Welcome to the 2018 Coolbet Open €550 Main Event at Olympic Park Casino and Hilton Park Hotel on Oct. 17-20.
The festival is expected to attract players from all around Europe, especially from Scandinavian and Baltic countries with many already in the house last night for the Coolbet €220 WarmUp Event and to play in satellites for today's Main Event.
The first of the two opening days of the Main Event kicks off today at 1 p.m. EEST. The tournament boasts an amazing structure with players kicking off the action with 30,000 in chips and blinds increasing every 45 minutes.
Coolbet Open Main Event Day 1a Blind Structure
|Level||Small blind||Big blind||Big blind ante|
Players are scheduled to play nine blind levels today and can re-enter an unlimited amount of times up until the end of the first blind level of Day 2 on May 10. Those advancing to Day 2 or buying in before the late-registration period closes will play in an even deeper structure of 60-minute blind levels. Players that survive the second day will compete for the title in one final day on May 11.
This is the third-ever Coolbet Poker festival. The inaugural festival took place in May 2018 and was a huge success both in terms of how many players attended and the fun atmosphere surrounding the event with Finland's Sebastian Wahl outlasting a field of 425 entrants in the Main Event to win the top prize of €50,100 ($60,267).
The event was even bigger for its second edition in October, with the 589 entrants and the €285,665 prize pool smashing a casino record for the most entrants in an international poker event. Norway's Mats Albertsen shipped the event for a massive top prize €60,510 after agreeing to a heads-up deal with countrymate Nicolai Aubert.
In addition to the Main Event, there are a whopping 30 side events on the schedule to complement the Main Event giving something for everyone. Today's action includes the opening day of the two-day Coolbet €330 NLHE Deepstack at 9 p.m. and the Coolbet Open €60 Wednesday Turbo at 11 p.m. along with a pair of satellites.
Coolbet Open Schedule
|Date||Time (EEST)||Event #||Event||Buy-in|
|May 7||5 p.m.||1||Freebuy Satellite to Coolbet Opening Event (seven seats gtd.)||€0 + €20 rebuys|
|6:30 p.m.||2||One Hand Flip to Coolbet Opening Event||€20|
|7 p.m.||3||Coolbet WarmUp Event (Main Event 1a Seat Added for Winner & Runner-Up)||€220|
|9 p.m.||4||Freebuy Satellite to Main Event Day 1a (ten seats gtd.)||€0 + €20 rebuys|
|May 8||12 p.m.||5||Freebuy Satellite to Main Event Day 1b (five seats gtd.)||€0 + €20 rebuys|
|1 p.m.||6||Coolbet Open Main Event Day 1a||€550|
|5 p.m.||7||Freebuy Satellite to Any €330 Event (seven seats gtd.)||€0 + €20 rebuys|
|9 p.m.||8||Coolbet NLHE Deepstack Championship Day 1||€330|
|11 p.m.||9||Coolbet Open Wednesday Turbo||€60|
|May 9||12 p.m.||10||Hyper Turbo Satellite to Main Event Day 1b (five seats gtd.)||€30|
|1 p.m.||6||Coolbet Open Main Event Day 1b||€550|
|1:30||11||The Drawmaha Championship||€220|
|4 p.m.||12||One Hand Flip to Afternoon Turbo||€10|
|5 p.m.||13||Coolbet Open Afternoon Turbo||€110|
|9 p.m.||8||Coolbet NLHE Deepstack Final Day|
|9 p.m.||15||Pot Limit Omaha||€220|
|10 p.m.||16||One Hand Flip to Thursday Turbo||€10|
|11 p.m.||17||Coolbet Open Thursday Turbo||€110|
|May 10||12 p.m.||6||Coolbet Open Main Event Day 2||€550|
|1 p.m.||18||Satellite to Any €330 Event (five seats gtd.)||€30|
|4 p.m.||19||One Hand Flip to Vimenn Open||€30|
|5 p.m.||20||Vimenn Open Day 1||€330|
|7 p.m.||21||PL Omaha 4 & 5 Cards Round of Each||€110|
|9 p.m.||22||Coolbet Open Deep Special||€110|
|11 p.m.||23||5 Card Pot Limit Omaha Freezeout||€220|
|12 a.m.||24||Midnight Bounty Turbo Freezeout||€110|
|May 11||12 p.m.||6||Coolbet Open Main Event Final Day|
|12 p.m.||20||Vimenn Open Final Day|
|12 p.m.||25||Freebuy Satellite to the Coolbet 1k (two seats gtd.)||€0 + €50 rebuys|
|1 p.m.||22||Coolbet Open Deep Special Final Day|
|2 p.m.||25||€1k Coolbet Six-Max||€1,100|
|3 p.m.||27||Coolbet Ladies Event||€110|
|3 p.m.||28||Open Face Chinese Pineapple||€220|
|5 p.m.||29||Coolbet Open Bounty FreezeOut||€110|
|7 p.m.||30||Pot Limit Omaha||€110|
|9 p.m.||31||Coolbet Saturday Turbo||€220|
|11 p.m.||32||Short Deck Hold'em||€60|
|May 12||12 p.m.||33||Turbo Deep Stack Version of Coolbet Main Event||€110|
Stay tuned as the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will bring you the biggest hands and bad beats from the Main Event until the winner is crowned.