Coolbet Open Smashes Attendance Record on Day 1b

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Day 1b of the Autumn-edition of the 2019 Coolbet Open €550 Main Event has gone down in history. A casino attendance record in the Olympic Park Casino in Hilton Tallinn was smashed with 624 entrants including 442 in today's Day 1b with the previous record also taking place at a Coolbet Open Main Event last year that attracted 589 entrants.

The record field size will continue on tomorrow's Day 2 with unlimited reentries and late registrations allowed until the end of the first blind level on Day 2.

Norway's Arne Borresen bagged the most chips out of 183 survivors with a stack of 221,300. Also bagging more than 200,000 included Estonians Mart Rinken (217,500) and Silver Simulask (212,900).

However, Finland's Mikko Tiitinen will head into Day 2 with the chip lead over the 246 entrants remaining and those that get into the action early tomorrow with a Day 1a chip leading stack of 245,000.

Top Five Chip Counts Heading Into Day 2

PlacePlayerCountryDay QualifiedChipsBig Blinds
1Mikko TiitinenFinlandDay 1a245,000153
2Arne BorresenNorwayDay 1b221,300138
3Mart RinkenEstoniaDay 1b217,500136
4Kaido KooritsEstoniaDay 1a213,500133
5Silver SimulakEstoniaDay 1b212,900133

The defending champion Mathias Siljander will be one to keep eyes on with a healthy stack of 195,000. In addition to his win during the last Coolbet Open, he also took third place in the Main Event before.

The action resumes on Friday at 12 p.m. EET with blinds at 800/1,600 with an ante of 1,600. Follow along with PokerNews live reporting as we bring you coverage of the final two days of the Coolbet Open Main Event.

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*Photos courtesy of Natalie Black / Coolbet Open.

  • The Coolbet Open set a new attendance record in Tallinn's Olympic Park Casino.

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