2022 Tallinn Summer Showdown Day 3

2022 Tallinn Summer Showdown Day 3


Glen Gaines “Chuffed” to Win Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event (€62,400) 31.07.2022 01:0 by Jason Glatzer
Glen Gaines Wins 2022 Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event
Glen Gaines

After more than 13 hours on the final day, the United Kingdom’s Glen Gaines defeated local Estonian Igor Pihela Sr. heads-up to win the Tallinn Summer Showdown €1,100 Main Event for €62,400 at Olympic Park Casino and the adjoining Hilton Tallinn Park.

It was a back-and-forth affair during the entire final table and Gaines needed to come back from a huge heads-up deficit en route to the title. Gaines shared with PokerListings that this was just his second 1K event and he has made the most of it with the biggest Tallinn Summer showdown Main Event prize, eclipsing the €56,500 won by Finland’s Kristian Zitting, who won last year’s Main Event for €56,500.

“I’m chuffed,” shared Gaines after the win to PokerListings. “It will take a while to sink it. I wasn’t expecting to go deep considering it was my second 1K event.”

During the final table, Gaines realized that a win was within his grasp.

“I felt good four-handed,” Gaines said. I did take a knock when my tens didn’t hold from fives and thought it might slip away from me before I came back to win.”

2022 Tallinn Summer Showdown Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Glen GainesUnited Kingdom€62,400
2Igor Pihela Sr.Estonia€42,300
3Paulius JucysLithuania€28,300
4Juris HlibovsLatvia€21,300
5Victor Prior Fernandez AmatSpain€15,800
6Mikael AnderssonFinland€11,400
7Thomas JakobsenNorway€8,700
8Seppo ParkkinenFinland€6,300
9Kaspar LaursooEstonia€5,050

The 2022 Tallinn Summer Showdown Event was another success story for Olympic Park Casino with 285 entrants coming out in full force to generate a €267,900 prize pool. This was just one entry shy of the record 286 entrants attracted during last year’s Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event.

A total of 34 players got paid at least a €2,100 min-cash for nearly double the €1,100 buy-in.

Final Day Recap

The final day began with Spain’s Victor Prior Fernandez Amat in the lead closely followed by Pihela Sr. The action started slow with 17 players looking to make it to the final table with local Estonian poker legend Ranno Sootla the only player to hit the rail within the first hour. Less than three hours after it began the action was down to a final table of nine players after Fernandez Amat sent the short-stacked Janne Nevalainen from Finland to the rail in 10th place.

2022 Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event
2022 Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event Final Table

Fernandez Amat still had the chip lead to start the final table with Pihela Sr. and Gaines closest on his tail. Gaines snagged the lead on the very first hand of play when his tens held against the sixes held by Finland’s Kaspar Laursoo to eliminate his opponent in ninth place.

Pihela Sr. then snagged the lead while also sending Finland’s Seppo Parkkinen with the money getting in on the river with Pihela Sr. holding the better two pair.

Next, it was Lithuania’s Paulius Jucys to become the table captain. Last year’s Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event runner-up Thomas Jakobsen from Norway ran into a cooler to go out in seventh place when he ran his big slick into Jucys’ rockets.

Finland’s Mikael Andersson then ran his ace-three suited into Gaines’ sevens to hit the rail and give Gaines the lead once again.

The action slowed down significantly during five-handed play, during which time the chip lead bounced around like a hot potato. About three hours later, the final day chip leader Fernandez Amat hit the rail on a flip when his nines proved to be no good against the ace-ten held by Latvia’s Juris Hlibovs.

Pihela Sr. had the chip lead at this point, but Gaines regained control after eliminating Hlibovs in fourth place when his big slick improved to two pair against his opponent’s sevens.

The three-handed play took more than four hours with each of the three holding the chip lead at one time or another. Jucys was the first out on the podium when his ace-ten didn’t get there against Pihela’s ace-queen.

Pihela Sr. began the heads-up action with a nearly 4:1 chip advantage. But the tables quickly turned and Gaines gained a significant lead before the final hand took place. Pihela Sr. got it in with ace-ten and was up against what Gaines described as the “Reading Nuts” with king-queen. The “Reading Surprise” proved to be the winning hand with a king coming on the board and Pihela Sr. had to settle for the runner-up prize of €42,300.

Meanwhile, a massive congrats to Glen Gaines for winning the 2022 Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event for €62,400.

Glen Gaines and Igor Pihela Sr.
Glen Gaines and Igor Pihela Sr.

*Photos courtesy of Tallinn Summer Showdown photographer Elena Kask.

2022 Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event Payouts 31.07.2022 00:0 by Jason Glatzer
PlacePlayerPrize
1Glen Gaines€62,400
2Igor Pihela Sr.€42,300
3Paulius Jucys€28,300
4Juris Hlibovs€21,300
5Victor Prior Fernandez Amat€15,800
6Mikael Andersson€11,400
7Thomas Jakobsen€8,700
8Seppo Parkkinen€6,300
9Kaspar Laursoo€5,050
10Janne Nevalainen€5,050
11Gert Laanemets€4,250
12Frode Alfredsen€4,250
13Gytis Lazauninkas€3,500
14Toni Ojala€3,500
15Ermo Kosk€2,800
16Henri Juutilainen€2,800
17Ranno Sootla€2,400
18Kshitij Kucheria€2,400
19Nicolas Courbin€2,400
20Paulius Vaitiekunas€2,400
21Daragh Davey€2,400
22Alex Lianes€2,400
23Sandris Mukans€2,400
24Mathias Christensen€2,400
25Eduard Kruglov€2,100
26Emmi Juutilainen€2,100
27Sam Lau€2,100
28Tomi Petri Bondarew€2,100
29Max Avela€2,100
30Aleksei Vandyshev€2,100
31Audrius Laimelis€2,100
32Eero Lehtinen€2,100
33Justina Andriukeviciute€2,100
34Zakhar Galper€2,100
Igor Pihela Sr. Eliminated in 2nd Place (€42,300) 31.07.2022 00:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 30: 80,000/160,000 (120,000)
Entries: 2/285

Glen Gaines jammed for 6.6 million and Igor Pihela Sr. called off for his remaining stack of 1.8 million.

Igor Pihela Sr.: A 10
Glen Gaines: K Q

Pihela Sr. was slightly ahead but fell far behind after Gaines connected his king on the K 4 2 flop. Neither the 5 turn nor the 6 river saved Pihela Sr, and he had to settle for the runner-up prize of €42,300.

Meanwhile, congrats to the United Kingdom’s Glen Gaines for his biggest live poker win for €62,400 and, of course, the coveted trophy. This was also the largest single Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event prize in tour history.

Gaines shared with PokerListings after he won that he won the hand with what they call locally back home the “Reading Special.”

Stay tuned for the recap of the 2022 Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event.

Glen Gaines – 8.6 million
Igor Pihela Sr. – 0

Igor Pihela Sr.
Igor Pihela Sr.
Gaines Takes the Lead with Two Pair 31.07.2022 00:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 29: 60,000/120,000 (120,000)
Entries: 2/285

Glen Gaines min-raised the button with 6 4 and was called by Igor Pihela Sr. with K 5 from the big blind.

