The Tallinn Festival is only two weeks away; Starts June 27
Do you wish you could go to a series of poker tournaments and participate in brilliantly structured events in various disciplines and even host a casino games tournament for good measure? If that sounds like something that’s on your street, you need to head to The Festival in Tallinn from June 27.
The Tallinn Festival runs from Jfrom June 27 to July 3 and it is not to be missed. Between these dates, you will find 36 numbered events to get your teeth into, but there is one particularity: not all of these events are traditional poker tournaments. The Festival prides itself on offering something for everyone, so among the packed program you will not only find a wide variety of poker tournament variations and formats, but there are also cash game tournaments, blackjack tournaments, even roulette tournaments, and even sports betting and slot machine competitions. !
Kicking off the Festival in Tallinn on June 27 is the €250 buy-in Special Sviten. Wait until you play Sviten Special if you think pot-limit Omaha is crazy! Very popular in Scandinavian countries, Sviten Special is a cross between five card poker and Five Card PLO; it’s great fun but not for the faint of heart.
Other poker events to look forward to include bounty events, win button, PLO, HORSEreturn, Chinese open face, short bridgeand more!
What sets The Festival apart from other live poker tours is the fact that everyone who loves poker and gambling is catered for. There is a cash game tournament, complete with televised tables, as well as tournaments for popular casino games blackjack and roulette. You can even participate in a slots tournament and a sports betting competition. Having all these different variations under one roof adds value to any tournament because everyone is trying out games they wouldn’t normally play.
The flagship tournament of the Tallinn Festival is the Main eventwhich comes with a €550 buy-in unless you earn your way via one of the many live or online satellites; more on those soon.
The Bratislava Festival Main Event last September drew a crowd of 621 who created a prize pool of €304,245. It ended in a three-way chop between three Austrian grinders. Vedral David finished third for €38,270, Adi Rajkovic was the runner-up and took home €45,130, with Martin Mauthner receiving €47,600 and the title of champion. With the rise of live poker right now, it wouldn’t be surprising to see an even bigger turnout for the Tallinn Main Event.
Former Poker Dealer Martin Mauthner Wins €300,000 GTD (€47,600) Main Event The Festival Series Bratislava
The program of the festival in Tallinn
|June 27||4:00 p.m.||1||Sviten Special Day 1||250 €|
|June 27||6:00 p.m.||2||Blackjack Championships Day 1A||250 €|
|June 27||19:00||3||From Supersat to Main Event (5 tickets guaranteed)||35 €|
|June 27||20:00||4||Cash Game Festival Challenge 2/2 € Texas||250 €|
|June 27||21:00||5||Texas knockout||65 €|
|June 27||21:00||6||Roulette Championships Day 1A||250 €|
|June 27||22:30||seven||Cash Game Festival Challenge 2/2€ PLO4||250 €|
|June 28||12:00||8||MAIN EVENT DAY 1A – 10 Levels||550 €|
|June 28||13:00||9||8-Game||115 €|
|June 28||17:00||ten||PLO Masters||250 €|
|June 28||6:00 p.m.||2||Blackjack Championships Day 1B|
|June 28||19:00||1||Special day Sviten 2/FT|
|June 28||21:00||11||From Supersat to Main Event (5 tickets guaranteed)||35 €|
|June 28||22:00||12||win button|
|June 28||21:00||6||Roulette Championships Day 1B||250 €|
|June 29||12:00||8||MAIN EVENT DAY 1B – 10 levels||550 €|
|June 29||15:00||13||From Supersat to Main Event (5 tickets guaranteed)||35 €|
|June 29||17:00||14||Texas progressive knockout||220 €|
|June 29||17:00||15||PLO High Roller Day 1||€1,050|
|June 29||6:00 p.m.||2||Blackjack Championships Day 1C||250 €|
|June 29||19:00||16||Acroud charity tournaments, by invitation only||€1|
|June 29||21:00||6||1C Roulette Championships||250 €|
|June 29||21:00||17||Cash Game Festival Challenge 2/2 € Texas||250 €|
|June 29||21:00||18||Stand ‘n Go, Texas “Frankes Flip Flops”|
|June 29||23:30||19||Cash Game Festival Challenge 2/2€ PLO4||250 €|
|June 30th||12:00||8||MAIN EVENT DAY 1C – 10 Levels||550 €|
