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Jens Kyllönen to play at the Kings of Tallinn

We have another Finnish poker superstar joining OlyBet Kings of Tallinn next month as WSOP Bracelet winner and EPT Champion Jens Kyllönen just signed up for the festival.

“It’s my first time playing at the Kings of Tallinn but I’ve heard it’s a lot fun and really looking forward to it,” Kyllönen said.

With 2.8 million in live tournament winnings Kyllonen holds the 4th position in Finland’s all time money list. He won the EPT Copenhagen Main Event in 2009 and bested the field of 184 players at the $25 000 PLO High Roller last summer in Las Vegas to take home his first WSOP bracelet.

Kyllonen will hit the tables of Kings of Tallinn 2017 among several other top poker players from Finlalnd including Juha Helppi, Ilari Sahamies, Kimmo Kurko and Jeffrey Sarwer.

OlyBet Kings of Tallinn will take place in the impressive new Hilton Tallinn Park and Olympic Park Casino in Estonia’s capital Tallinn on 21-26 February. In addition to wide range of great poker tournaments throughout the week there will be 24/7 cash games available in various stakes and formats.

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Team Challenge winners expected to take home over 10 000 euros

Heading to Estonia for the Olybet Kings of Tallinn? Be sure to bring your friends and register your team of four players to take part in the Kings of Tallinn Team Challenge for a chance to take home a bonus prize expected to exceed 10 000 euros. 

2% of all prizepools of Kings of Tallinn ranking tournaments are set aside for the overall best team. Last year that meant a record-breaking 11,501 euros for the winners, team Kings of Vousaari from Finland. 

Each registered player of the team will collect points for their team score when cashing in an event. The points of all four team members will be summed and the team with the most points will be crowned the Kings of Tallinn.

Points for the Team Challenge are calculated by the prize money earned from a tournament, divided by the amount of the tournament buy-in (without fee). Points from the Main Event and the 2k Highroller Event will be multiplied by a coefficient of 1.3.

Team registration ends Feb 22 2017 at 4 pm and the winning team will be announced on Feb 26 after the last ranking event of the festival. 

Learn more about the Team Challenge and register your team here.

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Helppi: Kings of Tallinn is in my tournament schedule every year

Juha Helppi

Juha Helppi announced that he will be joining the OlyBet Kings of Tallinn for the third year in a row.

“Glad to be back! Kings of Tallinn is in my tournament schedule every year and this year it is even better, because I really like the new Hilton hotel with casino downstairs,” Helppi said.

After cashing for 340 000 euros for his 3rd place finish in the EPT Prague Super Highroller Helppi has become the all time number one in live tournament earnings in Finland, with close to 7 million he’s just ahead of Patrik Antonius.

OlyBet Kings of Tallinn is taking place on 20-26 February in Estonia’s lovely capital Tallinn at the brand new fantastic Hilton and the flagship Olympic Casino. Satellites are running daily on OlyBet.com with weekly finals taking place on Sundays.

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Ilari Sahamies: looking forward to some kick ass action and plenty of fun

Ilari Sahamies

Finnish poker pro Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies confirmed his participation in the OlyBet Kings of Tallinn, Nordic’s top poker festival.

Sahamies said that he’s excited to join the Kings of Tallinn for the first time. “I’ve heard many good things about the festival and I can’t wait to check it out myself,” he commented.

Ziigmund who is mostly know for his aggressive high stakes play online also has close to 2 million USD in live tournament prizes.

“I haven’t played in Estonia for 10 years so I’m really looking forward to some kick ass action and plenty of fun,” Sahamies said.

OlyBet Kings of Tallinn will take place in the impressive new Hilton Tallinn Park and Olympic Park Casino in Estonia’s capital Tallinn on 21-26 February.

In addition to wide range of great poker tournaments throughout the week there will be 24/7 cash games available in various stakes and formats.

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