Photos courtesy of Natalie Black / Coolbet Open.
Aki Foudilainen bet 2,500 into a pot of over 5,000 with the on the board. Johan Lindqvist raised to 7,500 and a third player in the pot folded. Foudilainen paused for a minute before he reraised to 28,500 with about 5,000 left behind in his stack.
Lindqvist, who had about 13,000 behind, went into the tank for several minutes and was talking out his thoughts.
"Should I fold a full house?" asked Lindqvist. "You are so tight. I have seven-three."
LIndqvist eventually made the call and got out of his chair when he saw Foudilainen had for a full house sixes over treys. As a man of his word, Lindqvist showed he did have a full house himself and turned over before he left the table.
The pot built up to 2,000 before the came on the flop. The action checked around to the fourth player who bet 800. Hassan Sey raised to 3000. Bjorn-Erik Fagerliroen cold-called and the original better also called.
Sey checked after the came on the turn and Fagerliroen bet out for 4,000. The third player in the hand folded and Sey called.
Sey checked again after the completed the board on the river. Fagerliroen bet 7,000. Sey paused for a moment before he made the call. Fagerliroen turned over for the nut flush which was good enough to win the hand after Sey tossed his hand facedown into the muck.
Players are now on a 15-minute break.
Vegard Melgalvis bet 7,500 into a splashed pot of around 18,000 with the on the board. Morten Antonsen tanked for several minutes before he folded and flashed he had the for at least top pair.
The Day 1b field has grown to 218 entrants according to the big board. Combined with yesterday's 182 entrants in Day 1a, the Coolbet Open Main Event has already reached 400 entrants.
Sebastian Wahl will forever be known as the first-ever Coolbet Open Main Event champion. The former champ has entered the action. Also recently entering are Jon Kyte, Hassan Sey, Roope Tarmi, and Conny Eriksson.
The action went four-way to the flop with more than 6,000 in the pot. All four players checked after the came on the flop.
Toomas Polli bet 1,700 after the paired the board on the turn and Bjorn Fiske was the sole player to call. Both players checked after the completed the board on the river. Polli turned over which was good enough to win the pot.