Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
The Coolbet Open €550 Main Event at Olympic Park Casino and the Hilton Park Hotel has thus far been a huge success.
The tournament attracted 531 entrants, including 86 on the first level of Day 2, to create a huge €252,685 prize pool with a top prize of €60,100. Coolbet couldn't be more thrilled about the amazing turnout for its live event.
"A year ago, we hosted the very first Coolbet Open where we saw a prize pool of €206,125 and had 425 entries," said Coolbet CMO Ervin Jarvlepp." For this event, we hoped to at least match those figures. It seems that players appreciate what we've been doing as all our expectations have been exceeded with 521 entries a prize pool of €252,685!"
The day began with 211 hopefuls plus those that entered or re-entered on Day 2 battling it out. It wasn't until near the end of the day that the money bubble broke when the day's starting chip leader Tobias Revenas went out in 50th place and Vallo Maidla bowed out in 49th place before hand-for-hand play could even begin on the bubble. The remaining 48 players were each guaranteed a payout of €1,050.
Finlands's Johnny Lindroos is in the driver's seat to enter the final day with a huge stack of 1,241,000 and blinds starting off at 6,000/12,000 with a big blind ante of 12,000. Not too far behind are Sweden's Erik Lovgren in second place with 1,180,000 and Finland's Teemu Salminen with 881,000.
As fate would have it last Coolbet Open Main Event third-place finisher Mathias Siljander from Sweden is in good shape with a fourth-place stack of 778,000 followed by last Coolbet Open Main Event winner Mats Albertsen from Norway with a fifth-place stack of 674,000.
Others among the 34 players that survived include Hungary's Mate Mecs with 541,000, Estonia's Annika Haaviste with 516,000, and Sweden's Peter Hedlund with 462,000.
Notable players that cashed but didn't advance included Estonian poker legend Markku Koplimaa and Coolbet Open Founder Jan Svendsen who both snagged a min-cash worth €1,055.
Two of the players invited by Coolbet to join the action including former footballer Joel Lindpere and current Estonian national ice hockey team goaltender Villem-Henrik Koitmaa were among those not survive. Koitmaa shared his excitement about playing his first live poker live on Facebook.
The final day kicks off tomorrow at 12 p.m. EEST with 34 hopefuls battling it out in hopes to win the third-ever Coolbet Open Main Event winner's trophy and the €60,100 top prize.
Live streaming commentated by Brandon Allen will begin after the first break of the day and will be available in our coverage under the Live Stream tab.
Stay tuned at PokerNews tomorrow as we bring to you the conclusion of the Coolbet Open Main Event at Olympic Park Casino and the Hilton Park Hotel.
|Jim Johan Liljendal||352,000||232,000|
Players are now bagging chips. Please stay tuned for the final chip counts and recap.
Sarah Dumbleton just announced for dealers to stop the hand they are on and to play three more hands before players bag chips to end the day.
Fabien Schweizer opened from middle position to 25,000 before Taago Tamm jammed for 125,000. Schweizer made the call and was ahead with against Tamm's .
Schweizer was ahead the entire way as the ran out on the board and Tamm hit the rail in the money before the end of Day 2.
Also eliminated in the money were Atte Kalevi Maijala, Joseph Machael Crowley, Marius Morel, Taago Tamm, and Anders Flem Hagen.
|Atte Kalevi Maijala||Busted|
|Joseph Machael Crowley||Busted|
|Anders Flem Hagen||Busted|
|Per Andreas Erikkson||Busted|
Main Event Tournament Director Sarah Dumbleton announced right after the bubble that the entire final blind level will be played out until completion.
Meanwhile, right after the bubble, Per Arne Hoel, who was down to just 2,000 on the bubble, was the first player out in the money in 48th place for €1,050.
|Per Arne Hoel||Busted|
Tobias Revenas began the day as the chip leader but was eliminated on the bubble. He jammed about 10 big blinds with and was called by Mikael Juhani Koistinen with .
Koistenen paired the flop and Revenas was eliminated in 50th place after the on the turn and the completed the board on the river.
There was no hand for hand play as Vallo Maidla was eliminated at the same time. He was all-in with less than two big blinds with against the held by Mathias Siljander in the small blind.
Maidla was safe after the hit the flop. The on the turn paired Siljander and the was unable to save Maidla from the bubble and he was eliminated in 49th place
|Mikael Juhani Koistinen||330,000||-117,000|
The day was supposed to play nine blind levels assuming the action was in the money. The tournament has been two away from the money for almost a full blind level. Time will tell when the bubble will break.