The attention of the poker community is on the World Series of Poker 2022 in Las Vegas, and rightly so, but there is an epic poker and gaming festival on the doorstep of European players that simply cannot be missed: Tallinn Festival to Olympic Park Casino.
Martin “Franke” de Zweigbergk is a smart man who loves poker and everything related to the game. Franke watched other poker festivals and saw that there was something missing at all of them. He realized that not only do many poker players enjoy the odd sports bet or a few spins of roulette, but the opposite is true; casino players and sports bettors like to play poker occasionally. Franke decided to bring them together under one roof, and the Festival was born.
After a huge success debut in BratislavaThe Festival travels to Tallinn, Estonia, from From June 27 to July 3 and brings with it nearly 40 events. While players will find several No-Limit Hold’em tournaments, they can also try their luck at Pot-Limit Omaha, Win the Button, 8-Game Mix, Open Face Chinese Poker, HORSE and the crazy game that is Sviten Special . If you’ve never played Sviten Special, it’s a cross between five-card PLO and five-card draw; it’s a crazy game that generates a lot of action.
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.
As mentioned earlier, Franke created The Festival as a way to bring all forms of gambling and poker together under one roof, which is why anyone visiting Tallinn is spoiled for choice when visiting. acts of events to play.
Cash game players are well served with the Gambling Festival Challenge, which offers TV tables if you fancy some time in the spotlight. Then there are casino game tournaments for black jack and roulette, which are not only a great way to try and win some money, but the perfect setting for people wanting to try these games for the first time, as you can only lose a specific amount of money; although hopefully you will win.
There is even a sports betting tournament if you feel like showing off your betting skills and sports knowledge.
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 – reserve location|
|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 €|
Stay up to date with the festival app
The masterminds and boffins behind the scenes at the Festival have created a great mobile app that anyone visiting the Tallinn Festival is encouraged to free download. The Festival app is your guide through the festival, giving you information on each poker and casino tournament, organizer notifications, partner information, an interactive image gallery, an activity feed and even more.
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 during the Festival in Tallinn as we bring you more news, interviews and updates from this amazing series.