Kings of Tallinn – All the Way
Let’s go back in time with Kings of Tallinn and find out more about the existence of this eventful series of the Baltics. For years they have shown to be a true competitor for one of Europeans finest live poker series, but how they initially started their great concept? And who were the initiators of all this? Which key personalities helped to get KoT to become the KoT like it is now? We will nosedive into the history together with all our readers.
Once upon a time….. Former Casino Director of Olympic Casino Risto Suurpold and current Tournament Director Teresa Nousiainen were sitting down together and came up with the idea of starting to organize a great tournament for the poker community of the Baltics. They came up with the name Kings of Tallinn and decided from the get-go that this event must be a ‘tribute to all poker players’. It always has been the aorta of the whole week, to have a schedule based on player’s needs and wishes. Based upon their feedback, the event series became to what it currently, and always, stands for. Because of this approach, you can expect every following year, great new stuff added to the schedule.
What Do We Know About the Most Important Tournament of a Poker Series, Namely the Main Event?
The Main Event of Kings of Tallinn came first to ligt in 2015 and had a very decent player field, topping 140 entries up until the COVID-19 saga, they always managed to attract more players as previous editions. Somewhat, which only can be respected inside out. It has not always had a guaranteed prize pool as they have now, just from 2020 they started with offering a guaranteed prize pool of €500,000. A prize pool which they guaranteed just once, until this year, where they will offer again this extraordinary amount for the Main Event.
Here is a list of all previous Main Event champions:
- 2015 – 140 entries – Prize Pool €137,200 – Ranno Sootla (Estonia) – €37,330
- 2016 – 198 entries – Prize Pool €240,100 – Johan Creutz (Sweden) – €52,200
- 2017 – 247 entries – Prize Pool €234,650 – Matias Knaapinen (Finland) – €45,007
- 2018 – 268 entries – Prize Pool €254,600 – Juha Helppi (Finland) – €62,000
- 2019 – 375 entries – Prize Pool €356,250 – Vitalijs Zavorotnijs (Latvia) – €85,300
- 2020 – 674 entries – Prize Pool €640,300 – Johan Karlsson (Sweden) – €126,900
- 2021 – 298 entries – Prize Pool €280,120 – Claudio Di Giacomo (Italy) – €58,440
- 2022 – 328 entries – Prize Pool €308,320 – Adam Kharman (Australia) – €64,280
It Is the Year of the Rabbit. Which Rabbit They Will Pull Out of the Hat in 2023?
The Kings of Tallinn 2023 poker series will run from February 24th, ten days straight, until March 5th. It will be held at the iconic and truly amazing Hilton Hotel’s Olympic Park Casino, but it has not always been organized at the same premise. Initially, back in 2015 during the first ever event, it was Radisson Olympia who had the honors of being the host. Recently, they have published the schedule for 2023 and it promises to be a unique event full of action, with plenty of mixed-games, a team challenge, a great opening event, High Roller, Pot-Limit Omaha Mystery Bounty, and many more in different kinds of poker formats. This brings us to a total of 10 days, 53 events, and 24/7 cash game filled with action.
Here are some of the scheduled events:
|Date||Event #||Game||Event||Buy-In||Starting Stack||Levels||Late Reg|
|Feb. 25||7||NLH||€555 Kings Of Tallinn 2023 Championship Day 1A||€500 + €55||30,000||40 min||Unlimited Re-Entry until the start of second level of Day 2|
|Feb. 25||8||PLO 4||€250 PL Omaha 4 Cards, 8 Handed||€220 + €30||20,000||20 min||Level 8|
|Feb. 28||23||8 Game||€350 8-Game||€315 + €35||20,000||25 min||Level 8|
|Mar. 1||27||NLH||€1,100 Kings Of Tallinn 2023 Main Event Day 1A, Final Day will be played on Saturday, March 4, €500,000 GUARANTEED!!!||€1,000 + €100||30,000||60 min||Unlimited Re-Entry until the start of second level of Day 2|
The upcoming weeks we will give you all possible information about the history of the Kings of Tallinn poker event, as well as exclusive interviews with previous winners, but we will also give you a look behind the scenes! So, stay tuned and make sure to follow our social media channels:
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