Mikko Ylamaki Leads the Final 18 in the Coolbet Open Main Event

Mikko Ylamaki
Mikko Ylamaki

Mikko Ylamaki put the pedal to the metal near the end of Day 2 to bag a chip leading stack over the 18 remaining players in the Coolbet Open at Olympic Park Casino and the Hilton Tallinn Park with 2,300,000 in chips.

Ylamaki is no stranger to deep runs at the Coolbet Open as the last time the Coolbet Open took place in November 2019, Ylamaki secured 14th place for €15,809 for his largest career live tournament cash according to The Hendon Mob. Although anything can happen in tournament poker, it is likely that he will finish a bit better this time around thanks to his massive stack entering the final day.

Also bagging top five stacks were Vegard Andreassen (1,840,000), David Berggren (1,815,000), Paulius Kostickis (1,645,000), and Kalle Mikkonen (1,565,000). Berggren in particular had a hot end of the day as he doubled up twice against Jon Persent (who was eliminated in 24th place for €2,100) before also eliminating Toni Hamalainen in 28th place.

Behind this batch are a pair of local heroes in Kaido Mikk and Ranno Sootla. Sootla was on a rollercoaster ride with both very big highs and huge lows in the second half of the penultimate day.

Two women also advanced to the final day in Norwegians Ylva Thorsrud (1,080,000) and Marthe Lyngvar (660,000).

Final Day Seat Draw

Table – SeatPlayerCountryChipsBlinds
7-1Raymond VilnesNorway700,00023
7-2Marthe LyngvarNorway660,00022
7-3Eetu SepponenFinland180,0006
7-4Vegard AndreassenNorway1,840,00061
7-5Ylva ThorsrudNorway1,080,00036
7-7Paulius KostickisLithuania1,645,00055
13-1Tarmo TammelEstonia970,00032
13-2Thomas HansenNorway790,00026
13-3Mikko YlämäkiFinland2,300,00077
13-4Quang DoanFinland1,300,00043
13-5Kalle MikkonenFinland1,565,00052
13-8David BerggrenSweden1,815,00061
14-1Kalle LySweden605,00020
14-3Kaido MikkEstonia1,550,00052
14-4Tanel EvertEstonia300,00010
14-5Renta GatosGreece345,00012
14-7Ranno SootlaEstonia1,490,00050
14-8Atli ThrastarsonIceland580,00019

Final Day Payouts

The Coolbet Open Main Event has been a massive success with 648 runners generating a prize pool of €311,040. This makes it the second-largest Coolbet Open Main Event in the tour's five event history only behind the last Coolbet Open in November 2019 which attracted 686 entries for a €331,740 prize pool. All returning players are guaranteed at least a €2,100 payout with the eventual winner slated to walk away with a huge top prize of €65,700.

The tournament was scheduled to pay out the top 79 players at least a €1,020 payout. However, with both Line Lindsholm at the feature table and Henning Stalsberg at a side table hitting the rail on the same hand on the money bubble, the prize was split to €510 each for these two players and allowed 80 players to go home with a payout.

Here is a look at the payouts for the 18 remaining players:


PokerListings will be back on the floor as soon as cards are in the air on Saturday, May 28 at noon PST. Stay tuned to see who wins the Coolbet Open Main Event.

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