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Joel Lindpere and Anders Karlsen in the Field

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Joel Lindpere
Joel Lindpere

Coolbet Ambassador Joel Lindpere and Coolbet COO Anders Karlsen are among the early entrants in the field.

Lindpere is better known as Estonia's most famous footballer than for his hobby as a poker player. Before he retired he not only was a prolific player on the national team but played professionally in Europe and the United States including for the New York Red Bulls and Chicago Fire.

Meanwhile, Karlsen has found success before at the Coolbet Open with the Norwegian taking 23rd place in the inaugural Main Event last year for €1,550.

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Joel Lindpere ee 30,000 30,000

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40 Entrants

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A total of 40 players made it to their seats to start the first of the two opening flights.

Shuffle Up and Deal

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Main Event Tournament Director Sarah Dumbleton has just kicked off the Main Event with the classic announcement of "shuffle up and deal."

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Welcome to Day 1a of the Coolbet Open Main Event

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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

LevelSmall blindBig blindBig blind ante
12550 
250100 
375150 
4100200200
5150300300
6200400400
7300600600
8400800800
95001,0001,000

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).

Sebastian Wahl
Sebastian Wahl wins first-ever Coolbet Open Main Event in May.

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.

Mats Albertsen
Mats Albertsen

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

DateTime (EEST)Event #EventBuy-in
May 75 p.m.1Freebuy Satellite to Coolbet Opening Event (seven seats gtd.)€0 + €20 rebuys
 6:30 p.m.2One Hand Flip to Coolbet Opening Event€20
 7 p.m.3Coolbet WarmUp Event (Main Event 1a Seat Added for Winner & Runner-Up)€220
 9 p.m.4Freebuy Satellite to Main Event Day 1a (ten seats gtd.)€0 + €20 rebuys
May 812 p.m.5Freebuy Satellite to Main Event Day 1b (five seats gtd.)€0 + €20 rebuys
 1 p.m.6Coolbet Open Main Event Day 1a€550
 5 p.m.7Freebuy Satellite to Any €330 Event (seven seats gtd.)€0 + €20 rebuys
 9 p.m.8Coolbet NLHE Deepstack Championship Day 1€330
 11 p.m.9Coolbet Open Wednesday Turbo€60
May 912 p.m.10Hyper Turbo Satellite to Main Event Day 1b (five seats gtd.)€30
 1 p.m.6Coolbet Open Main Event Day 1b€550
 1:3011The Drawmaha Championship€220
 4 p.m.12One Hand Flip to Afternoon Turbo€10
 5 p.m.13Coolbet Open Afternoon Turbo€110
 9 p.m.8Coolbet NLHE Deepstack Final Day 
 9 p.m.15Pot Limit Omaha€220
 10 p.m.16One Hand Flip to Thursday Turbo€10
 11 p.m.17Coolbet Open Thursday Turbo€110
May 1012 p.m.6Coolbet Open Main Event Day 2€550
 1 p.m.18Satellite to Any €330 Event (five seats gtd.)€30
 4 p.m.19One Hand Flip to Vimenn Open€30
 5 p.m.20Vimenn Open Day 1€330
 7 p.m.21PL Omaha 4 & 5 Cards Round of Each€110
 9 p.m.22Coolbet Open Deep Special€110
 11 p.m.235 Card Pot Limit Omaha Freezeout€220
 12 a.m.24Midnight Bounty Turbo Freezeout€110
May 1112 p.m.6Coolbet Open Main Event Final Day 
 12 p.m.20Vimenn Open Final Day 
 12 p.m.25Freebuy Satellite to the Coolbet 1k (two seats gtd.)€0 + €50 rebuys
 1 p.m.22Coolbet Open Deep Special Final Day 
 2 p.m.25€1k Coolbet Six-Max€1,100
 3 p.m.27Coolbet Ladies Event€110
 3 p.m.28Open Face Chinese Pineapple€220
 5 p.m.29Coolbet Open Bounty FreezeOut€110
 7 p.m.30Pot Limit Omaha€110
 9 p.m.31Coolbet Saturday Turbo€220
 11 p.m.32Short Deck Hold'em€60
May 1212 p.m.33Turbo 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.

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