Players are on their second and final break of the day. Blinds will be 300/600 with a big blind ante of 600 when the action resumes.
Mathias Siljander seems determined to improve on his third-place performance during the last Coolbet Open Main Event in October. So far so good for the Finn as his stack continues to climb.
Siljander led out for 3,000 into a pot of 6,000 after the came on the flop and got a call from Teemu Salminen. Siljander then fired again, this time for 7,500 after the came on the turn. Salminen tanked for two minutes during which time he counted his chips before he folded.
Aare Sepp bet 1,500 into a pot of a bit more after the came on the flop and got calls from Dino Dinler and Terje Bremseth.
Sepp led out again, this time for 2,200 after the came on the turn. Dinler called and Bremseth got out of the way.
The completed the board on the river and Sepp bet 3,000. Dinler tanked for a minute before he called.
Sepp turned over for two-pair and won the hand after Dinler tossed his hand into the muck.
There are 101 players with 91 remaining according to the big board.
It is looking very good for today's field will set a Coolbet Open Main Event Day 1a attendance record with the first Coolbet Open Main Event Day 1a in May 2018 attracting 104 entrants and the second Coolbet Open Main Event Day 1a in October 2018 attracting 113 entrants.
Ottomar Ladva is among the early chip leaders in the room. In a recent hand, Ladva led out for 7,500 into a pot of a bit more with the on the board and got a call from Lauri Liias.
Ladva then jammed for about 20,000 after the came on the river. Liias paused for a minute and then took a closer look at the bet size. The dealer asked if he should count and right when he was about to Liias called.
Ladva turned over for a set and Liias attempted to toss his hand away face down before the dealer said he had to show his cards due to the all-in and a call.
Liias had an overpair with and was down to just 8,300 after the hand.
Sebastian Wahl won the first-ever Coolbet Open Main Event at this time last year. It was looking like he would need more than one bullet to have a chance to do so today but just sucked out against Annika Haaviste.
Haaviste opened from early position to 800 and got two players to call before Wahl jammed for 3,400. Haaviste four-bet to over 7,000 and the other two players folded.
Wahl was dominated before the flop and it didn't look much better after the flop. Haaviste looked a little uncomfortable after the came on the turn with her opponent still in the hand with an open-ended straight draw.
The spiked the river to give Wahl the straight and he just shrugged with a smile as the dealer passed the former Coolbet Open Main Event champion the pot.
Coolbet COO Anders Karlsen just won a big hand and is sitting on a stack of around 70,000. He checked the board before Set Johansson jammed for about 17,000 into a pot of a little more.
Karlsen snap-called. Johansson turned over and saw he was crushed with Karlsen holding a set with .
"Can I re-enter at the table," Johansson asked the dealer?
Johansson was informed he could quickly re-enter at the tournament desk. He quickly bought back into the tournament and is at a new table with a fresh stack of 30,000.