2022 Coolbet Open Final Day

2022 Coolbet Open Final Day


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Kaido Mikk Wins the 2022 Coolbet Open Spring Edition Main Event (€65,700) 28.05.2022 23:33 by Jason Glatzer
Kaido Mikk
Kaido Mikk

Estonia’s Kaido Mikk etched his name into the Coolbet Open history books after an epic come-from-behind victory heads-up against Finland’s Mikko Ylamaki in the 2022 Coolbet Open Spring Edition €550 Main Event to bank €65,700.

Mikk was near the top of the chip counts throughout the final day after a late surge on Day 2 before eventually getting heads-up against Ylamaki, who had the chip lead to start the day and on the entire final table until that point. The heads-up battle was a back and forth five-hour marathon with both players having each other on the ropes before Mikk pulled out the victory at the end.

For Mikk, it was the first international live poker tournament victory on his poker resume according to The Hendon Mob and easily his largest win with the victory heads-and-toes above the $10,180 Mikk accumulated leading into the event.

The event itself was a rousing success and even exceeded expectations despite a 2 1/2 year gap in Coolbet Open events due to the pandemic. The Coolbear, of course, was back along with tons of fun and comraderly among new players and old. The Main Event itself was the second biggest in its five event history with 648 entries generating a massive €311,040 prize pool. The top 79 players were scheduled to make at least a min-cash of €1,020, however, two players were eliminated on the same hand during hand-for-hand play in Line Lindsholm and Henning Stalsberg, who both officially cashed for €510 each.

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2022 Coolbet Open Main Event Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Kaido MikkEstonia€65,700
2Mikko YlämäkiFinland€42,800
3Kalle MikkonenFinland€26,600
4Paulius KostickisLithuania€20,700
5Vegard AndreassenNorway€15,260
6Atli ThrastarsonIceland€10,170
7Quang DoanFinland€8,000
8Ylva ThorsrudNorway€6,800
9David BerggrenSweden€5,650

Final Day Action

Ylamaki led the final 18 players to start the final day, each securing a min-cash of at least €2,100 with runner-up Ylamaki in the lead and eventual winner Mikk in fifth place.

It wasn’t looking good for the trophy for a second straight festival after Ott Karli Toome won the last Coolbet Open Main Event in November 2019 with three Estonians hitting the rail before the final table in Ranno Sootla (13th – €2,900), Tarmo Tammel (14th – €2,900), and Tanel Evert (18th – €2,100). Raymond Vilnes, Marthe Lyngvar, Kalle Ly, Thomas Hansen, and Renta Elina Kris Gatos also advanced to the final day but fell short of the final table before Ylamaki ousted Eetu Sepponen on the final table bubble.

Final Table Action

2022 Coolbet Open Final Table
2022 Coolbet Open Final Table

Ylamaki began the final table with the chip lead with Mikk as his closest competitor and the eliminations took place at a relatively fast place before heads-up play began.

Fireworks erupted nearly immediately with after Sweden’s David Berggren jamming kings and hit the rail after Lithuania’s Paulius Kostickis woke up with aces. Kostickas was the table terminator early on as he also took out popular Norwegian poker streamer Ylva Thorsrud on a flip when his king-queen suited got there against nines.

Ylamaki was dealt aces more than once at the feature table before the final table began and got them once again to the dismay of Quang Doan who unsuccessfully got his stack in with sixes.

Vegard Andreassen then dispatched the short-stacked Atli Thrastarson when his queen-four improved against king-five. Andreassen’s success was short lived as he lost a flip for his tournament life soon after losing a flip with fives against Mikk, who committed more than half his stack with ace-jack.

Ylamaki then delivered a cooler to Kostickas when his cowboys held against a suited big slick to leave just three players remaining. Moments later, Kalle Mikkonen was eliminated on the podium after his ace-four didn’t hold against Mikk’s ten-eight.

Five Hour Heads-Up Marathon

Ylamaki began what turned out to be a nearly five-hour heads-up marathon with nearly double the stack of Mikk. The tables were quickly turned with Mikk winning small pot after small pot early on to win the chip lead before extending it to a 3:1 chip advantage.

It wasn’t close to over yet, as Ylamaki won a timely flip to double his stack when his ace-nine won against Mikk’s fives. Ylamaki won a few hands and had Mikk down to four big blinds before Mikk mounted an epic comeback for the ages.

Mikk first doubled with king-five against king-four before sucking out and doubling up a second time when his ace-nine connected with an ace to beat queens. At this point, Mikk had the lead. Ylamaki jammed with jack-seven and couldn’t win the flip to stay alive after Mikk called with fours.

Congratulations to Kaido Mikk for an amazing victory in the Coolbet Open and see you next time!

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Kaido Mikk & Friends

* Hands live reported by Arved Klohn and Jason Glatzer
* Photos courtesy of the Coolbet Open / Elena Kask

Final Table Payouts 28.05.2022 22:12 by Jason Glatzer

Here is a look at the final table payouts of the 2022 Coolbet Open Main Event. Stay tuned for the recap in about an hour.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Kaido MikkEstonia€65,700
2Mikko YlämäkiFinland€42,800
3Kalle MikkonenFinland€26,600
4Paulius KostickisLithuania€20,700
5Vegard AndreassenNorway€15,260
6Atli ThrastarsonIceland€10,170
7Quang DoanFinland€8,000
8Ylva ThorsrudNorway€6,800
9David BerggrenSweden€5,650
Mikko Ylamaki Eliminated in 2nd Place (€42,800) 28.05.2022 22:09 by Jason Glatzer

Level 35: 200,000/400,000 (400,000)
Entries: 2/848

Mikko Ylamaki
Mikko Ylamaki

Mikko Ylamaki jammed the button with J 7 for 3.7 million and Kaido Mikk called with 4 4 to put Ylamaki at risk in a coin flip situation.

