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Eirik Kristiansen Wins The Festival in Tallinn Main Event (€56,100)

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Eirik Kristiansen
Eirik Kristiansen

Norway's Eirik Kristiansen sat down at The Festival Tallinn Main Event final table and a minor blip aside, came out on top to capture the €56,100 top prize, his largest-ever score, the title of champion, and the all-important winner's trophy. Before this event, Kristiansen's live tournament earnings tipped the scales at only $2,209. That sum is far more substantial after he outlasted 551 opponents in this exciting Estonia-based event.

The Festival in Tallinn Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Eirik Kristiansen€56,100
2Jari Mahonen€36,120
3Kristoffer Winterstein€22,040
4Mikael Viggander€16,200
5Jero Keitaanranta€12,100
6Rando Liiber€9,100
7Toivo Ojasoo€6,700
8Gregory Partridge€5,100
9Sascha Manns€3,950

The final table lost its first player on the first hand of the day. Sascha Manns could not win a coinflip against Kristiansen, with the latter's king-jack melting Manns' snowmen.

Eighth place went to Gregory Partridge who also lost a coinflip against Kristiansen. All the chips went into the middle with Patridge holding ace-queen against the pocket jacks of Kristiansen. No help arrived for the ace-queen, and the players received a little more elbow room.

The final seven became six with the elimination of Toivo Ojasoo. Ojasoo committed the last of their chips having paired their ace on an all-diamond flop. Mikael Viggander called the shove with a flush draw, which came in on the turn.

A relative cooler of a hand sent Rando Liiber to the cashier's desk to collect the last four-figure prize of the evening. Liiber opened then four-bet all in with pocket jacks when six-handed but ran straight into the pocket queens of Kristoffer Winterstein. A jack on the flop looked to have secured a double for Liiber, but a queen on the turn left him drawing to a single out, which did not arrive.

Finishing in fifth place was Jero Keitaanranta who three-bet all-in with pocket fives only for Kristiansen to cold-call out of the blind with a superior pair of eights. A double paired board resigned Keitaanranta to an early visit to the showers, although it came with €12,100 in prize money.

Kristiansen then eliminated Viggander in fourth place when he flopped top pair and turned a straight when Viggander had turned an expensive bottom set.

Heads-up was set when Winterstein ripped in 22 big blinds from the button with king-six, and Jari Mahonen called from the big blind with king-queen. Winterstein was drawing dead on the turn.

The one-on-one battle between Mahonen and Kristiansen initially began with both players being cautious. However, the final hand threw that caution to the wind. A three-times the big blind raise with nine-five of hearts from Mahonen was three-bet by Kristiansen with queen-deuce, and called by Mahonen. a five-four-trey board saw Kristansen over-bet jam for almost three-times the pot, but Mahonen called. The turn bricked but the river completed Kristansen's straight, and secured him the title.

Jari Mahonen Eliminated in 2nd Place (€36,120)

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Jari Mahonen
Jari Mahonen

Jari Mahonen opened three-times the big blind to 360,000 before calling the 845,000 three-bet from Eirik Kristiansen. The dealer spread the {5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} flop, and Kristiansen piled his entire stack into the middle. Mahonen called off the 4,500,000 chips he had behind, a hge overbet.

Bizarrely, neither player held a monster hand. Mahonen turned the {9-Hearts}{5-Hearts} onto their backs, and Kristiansen revealed the {q-Spades}{2-Spades}! The {k-Hearts} turn was a brick, bu the {a-Diamonds} river gifted Kristiansen a straight and the title of The Festival Tallinn Main Event champion.

Eirik Kristiansen no
Eirik Kristiansen
no 16,560,000 11,260,000
Jari Mähönen fi
Jari Mähönen
fi Busted

Kristoffer WInterstein Eliminated in 3rd Place (€22,000)

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Kristoffer WInterstein
Kristoffer WInterstein

Kristoffer Winterstein decided the best way to play {k-Spades}{6-Diamonds} with a 22 big blind stack on the button was to jam all in and try win the ever-climbing blinds and antes. The strategy may have worked had Jari Mahonen not woken up in the big blind with the dominating {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} and called.

