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€550 Main Event
€550 Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Mikko Tiitinen Shines on Day 1a of the Coolbet Open Main Event

Jaxon • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Mikko Tiitinen
Mikko Tiitinen

Day 1a of the Coolbet Open Main Event hosted by Olympic Park Casino and Hilton Tallinn Park was a huge success with 182 entrants ponying up the €550 buy-in.

This represents a larger turnout than the record 130 entrants that participated in Day 1a of the last Coolbet Open in May. Tomorrow's action is expected to be much bigger for the second and final opening flight with many players just getting to town today and most of the online qualifiers yet to join the action.

Players kicked off today's deep-stacked action with 30,000 in chips and competed for ten blinds levels of 45 minutes each. Unlimited reentries remained open throughout the day and will stay open until the end of the first blind level on Friday's Day 2.

A total of 63 players survived the first of two opening flights with Finland's Mikko Tiitinen in the chip lead with 245,000 in chips followed by Estonia's Kaido Koorits in second place for 213,500.

Closely behind was defending Coolbet Open Main Event champion Mathias Siljander from Finland with a stack of 195,500. PokerNews interviewed Siljander at the end of Level 6 when he had just 18,000 in chips. He mentioned he wanted to bag a big stack and went on a tear during the next blind level to get most of the chips he wound up bagging.

Also bagging big stacks were Sweden's Vishal Joshi (fourth - 182,200) and Norway's Lise Hoyforslett (fifth - 178,000).

Day 1b of the Main Event will kick off at 12 p.m. local time tomorrow with many new players and many of the same players from today that were unable to survive.

As was the case today, the PokerNews live reporting team will be back on the floor to provide complete coverage tomorrow and beyond until a winner is declared.

*Lead image courtesy of Natalie Black / Coolbet Open.

Tags: Kaido KooritsLise HoyforslettMathias SiljanderVishal Joshi

Final Chip Counts (full)

Jaxon • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Mikko Tiitinen FI 245,000 199,000
Kaido Koorits ee 219,500 6,000
Mathias Siljander fi 195,500
Vishal Joshi SE 186,200
Lise Hoyforslett NO 178,000
Bernt Eric Silvertsson SE 173,200 173,200
Thorbjorn Furseth NO 150,100 150,100
Bartlomiej Grabowski PL 147,200 129,200
Raimo Kaljusaid EE 143,000 143,000
Vallo Maidla ee 142,800 142,800
Sander Eentall EE 129,500 129,500
Kevin Pold EE 129,000
Haukur Mar Bodvarsson IS 126,000 126,000
Andruis Nowickas LT 113,800 113,800
Jon Thurvaldse IS 113,200 113,200
Andreas Lejon SE 111,800 111,800
Claudio Vasques CL 111,300 111,300
Alexander Kupezman EE 104,700 104,700
Marlek Koplimaa EE 101,300 101,300
Viljar Asumagi EE 100,000 100,000
Madis Muur ee 95,300 95,300
Taisto Sutonen FI 95,000 95,000
Frederik Moe NO 94,400 94,400
Aleksandr Ryznkoo RU 92,600 92,600
Einard Urmo EE 90,200 90,200

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Mikko Tiitinen Bags the Day 1a Chip Lead

Jaxon • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Mikko Tiitinen bagged the Day 1a chip lead. Here is a look at some chip counts from around the room.

Stay tuned for the full chip counts and the recap of the day.

Mikko Tiitinen FI 245,000 199,000
Kaido Koorits ee 213,500 53,500
Mathias Siljander fi 195,500 -4,500
Vishal Joshi SE 186,200 160,200
Lise Hoyforslett NO 178,000 108,000
Erick Sivertsson SE 173,200 173,200
Torbjorn Furseth NO 150,100 60,100
Kevin Pold EE 129,000 105,000
Audrius Navickas lt 113,800 43,800
Jon Thorvaldsson IS 113,200 43,200
Claudio Vasquez CL 111,300 -18,700
Markku Koplimaa ee 101,300 53,300
Ranno Sootla ee 67,000 15,000

Tags: Mikko Tiitinen

Bagging Chips

Jaxon • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Players at some of the tables are now bagging chips. Stay tuned the final chip counts and a recap of Day 1a.

FInal Four Hands

Jaxon • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

The tournament director announced the final four hands for Day 1a.

Koorits Eliminates Muur

Jaxon • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Kaido Koorits
Kaido Koorits

Kaido Koorits opened for 3,600 and called a three-bet jam from Madis Muur of 16,000.

"I only saw an ace," said Muur as he turned over {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}.

"I only saw queen-jack" Koorits said as he turned over {q-Clubs}{j-Spades}.

"Queen or jack!" shouted Koorits as the {3-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} came on the flop.

"Queen or jack!" shouted Koorits again after the {9-Clubs} came on the turn.

"Ten or jack!" shouted Koorits before the {10-Clubs} came to give him a straight.

"Yes!" shouted Koorits before saying "sorry" to Muur.

Kaido Koorits ee 160,000 160,000
Madis Muur ee Busted

Tags: Kaido KooritzMadis Muur

Navickas Felts Richards

Jaxon • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Audrius Navickas opened from the button before Samuel Richards jammed from the big blind for 19,000.

Navickas called and was ahead after he turned over {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and Richards turned over {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts}.

The {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{q-Hearts} board didn't help Richards and he was eliminated at least for now from the Main Event.

Audrius Navickas lt 70,000
Samuel Richards US Busted

Tags: Audrius NavickasSamuel Richards

Final Blind Level of Day 1a

Jaxon • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Coolbet Open Main Event
Coolbet Open Main Event

The final blind level of Day 1a has just kicked off with blind at 600/1,200 and a big blind ante of 1,200. There are 180 entrants in the field with just 77 remaining.

Players that were unsuccessful finding a bag today can join others giving it a shot tomorrow during Day 1b set to kick off at noon EET.