Australian globetrotter Adam Kharman leads a star-studded final table including the likes of WSOP gold bracelet winner Vincas Tamasauskas and old-school Finnish poker legend Ilari ‘Ziigmund’ Sahamies in the Kings of Tallinn €1,100 Main Event at Olympic Park Casino and the adjoining Hilton Tallinn Park.
Kharman took sixth place in this same event last year and shared with PokerListings yesterday that he was in the hunt for a better result this time around. He is now in a prime position to walk away with the trophy and the €64,280 top prize after bagging 3,340,000 in chips.
Only two more players bagged seven-figure stacks. Kurt Skimmeland will go into tomorrow’s action with 2,255,000 in chips after making a correct hero call to eliminate Sebastian Wahl in 10th place, while Lithuania’s Algirdas Saveikis was near 2 million after a fury of eliminations with three tables left but lost some chips and will start tomorrow in third place with 1,175,000.
Meanwhile, Sahamies was nearly about to enter the final table with just crumbs but he ended the night instead by eliminating Julian Herold when his ace-deuce flopped a full house against ace-ten in a battle of the short stacks in the blinds.
Final Table Seat Draw
*Big blinds as of Level 23 (10,000/25,000) as there are just two minutes remaining in Level 22.
Day 3 Action
Day 3 began with 42 hopefuls in search of the trophy. However, only 39 players were able to cash. Evy Albrigtsen was out on the bubble in 40th place when she had just one chip left with sixes against eights held by Touko Berndtson. However, Albrigtsen was still thrilled to go out on the bubble as she was wearing a GGPoker badge for a competition which meant she was awarded €1,100 into her GGPoker account.
Phenporn Laatikainen was the last lady standing before she hit the rail in 24th place, while Daragh Davey followed soon after in 23rd place. Roope Tarmi had yet another deep run without a final table in Tallinn before bowing out in 20th place and Estonia’s Mark Metsla was the last local player to hit the rail in 12th place.
Main Event Payouts
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The action will resume at noon tomorrow with two minutes left in Level 22 with blinds at 10,000/20,000 along with a big blind ante of 20,000. Our reporting will kick off 30 minutes later in order not to give away stream spoilers. Stay tuned at PokerListings to see who will win the 2022 Kings of Tallinn Main Event.
*Images courtesy of Kings of Tallinn photographer Elena Kask.