Players guide to Kings of Tallinn festival

This is your quick guide to the OlyBet Kings of Tallinn, greatest poker week in the Nordics.

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Key info

  • Bring a valid ID and register on the ground floor at the entrance desk of Olympic Park Casino & get your daily tournament wristband
  • Every tournament day has a new colour wristband
  • Exchange money & buy tournament tickets at the casino cashier

Olympic Park Casino

Situated on the first floor of Hilton Tallinn Park, the Olympic Park Casino is open 24 hours. The casino age limit is 21 years and you will need a valid ID in order to enter. This is where you will find all cash games.

Registration

In order to enter tournaments and/ or cash games, you will need to be registered into Olympic Park Casino, on the first floor of Hilton Tallinn Park. You will receive a wristband that you will also need when entering the tournament room on the second floor.

Cash Games

All cash games run 24/ 7 inside the casino, on the ground floor of Hilton. There is a cash game registration point inside the casino poker room where players can self-register to any cash games.

Wristbands

Every tournament day has a different wristband so get your new wristband from the ground floor casino desk before entering the tournament room.

Tournaments

With the exception of first and last day events and some final tables, all tournaments are played on the second floor of Hilton. You will need to wear your casino wristband in order to be able to enter the tournament room.

Tournament Tickets

The casino cage on the ground floor sells tournament tickets, cashes winnings and exchanges money.

Players can also buy tournament tickets online, via their OlyBet accounts. Online ticket sales will close three hours prior to the tournament starting time, but all in all this a very good way of making sure to have a seat in certain events as some events might sell out.

Any pre-reserved tickets have to be picked up at the casino cage before the event in question starts.

Please note that tournament tickets to One Chip Flips and Late Registration Tickets + Re-Entry Tickets are sold inside the tournament room, on the second floor of Hilton.

Late Registration

All events, one chip flips excluded, have a minimum one hour late registration period. Late registration tickets and re-entry tickets can be bought in the tournament room, on the second floor.

Please note that coming in late into an event may result in having to wait for a seat as many of our events are very popular. Buying tournament tickets at the casino cage or OlyBet online prior to starting time is warmly recommended.

Tournament Waiting Lists

Sometimes the tournament ticket demand gets bigger than what we may have in seats at that point of time and we may have to create a waiting list for an event. A floor person will be in the tournament room to write down player’s names. This usually means a small wait for players coming in late, but seats will be provided, and players will eventually go in with a full stack. Players coming in late, with late registration already closed, will have part of their stacks blinded off.

One Chip Flips

One Chip Flip Satellites are fast tracks into a target event. One Chip Flip tickets can be bought in the tournament room just before the Flip in question starts and the tickets are fee free. Flips do not have a late registration period. Registration ends when the flip is about to start.

Tournament Caps

As mentioned, Kings of Tallinn events are very popular and some events will need to have a waiting list. We estimate how many seats we think we can sell before starting a waiting list and post a number online. For example, Soft Cap 100 means that we sell 100 tickets and then start a waiting list in the tournament room. Usually, everyone gets a seat but players coming in late may have to go through a waiting list.

We have a couple of events with a hard cap. Cap 100 would mean that most likely the event in question will sell 100 tickets and not more, no waiting list, so be sure to buy your tournament ticket well before the event in questions is about to start.

Team Competition

2% of each regular tournament prize pool, from Tuesday Feb 13th onwards, will go into a Team Competition prize pool. Players can form teams of four people and collect points when cashing. 75% of the team prize pool will go the winning team and 25% to the runner-up team.

Team challenge ranking events are marked with the letter R after the event number, in the festival schedule. Teams can be registered until the first break of the Main Event Day 1. To receive points for ranking events on Tuesday Feb 13th, the team has to be registered before the respective event starts.

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 Highroller Event will be multiplied by a coefficient of 1.3.

Team challenge standings are updated on www.kingsoftallinn.com.

Tournament Schedule

The tournament schedule has been built so that players can play both Main Event and also side events. Main Event will finish each day before 9pm. See full schedule at www.kingsoftallinn.com.

Eating & Drinking

Snacks and drinks can be bought in our tournament room bar. The casino downstairs offers a fantastic bar with sushi, small pizza snacks etc. and the hotel itself has a nice restaurant.

Key Tournament Rules

All tournaments operate on TDA rules, which are used by all main tournament providers in the world.

  • The Tournament Director and Floor Personnel are to consider the best interest of the game and fairness as the top priority in the decision-making process. Unusual circumstances may on occasion dictate that decisions in the interest of fairness take priority over the technical rules. The decisions of the Tournament Director and/or Floor Personnel are final.
  • English only when anyone at your table has cards.
  • Last aggressive action shows first and if no action, next player from the button to show first. All in and call: all players involved need to showdown.
  • Calling for a clock: time is given by floor person or tournament director only and when the time request is reasonable. Given time is a total of 30 seconds in all events, but TD’s discretion may apply.
  • In order to have a live hand, players must be in their seat when the first card is dealt out of the deck. This is a house rule.

If you have any questions, our friendly staff is happy to assist you!