omaha 4 & 5 Cards, Button Round Each, 10 Min Levels, Plays 8 Handed
Sept. 1511:3012€120 Satellite to Kings Of Tallinn 2022 Main Event, THREE SEATS GUARANTEED!!!
12:0013€1,100 KINGS OF TALLINN 2022 MAIN EVENT, DAY 1a, Plays 8 Levels Day 1,
13:0014€250 Five Card Plo & Draw, Plays 6 Handed
15:0015€120 Satellite to Kings Of Tallinn 2022 Main Event, THREE SEATS GUARANTEED!!!
20:0013€1,100 KINGS OF TALLINN 2022 MAIN EVENT 1b – Faster Version (30 min levels) of Main Event Day 1,
21:006€550 Kings Of Tallinn, FINAL DAY
21:0016€440 Progressive Bounty, €200 into Prize Pool, €200 Towards KnockOut, Plays 8 Handed
22:0017NEW €250 TEAM EVENT: Team Must have 2-4 Players and Each Player Must Play Minimum One Level
22:0018€120 PLO Satellite to the €1100 Kings Of Tallinn 2022 PLO Championship Starting Friday 15:00,
Sept. 1612:0013€1,100 KINGS OF TALLINN 2022 MAIN EVENT DAY 2, Re-Entries & Late Reg Open Until End Of First Level Day 2
13:0019€350 Olybet Deep Stack, Two-Day Event, Plays 16 Levels Day 1, Final Day Plays Next Day at 12:00
15:0020€1,100 KINGS OF TALLINN 2022 PLO CHAMPIONSHIP, Round Of Each, Final 3 Players Play PLO 4 Only,
19:0021€660 NLH Mystery Bounty, €300 into Prize Pool, €300 Towards Mystery Bounties, Plays 14 Levels Day 1,
21:0022€120 NLH Win The Button, 15 min levels
22:0023NEW €120 PLO MIX; 4, 5 & 6 Cards/ Round Of Each, Final 3 Players Play PLO 4 Only, 15 min levels
Sept. 1711:3024€120 Satellite to The €3000 Kings Of Tallinn 2022 Highroller, Unlimited Re-Entry, TWO SEATS GUARANTEED!
12:0013€1,100 KINGS OF TALLINN 2022 MAIN EVENT, DAY 3, Plays Down to Final Table, CLOSED
12:0019€350 Olybet Deep Stack, Final Day
12:0020€1,100 KINGS OF TALLINN 2022 PLO CHAMPIONSHIP, Final Table
13:0021€660 NLH Mystery Bounty, Final Day
13:0025€350 Open Face Chinese Pineapple
15:0026€3,000 KINGS OF TALLINN 2022 HIGHROLLER, Complimentary Highroller Dinner After Level 8,
15:0027€60 Ladies Only Event
17:0028€150 Olybet Special, Unlimited Re-Entry, 2-Day Event, Plays 16 Levels Day 1, Final Day Starts Sunday 12:00
19:0029NEW €550 SENIOR’S CHAMPIONSHIP, Players must be 50 Years of age, or more, to enter
20:00ONLINE€150 Kings of Tallinn OlyBet Online Progressive Bounty, €10K GTD + WSOP Online #31 $1,050 ticket added
21:0030NEW €250 Pot Limit Deuce to Seven Triple Draw, Plays 6 Handed
22:0031€250 NLH, 10 min levels, Plays 8 Handed
Sept. 1812:0013€1,100 KINGS OF TALLINN 2022 MAIN EVENT, Final Table, CLOSED
12:0026€3,000 KINGS OF TALLINN 2022 HIGHROLLER, Final Day
12:0028€150 Olybet Special, Final Day
12:0029€550 SENIOR’S CHAMPIONSHIP, Final Day
13:0032€120 Hyper Turbo Version of the Main Event, LAST CHANCE FOR TEAM POINTS!

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