Ylamaki bricked the 10 3 6 Q 10 board and Kaido Mikk is the latest 2022 Coolbet Open Main Event champion for €65,700.

Meanwhile, Mikko will collect the runner-up prize of €42,800.

Kaido Mikk – 19.5 million
Mikko Ylamaki – 0

Kaido Mikk Doubles Again, Leads Again 28.05.2022 22:03 by Arved Klöhn

Level 35: 200k / 400k (400k)
Entries: 2 / 648 Entries

Finally, Ylämäki found a hand too good to fold before the flop: Q Q . He raised to 800k from the button and Mikk instantly shoved with A 9 in the big blind. Ylämäki called.

The board gave Mikk a better pair: A 9 5 10 2 .

With this 30/70 lucky punch, Kaido Mikk doubled back into the chip lead.

Kaido Mikk – 15.8M
Mikko Ylämäki – 3.7M

Mikk Finds a Doube Up 28.05.2022 21:48 by Arved Klöhn

Level 35: 200k / 400k (400k)
Entries: 2 / 648 Entries

Ylämäki moved all-in with K 4 for 2.2m. Mikk called with K 5 .

Board: 3 2 8 10 A

With that hand Mikk doubled up to 4.8M

Kaido Mikk – 4.8M
Mikko Ylämäki – 14.8M

Mikk on Fumes 28.05.2022 21:43 by Jason Glatzer

Level 35: 200,000/400,000 (400,000)
Entries: 2/848

Kaido Mikko bet 5 million out of his stack of 6.6 million with K 8 from the button and was Calle by Mikko Ylamaki from the big blind with A 8 .

Ylamaki jammed and Miik folded for his remaining stack of 1.6 million after the 10 Q 9 landed on the flop and had only four big blinds left in his stack.

Mikko Ylamaki – 17.9 million
Kaido Mikk – 1.6 million

Mikko Ylämäki Doubles Again 28.05.2022 21:01 by Arved Klöhn

Level 34: 150k / 300k (300k)
Entries: 2 / 648 Entries

Mikka Ylämäki
Mikka Ylämäki

For some reason, Ylämäki moved all-in cold from the button with Q 10 for 5.7M. Kaido called the shove with 4 4

The board ran out 10 8 3 2 6 .

With his top pair Ylämäki won his 2nd coin flip and doubled up again.

Mikko Ylämäki – 11.7M
Kaido Mikk – 7.8M

Mikk Gets Some Chips Back 28.05.2022 20:48 by Jason Glatzer

Level 33: 125,000/250,000 (250,000)

Entries: 2/848

Kaido Mikk limped with 8 5 from the button before he called a raise to 800,000 by Mikko Ylamaki with A 10 .

Both players checked the 9 7 Q flop. Ylamaki connected his ten for second pair on the 10 turn and fired out for 600,000. Mikk called to see the K river.

Ylamaki checked and Mikk, who whiffed the board, fired out for 1,000,000. Ylamaki quickly folded the best hand. Players went on a quick break a couple of hands later.

Ylamaki Wins a Flip to Double His Stack 28.05.2022 20:37 by Jason Glatzer

Level 33: 125,000/250,000 (250,000)

Entries: 2/848

Mikko Ylamaki
Mikko Ylamaki

Mikko Ylamaki opened for 500,000 with A 9 . Kaido Mikk jammed with 5 5 and Ylamaki called off for his stack of 4.1 million.

It could have all been over if Mikk won the flip. But instead, Ylamaki connected his ace on the Q Q A 7 3 board to bring the stacks closer to even.

Kaido Mikk – 11.1 million

Mikko Ylamaki – 8.4 million

Raise, All-In, No Call 28.05.2022 20:27 by Arved Klöhn

Level 33: 125k / 250k (250k)
Entries: 2 / 648 Entries

Action has almost grinded to a halt during the last hour. Now we just got an all-in, one of our first ones: Mikko Ylämäki raised from the button to 500k with A 5 . Mikk moved all-in with 7 7 which got Ylämäki to fold.

Mikk Kaido – 14M
Mikko Ylämäki – 5.8M

Level 33 – No Deal, No Winner Yet 28.05.2022 20:05 by Arved Klöhn

Level 33: 125k / 250k (250k)
Entries: 2 / 648 Entries

After a short break, we’re at level 33 with the big blind at 250k.

By now Ylämäki, who could not catch many strong hands so far is down to 21 big blinds.

Mikk Kaido – 14.2M
MiKko Ylämäki – 5.2M

Mikk Out-Flops Ylämäki Again 28.05.2022 19:50 by Arved Klöhn

Level 32: 100k / 200k (200k)
Entries: 2 / 648 Entries

Mikko Ylämäki raised with K 10 to 450k and Mikk called with Q 9

Flop: Q 5 2 – Ylämäki bet 350k and Mikk called.

Turn: 3 – Both players checked.

River: J – Mikk elected to bet 900k and Ylämäki quickly folded his king-high.

