Keimo Suominen checked the board with about 5,000 in the pot before Stefan Svadang bet 3,500.
Suominen paused for more than a minute before he made the call. Svadang turned over for two pair.
Suominen knocked the table lightly to tell his opponent nice hand before he turned over and leaving the other card face down to show he also had a good hand with at least top pair.
Coolbet Founder Jan Svendsen was the first player eliminated from the action after just recently joining the action. We likely haven't seen the last of Svendsen with late registration open all day today, during tomorrow's Day 1b, and up until the conclusion of the first blind level of Friday's Day 2.
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Gert Laanemets finished the last Coolbet Open Main Event as the Day 1a chip leader before eventually parlaying that into a 22nd place finish for €2,050. The Estonian has a little work to do after just losing an early hand.
Laanemets bet 750 into a pot of almost 2,000 with the hitting the flop. Villem-Henrik Koitmaa folded before Reido Sepp called.
Laanemets fired out again, this time for 1,000, after the came on the turn and got a call from Sepp.
The completed the board on the river and Laanemets checked. Sepp thought for a second before betting 2,000. Laanemets made a fairly quick call and got the bad news that his opponent rivered a flush with . Laanemets tossed his hand into the muck and the dealer pushed over a pile of chips to Sepp.
Joel Lindpere isn't the only Estonian sports star in the field. Also joining the action is Villem-Henrik Koitmaa, the goalie for the Estonian national ice hockey team.
Former Estonian NBA basketball player Martin Muursepp is normally among the players at the Coolbet Open but he had to skip this festival thanks to the local basketball team he coaches making it to the finals.
Players continue to file in and the big board is reading 70 entrants with all of the players still in their seats. It has been mostly small ball as expected during the opening blind level with players 600 big blinds deep on average.
Four players checked the flop with more than 4,000 in the pot before Reido Sepp led out for 1,500 after the came on the turn.
Urmo Einard called and the two others involved in the pot folded.
Sepp opted to check after the paired the board on the river before Einard bet 3,500. Sepp paused for about 30 seconds before he made the call.
Einard turned over and scooped up a nice early pot after his opponent turned over .
Also joining the action early on is Mathias Siljander, Marko Keskel, and Coolbet Ambassador Kristi Kirs.
Siljander found success back in October when he took third place at the last Coolbet Open Main Event for €26,700.
Meanwhile, Keskel is fresh off his biggest cash in his tournament career after finishing runner-up in the MPNPT Prague Main Event last week for €25,300.