A queen on the flop of the {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}{10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} board busted Winterstein in third place and set The Festival Tallinn Main Event into the heads-up stage.

Jari Mähönen fi
Jari Mähönen
fi 11,000,000 9,045,000
Eirik Kristiansen no
Eirik Kristiansen
no 5,300,000 -4,200,000
Kristoffer Winterstein
Kristoffer Winterstein
Busted

Mikael Viggander Eliminated in 4th Place (€16,200)

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Mikael Viggander
Mikael Viggander

Eirik Kristiansen can do no wrong right now, and he has claimed another scalp, that of Mikael Viggander.

Viggander made it 200,000 to go from the button with {6-Spades}{6-Hearts}, Kristiansen called with {10-Hearts}{9-Clubs} in the small blind, and it was heads-up to the {9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades} flop. Kristiansen led for 210,000, and Viggander called. Kristiansen bet 330,000 on the {6-Clubs} turn, and Viggander called.

The {a-Hearts} completed the board and Kristiansen greeted it with a shove, effective for around 1,500,000. Viggander paused foe a while before calling and discovering the bad news.

Eirik Kristiansen no
Eirik Kristiansen
no 9,500,000 2,500,000
Mikael Viggander
Mikael Viggander
Busted

Rando Liiber Eliminated in 6th Place (€9,100)

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Rando Liiber
Rando Liiber

With blinds of 40,000/80,000/80,000a, Rando Liiber raised to 180,000 from under the gun, and Eirik Kristiansen called in the cutoff. Kristoffer Winrerstein squeezed to 680,000 only for Liiber to rip it in for 2,900,000. Kristiansen folded, but Winterstein called.

Winterstein: {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Liiber: {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

Liiber needed some help from the board and he received it on the {j-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Hearts} flop. However, the turn was the {q-Hearts}, which propelled Winterstein back into the lead. He stayed there on the {6-Hearts} river to leave Liiber with a solitary 100,000 chips.

That chip went into the middle with {7-Hearts}{5-Spades} and lost to the {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} of Jari Mahonen.

Kristoffer Winterstein
Kristoffer Winterstein
6,000,000 4,030,000
Rando Liiber
Rando Liiber
Busted

Toivo Ojasoo Eliminated in 7th Place (€6,700)

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Toivo Ojasoo
Toivo Ojasoo

Toivo Ojasoo is no longer vying for The Festival Tallinn Main Event title after Mikael Viggander outed him from the tournament.

A short-stacked Ojasoo opened from the button, and Viggander called in the big blind. Viggander checked on the {q-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} flop, Ojasoo jammed for 450,000, and Viggander called.

Viggander: {k-Diamonds}{7-Spades}
Ojasoo: {a-Hearts}{2-Clubs}

The {9-Diamonds} turn gifted Viggander a flush and left Ojasoo drawing dead to the inconsequential {5-Spades} river.

Mikael Viggander
Mikael Viggander
2,700,000 900,000
Toivo Ojasoo
Toivo Ojasoo
Busted

Gregory Partridge Eliminated in 8th Place (€5,100)

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Gregory Partridge
Gregory Partridge

Gregory Partridge has been shot down in eighth place, a finish good for €5,100.

With blinds of 30,000/60,000/60,000a, Partridge opened to 130,000 with {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}, Kristiansen three-bet to 325,000 with {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}, only for Partridge to four-bet all-in for 1,400,000. Kristiansen called.

The {10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} flop failed to alter the course of the hand, and neither did the {3-Hearts} turn nor the {5-Hearts} river. Game over for Partridge.

Eirik Kristiansen no
Eirik Kristiansen
no 6,100,000 1,100,000
Gregory Partridge
Gregory Partridge
Busted