Mikk Kaido – 13.8M
MiKko Ylämäki – 5.5M

Mikko Ylämäki Whiffs; Down to 5M 28.05.2022 19:45 by Arved Klöhn

Level 32: 100k / 200k (200k)
Entries: 2 / 648 Entries

From the button Mikko Ylämäki limped with J 4 . Mikk checked with 10 6 .

Flop: 9 4 2 . Mikk checked, Ylämäki made it 200k and Mikk elected to check-raise to 700k. Ylämäki called the raise.

Turn: 10 . Now Mikk hit top pair and elected to check to the raiser. Ylämäki checked behind.

River: 9 . Mikk checked his top pair again and Ylämäki checked his whiffed draw with a low pair behind.

Kaido Mikk – 14M
Mikko Ylämäki – 5M

Ylämäki Gets No Value After Flopping a Boat 28.05.2022 19:30 by Arved Klöhn

Level 32: 100k / 200k (200k)
Entries: 2 / 648 Entries

Ylämäki found Q 9 on the button and elected to limp. Mikk checked with 10 6

The flop fell Q 9 9 , giving Ylämäki a boat. Mikk bet out 200k and immediately Ylämäki slid out a raise.

This got Mikk to fold and Ylämäki got almost no value out of his flopped boat.

Mikk – 13M
Ylämäki – 6.7M

Set for Ylämäki 28.05.2022 19:04 by Arved Klöhn

Level 31: 75k / 150k (150k)
Entries: 2 / 648 Entries

Miko Ylämäki received 2 2 on the button and he limped. Mikk checked his option with K 4 .

Flop: 10 5 2 – Mikk bet out 150k and Ylämäki raised with his set to 400k. This got Mikk to fold his nothing and Ylämäki didn’t get much out of his flopped set.

Mikk – 11m

Ylämäki – 8.5m

Ylamaki Halts Mikk’s Momentum with a Wheel 28.05.2022 19:01 by Jason Glatzer

Level 31: 75,000/150,000 (150,000)

Entries: 2/848

Kaido Mikk limped from the button with Q 9 and Mikko Ylamaki checked back with 4 3 .

Ylamaki bet 150,000 on the 4 2 J flop. Mikk raised to 500,000 and Ylamaki called. Ylamaki checked after he improved to a wheel on the A turn. Mikk fired out for 800,000. Ylamaki raised to 2,000,000 with the nuts and won the hand after Mikk snap-folded.

Kaido Mikk – 11.6 million

Mikko Ylamaki – 7.9 million

Ylämäki Still Composed, Manages to Lay Down Strong Hand 28.05.2022 18:44 by Arved Klöhn

Level 31: 75k / 150k
Entries: 2 / 648 Entries

Mikko Ylämäki hasn’t had much luck over the past hour and lost more than half of his stack in the heads-up. But he’s still composed and can read his opponent well, despite having lost most of the hands against Mikk.

On the button Ylämäki found K Q and he raised to 350k. Mikk woke up with K K and made it 1.1M – a huge re-raise from the big blind.

Ylämäki, who hasn’t seen his opponent see 3-bet at all in the past hour, managed to fold his only seemingly strong hand.

Mikk – 12M
Ylämäki – 7.6M

Another Full House for Mikk 28.05.2022 18:30 by Jason Glatzer

Level 31: 75,000/150,000 (150,000)

Entries: 2/848

It’s been all Kaido Mikk during heads-up play as he continues to connect his cards and win pot after pot against Mikko Ylamaki including the following hand.

Ylamaki opened for 350,000 from the button with 10 5 and was called by Mikk with K 6 .

Mikk check-called for 250,000 after he improved to top two pair on the K 4 6 flop and further improved to a full house on the K turn. The 2 river completed the board and Mikk checked again. Ylamaki didn’t fall into the trap and checked back and the dealer awarded Mikk the pot.

Kaido Mikk – 12.4 million

Mikko Ylamaki – 7.1 million

Broadway for Mikk on a Scary Board 28.05.2022 18:24 by Jason Glatzer

Level 30: 75,000/150,000 (150,000)

Entries: 2/848

Kaido Mikk limped from the button with A 10 before Mikko Ylamaki checked his option from the big blind with A 7 .

Ylamaki check-called for 150,000 after both players improved to top pair on the A K 2 flop before he checked again on the J turn. Mikk fired out for 500,000 and Ylamaki called.

Mikk was ahead but improved even more to Broadway on the Q river but was also a scary card for both players with a fourth club on the board. 

Both players checked and Mikk extended his lead with the best hand.

Kaido Mikk – 11.8 million

Mikko Ylamaki – 7.7 million

Kaido Mikk Takes the Lead 28.05.2022 18:12 by Arved Klöhn

Level 28: 50k / 125k
Entries: 2 / 648 Entries

Mikko Ylämäki found Q J on the button and made it 300k to go. With A J in the big blind Kaido Mikk re-raised to 1M. This got Ylämäki to fold his hand.

After this hand, Mikk overtook Ylämäki in the chip count. He’s in the leas with 9.9M vs 9.5M

Kaido Mikk Inching Closer 28.05.2022 18:05 by Arved Klöhn

Level 28: 50k / 125k
Entries: 2 / 648 Entries

The hands that we’re seeing are very small and not much is happening in terms of big confrontations. Here’s one hand we just witnessed:

On the button Mikko Ylämäki found 3 3 and raised to 275k. Kaido called with Q 4 .

Flop: A 4 2 . Kaido check/called a 150k bet.

Turn: 10 . Check / check.