|June 30th||13:00||2||Blackjack Championships Day 2|
|June 30th||13:00||20||HORSE||250 €|
|June 30th||13:00||15||PLO High Roller Final Day – spare slot|
|June 30th||17:00||21||Half ´n Half (Texas & PLO, 1 level each)||110 €|
|June 30th||19:00||6||Roulette Championships Day 2|
|June 30th||20:00||8||MAIN EVENT DAY 1D Turbo – 10 Levels||550 €|
|01-July||12:00||8||MAIN EVENT DAY 2||550 €|
|01-July||17:00||22||Day 1 Deepstack Poker Lists||250 €|
|01-July||17:00||23||Chinese open face||330 €|
|01-July||6:00 p.m.||24||NLH High Roller Day 1||€1,050|
|01-July||20:00||25||Cash Game Festival Challenge 2/5 € Texas||250 €|
|01-July||20:00||26||Matching Visions Slots Tournament||250 €|
|01-July||22:30||27||Cash Game Festival Challenge 2/2€ PLO4||250 €|
|02-July||12:00||8||MAIN EVENT DAY 3|
|02-July||13:00||28||Gambling Cabin Sports Betting Tournament||250 €|
|02-July||13:00||22||Pokerlistings Deepstack Day 2/Final|
|02-July||14:00||24||NLH High Roller Final Day|
|02-July||4:00 p.m.||29||Heads Up Texas, CAP 32, Day 1||330 €|
|02-July||14:00||30||Team Poker Challenge, Texas||600 €|
|02-July||6:00 p.m.||2||Blackjack Championship Finals|
|02-July||20:00||31||Cash Game Festival Challenge 5/5 € Texas||250 €|
|02-July||20:00||32||PLO Turbo||110 €|
|02-July||21:00||6||Roulette Championship Final|
|02-July||22:30||33||Cash Game Festival Challenge 5/5€ PLO4||250 €|
|03-July||12:00||8||MAIN EVENT FINAL TABLE|
|03-July||12:00||34||Texas Low Roller||55 €|
|03-July||12:00||22||FT Deepstack Poker Lists/|
|03-July||12:00||29||Heads Up Texas, CAP 32, final|
|03-July||13:00||36||Texas Shortdeck/ 6+ Hold’em||110 €|
Win your place in the Main Event of the Festival in Tallinn
The Festival has partnered with several online poker operators who hold satellites to various Tallinn Casino Games Tournaments, Main Event No-Limit Hold’em and other side events.
CasinoFriday, Coolbet, Guts Poker, Juicy Stakes, Kanuuna, NordicBet, OlyBet, Optibet Poker, Paf Poker, Unibet Pokerand World WPT are all online partners of the Festival.
Unibet Poker, for example, has several The Festival satellites running. One, to 8:00 p.m. CET on June 15 only costs €25 to enter but it guarantees at least a €1,150 pass. Win this package and you receive:
- €550 buy-in for the Main Event of the Festival in Tallinn
- Four nights of accommodation at the Hilton Hotel with check-in beginning June 28
WPT Global has a $1,920 prize package that you can win for free! All you have to do is download WPT Global, create an account before the end of June 16, and use the code “TALLINN” when registering. Then tag a friend who also has a WPT Global account on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Be sure to tag WPT Global Social on Facebook, or WPT Global on Twitter and Instagram to be placed in a draw.
WPT Global Package Rewards:
- Accommodation for five nights in a twin room, plus breakfast, for two people
- €550 buy-in for the Main Event The Festival in Tallinn
- €250 buy-in for the PokerListings Deepstack tournament
- 2x festival hospitality packages
These hospitality packages give you access to a host of non-felt activities, which you can confirm with the Festival organisers.
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Buy your package or book your hotel directly from the festival
The Festival offers a trio of Tallinn packages available to purchase direct from the Festival. In addition, you can book a hotel room at a reduced rate, but PokerNews I’ve been told these rooms are selling like hot cakes so act fast.
The Festival Package costs €2,535 and includes the €550 Main Event buy-in, two casino event buy-ins, two hospitality packages and seven nights at the Hilton Tallinn Park including breakfast and spa access.
€1,325 buys you a Poker Experience Package which includes five nights at the Hilton Tallinn Park, including breakfast and access to the spa, plus the €550 Main Event buy-in.
Finally, there is the 875 € Casino Experience Package which offers you five nights at the Radisson Blue Hotel Olympia, breakfast included, plus the buy-in for one of the casino tournaments.
Stay tuned PokerNews ahead of and during the Tallinn Festival, as we bring you more news, interviews and updates from this amazing series.