Gaines improved to two pair on the 4 6 2 flop. Both players checked and Pihela Sr. connected with his king for top pair on the K turn. Gaines fired out for 225,000. Pihela Sr. raised to 450,000. Gaines three-bet to 1,000,000 and Pihela Sr. jammed for 5,200,000. Gaines called off for 2,900,000 and was well ahead with one card to come.

Pihela Sr. bricked the 8 river and Gaines not only grabbed the chip lead but also a sizeable 3:1 chip advantage over his opponent.

Glen Gaines – 6.5 million
Igor Pihela Sr. – 2 million

Glen Gaines
Glen Gaines
Gaines Gains Ground with Two Pair 31.07.2022 00:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 29: 60,000/120,000 (120,000)
Entries: 2/285

Igor Pihela Sr. opened to 560,000 from the button with A 6 and was called by Glen Gaines with K 2 from the big blind.

Gaines check-called a bet of 400,000 on the 2 K Q flop before both players checked the 9 turn. The 9 river paired the board and Gaines jammed for 780,000 with the best hand. Pihela Sr. made the fold but Gaines gained ground on the gap between him and his opponent.

Igor Pihela Sr. – 5.7 million
Glen Gaines – 2.8 million

Paulius Jucys Eliminated in 3rd Place (€28,300) 31.07.2022 00:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 29: 60,000/120,000 (120,000)
Entries: 2/285

Paulius Jucys opened for 250,000 from the button before Igor Pihela Sr. jammed for 3.3 million from the big blind. Jucys called off his stack of 3 million and Pihela Sr. was ahead.

Paulius Jucys: A 10
Igor Pihela Sr.: A Q

Jucys bricked the 3 6 7 2 2 board and was eliminated in third place for €28,300.

Meanwhile, Igor Pihela Sr. began heads-up play with huge chip advantage over Gaines. Both players have locked up €42,300 with €62,400 scheduled to go to the eventual winner.

Igor Pihela Sr. – 6.7 million
Glen Gaines – 1.8 million
Paulius Jucys – 0

Paulius Jucys
Paulius Jucys
Pihela Bluffs Gaines to Regain the Lead 31.07.2022 00:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 29: 60,000/120,000 (120,000)
Entries: 3/285

Glen Gaines raised to 350,000 from the small blind with A 5 and Igor Pihela Sr. called with 4 3 from the big blind.

Gaines bet 225,000 on the 3 9 A flop and Pihela Sr. called. Both players checked the 8 before Pihela Sr. turned his hand into a bluff by jamming the 7 river for 1,900,000. The bluff worked as Gaines folded the top pair and Pihela Sr. regained the chip lead.

Igor Pihela Sr. – 3.5 million
Paulius Jucys – 2.6 million
Glen Gaines – 2.4 million

Quicker Blind Levels After Break 30.07.2022 23:0 by Jason Glatzer

Players went on a 30-minute break. Glen Gaines had a small edge as players began to leave their seats, although all three players were closely grouped together. The trio discussed a deal during the break, but nothing could be agreed upon moneywise. What they did agree on is that after playing three-handed play for more than four hours that they would reduce the blind levels the rest of the way from one hour to 30 minutes.

SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Paulius JucysLithuania2,900,00024
5Glen GainesUnited Kingdom2,900,00024
6Igor Pihela Sr.Estonia2,700,00023
Pihela Sr. Successfully Jams His Flush Draw 30.07.2022 23:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 29: 50,000/100,000 (100,000)
Entries: 3/285

Glen Gaines limped from the small blind with J J . Igor Pihela Sr., who was jamming on many limps lately, opted to check it back with 10 4 from the big blind.

Both players checked the K 9 6 flop. Gaines fired out for 125,000 on the 6 turn but laid down the best hand after facing a shove by Pihela Sr. for 2,100,000.

Paulius Jucys – 3.2million
Glen Gaines – 2.9 million
Igor Pihela Sr. – 2.5 million

Jucys Takes the Lead 30.07.2022 23:0 by Jason Glatzer

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Paulius Jucys took the lead by default after Igor Pihela Sr. won a small pot against Glen Gaines. During the next hand, Gaines opened for 205,000 from the button with 9 8 and was called by Jucys with K Q .

Both players checked the 5 7 Q flop before Jucys bet 450,000 on the 4 turn. Gaines folded and Jucys extended his chip lead.

Paulius Jucys – 3.5million
Glen Gaines – 3 million
Igor Pihela Sr. – 2 million

Jucys Doubles Through Pihela in an Amazing Hand 30.07.2022 23:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 29: 50,000/100,000 (100,000)
Entries: 3/285

Igor Pihela Sr. opened for 350,000 with 8 7 from the small blind and was called by Paulius Jusys with J 10 from the big blind.

Pihela Sr. jammed door 2.8 million, more than covering the 1.2 million Jucys had behind after both players flopped an open-ended straight draw on the Q 9 6 flop. Jucys tanked for a couple of minutes before he made the call and was ahead when the chips went in.

Neither the A turn nor the 9 river helped Pihela Sr. and Jucys’ jack in his hand was good enough to double from last place to near the chip lead.

Glen Gains – 3.8 million
Paulius Jucys – 3.2 million
Igor Pihela Sr. – 1.6 million

Paulius Jucys
Paulius Jucys
Gaines Steals it Away 30.07.2022 23:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 29: 50,000/100,000 (100,000)
Entries: 3/285

Glen Gaines opened to 205,000 from the button with 8 7 and Igor Pihela Sr. with 10 8 opted to call.

Pihela Sr. led out for 300,000 on the 3 4 9 flop. Gaines paused for a couple of minutes before he raised to 800,000. Pihela Sr. folded and Gaines was back with the chip lead.


Glen Gaines – 3.8 million
Igor Pihela Sr. – 3.1 million
Paulius Jucys – 1.6 million

Updated Chip Counts 30.07.2022 22:0 by Jason Glatzer

Igor Pihela won a small pot to regain the chip lead. Here is a look at the updated chip counts:

SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Paulius JucysLithuania2,300,00023
5Glen GainesUnited Kingdom3,100,00031
6Igor Pihela Sr.Estonia3,200,00032
Jucys Doubles Through Gaines 30.07.2022 22:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 29: 50,000/100,000 (100,000)
Entries: 3/285

Paulius Jucys opened for 1 million from the button leaving just 150,000 behind. Glen Gaines three-bet jammed for 4.2 million from the small blind. Jucys called off for the rest of his stack and was at risk of elimination.

Paulius Jucys: 5 5
Glen Gaines: 9 9

Jucys was far behind but got lucky by nailing a flush on the 10 4 A K J board to stay alive and double his stack.

After the hand, all three players were close in the chip counts.


Glen Gaines – 3.1 million
Igor Pihela Sr. – 2.9 million
Paulius Jucys – 2.5 million

Jucys Doubles Through Pihela 30.07.2022 22:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 29: 50,000/100,000 (100,000)
Entries: 3/285

Igor Pihela Sr. jammed from the small blind and Paulius Jucys called from the big blind for 675,000.

Paulius Jucys: K 5
Igor Pihela Sr.: 7 4

Jucys stayed alive and doubled with trip kings after the K K 4 9 J rolled out on the board.

