Main Event
Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Nicolai Aubert Heads to the Final Day of the Coolbet Open Main Event in the Chip Lead

Jaxon • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Nicolai Aubert
Nicolai Aubert

The Coolbet Open €550 Main Event at Olympic Park Casino and the Hilton Park Hotel has thus far been a monumental success.

The tournament has attracted 589 entrants, setting a new casino record at Olympic Park Casino for the most entrants in an international poker event. The previous record was established in November 2017 when the MPNPT Main Event attracted 534 entrants.

First place is slated to win a whopping €64,600 with each of the 27 players advancing to the third and final day on Saturday each guaranteed a payout of €1,820.

Norway's Nicolai Aubert is in the driver's seat to enter the final day with a huge stack of 1,611,000 and blinds starting off at 6,000/12,000 with a big blind ante of 12,000. Aubert won a huge pot near the end of the day against Finnish poker legend Aki Pyysing (43rd - €1,400) when his kings held up against his opponent's ace-queen suited.

Not too far behind Aubert are Finland's Mathias Siljander (second - 1,500,000) and Sweden's Fredrik Karvall (third -1,340,000).

Jussi Mattila Bubbles the Coolbet Open Main Event
Jussi Mattila Bubbles the Coolbet Open Main Event

The action slowed down a bit when the bubble was approaching with 55 players guaranteed a payout of at least €1,050. However, the bubble just lasted one hand when Finland's Jussi Mattila was eliminated with jack-ten against Afshin Alikhani with pocket kings. There were two tens on the board when all of the chips were in the middle but there was also a king on the board as well giving Alikhani a better hand.

Notable players to start the day but not survive were Vegard Dahl, who began the day as the chip leader, Rauno "Estonian Jesus" Tahvonen, and Finnish musician Kim Herold. Also not cashing was Sebastian Wahl, who won the first-ever Coolbet Open Main Event in May for €50,100 and Sander van Wesemael, who finished runner-up to Wahl.

The final day kicks off tomorrow at 12 p.m. with 27 hopefuls battling it out in hopes to win the second-ever Coolbet Open Main Event trophy and the €64,600 top prize.

Live streaming commentated by Henry Kilbane and Brandon Allen will begin after the first break of the day and will be available in our coverage under the Live Stream tab.

Stay tuned at PokerNews tomorrow as we bring to you the conclusion of the Coolbet Open Main Event at Olympic Park Casino and the Hilton Park Hotel.


*Images courtesy of Natalie Black/Coolbet Open.

Tags: Afshin AlikhaniAki PyysingBrandon AllenHenry KilbaneJussi MattilaKim HeroldMathias SiljanderNicolai AubertFredrik KarvallSander van WesemaelSebastian WahlVegard Dahl

Final Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Jaxon • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Nicolai Aubert NO
Nicolai Aubert
NO 1,611,000 261,000
Mathias Siljander fi
Mathias Siljander
fi 1,500,000 -100,000
Fredrik Karvall SE
Fredrik Karvall
SE 1,340,000 1,340,000
Daniel Sandnes NO
Daniel Sandnes
NO 1,242,000 1,088,800
Meelis Meliste ee
Meelis Meliste
ee 1,100,000 860,000
Morten Rosenkrantz NO
Morten Rosenkrantz
NO 1,025,000 842,500
Davis Modans lv
Davis Modans
lv 1,009,000 699,000
Joachim Bjorum Hillestad EE
Joachim Bjorum Hillestad
EE 883,000 822,500
Silver Nommik ee
Silver Nommik
ee 839,000 -161,000
Eero Lehtinen fi
Eero Lehtinen
fi 731,000 426,000
Mats Albertsen no
Mats Albertsen
no 680,000 568,000
Chia Mohammed Junis NO
Chia Mohammed Junis
NO 559,000 419,400
Christopher Andersen no
Christopher Andersen
no 514,000 514,000
Sergei Gerasimovitš EE
Sergei Gerasimovitš
EE 504,000 347,000
Gert Laanemets ee
Gert Laanemets
ee 479,000 315,800
Tony Andre Westby no
Tony Andre Westby
no 478,000 -92,000
Jonas Bølge Tveit NO
Jonas Bølge Tveit
NO 398,000 273,000
Tapio Ilmari Vihakas fi
Tapio Ilmari Vihakas
fi 388,000 98,000
Niklas Vakkuri fi
Niklas Vakkuri
fi 330,000 282,000
Mikhael Kvale no
Mikhael Kvale
no 329,000 224,500
Jari Hurri fi
Jari Hurri
fi 327,000 282,400
Afshin Alikhani no
Afshin Alikhani
no 321,000 -279,000
Marius Heiene no
Marius Heiene
no 278,000 278,000
Sami Jaakko Antero Tuomaala FI
Sami Jaakko Antero Tuomaala
FI 268,000 240,600
Katsuhiro Muto JP
Katsuhiro Muto
JP 259,000 223,100

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Players Bagging Chips

Jaxon • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Players are now bagging chips. Stay tuned for the final chip counts of the players advancing to the final day and the recap.

Virtanen Wins a Monster Pot with Top Pair and Eliminates Klaassen

Jaxon • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Kristo Klaassen jammed for 250,000 into a pot of around the same with the board reading {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}{4-Spades}{8-Hearts}.

Pekka Virtanen went into the tank for about four minutes before he made the call.

Kristo Klaassen: {10-Spades}{k-Spades}
Pekka Virtanen: {A-Spades}{10-Clubs}

Virtanen was looking strong with top-pair and only needed to fade a jack to win a monster pot. Klaassen was eliminated in 35th place for €1,620 and Virtanen's stack soared the six-figures.

Pekka Virtanen FI
Pekka Virtanen
FI 1,160,000 1,126,300
Kristo Klaassen EE
Kristo Klaassen
EE Busted

Final Blind Level of the Day Begins

Jaxon • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

The blinds have just gone up to 5,000/10,000 with an ante of 10,000. This will be the final blind level of Day 2.

Any player bagging chips will come back tomorrow at 12 p.m. EEST for one final day of action until a winner is crowned.


Aubert Eliminates Pyysing

Jaxon • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Nicolai Aubert
Nicolai Aubert

Nicolai Aubert now has a monster stack of 1.35 million and some of that came just now from the hands of Aki Pyysing.

Pyysing four-bet jammed for about 350,000 in chips with {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} and Aubert called with {K-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}.

The {6-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{9-Spades}{k-Clubs}{2-Clubs} board was unable to help Pyysing and he was eliminated in 43rd place for €1,400.

Nicolai Aubert NO
Nicolai Aubert
NO 1,350,000 1,249,900
Aki Pyysing fi
Aki Pyysing
fi Busted

Tags: Aki PyysingNicolai Aubert