With that, we are down to our final table.
A total field of 552 entries has been whittled down to just nine players, with Eirik Kristiansen in the lead on 4,390,000 – indeed, he’s held the chip for much of the day since finding pocket kings against Eric Wasylenko early on. Following the elimination of Oleksandra Shenderei in 10th place, this will be an all-male affair, and will take place on the televised table downstairs in the Olympic Casino proper rather than the somewhat airier but possibly less atmospheric conference hall upstairs. All our remaining players are guaranteed €3,950, but there is a world of difference between that and the €56,100 on offer for first place. Who will win the lion’s share of the prize money and the fancy trophy? We’ll be covering it along with the livestream tomorrow from around 12.30pm as we play right down to a winner.
Final Table Line Up
|Seat 1||Eirik Kristiansen||4,390,000|
|Seat 2||Kristoffer Winterstein||1,970,000|
|Seat 3||Toivo Ojasoo||390,000|
|Seat 4||Jari Mähönen||1,955,000|
|Seat 5||Sascha Manns||445,000|
|Seat 6||Mikael Viggander||1,800,000|
|Seat 7||Rando Liiber||3,120,000|
|Seat 8||Jero Keitaanranta||1,225,000|
|Seat 9||Gregory Maurice Partridge||1,255,000|
The Festival in Tallinn isn’t just about the Main Event though – even as we type, today’s side events rage on. The Pokerlistings Deepstack is down to 39/252, not far off the money – although we’re still quite a way off crowning a winner in that. Meanwhile the €600 Team Poker event has barely started, and the €330 Heads Up is about to begin. Still in the schedule for this evening at 8pm is the €115 PLO Turbo, and a bonus €330 NLH beginning at 5pm has been added to the advertised poker menu for those who have still not had their fill of the good stuff. Additionally, there’s still time to enter the Gambling Cabin Sportsbook Championship at either the €250 or €30 level – speaking in a professional capacity, we bloggers would all appreciate it we didn’t have to write another congratulatory piece about Franke clean-sweeping the sports betting.
Tomorrow sees another barrage of side events, including the €1,050 Open Face Chinese High Roller at noon and the much-anticipated The Festival Queens event at 1pm, among others. The full schedule may be found here.
Of course, The Festival is not just about the action on the felt. There’s a whole gorgeous city out there just waiting to show you what it’s got – so until tomorrow, we’ll be joining the crowds heading out into Saturday night in Tallinn. 🍻