Glen Gaines – 4.2 million
Igor Pihela Sr. – 2.9 million
Paulius Jucys – 1.5 million

Paulius Jucys
Paulius Jucys
Check-Raise Gets the Job Done for Gaines 30.07.2022 22:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 28: 40,000/80,000 (80,000)
Entries: 3/285

Igor Pihela Sr. already regained the chip lead after winning a small pot before he opened for a min-raise from the button with A 6 . Glen Gaines defended his big blind with 5 4 .

Gaines checked his open-ended straight draw after the 8 3 6 landed on the flop. Pihela Sr. fired out for 80,000 with middle pair. Gaines raised to 325,000 and won the pot after Pihela Sr. folded to regain the lead once again.

The blinds increased to Level 29 after the hand with blinds at 50,000/100,000 with a big blind ante of 100,000.
Glen Gaines – 4 million
Igor Pihela Sr. – 3.8 million
Paulius Jucys – 775,000

Gaines Takes One Off Pihela Sr. 30.07.2022 22:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 28: 40,000/80,000 (80,000)
Entries: 3/285

Igor Pihela Sr. opened for 240,000 from the button with 8 7 and was called by Glen Gaines with K Q .

Both players checked the 2 10 10 flop before Gaines took it down with a bet of 250,000 on the turn.

Gaines regained the lead the previous hand in a tiny pot but has padded a few more chips into it after this hand.


Glen Gaines – 3.9 million
Igor Pihela Sr. – 3.3 million
Paulius Jucys – 1.4 million

Updated Chip Counts 30.07.2022 22:0 by Jason Glatzer

Igor Pihela Sr. stole the blinds with ace-eight to regain the lead. Here is a look at the chips counts.

SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Paulius JucysLithuania1,700,00021
5Glen GainesUnited Kingdom3,300,00041
6Igor Pihela Sr.Estonia3,500,00044
Gaines Quickly Back with the Lead 30.07.2022 22:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 28: 40,000/80,000 (80,000)
Entries: 3/285

Glen Gaines raised to 165,000 on the button with A 9 and was called by Igor Pihela Sr. with Q J from the small blind and K 9 by Paulius Jucys from the big blind.

Pihela Sr. and Jucys checked the 2 J A flop before Gaines continued for 200,000.

It just took one hand for Gaines to regain the chip lead away from Pihela Sr.


Glen Gaines – 3.6 million
Igor Pihela Sr. – 3.3 million
Paulius Jucys – 1.7 million

Pihela Back on Top 30.07.2022 22:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 28: 40,000/80,000 (80,000)
Entries: 3/285

Paulius Jucys min-raised the button with K Q and was called by Igor Pihela Sr. from the big blind.

Both players checked the 3 3 2 flop and again on the 9 turn. Pihela Sr. stole it away after the 3 river completed the board after he bet 350,000 and Jucys folded.

This was good enough to give Pihela Sr. the lead once again.

Igor Pihela Sr. – 3.4 million
Glen Gaines – 3.2 million
Paulius Jucys – 1.9 million

Pihela Finds a Flush to Double Through Gaines 30.07.2022 21:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 28: 40,000/80,000 (80,000)
Entries: 3/285

Glen Gaines opened to 165,000 from the button with A K . Igor Pihela Sr. three-bet jammed to 1,500,000 from the small blind with A 5

Paulius Jucys also woke up with a hand with 8 8 from the big blind but got out of the way. Gaines quickly called and it wasn’t looking good for Pihela Sr.

However, the poker gods had something else in mind as Pihela Sr. nailed a flush to double his stack on after the J 6 3 9 6 appeared on the board.

Glen Gaines – 3.4 million
Igor Pihela Sr. – 3.2 million
Paulius Jucys – 1.9 million

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Igor Pihela Sr.
Jucys Doubles Through Pihela 30.07.2022 21:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 28: 40,000/80,000 (80,000)
Entries: 3/285

Glen Gaines opened for 165,000 from the button with K 10 before Igor Pihela Sr. called with J 9 from the small blind.

Paulius Jucys three-bet jammed for 970,000 with K Q . Gaines folded before Pihela Sr. called off for nearly half his stack.

Jucys’ hand remained strong throughout the 4 4 5 K 10 runout to double his stack.

Glen Gaines – 5.1 million
Paulius Jucys – 2.2 million
Igor Pihela Sr. – 1.3 million

Paulius Jucys
Paulius Jucys
Break Time 30.07.2022 21:0 by Jason Glatzer

Players are on a 20-minute break. Blinds will increase to 40,000/80,000 with a big blind ante of 80,000 when the action resumes. Here is what the stacks look like at the break with Gaines winning a handful of small hands in the last few minutes of action.

SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Paulius JucysLithuania1,050,00013
5Glen GainesUnited Kingdom5,450,00068
6Igor Pihela Sr.Estonia2,040,00026
Total8,540,000142
Average2,846,66747
Gaines Wins Another Pot Against Pihela Sr. 30.07.2022 20:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 27: 30,000/60,000 (60,000)
Entries: 3/285

Glen Gaines raised from the small blind to 200,000 with A 9 and was called by Igor Pihela Sr. with Q 10   from the big blind.

Both players snagged a piece of the A Q 4 flop but Gaines gained a better pair and bet 175,000. Pihela Sr. called and Gaines fired again, this time for 375,000 on the J turn. That was it for Pihela Sr., who folded his hand to give Gaines nearly 5 million in chips.

Glen Gaines – 4.9 million
Igor Pihela Sr. – 2 million
Paulius Jucys – 1.6 million

Set of Fives for Gaines 30.07.2022 20:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 27: 30,000/60,000 (60,000)
Entries: 3/285

Glen Gaines opened to 125,000 from the button with 5 5 . Igor Pihela Sr. three-bet to 380,000 with A 8 from the small blind and Gaines called.

Pihela Sr. bet 350,000 after the Q K 5 were dealt on the flop and Gaines called with a set.

The 6 turn followed and Pihela Sr. slowed down the aggression in the hand with a check. Gaines bet 900,000 and won the hand to extend his chip lead to more than half the chips in play after Pihela Sr. folded.

Glen Gaines – 4.5 million
Igor Pihela Sr. – 2.4 million
Paulius Jucys – 1.6 million

Full House for Jucys 30.07.2022 20:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 27: 30,000/60,000 (60,000)
Entries: 3/285

Glen Gaines opened to 125,000 from the button with A 7 and Paulius Jucys defended his big blind with Q J .

Jucys check-called a bet of 90,000 on the Q K A flop. Both players checked the K turn. Jucys improved to a full house on the Q river and bet 100,000. Gaines found the fold despite holding the ace and Jucys won the hand.

Glen Gaines – 3.7 million
Igor Pihela Jr. – 3.4 million
Paulius Jucys – 1.4 million

Juris Hlibovs Eliminated in 4th Place (€21,300) 30.07.2022 20:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 26: 20,000/50,000 (50,000)
Entries: 3/285

Juris Hlibovs open-jammed for 1 million from the button. Glen Gaines called from the button and the players turned over their hands.

Juris Hlibovs: 7 7
Glen Gaines: A K

Gaines improved to a two pair on the Q 3 10 K A runout and Hlibovs was out in fourth place for €21,300.