River: J . Again both players checked and Kaido took it down with the minimally better pair.

With that hand, Kaido Mikk almost closed the gap in the count. They have 9M vs 10M chips now.

Mikk Picks Off Ylamaki 28.05.2022 17:51 by Jason Glatzer

Level 29: 50,000/125,000 (125,000)

Entries: 2/848

Mikko Ylamaki opened for 275,000 from the button with 9 6 and Kaido Mikk called with 6 5 .

Both players checked the 8 4 10 flop before Mikk check-called a bet of 150,000 on the 5 turn after he connected his five. 

The A river didn’t improve either player’s hand. Mikk checked again and Ylamaki fired out for 550,000. Mikk thought things through for about 30 seconds before he found the call to win the hand.

Mikko Ylamaki – 11.3 million

Kaido Mikk – 8.2 million

Full House for Mikk 28.05.2022 17:36 by Jason Glatzer

Level 29: 50,000/125,000 (125,000)

Entries: 2/848

Mikko Ylamaki opened for 275,000 from the button with A J and Kaido Mikk defended his big blind with 5 5

Both players checked the Q Q 9 flop before Mikk led out for 200,000 on the 4 turn and got a call. The 5 river improved Mikk to a full house. He fired out for 400,000 and got some value after Ylamaki called.

Mikko Ylamaki – 12.4 million

Kaido Mikk – 7.1 million

Kalle Mikkonen Eliminated in 3rd Place(€26,600) 28.05.2022 17:14 by Arved Klöhn

Level 28: 50k / 100k
Entries: 2 / 648 Entries

Kalle Mikkonen
Kalle Mikkonen

Now that was super fast. After the last two eliminations, it only took two hands to get to the next one.

This time it was the young Fin Kalle Mikkonen who found his master in Kaido Mikk.

Mikkonen opened with A 4 and Mikk moved all-in with 10 8 for effectively 10 big blinds. Mikkonen had an easy call, but needed his better hand to hold.

The young Fin’s hand did not hold though as Mikk spiked a pair on the board: 10 7 7 5 8

And just like that, we’re down to two players. Mikko Ylämäki has two-thirds and Kaido Mikk one-third of all the chips in play.

Both players are on a break right now and both have agreed on not having a deal right now.

Paulius Kostickis Eliminated in 4th Place(€20,700) 28.05.2022 17:06 by Arved Klöhn

Level 28: 50k / 100k
Entries: 4 / 648 Entries

Paulius Kosticki
Paulius Kosticki

Right after we lost Vegard Andreassen in 5th place, Paulius Kostickis – who was one of the most active players at the table – followed him to the rails.

Mikko Ylämäki found K K on the button and raised to 200k. In the small blind Kostickis looked down at A K and moved all-in. After the call both went to showdown. The board brought no Paulius Kostickis no help as it fell 9 3 2 8 Q .

With that hand, we’re down to 3 players and Mikko Ylämäki has two-thirds of the chips in play.

Vegard Andreassen Eliminated in 5th Place (€15,260) 28.05.2022 17:03 by Jason Glatzer

Level 28: 50,000/100,000 (100,000)

Entries: 4/848

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Vegard Andreassen

Vegard Andreassen jammed for 2 million with 5 5 from under the gun. Kaido Mikk called from the cutoff with A J for more than half his stack.

A jack was out of the window on the J 8 8 flop. Things weren’t looking good for Andreassen with Mikk’s jack connecting the flop and they didn’t get any better after his fives got nowhere on the K turn and K river. 

Andreassen didn’t go home empty-handed as he will bank €15,260 for his fifth-place performance. The remaining four players are each guaranteed at least a €20,700 payout.

Kaido Mikk – 6 million

Vegard Andreassen – 0

Paulius Kostickis Wins With the 2nd-best Hand 28.05.2022 16:54 by Arved Klöhn

Level 28: 50k / 100k
Entries: 6 / 648 Entries

Paulius Kostickis found A 6 in the CO and raised to 200k. In the big blind Kaido Mikk had A 10 and only called.

Flop: Q 10 7

Mikk checked and Kostickis bet 150k. Mikk called with his 2nd pair.

Turn: J

Mikk checked again and now Kostickis elected to bet again this time 600k. This got Mikk to fold his pair and Kostickis took home this pot with the worst hand.

Massive Pot for Ylamaki vs. Andreassen 28.05.2022 16:42 by Jason Glatzer

Level 28: 50,000/100,000 (100,000)

Entries: 5/848

Mikko Ylamaki
Mikko Ylamaki

Mikko Ylamaki opened for 200,000 from the button with 10 7 and was called by Vegard Andreassen from the big blind with Q 9 .

Ylamaki improved to two pair on the 7 10 8 flop and Andreassen held an open-ended straight draw. Both players checked before Andreassen led out for 150,000 on the 5 turn. Ylamaki raised to 500,000 before Andreassen three-bet to 1,000,000. Ylamaki called and the 10 river completed the board. Andreassen, who bricked his draw, fired out for 1,500,000. Ylamaki jammed and won the hand without showing his full house after Andreassen folded.

Mikko Ylamaki – 9 million

Vegard Andreassen – 2.7 million

Atli Thrastarson Eliminated in 6th Place(€10,170) 28.05.2022 16:29 by Arved Klöhn

Level 28: 50k / 100k
Entries: 6 / 648 Entries

Atli Thrastarson
Atli Thrastarson

Atli Thrastarson was by far the least active player at the final table as he was more or less card dead for the entire time he was in his seat. As he was down to 8 big blinds he found A Q and shoved all-in from UTG which got through. He was up to 10 big blinds again.

