Level 1: 100/100
We had to do a double take when we saw Risto Suurpõld in street clothes playing the Main Event. We are used to seeing Suurpold, just not at the tables, as he was the casino manager at Olympic Park Casino before leaving more than a year ago.
Tournament Director Teresa Nousiainen shared with PokerListings that Suurpold was given a present when he left Olympic for a Main Event ticket for the Kings of Tallinn. This ticket was pushed back multiple times before Suurpold got into action today.
Suurpold has more than a starting stack after winning the following hand against Tarmo Anton:
Anton opened for 400 from the cutoff and was called by Suurpold from the button. The 2 7 A flop provided some action with Anton continuing for 300 before he called a raise by Suurpold to 1,200. The 7 turn paired the board on the turn. Suurpold bet 1,200 after Anton checked and won the pot without a showdown after Anton folded.