Gaines also took the chip lead back after the hand with the trio of players all locking up at least a €28,300 payout.

Glen Gaines – 4 million
Igor Pihela Sr. – 3.4 million
Paulius Jucys – 1.1 million
Juris Hlibovs – 0

Juris Hlibovs
Juris Hlibovs
Nut Flush for Gaines 30.07.2022 20:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 26: 20,000/50,000 (50,000)
Entries: 4/285

Paulius Jucys opened for 100,000 from the button with 10 9 . Glen Gaines called with A 7 from the big blind.

Gaines check-raised the 2 J 3 flop from 75,000 to 240,000. Jucys tanked for several minutes before firing out a three-bet to 480,000. Gaines called and both players checked after the 4 followed on the turn.

Gaines improved to the nut flush after the 5 spiked the river, while Jucys held a small flush. Gaines jammed for more than the 1.1 million Jucys had behind. Jucys folded and was able to hold onto the rest of his stack.

Glen Gaines – 2.9 million
Paulius Jucys – 1.1 million

Final Four Chip Counts 30.07.2022 19:0 by Jason Glatzer
SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Paulius JucysLithuania1,700,00034
3Juris HlibovsLatvia900,00018
5Glen GainesUnited Kingdom2,400,00048
6Igor Pihela Sr.Estonia3,600,00072
Two Pair for Gaines 30.07.2022 19:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 26: 20,000/50,000 (50,000)
Entries: 4/285

Paulius Jucys opened for 100,000 from the button with J 7 and was called by Glen Gaines from the big blind with A 4 ,

Jucys flopped top pair on the 2 3 7 flop and bet 150,000 after his opponent checked. Gaines called and both players checked the 4 turn.

The A river improved Gaines to two pair and he led out for 175,000. Jucys saved himself some chips with a fold to end the hand.

Glen Gaines – 2.3 million

Paulius Jucys – 1.5 million

Short Break 30.07.2022 18:0 by Jason Glatzer

Players are on a 20-minute break. here is a look at the chip counts. Blinds will increase to 25,000/50,000 with a big blind ante of 50,000 when the action resumes.

SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Paulius JucysLithuania1,300,00026
3Juris HlibovsLatvia1,400,00028
5Glen GainesUnited Kingdom2,000,00040
6Igor Pihela Sr.Estonia3,800,00076
2022 Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event
2022 Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event
Victor Prior Fernandez Amat Eliminated in 5th Place (€15,800) 30.07.2022 18:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 25: 20,000/40,000 (40,000)
Entries: 4/285

Victor Prior Fernandez Amat was the chip leader to start the day and to start the final table. However, things began to fall apart five-handed before hitting the rail in fifth place for €15,800.

Fernandez Amat jammed from the button for 345,000. Juris Hlibovs three-bet shoved from the small blind for 950,000 and it was a heads-up after Glen Gaines folded from the big blind.

Victor Prior Fernandez Amat: 9 9
Juris Hlibovs: A 10

The 7 5 J flop was safe for Fernandez Amat. However, the 10 came on the turn to give Hlibovs a better pair. The J river wasn’t the two outer Fernandez Amat needed and his impressive run in the Main Event was over.

The final four players have secured at least a €21,300 payout with their eyes on the €62,400 top prize. Paulius Jucys asked whether players wanted to look at a deal. Igor Pihela Sr., who has a substantial chip lead, declined and the action continued.

Juris Hlibovs – 1.4 million
Victor Prior Fernandez Amat – 0

Victor Prior Fernandez Amat
Victor Prior Fernandez Amat
Pihela Sr. Leaves Fernandez Amat Short 30.07.2022 18:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 25: 20,000/40,000 (40,000)
Entries: 5/285

Victor Prior Fernandez Amat opened for 85,000 from the cutoff with K 7 and was called by Igor Pihela Sr. from the big blind with A 8 .

Both players checked the 4 3 5 . Pihela Sr. improved to top pair on the 8 turn and check-raised from 85,000 to 250,000.

Fernandez Amat called. Pihela Sr. bet 80,000 on the 7 river and won with top pair to leave Fernandez Amat short after his opponent called with the second top pair.

Igor Pihela Sr. – 3.9 million
Victor Prior Fernandez Amat – 525,000

Rockets Hold for Pihela Sr. To Retake the Lead 30.07.2022 18:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 25: 20,000/40,000 (40,000)
Entries: 5/285

Igor Pihela Sr. opened for 80,000 with A A from under the gun and was called by Victor Prior Fernandez Amat with K 10 from the button and by Glen Gaines with J 4 from the big blind.

Gaines checked the 4 7 6 flop before Pihela Sr. bet 80,000. Fernandez Amat folded and Gaines called.

The K turn followed giving Gaines a flush draw and Gaines check-raised a bet of 100,000 to 340,000.

Pihela Sr. called and the 3 completed the board on the river. Gaines missed his draws but tried to take it down with a bet of 380,000. Pihela Sr. smiled as he made the call to retake the chip lead with a bit of a gap this time.

Igor Pihela Sr. – 3.5 million
Glen Gaines – 2 million

Igor Pihela Sr.
Igor Pihela Sr.
Gaines Regains the Lead 30.07.2022 18:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 25: 20,000/40,000 (40,000)
Entries: 5/285

Glen Gaines opened from under the gun for 85,000 with A J and was called by Igor Pihela Sr. with A 6 from the cutoff and from Paulius Jucys from the button with 10 10 .

Gaines pulled ahead when his jack connected with the 3 3 J flop and led out for 100,000. Pihela Sr. called and Jucys found a fold.

Gaines filled up to a full house on the J turn and opted to check. Pihela Sr. bet 150,000 and Gaines called.

Both players checked the 5 river and Gaines regained the chip lead after the hand.

Glen Gaines – 3.1 million
Igor Pihela Sr. – 2.4 million

Igor Pihela Sr. Back on Top 30.07.2022 18:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 25: 20,000/40,000 (40,000)
Entries: 5/285

Paulius Jucys raised to 80,000 with J 10 from under the gun and was called by Igor Pihela Sr. with A 7 from the big blind.

Pihela Sr. took down the pot after firing out for 100,000 and getting a fold on the 4 8 5 flop. It just took one hand for him to snag the table captain title back from Glen Gaines.

Igor Pihela Sr. – 2.6 million
Glen Gaines – 2.5 million
Paulius Jucys – 1.6 million
Juris Hvibovs – 945,000
Victor Prior Fernandez Amat – 935,000

Igor Pihela Sr.
Igor Pihela Sr.
Gaines Gains the Lead 30.07.2022 18:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 25: 20,000/40,000 (40,000)
Entries: 5/285

Victor Prior Fernandez Amat opened for a min-raise from the button with A 8 . Glen Gaines called with 9 5 and nailed trips on the 9 7 9 flop.

Gaines check-raised from 75,000 to 240,000 and Fernandez Amat called. The K turn gave Gaines the checkmark with his opponent drawing dead.

Fernandez Amat gave up on the hand after Gaines bet 250,000. Gaines took a small chip lead over Igor Pihela Sr. after winning the hand.