Next hand he found K 5 in the big blind. It was folded to Vegard Andreassen in the small blind who shoved all-in for effectively 10 big blinds with Q 4 .

Thrastarson had an easy call with a King against Andreassen’s wide range.

Unfortunately for Thrastarson the board gave Andreassen a pair: Q 10 10 7 J

With that hand, Thrastarson was eliminated in 6th position and we’re down to only five players.

Ylamaki Extends the Lead 28.05.2022 16:07 by Jason Glatzer

Level 27: 40,000/80,000 (80,000)

Entries: 6/848

Kaido Mikk opened for 160,000 from the button with A 7 and was called by Mikko Ylamaki from the big blind with A 10 .

Ylamaki check-called a min-bet of 80,000 on the A 9 9 flop before check-calling again for 300,000 on the 8 turn.

Both players checked the 5 river. Both players had top pair but Ylamaki won the hand with the better kicker to extend his chip lead.

Mikko Ylamaki – 5.9 million

Kaido Mikk – 4.1 million

Chip Counts Six-Handed 28.05.2022 16:02 by Arved Klöhn

Updated Counts:

SeatPlayerCountryChipsBlinds
1-9Mikko YlämäkiFinland5,300,00088
1-7Kaido MikkEstonia4,700,00078
1-1Paulius KostickisLithuania3,600,00060
1-2Vegard AndreassenNorway3,500,00058
1-8Kalle MikkonenFinland1,500,00025
1-5Atli ThrastarsonIceland850,00014
Mikk Takes One Off Ylamaki with a Full House 28.05.2022 16:01 by Jason Glatzer

Level 27: 40,000/80,000 (80,000)

Entries: 8/848

Mikko Ylamaki opened for 175,000 from the hijack with A 3 and was called by Kaido Mikk from the big blind with 8 8 .

Mikk check-called for 150,000 on the 2 J 2 flop before both players checked the 8 turn. 

Mikk already had a full house when the A river completed the board to give Ylamaki a flush and led out for 200,000. Ylamaki raised to 800,000 and bled some chips after Mikk called with the winning hand.

Mikko Ylamaki – 5.1 million

Kaido Mikk – 4.7 million

Paulius Kostickis Backs Into a Chop 28.05.2022 15:54 by Arved Klöhn

Level 27: 40k / 80k
Entries: 6 / 648 Entries

Paulius Kostickis
Paulius Kostickis cannot lose

Mikko Ylämäki found A Q on the button and raised to 175k. In the small blind Paulius Kostickis raised to 600k with A 8 .

After the big blind folded, Ylämäki called the re-raise.

Flop: 10 10 5

With both players having whiffed the flop, Kostickis bet out 400k into the 1,4M pot. Ylämäki thought for a while and called.

Turn: 3

Now both players checked.

River: 5

Again both players were happy enough with the situation and checked.

With the way the board ran out, both players chopped the pot.

Quang Doan Eliminated in 7th Place (€8,000) 28.05.2022 15:50 by Jason Glatzer

Level 27: 40,000/80,000 (80,000)

Entries: 6/648

Quang Doan
Quang Doan

Fireworks erupted a couple hands after Ylva Thorsrud hit the rail. Quang Doan jammed for 820,000 from the hijack with 6 6 and was called by Mikko Ylamaki from the small blind with A A . Paulius Kostickis tanked for a short time before he opted to fold his A J from the big blind.

Rockets held on the 4 10 2 10 2 runout and Doan was eliminated in seventh place for €8,000.

Mikko Ylamaki – 6.3 million

Quang Doan – 0

Ylva Thorsrud Eliminated in 8th Place(€6,800) 28.05.2022 15:46 by Arved Klöhn
Ylva Thorsrud
Thorsrud

Paulius Kostickis found K Q UTG and made it 160k to go. Behind him, Ylva Thorsrud looked down at 9 9 and she only had 750k chips left. Eventually, she moved all-in and after all other players folded, Kostickis called the all-in.

The dealer dealt a board that looked for Ylva until the river: 8 5 2 5 K . But with the king on the river Kostickis won the hand and sent Ylva Thorsrud to the rails in #8. This tournament is a male-only affair now.

Paulius Kostickis Flats Big Slick, Somehow Wins Pot 28.05.2022 15:37 by Arved Klöhn

Level 26: 30k / 60k

Entries: 8 / 648

Kaido Mikk opened from UTG with A 10 . Right behind him Paulius Kostickis flat called with A K and in the big blind Doan called with 8 7 .

Flop: Q 9 5

It was checked to Kostickis who in turn made it 160k to go. His two opponents folded and thus Kostickis took down this pot.

Mikk Steals a Chopped Pot 28.05.2022 15:34 by Jason Glatzer

Level 26: 30,000/60,000 (60,000)

Entries: 8/848

Atli Thrastarson opened for 125,000 from early position with A J and was called by Kaido Mikk from the hijack with A 10 .

Thrastarson bet 160,000 on the 9 5 5 flop and the same on the K turn. Mikk called both times and bet 500,000 on the Q river after Thrastarson checked. Thrastarson would have chopped the pot if he called but Mikk stole the pot away after Thrastarson called.

