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Tallinn Summer Showdown Returns on July 18-25

2021 Tallinn Summer Showdown

The Tallinn Summer Showdown returns to Olympic Park Casino, located in the heart of the Estonian capital of Tallinn, for seven days of around-the-clock poker action from July 18-25.

Last year, the Tallinn Summer Showdown was a beacon of hope as the first big live event in the first major festival in Northern Europe since the COVID pandemic. Players traveled not only from the typical Baltic and Scandanavian countries but made the journey from other countries in Europe to attend, including the charismatic Niall Farrell, who went on to ship the 2020 Tallinn Summer Showdown €1,000 Main Event for €32,125. Farrell will be one of many players to travel to Tallinn again this year and will aim to defend his title.

The schedule features 33 action-packed events highlighted by the €1,100 Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event on July 22-24.

There is something for everyone on the schedule. Those with limited bankrolls can even get into the action with satellites starting at just €10 and low buy-in side events including the popular €60 Ladies Event.

Those with bigger bankrolls can battle it out not only in the Main Event but the schedule also boasts a three-day €550 side event, a two-day six-max €2,000 High Roller, along with a handful of one-day events with €500-€1,100 buy-ins.

While no-limit hold'em players will have plenty to choose from on the schedule, players that enjoy other variants will be pleased to know there is plenty for them on the schedule as well with events in pot-limit Omaha, Short Deck, H.O.R.S.E., and Open Face Chinese Pineapple.

Niall Farrell Wins 2020 Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event
Niall Farrell Wins 2020 Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event

PokerNews to Commentate the Main Event (July 22-24)

The Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event is a deep-stacked affair with players starting off with 30,000 in chips during each of the two opening flights. The first flight kicks off on Thursday, July 22 at 12 p.m. EEST where players will have plenty of time to build up a big stack with nine 60-minute blind levels. The second opening flight takes place later in the day at 8 p.m. EEST and features a faster structure with 30-minute blind levels.

Survivors of either of these flights will resume for action with those that late register or reenter on Day 2 for two more days of action on July 23-24 until a winner is crowned.

Players and poker enthusiasts will be able to follow the Main Event action as PokerNews will be on hand to commentate on the Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event on the Olympic Casino social media channels.

There are still plenty of opportunities both live and online at OlyBet Poker for players to qualify into the Main Event for a fraction of the cost.

Traveling to Tallinn

While poker players from most countries will be able to head into Estonia without a quarantine, things can change quickly. Up-to-date information on countries and self-isolation requirements for passengers can be found on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' homepage.

2021 Tallinn Summer Showdown Schedule

DateTime (EEST)Event #EventBuy-in
July 195 p.m.1Rake free satellite to the Main Event NB! Unlimited Rebuys + AO, 3 SEATS GTD€20
 7 p.m.2Summer Showdown Opening, added 550€ ticket to Event 5€330
 10 p.m.3NL Hold'em Satellite to the SSD €550, Unlimited Re-Entry, 3 SEATS GTD€60
July 202 p.m.4Summer Showdown Deepstack 1A (LVL 1-14)€220
 3 p.m.5NL Hold'em Satellite to the €550 SSD, Unlimited Re-Entry, 3 SEATS GTD€60
 5 p.m.6Deepstack turbo paf special€70
 7 p.m.7SSD 550€ 1A, 1 re-entry per flight, 2-Day Event, Final Day on Thursday at 21:00€550
 9 p.m.4Summer Showdown Deepstack 1B Turbo (LVL 1-14)€220
 11 p.m.8Satellite to the ME NB! Unlimited Rebuys + AO, 3 SEATS GTD€60
July 211 p.m.7SSD 550€ 1B€550
 2 p.m.4Summer Showdown Deepstack FINAL DAY-
 3 p.m.9Progressive Knockout, €100 into prize pool and €100 as progressive bounty, €220
 5 p.m.10Satellite to the ME NB! Unlimited Rebuys + AO, 3 SEATS GTD€60
 7 p.m.7SSD 550€ 1C Turbo€550
 9 p.m.114 Cards PLO Turbo Knockout, €150 into prize pool, €50 for knockout€220
 11 p.m.12NLH Hyper-turbo€115
July 2211:30 a.m.13Rake free satellite to the Main Event NB! Unlimited Rebuys + AO, 2 SEATS GTD€20
 12 p.m.14Summer Showdown Main Event 1A, first day plays 8 levels€1,100
 3 p.m.15NL Hold'em Satellite to Main Event 2021 1B, Unlimited Re-Entry, 2 SEATS GTD€115
 3 p.m.14Summer Showdown Main Event 1B Turbo, first day plays 8 levels€1,100
 9 p.m.7SSD 550€ FINAL DAY-
 9 p.m.165 Cards PLO Progressive Knockout 6-max€440
 11 p.m.17Short Deck 6-Max€115
July 2312 p.m.14SSD Main Event, Day 2. Unlimited re-entry & late reg until end of LVL 9€1,100
 1 p.m.18Rake free Satellite to event #21, unlimited €10 RB & €10 AO, 7 SEATS GTD€10
 3 p.m.19Friday Deepstack€220
 5 p.m.20Open Face Chinese pineapple, unlimited re-entry€330
 5 p.m.21Satellite to SSD 2021 Highroller, Unlimited re-entry, 2 SEATS GTD€220
 7 p.m.22Progressive Knockout 6-max€1,100
 9 p.m.234 Cards PLO hi-lo€330
 11 p.m.24Hyper Turbo Knockout, €75 into prize pool, €25 for knockout€115
July 2411:30 a.m.25Turbo Satellite to SSD 2021 Highroller, Unlimited re-entry, 2 SEATS GTD€115
 12 p.m.14SSD Main Event, Final Day-
 1 p.m.19Deepstack Final Day (Final table)-
 1 p.m.26Ladies Event€60
 3 p.m.27Summer Showdown Highroller 6-Max, Day1€2,000
 3 p.m.28OlyBet Special€115
 5 p.m.29PL Sviten Special€220
 7 p.m.30Progressive Knockout€440
 9 p.m.31PL Omaha 4 & 5 Cards, round of each, plays 8-handed€1,100
 11 p.m.32NLH Win the Button Hyper-Turbo€115
July 2512 p.m.27Summer Showdown Highroller 6-Max FINAL-
 12 p.m.28OlyBet Special Final Day-
 12 p.m.30Progressive Knockout Final Day-
 1 p.m.33Hyper-Turbo Version of the ME€115

Head to the Tallinn Summer Showdown website for more information about this event.

*Images courtesy of the Tallinn Summer Showdown and Olympic Park Casino

  • Hot poker action returns to Tallinn next week with the Summer Showdown on July 18-25.

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