Glen Gaines – 2.5 million
Victor Prior Fernandez Amat – 935,000

Glen Gaines
Glen Gaines
Chip Counts Entering Level 25 30.07.2022 17:0 by Jason Glatzer
SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Paulius JucysLithuania1,700,00043
2Victor Prior Fernandez AmatSpain1,400,00035
3Juris HlibovsLatvia1,000,00025
5Glen GainesUnited Kingdom2,200,00055
6Igor Pihela Sr.Estonia2,300,00058
Fernandez Amat Gains Chips from Gaines 30.07.2022 17:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 24: 15,000/30,000 (30,000)
Entries: 5/285

Victor Prior Fernandez Amat opened for a min-raise from the button with Q 10 before Glen Gaines defended with 4 2 from the big blind.

Gaines check-raised a bet of 30,000 by Fernandez Amat to 105,000. On the Q A A flop. Fernandez Amat quickly called for both players to see the 8 turn.

Both players checked and the 7 river completed the board. Both players checked again and Fernandez Amat took down the pot with two pair.

Glen Gaines – 2.1 million
Victor Prior Fernandez Amat – 1.3 million

Updated Chip Counts 30.07.2022 17:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 24: 15,000/30,000 (30,000)
Entries: 5/285

SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Paulius JucysLithuania1,800,00060
2Victor Prior Fernandez AmatSpain980,00033
3Juris HlibovsLatvia785,00026
5Glen GainesUnited Kingdom2,300,00077
6Igor Pihela Sr.Estonia2,700,00090
More Final Day Photos by Elena Kask 30.07.2022 17:0 by Jason Glatzer
Pihela Sr. Near 3 Million 30.07.2022 17:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 24: 15,000/30,000 (30,000)
Entries: 5/285

Victor Prior Fernandez Amat opened for 65,000 with 7 7 from the cutoff. Glen Gaines called with A J from the small blind and Igor Pihela Sr. came along for the ride with a mystery hand from the big blind.

The action checked around Fernandez Amat on the 2 6 J all-spade flop and he continued for 65,000. Gaines raised to 215,000 with the top pair.

Pihela Sr. three-bet to 690,000 which was enough to get both players to fold and extend his chip lead.

Igor Pihela Sr. – 2.9 million
Glen Gaines – 2.1 million
Victor Prior Fernandez Amat – 1.1 million

Straight for Jucys 30.07.2022 16:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 24: 15,000/30,000 (30,000)
Entries: 5/285

During the first hand on break, Victor Prior Fernandez Amat woke up with K K from under the gun and raised to 60,000. Both Igor Pihela Sr. with 10 7 and Paulius Jucys with 10 8 called from the blinds.

The action checked to Fernandez Amat who continued for 90,000 with an over-pair after the J 9 2 came on the flop. Pihela Sr. folded before Jucys called with an open-ended straight draw.

Both players checked after the J paired the board on the turn. The Q river completed Jucys’ straight. Both players checked and the pot was awarded to Jucys.

Paulius Jucys – 2 million
Victor Prior Fernandez Amat – 1.3 million

Break Time 30.07.2022 16:0 by Jason Glatzer

The final five players went on a 20-minute break. Here is a look at the chip counts at the break.

SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Paulius JucysLithuania1,800,00060
2Victor Prior Fernandez AmatSpain1,400,00047
3Juris HlibovsLatvia585,00020
5Glen GainesUnited Kingdom2,300,00077
6Igor Pihela Sr.Estonia2,500,00083
TSS-2022-Main-Event-Final-Day-31-final-table-by-Elena-Kask
Updated Chip Counts 30.07.2022 16:0 by Jason Glatzer
SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Paulius JucysLithuania2,100,00084
2Victor Prior Fernandez AmatSpain1,400,00056
3Juris HlibovsLatvia540,00022
5Glen GainesUnited Kingdom2,200,00088
6Igor PihelaEstonia2,400,00096
Mikael Andersson Eliminated in 6th Place (€11,400) 30.07.2022 16:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 23: 10,000/25,000 (25,000)
Entries: 5/285

Glen Gaines opened for 55,000 from the button before Mikael Andersson three-bet jammed for 430,000 from the big blind. Gaines made the call and was ahead after the cards were flipped over.

Mikael Andersson: A 3
Glen Gaines: 7 7

Andersson was out in sixth place for €11,400 after not improving on the 4 4 2 9 9 double-paired board while Gaines cracked 2 million in chips after winning the hand.

The final five players have now locked up at least €15,800.

Glen Gaines – 2 million
Mikael Andersson – 0

Mikael Andersson
Mikael Andersson
Thomas Jakobsen Eliminated in 7th Place (€8,700) 30.07.2022 16:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 23: 10,000/25,000 (25,000)
Entries: 6/285

Just after winning a small pot, Thomas Jakobsen ran into a cooler and will not be making a run at the title after finishing second place in this same event last year.

Paulius Jucys opened for 50,000 from the cutoff before Jakobsen three-bet to 140,000 from the big blind. Jucys four-bet to 280,000. Jakobsen four-bet shoved for 975,000 and Jucys, with just a little more in his stack, made the call.

Thomas Jakobsen : A K
Paulius Jucys: A A

It was a bit of a cooler for Jakobsen to run big slick into aces. No miracle came Jakobsen’s way and he was out in seventh place for €8,700 after the Q 3 7 4 Q ran out on the board.

The final six are each now guaranteed at least a payday worth €11,400. Meanwhile, Jucys took the chip lead for the first time today with Igor Pihela Sr. breathing down his neck.

Paulius Jucys – 2.1 million
Igor Pihela Sr. – 2.1 million
Thomas Jakobsen – 0

Thomas Jakobsen
Thomas Jakobsen
Last Year’s Runner-Up Jakobsen Wins a Small Pot with Snowmen 30.07.2022 16:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 23: 10,000/25,000 (25,000)
Entries: 7/285

Thomas Jakobsen was the runner-up last year at the Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event and is looking to do one spot better this year.

Jakobsen was just involved in a small hand where he opened for 55,000 from under the gun with 8 8 and was called by Joris Hvibovs with A Q from the big blind.

Hvibovs checked the 7 10 6 flop and gave up on the hand facing a bet of 40,000 to allow Jakobsen to take down the pot.

Thomas Jakobsen – 1 million
Joris Hvibovs – 600,000

Final Day Photos by Elena Kask 30.07.2022 15:0 by Jason Glatzer
Updated Chip Counts 30.07.2022 15:0 by Jason Glatzer
SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Paulius JucysLithuania995,00040
2Victor Prior Fernandez AmatSpain1,600,00064
3Juris HlibovsLatvia690,00028
4Thomas JakobsenNorway970,00039
5Glen GainesUnited Kingdom1,500,00060
6Igor PihelaEstonia2,300,00092
7Mikael AnderssonFinland465,00019
Seppo Parkkinen Eliminated in 8th Place (€6,300) 30.07.2022 15:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 23: 10,000/25,000 (25,000)
Entries: 7/285

Igor Pihela Sr. opened for 60,000 from the cutoff. Seppo Parkikinen called from the small blind.

Parkkinen led out for 50,000 on the 9 J 4 flop and Pihela Sr. called. The 9 paired the board on the turn and Parkkinen fired out again, this time for 75,000. 