Kaido Mikk – 3.5 million

Atli Thrastarson – 1 million

Paulius Kostickis Tries to Bully Kaido Mikk 28.05.2022 15:26 by Arved Klöhn

Level 26: 30k / 60k

Entries: 8 / 648

Kaido Mikk min-raised with Q Q from the CO and was called by Kostickis in the Big Blinds with K 7 .

Flop: Q 9 9 . After a check, Mikk bet a tiny amount: 60k. Now Kostickis check-raised to 150k and Mikk called.

Turn: 8 . Now Kostickis aborted his steal mission and he checked to Mikk who in turn bet out again. Now Kostickis gave up entirely and folded his hopeless holding.

Updated Counts 28.05.2022 15:21 by Arved Klöhn

The friendly stream people counted the chips for us:

NameCountryChipsBlinds
Mikko YlämäkiFinland5,700,00095
Vegard AndreassenNorway3,100,00052
Paulius KostickisLithuania3,000,00050
Kaido MikkEstonia2,600,00043
Kalle MikkonenFinland1,700,00028
Atli ThrastarsonIceland1,200,00020
Quang DoanFinland1,200,00020
Ylva ThorsrudNorway1,000,00017
Aces Again for Kostickis 28.05.2022 15:21 by Jason Glatzer

Level 26: 30,000/60,000

Entries: 8/848

Paulius Kostickis
Paulius Kostickis

Paulius Kostickis eliminated David Berggren early at the final table with aces vs. kings and he just got pocket rockets again in a hand against Kaido Mikk.

Kostickis opened for 120,000 from middle position with A A before Mikk defended his big blind with 10 8 . Both players checked the 6 7 8 flop before Mikk led out for 120,000 on the 6 turn. The 7 river completed the board. Mikk fired out for 300,000 and Kostickis called to win the hand with a better two pair.

Paulius Kostickis – 3 million

Kaido Mikk – 2.7 million

Ylva Thorsrud loses to Andreassen After 3-Bet 28.05.2022 15:00 by Arved Klöhn

Level 27: 30k / 60k

Entries: 8 / 648

Ylva Thorsrud
Ylva Thorsrud

Andreassen raised from the CO with 9 9 to 160k. Behind him, Ylva Thorsrud re-raised with A 8 from the button to 280k. It was folded back to Andreassen and he called the mini-re-raise out of position.

Flop: J 8 6

It was checked to Ylva and with 710k in the middle, she bet 120k, leaving only 845k behind. Andreassen was not convinced and called.

Turn: 7

Andreassen now had a straight-flush draw with his pair and elected to check. Ylva checked behind.

River: 6

Now the action went check / check and Andreas took home this pot, leaving Ylva as the shortest stack at the table.

David Berggren Eliminated in 9th Place (€5,650) 28.05.2022 14:54 by Jason Glatzer

Level 26: 25,000/50,000 (50,000)

Entries: 8/848

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Vegard Andreassen opened for 100,000 from under the gun with J 9 . David Berggren three-bet jammed for 1 million with K K . Paulius Kostickis woke up with A A and rejammed for 1.2 million. Andreassen folded and it was kings vs. aces in the opening minutes of the final table.

The A 8 5 Q 8 ran out on the board and Kostickis ousted Andreassen in ninth place for €5,650.

Paulius Kostickis – 2.4 million

Vegard Andreassen – 2.4 million

David Berggren – 0

Final Table Begins on Stream 28.05.2022 14:40 by Jason Glatzer

Our coverage has resumed as the live stream has just kicked off with the final table.

2022 Coolbet Open Final Nine 28.05.2022 14:31 by Arved Klöhn

Those are the final nine players of this year’s Coolbet Open:

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Final Table Counts 28.05.2022 13:55 by Arved Klöhn

Level 26: 25k / 50k

Entries: 9 / 648

The players are back at the table and cards will be in the air shortly. All the action will be live on the stream in 30 minutes. There are 10 minutes left on the clock for this level.

Those are the chip counts of all players

SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1-9Mikko YlämäkiFinland5,180,000104
1-7Kaido MikkEstonia3,610,00072
1-2Vegard AndreassenNorway2,425,00049
1-8Kalle MikkonenFinland1,900,00038
1-5Atli ThrastarsonIceland1,520,00030
1-4Ylva ThorsrudNorway1,370,00027
1-1Paulius KostickisLithuania1,275,00026
1-6Quang DoanFinland1,030,00021
1-3David BerggrenSweden1,020,00020
Live Table Stream in 30 Minutes 28.05.2022 13:47 by Arved Klöhn

The TV Stream of the final table will begin in roughly 30 minutes.

For the remainder of the tournament, we will be reporting with delay to not spoiler the live stream action.

Eetu Sepponen Eliminated in 10th place (€4,600) 28.05.2022 13:34 by Arved Klöhn

Level 26: 25k / 50k

Entries: 10 / 648

Eetu Sepponen
Eetu Sepponen

Basically at the same time, another elimination occurred at the TV table. In a massive hand, Eetu Sepponen was eliminated. It all began with Ylva Thorsrud opening from early position to 110k. Sepponen called in the CO and both blinds, Mikko Ylämäki and Kalle Mikkonen tagged along.

Flop: 10 4 2

After two checks Ylva bet 150k and Sepponen called. Now it was up to Ylämäki in the small blind and he raised to 450k. After Mikkonen and Thorsrud folded, Sepponen moved all-in for a few 100k more. Ylämäki called. Showdown:

Ylämäki: K J
Sepponen: 4 4

Ylämäki had flopped a flush against Sepponen’s set. Turn and River didn’t help Sepponen as they fell 9 and 6 . This hand saw Sepponen part and the tournament down to the final table.

