Juha Helppi wins the Kings of Tallinn Main Event for 62,000 euros

OlyBet Kings of Tallinn 2018 ended after a week of action-packed poker with Finnish poker superstar Juha Helppi taking down the main event title and a record-breaking 62,000 euro prize for his first place.

Helppi defeated his fellow countryman Arto Ilmari Loikkanen in heads-up and Loikkanen takes home €41,000 for his 2nd place.

Lithuanians Arunas Garunkstis and Vincas Tamasauskas finished in 3rd and 4th place, winning 25,000 and 19,800 euros respectively. Totti Matias Arosuo from Finland was 5th cashing 15,200. 6th place went to  Shahin Shirazi Nejad from Sweden for €10,800. Arto Antero Lehtonen and Quang Thanh Doan both from Finland were 7th and 8th respectively, winning 8,500 and 6,200 euros. The best Estonian player Silver Nõmmik finished with a 9th place for 5,200 euros.

Juha Helppi has been playing at Kings of Tallinn since the festival first took off in 2015 and has returned to Tallinn every year since then.

With 268 entries and a prize pool of €254,600, this was the biggest ever Kings of Tallinn event so far. See you back in Estonia for the next OlyBet Kings of Tallinn festival taking place on 18-24 February 2019.