Two more winners were crowned on Sunday at the 2023 Kings of Tallinn at Olympic Park Casino and the luxurious Hilton Tallinn Park, including Ronny Albrigtsen and Onni Huttunen. In addition, the €555 Championship blew past 200 entries yesterday, with another two more opening flights still to come.
Ranno Sootla bags big on Day 1b of Event #7: Kings of Tallinn €555 Championship
The Kings of Tallinn €555 Championship entered its second of four opening flights on Sunday with 105 entries coming out in full force to bring the total field up to 212 entries and counting. A total of 42 players survived the day after 11 blind levels of 40 minutes each to bring the total survivor count up to 86 players thus far.
WSOP bracelet winner and the 2015 Kings of Tallinn Main Event champion Ranno Sootla was the star of the day after catapulting his 30,000 opening stack into a massive pile of 192,000 in chips after the 11 levels of 40 minutes each. Also bagging big on Day 1b were Sami Starck (165,500), Dominik Ostrowski (162,000), and Anthony Kauzloric (143,500).
This group is all behind two other players that bagged north of 200,000 in chips on Saturday’s Day 1a in Juri Vassin (211,500) and Gediminas Dirmantas (209,000).
Monday will feature the final two opening flights of this event at 12 p.m. and 9 p.m. EEST. Surviving players will play one final day on Tuesday alongside anyone that wishes to late register or re-enter during the first blind level of the final day.
Event #7: €555 Championship Day 1b
105 entries, 42 Survivors
- Ranno Sootla (Estonia) – 192,000
- Sami Starck (Finland) – 165,500
- Dominik Ostrowski (Poland) – 162,000
Ronny Albrigtsen wins Event #12: €250 PLO4&5 PKO
Event #12: €250 4&5 Cards PLO Progressive Bounty was the most lively event of the day, with the energy heard throughout the tournament arena.
The event attracted 148 entries to generate a €16,694 prize pool. This is in addition to the progressive bounties earned whenever a player was eliminated from the event.
Norway’s Ronny Albrigtsen defeated Estonia’s Victor Tabulovich en route to the title. Both of these players collected the €3,650 top prize from the prize pool. However, Albrigtsen collected much more thanks to the massive bounty at the end of the event.
Albrigtsen is also the captain of Team Re-entries alongside WSOP Europe bracelet winner Espen Sandvik, Sandre Stormyr, and Edgars Beizaks. This team was already in the lead going into Sunday thanks to Sandvik winning a different bounty event on Saturday in Event #10: €250 NLH Progressive Bounty for €3,450 plus bounties.
Event #12: €250 PLO/PLO5 Progressive Bounty Results
148 Entries, €16,694 prize pool + bounties
- Ronny Albrigtsen (Norway) – €3,650 + bounties
- Victor Tabulovich (Estonia) – €3,650 + bounties
- Mika Parkkinen (Finland) – €2,150 + bounties
Full results HERE.
Onni Huttunen wins Event #13: €250 NLH 8-Max
Finland’s Onni Huttunen won the final event on Sunday after defeating a field of 132 entries in Event #13: €250 NLH 8-Max for €6,820.
Also scoring big was fellow countrymate Risto Ponnio who finished runner-up for €4,638. Remarkably, this is the second time this festival that Ponnio has finished as the second-to-last player standing after also taking second place in Saturday’s Event #10: €250 NLH Progressive Bounty on Saturday.
Finnish players absolutely dominated this event as it was an all-Finnish affair when the action was down to six players, including Aleksi Naski (third – €3,530), Heikki Multanen (fourth – €2,550), Juuso Kauppi (fifth – €1,830), and Tapio Aaltonen (sixth – €1,450).
Event #13: €250 NLH 8-Max
132 Entries, €27,298 prize pool
- Onni Huttunen (Finland) – €6,820
- Risto Ponnio (Finland) – €4,638
- Aleksi Naski (Finland) – €3,530
Full results HERE.