We’ll post counts in bit.

Renta Elina Kris Gatos Eliminated in 11th Place (€3,800) 28.05.2022 13:34 by Jason Glatzer

Level 26: 25,000/50,000 (50,000)

Entries: 10/848

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Renta Eline Kris Gatos

Vegard Andreassen jammed from the small blind with jack-three and Renta Eline Kris Gatos called off from the big blind for his remaining eight big blinds with ace-ten.

The flop and turn were safe for Gatos but a three spike the river to send Gatos to the rail in 11th place for €3,700. There will be no hand-for-hand play at the final table at around the same time there was another elimination at the feature table.

Vegard Andreassen – 2.5 million

Renta Eline Kris Gatos – 0

Thomas Hansen Eliminated in 12th Place (€3,700) 28.05.2022 13:23 by Jason Glatzer

Level 26: 25,000/50,000 (50,000)

Entries: 11/648

Thomas Hansen
Thomas Hansen

Kaido Mikk opened for 100,000 from under the gun before he called a three-bet button jam to 470,000 by Thomas Hansen.

Thomas Hansen: K J

Kaido Mikk: A 6

The 10 10 5 A 6 board didn’t help Hansen and he hit the rail in 12th place for €3,700.

Kaido Mikk – 3.5 million

Thomas Hansen – 0

Thrastarson Thrusts Forward, Picks up Big Bluff 28.05.2022 13:16 by Arved Klöhn

Level 26: 25k / 50k

Entries: 12/648

Atli Thrastarson
Atli Thrastarson

Right after doubling up, Atli Thrastarson found himself in another big hand. This time it was against Vegard Andreassen. Both found themself on a river with 550k in the middle. The board read 10 3 3 J 5 and after Thrastarson checked, Andreassen moved 450k over the line.

Eventually Thrastarson called the bet and showed 6 6 – that was enough to take down the hand as Andreassen had a pure bluff: A 7 .

Both players have about 2M chips now.

Thrastarson Doubles up With Queens Through Mikk 28.05.2022 13:10 by Arved Klöhn

Level 26: 25k / 50k

Entries: 12/648

In a button vs blind situation, Atli Thrastarson managed to double up with Q-Q against Kaido Mikk’s A-7. Thrastarson opened from the button and Mikk moved all-in for effectively 500k. Thrastarson called. The board brought no help for Mikk: 5-T-K-T-K.

Atli Thrastarson – 1.1M
Kaido Mikk – 2.5M

Sepponen Doubles Through Doan with Broadway 28.05.2022 13:03 by Jason Glatzer

Level 26: 25,000/50,000 (50,000)

Entries: 12/648

Quang Doan jammed from the small blind before Eetu Sepponen called off his stack of 620,000 from the big blind.

Eetu Sepponen: A J

Quang Doan: A K

Doan was ahead when the chips went in and improved to top pair on the 7 10 K flop before improving further to two pair on the A turn. However, the Q spiked the board on the river to give Sepponen Broadway to double his stack instead of hitting the rail.

Eetu Sepponen – 1.3 million

Quang Doan – 1 million

Ranno Sootla Eliminated in 13th Place (€2,900) 28.05.2022 12:56 by Jason Glatzer

Level 25: 20,000/40,000 (40,000)

Entries: 12/648

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Ranno Sootla

Local Estonian poker hero Ranno Sootla, unfortunately, won’t have another final table appearance to add to his collection as he just hit the rail in 13th place for €2,900. The final dozen each got a tasty €800 payout bump at a minimum with the top 12 players guaranteed at least a €3,700 payday.

Sootla jammed for less than 20 big blinds from the small blind with A 3 and was called by Kaido Mikk from the big blind with A K .

The 2 3 Q paired up Sootla’s trey. The J turn took away the K as a possible out for Mikk as that would have completed a flush for Sootla. Mikk got there at the end anyway with the K river giving him the two outer he needed to eliminate Sootla.

Kaido Mikk – 3 million

Ranno Sootla – 0

Tarmo Tammel Eliminated in 14th Place (€2,900) 28.05.2022 12:38 by Arved Klöhn

Level 24: 20k / 40k

Entries: 14 / 648

Tarmo Tammel

Tarmo Tammel just lost his last all-in when he shoved his last 450k chips A 2 against Mikko Ylämäki’s A A .

The board gave him no help: 8 7 J 6 K .

Mikko Ylämäki meanwhile has over 4M chips now.

Everyone Loves a Split Pot, Right? 28.05.2022 12:27 by Arved Klöhn

The action is a bit on the slow side right now. On table 2 we just saw an all-in and call between Vegard Andreassen in the CO and Atli Thrastarson in the BB.

Andreassen raised to 80k and Thrastarson quickly moved all-in for 775k. Andreassen called as quickly. Showdown:

Thrastarson: A J
Andreassen: A J

Board: 9 J 4 K 5

The flop gave Andreassen a scare, but in the end, both players chopped the pot.

Kalle Ly Eliminated in 15th Place (€2,450) 28.05.2022 12:15 by Jason Glatzer

Level 25: 20,000/40,000 (40,000)

Entries: 14/648

Kalle Ly
Kalle Ly

Kalle Ly three-bet jammed for about 500,000 and was called by Kalle Mikkonen.

