The Kings of Tallinn Poker Festival is being promoted as the biggest poker festival in the Nordic region and poker professionals from neighbouring regions will be arriving in Estonia, as the country hosts the Kings of Tallinn Poker Festival for the first time. The tournament is scheduled to take place between the 16th and 22nd of Feb at the Olimpic Casino Olympia in Tallinn, Estonia.
Poker professionals often visit Tallinn because it has a thriving live poker scene despite being recognized as a historic and medieval city that has been a part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list since 1997.
Tallinn is expected to attract a large number of tourists and poker professionals who will be arriving to take part in the 20 event tournament. Poker professionals from the Baltics and Scandinavia will be flocking to Tallinn to take part in the Kings of Tallinn Poker Festival.
The festival has a number of interesting events such as the No Limit Texas Hold’em, Satellite to Main Event, 1 rebuy & 1 double add-on, €50 each; No Limit Texas Hold’em, Hyper Turbo Satellite to Accumulator 1a, 1 rebuy & 1 double add-on, €20 each; No Limit Texas Hold’em, Turbo Satellite to Accumulator 1b, 1 rebuy & 1 double add-on, €20 each and the No Limit Texas Hold’em, Turbo Bounty (€75 into prize pool, €25 Bounties on all players).
There will also be an Olybet Kings of Tallinn Main Event that has a buy-in for €1,100 and will have a large cash prize that will be determined by the number of registrations. Some of the top players that will be attending the tournament include Estonian entrepreneur and poker pro Madis Muur, Kimmo Kurko and Juha Helppi.
Teresa Nousiainen, the tournament director for the Kings of Tallinn Poker Festival was confident that the tournament will be a great success. In a statement, Nousiainen said
I’m sure that [the] Kings of Tallinn will be one of the region’s most popular poker festivals even in its very first year. I am so happy that Olympic Casino wanted to put together this great poker week. We put a lot of work and thought into this festival, players are going to have a great time here.
This year Tallinn will also play host to the European Poker Tour (EPT) and other promising poker events such as the Unibet Open and The Grand Live. Nousiainen believes that the citizens of Tallinn will benefit from these events as poker players and tourists flock to attend these events bringing in more business to Tallinn.