Pihela Sr. called and the 10 completed the board on the river.

Parkkinen checked and Pihela Sr. jammed his chip leading stack. Parkkinen called and turned over Q J for two pair. Pihela Sr. rivered a better two pair with J 10 to extend his chip lead and send Parkkinen out in eighth place for €6,300. 

The final nine players are each guaranteed an €8,700 payout.

Igor Pihela Sr. – 2.3 million
Seppo Parkkinen – 0 

Seppo Parkkinen
Seppo Parkkinen
Pihela Takes the Lead 30.07.2022 15:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 22: 10,000/20,000 (20,000)
Entries: 8/285

In just two hands there have already been two lead changes. Glen Gaines opened for 45,000 from the hijack with 3 3 and was called by Igor Pihela Sr. from the cutoff with A 9 , Mikael Andersson from the button with 8 7 and Seppo Parkkinen from the small blind with K Q .

Two players checked before Pihela Sr. bet 75,000. The rest of the table folded and this was enough for Pihela Sr. to snag the chip lead.

PlayerChipsBig Blinds
Igor Pihela Sr.1,700,00085
Victor Prior Fernandez Amat1,700,00085
Glen Gaines1,700,00085
Paulius Jucys1,100,00055
Thomas Jakobsen800,00040
Juris Hlibovs620,00031
Mikael Andersson455,00023
Seppo Parkkinen445,00022
Kaspar Laursoo Eliminated in 9th Place (€5,050) 30.07.2022 15:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 22: 10,000/20,000 (20,000)
Entries: 8/285

Kaspar Laursoo jammed for 10 big blinds the very first hand of the final table from under the gun. Glen Gaines three-bet to 380,000 from the cutoff and the rest of the table folded.

Kaspar Laursoo: 6 6
Glen Gaines: 10 10

Laursoo was in a world of trouble and got no help from the 9 K 5 Q 3 board to hit the rail in ninth place for €5,050.

The final eight players got a pay jump and are now guaranteed at least a €6,300 payout.

Meanwhile, there is already a new table captain after one hand as Glen Gaines took a thin lead over Victor Prior Fernandez Amat.

Glen Gaines – 1.7 million
Kaspar Laursoo – 0

Kaspar Laursoo
Kaspar Laursoo
Final Table Payouts Before the Final Table 30.07.2022 15:0 by Jason Glatzer
PlacePlayerPrize
1€ 62,400
2€ 42,300
3€ 28,300
4€ 21,300
5€ 15,800
6€ 11,400
7€ 8,700
8€ 6,300
9€ 5,050
10Janne Nevalainen€ 5,050
11Gert Laanemets€ 4,250
12Frode Alfredsen€ 4,250
13Gytis Lazauninkas€ 3,500
14Toni Ojala€ 3,500
15Ermo Kosk€ 2,800
16Henri Juutilainen€ 2,800
17Ranno Sootla€ 2,400
18Kshitij Kucheria€ 2,400
19Nicolas Courbin€ 2,400
20Paulius Vaitiekunas€ 2,400
21Daragh Davey€ 2,400
22Alex Lianes€ 2,400
23Sandris Mukans€ 2,400
24Mathias Christensen€ 2,400
25Eduard Kruglov€ 2,100
26Emmi Juutilainen€ 2,100
27Sam Lau€ 2,100
28Tomi Petri Bondarew€ 2,100
29Max Avela€ 2,100
30Aleksei Vandyshev€ 2,100
31Audrius Laimelis€ 2,100
32Eero Lehtinen€ 2,100
33Justina Andriukeviciute€ 2,100
34Zakhar Galper€ 2,100
Final Table Seat Draw 30.07.2022 14:0 by Jason Glatzer

Victor Prior Fernandez Amat is the table captain heading into the final table just like he was at the start of the day. Igor Pihela Sr. has also remained in the top two spots.

SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Paulius JucysLithuania1,150,00058
2Victor Prior Fernandez AmatSpain1,705,00085
3Juris HlibovsLatvia620,00031
4Thomas JakobsenNorway800,00040
5Glen GainesUnited Kingdom1,475,00074
6Igor Pihela Sr.Estonia1,560,00078
7Mikael AnderssonFinland510,00026
8Seppo ParkkinenFinland530,00027
9Kaspar LaursooEstonia200,00010
Total8,550,000428
Average950,00048
2022 Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event Final Table
2022 Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event Final Table
Final Table Set After Amat Ousts Nevalainen 30.07.2022 14:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 22: 10,000/20,000 (20,000)
Entries: 9/285

Janne Nevalainen was down to under three big blinds and got them in from the button with A 4 . Victor Prior Fernandez Amat called from the small blind with J 8 and connected his eight on the 9 Q 8 3 Q board.

While Nevalainen was unable to advance to the final table, he did ladder up nicely consider he was one of the shorter stacks of the day.

The final table is being set up after a short break. The chip counts will be posted shortly and going forward we will report on a 30-minute delay as to not give away spoilers for those watching the stream.

Victor Prior Fernandez Amat – 1.8 million
Janne Nevalainen – 0

Victor Prior Fernandez Amat
Victor Prior Fernandez Amat
Laanemets Eliminated in 11th After Losing Flip to Gaines 30.07.2022 14:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 22: 10,000/20,000 (20,000)
Entries: 10/285

Glen Gaines five-bet jammed for about 850,000 and was called by Gert Laanemets for about 550,000.

Gert Laanemets: J J
Glen Gaines: A K

Gaines won the flip after his king connected with the K 7 Q 4 10 board and the final table was on the bubble with 10 players remaining, each guaranteed a €5,050 payout. Meanwhile, Laanemets will collect a €4,250 prize for his deep run.

Glen Gaines – 1.4 million
Gert Laanemets – 0

Gert Laanemets
Gert Laanemets
All Small Ball 30.07.2022 14:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 22: 10,000/20,000 (20,000)
Entries: 11/285

After a flurry of eliminations last level, this level has been calmer thus far about halfway through with a bunch of smaller pots being played.

Chip Counts at Break 30.07.2022 13:0 by Jason Glatzer
TableSeatPlayerChipsBig Blinds
11Kaspar Laursoo350,00018
14Seppo Parkkinen320,00016
16Paulius Jucys1,135,00057
17Janne Nevalainen310,00016
18Victor Amat1,470,00074
21Igor Pihela Sr.1,420,00071
22Mikael Andersson680,00034
25Gert Laanemets670,00034
26Thomas Jakobsen885,00044
27Juris Hlibovs560,00028
28Glen Gaines750,00038
Alfredsen Loses a Flip to Jucys for His Tournament Life 30.07.2022 13:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 21: 8,000/16,000 (16,000)
Entries: 11/285

Frode Alfredsen three-bet jammed from the big blind for 176,000 over the hijack open to 32,000 by Paulius Jucys. Jucys made the snap-call and the cards were turned over.

Frode Alfredsen: A J
Paulius Jucys: 8 8

Jucys won the flip to oust Alfredsen in 12th place after the 2 9 5 10 3 fell on the board.

Shortly after, the tournament went on its first 20-minute break.

