Kings of Tallinn €555 Championship Day 1A leader Juri Vassin. Credit: Elena Kask.
Kings of Tallinn €555 Championship Day 1A leader Juri Vassin. Credit: Elena Kask.

Two More Winners Crowned on Monday at the 2023 Kings of Tallinn

Poker OlyBet Poker 28.02.2023

Players keep filing into the 2023 Kings of Tallinn at Olympic Park Casino and the adjoining Hilton Tallinn Park as the week continues along. Monday featured two new winners, with the Kings of Tallinn €555 Championship setting record numbers while advancing to the final day.

Juri Vassin Leads Event #7: Kings of Tallinn €555 Championship

The €555 Championship attracted a record field of 482 entries during the four opening flights, with more to come as late registration will remain open until the start of the second blind level of Tuesday’s Day 2.

This has already set a new Kings of Tallinn record, breaking the 435 entries attracted in a similar event in 2020 won by Tomas Sujeta for €36,700, with a bigger top prize to come for Tuesday’s winner.

Day 1a chip leader Juri Vassin (211,500) advanced the most out of the 191 survivors, followed by Gediminas Dirmantas (209,000), Day 1c chip leader Iiro Kettunen (195,000), Day 1b chip leader, and 2015 Kings of Tallinn Main Event champion Ranno Sootla (191,000), and Juris Hlibovs (185,500).

Event #7: €555 Championship 

482 entries, 191 Survivors

  1. Juri Vassin (Finland) – 211,500
  2. Gediminas Dirmantas (Lithuania) – 209,000
  3. Iiro Kettunen (Finland) – 195,000

Full chip counts and Day 2 seat draw HERE

Lauri Niemi Wins Event #16: €150 NLH 8-Max

Lauri Niemi bested a field of 106 entries, including defeating Alger Pissarev (second – €2,373) heads-up en route to winning the €150 NLH 8-Max for €3,480.

Also notching four-figure scores were Alar Neemsalu (third – €1,700) and Priit Vallap (fourth – €1,200).

Event #16: €150 NLH 8-Max Results

106 entries, €12,953 prize pool

  1. Lauri Niemi (Finland) – €3,480
  2. Alger Pissarev (Estonia) – €2,373 
  3. Alar Neemsalu (Estonia) – €1,700

Full results HERE

Jaakko Tirkkonen Wins Event #18: €350 NLH Opening Event

The €350 Opening Event was another to set a Kings of Tallinn record with 208 players generating a huge €61,589 prize pool.

The event was an absolute marathon lasting nearly 12 hours. Jaakko Tirkkonen had both the endurance and the skills to finish on top of the field to collect the tasty €14,600 top prize. 

Meanwhile, Irmantas Kaulakis (second – €9,789) and Juho Harkonen (third – €6,250) were also on the podium.

Event #18: €350 NLH Opening Event Results

206 Entries, €61,589

  1. Jaakko Tirkkonen (Finland) – €14,600
  2. Irmantas Kaulakis (Lithuania) – €9,789     
  3. Juho Harkonen (Finland) €6,250

Full results HERE

Four Players Advance in the GGPoker Flip&Go Mystery Bounty

One of the new and exciting events on the schedule is the €150 GGPoker Flip&Go Mystery Bounty.

The event boasts an unlimited amount of opening flights based on demand, with yesterday featuring the first four single-table games. 

Players in this event are all-in from the start. They are dealt three cards pineapple style and go straight to a flop before discarding one card and turning over their other two cards. A turn and river are dealt, and the player with the best hand will advance to Friday’s Day 2 already in the money. In addition, mystery bounties with a potential top bounty of €5,000 will be collected during each elimination on Day 2.

The best is yet to come for the 2023 Kings of Tallinn, with plenty more on the line, including the €500,000 guaranteed Kings of Tallinn €1,100 Main Event kicking off soon on March 1-5.

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