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The Coolbet Open Returns to Tallinn on May 7-12

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The Coolbet Open is about to return for its third edition at the Olympic Park Casino and the Hilton Tallinn Park in the Estonian capital of Tallinn on May 7-12.

The festival began in May 2018 and was an immediate hit with poker fans. It featured 27 exciting tournaments and a fun vibe, in no small part facilitated by the Coolbear trotting around the venue.

Finland's Sebastian Wahl will forever be known as the first Coolbet Open Main Event champion after he outlasted a field of 425 entrants to win the tournament for €50,100.

Sebastian Wahl
Sebastian Wahl wins the first Coolbet Open Main Event for €50,100 in May 2018.

The Coolbet Open built upon the success of its inaugural event with an even bigger schedule of 31 tournaments when it returned to Tallinn in October. A new record was set for a €550 buy-in event when 589 entrants battled it out in the Main Event. Norway's Mats Albertsen went home as the festival's biggest winner after shipping the Main Event for €60,510.

Mats Albertsen
Mats Albertsen wins second Coolbet Open Main Event in October 2018 for €60,510.

The upcoming Coolbet Open will feature the biggest schedule to date with 33 action-packed tournaments. Buy-ins once again are affordable to all; ranging from freebuys with a €0 entry fee to €1,100 for the €1k Coolbet Open. Two new events on the schedule are the €220 Drawmaha Championships hosted in cooperation with Poker Event Sweden on May 9, and the €60 Short Deck Hold'em on May 11.

As was the case during the first two Coolbet Opens, PokerNews will be on hand to live report the Coolbet Open €550 Main Event from beginning to end.

The Main Event is a deep-stacked affair with players starting with 30,000 in chips and 45-minute blind levels during its two opening flights on May 8 and 9.

Players will have plenty of chances to build a stack not only because of the great structure but thanks to the tournament allowing unlimited reentries until the end of the first blind level on Day 2 on May 10 when blind levels increase to one hour in length.

Those bagging chips on the penultimate day will compete on a live stream until the third Coolbet Open Main Event champion is crowned.

Coolbet Open Schedule

DateTime (EEST)Event #EventBuy-in
May 75 p.m.1Freebuy Satellite to Coolbet Opening Event (seven seats gtd.)€0 + €20 rebuys
 6:30 p.m.2One Hand Flip to Coolbet Opening Event€20
 7 p.m.3Coolbet WarmUp Event (Main Event 1a Seat Added for Winner & Runner-Up)€220
 9 p.m.4Freebuy Satellite to Main Event Day 1a (ten seats gtd.)€0 + €20 rebuys
May 812 p.m.5Freebuy Satellite to Main Event Day 1b (five seats gtd.)€0 + €20 rebuys
 1 p.m.6Coolbet Open Main Event Day 1a€550
 5 p.m.7Freebuy Satellite to Any €330 Event (seven seats gtd.)€0 + €20 rebuys
 9 p.m.8Coolbet NLHE Deepstack Championship Day 1€330
 11 p.m.9Coolbet Open Wednesday Turbo€60
May 912 p.m.10Hyper Turbo Satellite to Main Event Day 1b (five seats gtd.)€30
 1 p.m.6Coolbet Open Main Event Day 1b€550
 1:3011The Drawmaha Championship€220
 4 p.m.12One Hand Flip to Afternoon Turbo€10
 5 p.m.13Coolbet Open Afternoon Turbo€110
 9 p.m.8Coolbet NLHE Deepstack Final Day 
 9 p.m.15Pot Limit Omaha€220
 10 p.m.16One Hand Flip to Thursday Turbo€10
 11 p.m.17Coolbet Open Thursday Turbo€110
May 1012 p.m.6Coolbet Open Main Event Day 2€550
 1 p.m.18Satellite to Any €330 Event (five seats gtd.)€30
 4 p.m.19One Hand Flip to Vimenn Open€30
 5 p.m.20Vimenn Open Day 1€330
 7 p.m.21PL Omaha 4 & 5 Cards Round of Each€110
 9 p.m.22Coolbet Open Deep Special€110
 11 p.m.235 Card Pot Limit Omaha Freezeout€220
 12 a.m.24Midnight Bounty Turbo Freezeout€110
May 1112 p.m.6Coolbet Open Main Event Final Day 
 12 p.m.20Vimenn Open Final Day 
 12 p.m.25Freebuy Satellite to the Coolbet 1k (two seats gtd.)€0 + €50 rebuys
 1 p.m.22Coolbet Open Deep Special Final Day 
 2 p.m.25€1k Coolbet Six-Max€1,100
 3 p.m.27Coolbet Ladies Event€110
 3 p.m.28Open Face Chinese Pineapple€220
 5 p.m.29Coolbet Open Bounty FreezeOut€110
 7 p.m.30Pot Limit Omaha€110
 9 p.m.31Coolbet Saturday Turbo€220
 11 p.m.32Short Deck Hold'em€60
May 1212 p.m.33Turbo Deep Stack Version of Coolbet Main Event€110
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  • The Coolbet Open featured 33 action-packed tournaments on May 7-12.

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