Paulius Jucys – 1.2 million
Frode Alfredsen – 0

Kaspar Laursoo
Kaspar Laursoo
Laanemets Busts Lazauninkas 30.07.2022 13:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 21: 8,000/16,000 (16,000)
Entries: 12/285

Gytis Lazauninkas just hit the rail at the feature table. He got his short stack in with A 8 and was up against the Q 10 held by Gert Laanemets. Lazauninkas was unable to hold on the 4 10 2 J 4 board and was eliminated in 13th place for €3,500.

The final dozen players have each locked up €4,250.

Gert Laanmets – 600,000
Gytis Lazauninkas – 0

Gytis Lazauninkas
Gytis Lazauninkas
Hlibovs Dusts Off Ojala 30.07.2022 13:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 21: 8,000/16,000 (16,000)
Entries: 13/285

Toni Ojala was short all day and eventually got his stack in with A 4 at the feature table against Juris Hlibovs with K 8 .

Ojala was unable to hold after the 4 K 6 10 9 board paired up his opponent’s king to go out in 14th place.

Meanwhile, there could have been another elimination just before on the outer table. Janne Nevalainen got his stack of 153,000 after three-betting with A K and was called by Seppo Parkkinen with A 7 . Nevalinen improved to a flush on the 9 Q 3 9 K runout to double his stack.

Juris Hlibovs – 700,000
Seppo Parkkinen – 470,000
Janne Nevalainen – 340,000
Toni Ojala – 0

Toni Ojala
Toni Ojala
Cooler for Kosk to Hit the Rail 30.07.2022 12:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 21: 8,000/16,000 (16,000)
Entries: 14/285

Glen Gaines opened to 32,000 from under the gun. Ermo Kosk three-bet jammed for about 170,000 from the button. Seppo Parkkinen four-bet shoved for about 400,000 from the big blind. Gaines tanked for a minute before he opted to fold.

Ermo Kosk: Q Q
Seppo Parkkinen: K K

It was a bit of a cooler for Kosk running queens into cowboys and he got no help from the 7 5 3 6 10 board to hit the rail in 15th place for €2,800. The final 14 players are now each guaranteed at least a €3,500 payday.

Meanwhile, we caught the short-stacked Gytis Lazauninkas double-up on the feature table when he got his last 92,000 in with A 5 and held against Q 4

Seppo Parkkinen – 650,000
Glen Gaines – 600,000
Gytis Lazauninkas – 202,000
Ermo Kosk – 0

Ermo Kosk
Ermo Kosk
Fernandez Amat Ousts Juutilainen 30.07.2022 12:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 21: 8,000/16,000 (16,000)
Entries: 15/285

Victor Prior Fernandez Amat opened for 35,000 from the hijack before Henri Juutilainen three-bet jammed for 152,000 from the small blind. Fernandez Amat thought for a moment before he called.

Henri Juutilainen: A 10
Victor Prior Fernandez Amat: A J

Juutilainen bricked the 9 Q 3 6 4 board and was on the rail in 16th place for €2,800.

Victor Prior Fernandez Amat – 1.7 million
Henri Juutilainen – 0

Henri Juutilainen
Henri Juutilainen
Jucys Takes One Off Juutilainen 30.07.2022 12:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 20: 6,000/12,000 (12,000)
Entries: 16/285

Paulius Jucys opened for a min-raise from early position and Henri Juutilainen defended his big blind. Juutilainen check-raised the J 8 J flop from 16,000 to 65,000 and Jucys called.

Juutilainen fired out for 70,000 after the J put three jacks on the board and Jucys called again.

The A river completed the board and Juutilainen checked before he snap-folded facing a bet of around 150,000 from Jucys.

Paulius Jucys – 850,000
Henri Juutilainen – 250,000

Jakobsen Eliminates Sootla 30.07.2022 11:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 20: 6,000/12,000 (12,000)
Entries: 16/285

Thomas Jakobsen opened for 25,000 before he called a three-bet jam by Ranno Sootla to 178,000.

Ranno Sootla: A 5
Thomas Jakobsen: 5 5

Jakobsen’s fives held to eliminate Sootla in 17th place for €2,400 after the J 10 9 7 6 rolled out on the board. A table redraw will take place for the final two tables and the live stream will begin as well on a 30-minute delay.

The final 16 players each were bumped up to at least a €2,800 payout.

Thomas Jakobsen – 800,000
Ranno Sootla – 0

Ranno Sootla
Ranno Sootla
Better Flush for Pihela Sr. 30.07.2022 11:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 20: 6,000/12,000 (12,000)
Entries: 17/285

Gert Laanemets bet 110,000 into a pot of around 300,000 with the K 4 3 4 2 on the board. The action paused on Igor Pihela Sr. who eventually called.

Laanemets turned over J 6 for a flush but was outmatched by Pihela who held Q 10 for a better flush.

Igor Pihela Sr. – 1,500,000
Gert Laanemets – 500,000

All Small Ball 30.07.2022 11:0 by Jason Glatzer

Level 20: 6,000/12,000 (12,000)
Entries: 17/285

It has been all small ball early on for the final day of the Main Event. Victor Amat and Igor Pihela Sr. are both still at the top of the chip counts with about 1.25 million chips each.

Cards in the Air 30.07.2022 11:0 by Jason Glatzer

Cards are in the air for the final day of the Main Event.

Updated Team Event Standings 30.07.2022 11:0 by Jason Glatzer

The team standings have been updated through Events #2, #5, #7, #10, #11, #12, #16, #17, #18, #21, #23, #24, and #25. SNOTTYS TEAM, with Ronny Albirgtsen, Espen Sandvik, Sondre Stormyr, and Edgars Beizaks is currently in the lead with many big events to go.

