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Johan Karlsson - reigning champion of Kings of Tallinn

All hail the King! Johan Karlsson, reigning champion of Kings of Tallinn, is speaking to me via the usual technologies from his home in Sweden. Johan Karlsson So how did it feel to take down the last big live event in the before times? “Of course it was a really…

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Coolbet partners with The Festival

Thomas Pasgaard Hviid (to the right, not to the left) The Festival Series has now got more partners than a Taylor Swift album! Terrible jokes aside, we are delighted to welcome Coolbet Poker, our newest addition to the Festival family. Head of poker Thomas Pasgaard Hviid has given us the…

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Karev Tralla - "I know they’re going to be phenomenal events"

Karev got a knife and a chopping board for Christmas.. Olympic Park Casino has developed a reputation over the past few years as one of the best venues for live poker in Europe. Although the casino currently remains closed, I spoke to their poker marketing guy and all-round champion for…

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Peter La Terra: “I don’t need good luck - I just don’t need the bad luck”

As today’s Skype adventure I am speaking to one of Swedish poker’s finest, Peter La Terra, who is patiently waiting out the plague at home in Stockholm. How has his year been? “Same same - working as little as possible, playing poker. But the last year - not so much…

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Things to do in Tallinn - a beginner’s guide

Olympic Casino Tallin The Festival in Tallinn isn’t just about the poker, blackjack and roulette (although there’ll be 27 events across the week and cash games running 24 hours a day!). We picked Tallinn as our first stop for The Festival Series for a reason - it’s one of Europe’s…

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Antoine Degiorgio: Bringing Maltese Players

Antoine Degiorgio Antoine Degiorgio, one of the founding members of the Malta Poker Fish Facebook group and enthusiastic cheerleader for poker in Malta, has actually forgotten he agreed to be interviewed today - but he doesn’t seem particularly flustered. “I’m in no rush,” he says easily, “So don’t worry.” This…

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The Hendon Mob partners with The Festival Series: “They’re not messing about - they’re ready to do great things”

Roland Boothby With less than three months to go before we kick off The Festival in Tallinn, we are delighted to announce our newest partnership with one of the best-loved brands in poker - The Hendon Mob. I spoke to THM’s head of partnerships, Roland Boothby about their plans for…

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PokerNews on board as an official media partner!

Jason “JaxonPoker” Glatzer The Festival Series is delighted to welcome PokerNews on board as an official media partner! I spoke to one-man live reporting powerhouse Jason “JaxonPoker” Glatzer about the PokerNews partnership, and his plans for coverage of The Festival in Tallinn. “PokerNews has been involved in the past in…

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Highroller.com on board for The Festival in Tallinn

Just a week or so after announcing CasinoRoom’s partnership with The Festival Series, we are delighted to welcome on board its big sister brand, Highroller. We spoke to Mery Blomqvist, Group CMO of both sites’ parent company Ellmount Group, about what players can expect. As Blomqvist sums it up: “Highroller…

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Rod Stirzaker - “What is this anyway?”

Keen to get back on the road “What is this anyway?” asks Rod Stirzaker: poker player, industry professional, veteran tournament reporter and long-time associate of yours truly. His extreme suspicion is not merely because I’ve called him up out of the blue after many months of government-mandated lack of live…

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