Ranno Sootla Leads After Day 1a of the Coolbet Open Main Event

Ranno Sootla Leads After Day 1a of the Coolbet Open Main Event

Local Estonian poker hero Ranno Sootla is in a prime position to go deep in yet another event at the Olympic Park Casino and the Hilton Tallinn Park as he bagged the chip lead out of the 65 survivors on Day 1a of the Coolbet Open €550 Main Event.

Sootla was building his stack during the latter half of Day 1a before winning even more near the tail end of the day's action when his aces held against ace-queen to eliminate Andrei Mjagkov.

Day 1a attracted 193 entries, putting it 10 entries ahead of the pace of the festival's record-breaking Coolbet Open at the end of 2019 won by Ott Kaarli Toome for €71,700. That event attracted 686 entries for a €331,740 prize pool and it could be possible that this Main Event could be even bigger.

Also bagging top five chip stacks were Are Tengelsen (305,200), Alex Lianes (180,200), Klaus Witte (170,000), and Magnus Bodvarsson (158,800).

Day 1a Top Ten Chip Counts

PlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Ranno SootlaEstonia350,000219
Are TengelsenNorway305,200191
Alex Podadera LianesSpain180,200113
Klaus WitteNorway170,000106
Magnus BodvarssonIceland158,80099
Feras AbidFinland153,00096
Jaanus VesteEstonia152,20095
Davy WathneNorway137,30086
Robin TiitsEstonia129,60081
Kristo TiitsEstonia125,60079

Day 1b Kicks Off at 12 p.m.

The action will resume for Day 1b at 12 p.m. EEST and PokerListings will be right along with you to bring you some of the biggest hands and bad beats throughout the day.

Players bagging chips on Day 1b will join the 69 survivors on Day 1a for Day 2 on Friday, May 27 at 12 p.m. EEST with the trophy scheduled to be awarded on Saturday.

Find the live blog here: Coolbet Open 2022 Live Blog

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