TEAM NAMETEAM ptsPlayer #1PtsPlayer #2PtsPlayer #3PtsPlayer #4Pts
SNOTTYS TEAM77.62Ronny Albrigtsen28.91Espen Smorholm Sandvik9.68Sondre Stormyr30.12Edgars Beizaks8.91
Suomen Mestarit66.31Janne M. T. Nevalainen2Max August Avela30.99Kimmo Matias Kurko14.33Mohammed Hamzah Saleh Halafi18.99
Steve and his clocks45.45Jon Ander Martinez4.7Juan Carlos Vecino Duenas5David Comeron Carrasco32.75Jose Antoni Gonzalez Zaragoza3
Beginner´s luck49.99Charles Shahreyar Motamedi4Tatjana Vinogradova3Aivaras Smaidziunas35.99Joseph Andrew Jackson7
Boys from the North49.04Vllaznin Dida38.74Alen Edmon Sadik Haddad Matti2Kshitij Kucheria5.3Vikentios Fisentzou3
Spanish Maniacos39.41Marlon Andrey Lopez Martinez15.93Jaime Cristóbal cases susarte0Daniel Clausell Gonzalez7.25Javier Guinot Moya16.23
Must Puudel39.08Adria Comas I Roura8.33Jimenez Sanches17.1Victor Prior Fernandez Amat6.38Alex Podadera Lianes7.27
Rex Populi31.54Mati Pirn12.23Rain Mölderkivi5.6Tapio Ilmari Aaltonen7.33Jaanus Veste6.38
Team Jekku30.17Juho H. S. Heiska5Aleksi Mikael Naski7.22Kristian Matias Zitting9.95Ville Laasanen8
Make Teams Great Again30.01Emmi L. A. Juutilainen7.05Henri Tapio Juutilainen4.33Erno Tapani Suominen13.3Eero Ilari Lehtinen5.33
Norwegian Young Guns24.38Hakon Hovrud17.16Alvar Solvang Haldorsen3Simon Martin Sandberg4.22FREE SPOT!0
Kaunas Team27.21Arnas Lydeka3Dainius Antanaitis4Rytis Ruksenas3.22Agne Ivanauskiene16.99
Kosmonauti24.24Kaspars Butans1Sergejs Piratovs16.64Vladislavs Petrovs2Juris Hlibovs4.6
Knox23.63Toni Verner Saarinen5.6Teemu Aukusti Toikkanen3Anthon Erland Burvall2Bo Philip D.W Berggren13.03
Omad22.48Madis Ormisson8.73Martin Toomas Lehesalu2Jukka Ilmari Juvonen4.3Masoud Mirza Mohammadi7.45
Team Steeeez20.96Paulius Jucys3Rytis Strigunas7.7Modestas Kryzanauskas4Rytis Sandaras6.26
BOM20.48Teemu Kalevi Leppälahti5.31Jari Pekka Hurri10.17Joni Liimatta0Jari Juhani Porkka5
Komanda16.4Gytis Lazauninkas1Ignas Vaitulionis3.94Marius Kudzmanas2Ricardas Lukauskas9.46
Stud papat17.24Jari Mika Juhani Mähönen11.02Seppo Paavo Parkkinen6.22Jyri Merivirta0Risto Ailamo0
Deckflow17.97Ranno Sootla5.6Oskar Ojaveer5Tõnis Viik7.37Rain Heeringas0
HoikatPojat15.3Petteri Laiho4Leevi Petteri Laiho4Jani Kristian Rasinen4.3Jani Kalervo Haarala3
Tekjjämiehet15.08Roope O. O. Tarmi2Risto Olavi Pönniö12.08Touko Berndtson0Mikael Tuomas Andersson1
Honey Boo Boo16.06Igor Pihela Jun.4.22Igor Pihela4.07Ermo Kosk2Georgi Abuladze5.77
Värikynä14.61Akseli Veli Johannes Hosia4Santeri Juhani Rantasalo3.3Henri Olavi Lind3Antti Tapani Tuomi4.31
No name Team12.59Mantas Ungulaitis5.1Audrius Laimelis4.49Egidijus Digrys1Dangiras Kuzulis2
Ahmani Ahvenad12Meelis Ahman4Taago Tamm2Marius Morel1Tarmo Tammel5
Mehed Metsast10Andrei Mjagkov2Maksim Petrov2Toomas Hunt4Dmitri Dudakov2
GrindHouse9.57Airidas Stažys3.54Edvinas Urbietis1Arvydas Vilčinskas0Robertas Smolskis5.03
The A-Team9Jimmy Philippe Dewerdt3Nicolas Bruno Courbin4Siim Suviste2Daniel Belov0
Penthauz2Mantas Bagocius1Vytautas Semaska0Justas Semaska0Deividas Kvaselis1
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Fernandez Amat & Pihela Lead Final 17 on Final Day of Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event 30.07.2022 09:0 by Jason Glatzer

Welcome to the final day of the 2022 Tallinn Summer Showdown €1,100 Main Event at Olympic Park Casino.

Today’s action will feature hour-long blind levels until a winner is crowned with Victor Prior Fernandez Amat (1,300,000) and Igor Pihela Sr. (1,153,000) leading the way at the start of the day.

Estonia’s Gert Laanemets (850,000) and Latvia’s Juris Hlibovs (776,000) are next on the leaderboard. All four of the top players will start the final day at the same table. However, once one player is eliminated there will be an early table redraw tomorrow with two tables of eight players each. Meanwhile, Lithuania’s Paulius Jucys (553,000) also cracked the top five on the end-of-Day 2 leaderboard.

Igor Pihela
Igor Pihela Sr.

Final Day Seat Assignments

There will be no table redraw to start the day as one will take place soon after with 17 players remaining at the eight-max tables. The live stream will begin once the final table of nine players is established when one last redraw will take place. Here is a look at the seat assignments to start the final day:

TableSeatPlayerChipsBig Blinds
22Paulius Jucys553,00046
23Mikael Andersson328,00027
24Gytis Lazauninkas298,00025
25Seppo Parkkinen260,00022
27Glen Gaines462,00039
28Kaspar Laursoo278,00023
32Thomas Jakobsen435,00036
34Ranno Sootla354,00030
35Toni Ojala190,00016
36Frode Alfredsen502,00042
37Ermo Kosk294,00025
38Henri Juutilainen378,00032
81Victor Prior Fernandez Amat1,200,000100
82Igor Pihela Sr.1,153,00096
86Juris Hlibovs776,00065
87Gert Laanemets850,00071
88Janne Nevalainen271,00023

Main Event Payouts

The final 17 players have locked up at least €2,400 with payouts going up big and fast with tomorrow’s winner slated to be rewarded a whopping €62,400 top prize along with the coveted Main Event trophy. Here is a look at all of the Main Event payouts:

PlacePlayerPrize
1€ 62,400
2€ 42,300
3€ 28,300
4€ 21,300
5€ 15,800
6€ 11,400
7€ 8,700
8€ 6,300
9€ 5,050
10€ 5,050
11€ 4,250
12€ 4,250
13€ 3,500
14€ 3,500
15€ 2,800
16€ 2,800
17€ 2,400
18Kshitij Kucheria€ 2,400
19Nicolas Bruno Courbin€ 2,400
20Paulius Vaitiekunas€ 2,400
21Daragh Davey€ 2,400
22Alex Podadera Lianes€ 2,400
23Sandris Mukans€ 2,400
24Mathias Olof Christensen€ 2,400
25Eduard Kruglov€ 2,100
26Emmi L. A. Juutilainen€ 2,100
27Kwan Shun Sam Lau€ 2,100
28Tomi Petri Bondarew€ 2,100
29Max August Avela€ 2,100
30Aleksei Vandyshev€ 2,100
31Audrius Laimelis€ 2,100
32Eero Ilari Lehtinen€ 2,100
33Justina Andriukeviciute€ 2,100
34Zakhar Galper€ 2,100

The action will resume at noon on the casino floor with blinds at 6,000/12,000 along with a big blind ante of 12,000 and increase every hour until a winner is crowned. Stay tuned at PokerListings to see who will win the 2022 Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event.

Saturday’s Event Schedule

DateTimeEvent #EventBuy-in
July 3011:30 a.m.26NLH Turbo Satellite to Highroller Event€120
12 p.m.14NLH Summer Showdown Main Event Final Day
1 p.m.20NLH Friday Deepstack Final Day
1 p.m.27NLH Ladies Event€60
3 p.m.28Summer Showdown HighRoller 6-MAX€2,000
5 p.m.29NLH Olybet Special Day 1€120
7 p.m.30NLH Progressive KnockOut Day 1€440
9 p.m.31PLO4 & PLO5 Card, button round each 8-Max€1,100
10 p.m.32NLH Win the Button Hyper Turbo€120

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