Thank you!

 

We’d like to thank everyone – players from near and far – who joined us at the Kings of Tallinn 2016 making this an extremely fun and enjoyable poker festival. With close to 800 unique players and more than half a million euros rewarded as prizes the festival was a huge success. As we are doing this all for you, we welcome any feedback and suggestions for next time on info@kingsoftallinn.com.

We really hope to see you all next year when the festival will probably already be held in a new venue – in the soon-to-open Baltic’s first Hilton and the Estonian new flagship Olympic Casino.

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Team Challenge victory worth €11,501 goes to Finland

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With the end of the Main Event we can also conclude our fascinating Team Challenge. 2% of all prizepools of Kings of Tallinn tournaments were set aside for the overall best team. This year that meant a record-braking 11,501 euros for the real kings of Tallinn. We had 44 registered 4-player teams and it was really close right until the end. 

A round of applause goes to Kings of Vousaari, the best team of Kings of Tallinn 2016, including Risto Pönniö, Nemo Vilpponen, Tero Lipponen and Oskari Leino.

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Johan Creutz wins Kings of Tallinn Main Event

KingsOfTallinn16-505_winner main event5 action-packed days behind him, Johan Creutz from Sweden has won the OlyBet Kings of Tallinn Main Event. After making a deal heads-up with Finland’s Sauli Haapaniemi, Creutz takes home €52,200 and a fantastic Kings of Tallinn victory trophy. According to the deal, Haapaniemi got €46,200 for his 2nd place. Congratulations to all the winners of Kings of Tallinn!

Full final table results

1. Johan Creutz, Sweden, €52,200

2. Sauli Haapaniemi, Finland, €46,200

3. Göran Claesson, Sweden, €23,400

4. Henri Parviainen, Finland, €18,800

5. Jussi Mattila, Finland, €14,100

6. Kristo Klaassen, Estonia, €10,100

7. Markku Koplimaa, Estonia, €8,000

8. Akseli Paalanen, Finland, €6,000

9. Kai Lehto, Finland, €4,300

 

Photo memories from today’s OlyBet Kings of Tallinn Main Event 

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Main Event final table live stream

Follow the Main Event action here, the stream is delayed 30 minutes for fair play. We will also hold a freeroll for all the followers on OlyBet at 5 pm. To register you need a password that will be revealed during the TV coverage. TOP 20 players at the freeroll will win a seat to OlyBet Poker Series in Tallinn. You can find the freeroll on OlyBet poker room at the Tournaments -> Freeroll section.

 

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Marie-Pier Simard wins her first ever poker tournament in Tallinn

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While the two-time World Series of Poker champion Kevin MacPhee has not been lucky in Tallinn this time, it is his lovely girlfriend Marie-Pier Simard who will remember Tallinn as a place for her first-ever poker tournament victory. Marie-Pier won the €150 6-handed Turbo, one of our last events this afternoon, earning €1,481 for her 1st place finish.

Payouts

1. Marie-Pier Simard (USA) – €1 481
2. Nemo Vilponen (Finland) – €1 030
3. Mantas Bagočius (Lithuania) – €720
4. Clint Sammut (Malta) – €525
5. Mark Metsla (Estonia) – €360

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Satellite winner Aleksandr Djadjai takes down the €2k High Roller

 

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The 2-day High Roller event had a total of 48 buy-ins, making a prizepool of more than 100 000 euros. After getting his ticket to the €2K High Roller from a live satellite for only 165 euros, it was Aleksandr Djadjai, a Russian player living in Estonia, whoo took down the event and won a whopping 36,000 euros for his 1st place finish. What’s cool is that Djadjai had been playing poker for just 6 months before his first major victory today. Congrats!

Results of the €2K High Roller Event 

1. Aleksandr Djadjai (Estonia), €36,000
2. Tommi Lankinen (Finland), €25,000
3. Lasse Laukkarinen (Finland), €17,300
4. Vytautas Špakauskas (Lithuania), €10,200
5. Andres Allsalu (Estonia), €7,300
6. Jeff Sarwer (Finland), €6,120

 

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Seat draw for Main Event final table

SeatNameNationalityChipcount
1Markku KoplimaaEST1,254,000
2Johan CreutzSWE669,000
3Jussi MattilaFIN693,000
4Akseli PaalanenFIN574,000
5Kristo KlaassenEST1,144,000
6Kai LehtoFIN490,000
7Sauli HaapaniemiFIN1,588,900
8Göran ClaesonSWE528,000
9Henri ParviainenFIN411,000
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2K Highroller Event seat draw and payouts

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In addition to the Main Event final table we will today also see the end of 2k Highroller with 9 players remaining.

Seat draw

Table 1

  1. Aleksandr Djadjai 488,000
  2. Justas Vaiciulionis 64,000
  3. Tommi Lankinen 323,500
  4. Aki Pyysing 168,000
  5. Jeff Sarwer 227,500

Table 2

  1. Vytautas Špakauskas 191,500
  2. Lasse Laukkarinen 214,500
  3.  
  4. Viktors Caikins 59,000
  5. Andres Allsalu 84,500 

Payouts

  1. €36,000
  2. €25,000
  3. €17,300
  4. €10,200
  5. €7,300
  6. €6,120
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Victory for Malta!

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Sami Aleksi Pulliainen, representing Malta, wins the Rebuy Omaha event ahead of 62 players. There were a total of 226 rebuys made and together with buy-ins the prizepool reached €17,248.

Payouts

1. Sami Aleksi Pulliainen (Malta) – 5500 €
2. Ville-Pekka Vilhunen (Finland) – 3570 €
3. Heikki Tuomas Meriläinen (Finland) – 2640 €
4. Grigorij Rudnik (Lithuania) – 1860 €
5. Kaspars Renga (Latvia) – 1240 €
6. Jukka Tapio Parviainen (Finland) – 1000 €
7. Jarmo Antero Komulainen (Finland) – 788 €
8. Matti Tapani Valo (Finland) – 650 €

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Finns ruled the €300 Deepstack Event

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At the end of a 2-day NL Texas Hold’em Deepstack event, it was Kyösti Allan Isberg from Finland as the last man standing. With 154 buy-ins to the event the prizpool climbed up to €55,272. Isberg got a nice payday for his 1st place finish, cashing €14,700.

Results

1. Kyösti Allan Isberg (Finland) – €14 700
2. Joni Juhani Nyman (Finland) – €9 900
3. Olli Juhani Muukkonen (Finland) – €6 100
4. Heppu Eemil Simola (Finland) – €4 560
5. Erik Anton Wigg (Sweden) – €3 500
6. Andrejs Perederejevs (Latvia) – €2 480
7. Ari Tapio Hissa (Finland) – €2 000
8. Kęstutis Gecevičius (Lithuania) – €1 520
9. Karl Robert Sven Ahlmark (Sweden) – €1 170
10. Maret Komarova (Estonia) – €1 170
11. Mark Anthony Vella (Malta) – €1 048
12. Hans Peter Jesper Arctaedius (Sweden) – €1 048
13. Jari Tapio Kärkkäinen (Finland) – €898
14. Martinš Kleins (Latvia) – €898
15. Natalia Manuyko (Estonia) – €760
16. Ranel Käsi (Estonia) – €760
17. Aleksei Smirnov (Estonia) – €690
18. Carmen-Elina Kupri (Estonia) – €690
19. Kristi Kirs (Estonia) – €690
20. Reigo Maar (Estonia) – €690

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