Kalle Ly: Q 9

Kalle Mikkonen: K J

Mikkonen won the battle of the Kalle’s with the J K A 4 7 board giving him two pair to eliminate Ly in 15th place for €2,450. Another pay jump just took place with the final 14 hopefuls each guaranteed at least a €2,900 payout.

Kalle Mikkonen – 2.1 million

Kalle Ly – 0

Re-Draw And Play at two Tables 28.05.2022 11:57 by Arved Klöhn

This is how the players are returning to the final two tables:

SeatPlayerCountryChipsBlinds
2-1Kaido MikkEstonia1,700,00057
2-2Renta GatosGreece750,00025
2-3Vegard AndreassenNorway2,000,00067
2-4Thomas HansenNorway1,000,00033
2-5Paulius KostickisLithuania1,100,00037
2-7Atli ThrastarsonIceland750,00025
2-8Ranno SootlaEstonia950,00032
1-1Mikko YlämäkiFinland2,200,00073
1-2Kalle MikkonenFinland1,900,00063
1-3Ylva ThorsrudNorway1,250,00042
1-4Quang DoanFinland1,450,00048
1-5Tarmo TammelEstonia500,00017
1-6Kalle LySweden500,00017
1-7Eetu SepponenFinland1,300,00043
1-8David BerggrenSweden1,400,00047
Marthe Lyngvar Eliminated in 16th Place (€2,450); Raymond Vilnes in 17th Place (€2,100) 28.05.2022 11:48 by Arved Klöhn

Level 24: 15,000/30,000 (30,000)

Entries: 15/648

Eetu Sepponen who began the day as the shortest stack just managed to bust two players in the same hand. Sepponen raised from UTG and in the small blind Raymond Vilnes (12 big blinds) moved all-in. Marthe Lyngvar (who had roughly 15 big blinds) did the same in the big blind. Sepponen, who had both covered, called the all-in. Showdown:

Marthe Lyngvar: 9 9
Raymond Vilnes: K J
Eetu Sepponen: A A

Board: 5 6 3 6 2

The board did not provide enough help for either of the two players at risk and Sepponen took both of them out. He’s up to over 1M chips now. Meanwhile, Lyngvar was able to ladder up one spot to be awarded the 16th place prize of €2,450 while Vilnes had to settle for the 17th place prize of €2,100.

With that, we’re down to the final two tables and the seats are redrawn.

Eetu Sepponen – 1.2 million

Raymond Vilnes – 0

Marthe Lyngvar – 0

Nut Flush for Mikk 28.05.2022 11:34 by Jason Glatzer

Level 24: 15,000/30,000 (30,000)

Entries: 17/648

Kaido Mikk fired out a pot-sized bet of 225,000 from the button after Ranno Sootla checked from the big blind with the K 8 3 8 Q on the board. Sootla went into the tank for approximately five minutes before he made the call. Mikk turned over A 7 for the nut flush and chipped up past 2 million in chips.

Kaido Mikk – 2.2 million

Ranno Sootla – 1 million

Ylva Thorsrud Picks up pot Against Kostickis 28.05.2022 11:28 by Arved Klöhn

Over at the TV table, Ylva Thorsrud won a nice pot against Paulius Kostickis. Kostickis opened from UTG and Ylva called in the BB. Flop: 9 6 6 . Kostickis bet 55k and Ylva called.

Turn: A – again the action went check / bet / call. This time Kostickis slid out 100k.

With the 7 on the river Ylva Thorsrud sprang into action and bet 225k. Kostickis almost instantly folded his hand, sending this 350k pot Ylva’s way.

Tanel Evert Eliminated in 18th Place (€2,100) 28.05.2022 11:20 by Jason Glatzer

Level 24: 15,000/30,000 (30,000)

Entries: 17/648

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Tanel Evert

Tanel Evert jammed his small stack with fives and didn’t get there against the tens held by Atli Thrastarson to become the first casualty of the final day.

Atli Thrastarson – 750,000

Tanel Evert – 0

Sepponen Doubles at Feature Table 28.05.2022 11:12 by Jason Glatzer

Level 24: 15,000/30,000 (30,000)

Entries: 18/648

Eetu Sepponen had his stack of around 180,000 in the middle the very first hand at the feature table with K 7 and was up against the J J held by Raymond Vilnes.

Sepponen was behind put pulled out ahead thanks to his king connecting on the A K Q 6 Q board.

Raymond Vilnes – 700,000

Eetu Sepponen – 420,000

2022 Coolbet Open Final Showdown at Noon 28.05.2022 09:59 by Arved Klöhn

Welcome back to the final day of the 2022 Coolbet Open live coverage. The Coolbet Open Main Event has been a huge success with 648 entries, which is the second highest number for any Coolbet Open event. The players are fighting for a share of a €311,040 prize pool and all returning players are guaranteed at least a €2,100 payout. The eventual winner will walk away with a huge top prize of €65,700.

18 players return to the tables with Finlands Mikko Ylämäki in the lead. Ylämäki already has a Coolbet Open deep run under his belt. He finished the 2019 event in 14th place securing €3,000.

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

PlacePrize
1€65,700
2€42,800
3€26,600
4€20,700
5€15,260
6€10,170
7€8,000
8€6,800
9€5,650
10€4,600
11-12€3,700
13-14€2,900
15-16€2,450
17-18€2,100

This is how the players will begin the battle for the final table:

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

Cards will be in the air shortly after noon local time. We’re still playing at three tables with 15 minutes left in the 23rd level. A live stream will be available roundabout 12:30 CEST.

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