The Coolbet Open 2018 Autumn Edition shall commence on October 16 to 21 in Tallinn, Estonia, and its Main Event is expected to feature at least a guaranteed prize pool of €200,000!
The second-ever Coolbet Open is hosted by the Olympic Park Casino at the Hilton Tallinn Park in Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia.
The first ever Coolbet Open was back in May, and it was a smashing success - there were 425 players who joined which generated a prize pool worth €206,125. The festival featured 27 action-packed tournaments. This upcoming second edition is certainly going to be even more exciting as the schedule has been expanded to a total of 31 tournaments.
Back in May, the first-ever Coolbet Open winner was Sebastian Wahl of Finland, who was the last man standing amongst a field of 425 entries, and he took home the top prize of €50,100 ($60,267). At that time, this was Wahl's biggest cash in his career. Last month, however, he surpassed this when he took down the 2018 Fennia Grand Slam €1,100 NLHE for €100,931 ($117,047).
Just like in May, participating players will see the Coolbear mascot walking around as they laugh and enjoy themselves throughout the festival. Lots of celebs and Coolbet-sponsored poker pros have confirmed that they will be attending the festival such as singer Kim Herold, Norwegian celebrity Audun Sørseth, basketball player Martin Müürsepp, and former football players Bent Skammelsrud and Joel Lindpere.
The festival begins October 16 with entertainment and welcome drinks served to everyone at 7 pm EEST.
The Main Event begins its two opening flights on October 17-18. This tournament is a deep-stacked event with participants starting with a chip count of 30,000 each and blind levels starting at 45 minutes before increasing to 60 minutes in duration. Players will certainly have lots of opportunities to build up a huge stack not only because of the nice structure but also thanks to the tourney allowing unlimited re-entries until the conclusion of the first blind level on Day 2 (October 19). Surviving players will then return to compete for the one final day on October 20 until a victor is crowned.
The tournament is expected to attract a huge crowd of around 400 players, and the organizers of the festival are estimating the prize pool to reach at least €200,000!