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Akseli Paalanen and Ilari Sahamies on Top of the Leaderboard on Day 2 of the Kings of Tallinn Main Event

Jaxon • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies
Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies

Finland's Akseli Paalanen heads into Day 3 of the 2020 Kings of Tallinn €1,100 Main Event at Olympic Park Casino and Hilton Tallinn Park leading the pack of 82 players with a stack of 877,000.

The tournament has been a massive success attracting 591 entrants during the two opening flights along with another 83 entrants during the first blind level of Day 2 to bring the field up to 674 entrants.

The prize pool absolutely smashed the €500,000 guarantee with €640,300 being paid out to those that cash and the winner going home with a huge six-figure haul of €141,400. This makes it the largest single tournament held at this venue and the third-largest ever held in Estonia, just behind the two EPTs that took place in the Estonian capital a decade ago.

Paalanen wasn't the only player to bag a big stack on Day 2. Just behind him were Sweden's Dennis Berglin (827,000), who began the day as one of the short stacks and Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies (605,000).

Sahamies drew a big crowd near the end of the day when he open-jammed the turn for a big stack with a full house and eliminated Sebastian Wahl who after tanking called with trips.

There were four former Kings of Tallinn Main Event winners in the field on Day 2 including Ranno Sootla (2015 - €37,730), Matias Knaapinen (2017 - €45,007), WSOP bracelet winner Juha Helppi (2018 - €62,000), and Vitalijs Zavorotnijs (2019 - €85,300).

Knaapinen is the only player of the bunch with a chance of becoming the first two-time champion after bagging a healthy stack of 221,000.

Notable players eliminated on Day 2 Jason Wheeler, Markku Koplimaa, Hassan Sey, Arvydas Merfeldas, Daragh Davey, David Comeron Carrasco, Roope Tarmi, and Tarmo Tammel.

The action will resume tomorrow at 12 p.m. EET with blinds at 3,000/6,000 and a big blind ante of 6,000. The 82 players will begin in hand for hand mode until the money bubble break with 80 players guaranteed a payout of at least €2,100.

Tomorrow is scheduled to play until a final table is reached. Stay tuned at PokerNews as we bring you the coverage of the 2020 Kings of Tallinn Main Event.

Tags: Akseli PaalanenArvydas MerfeldasDaragh DaveyDavid ComeronDennis BerglinHassan SeyIlari SahamiesJason WheelerJuha HelppiMarkku KoplimaaMatias KnaapinenRanno SootlaRoope TarmiSebastian WahlTarmo TammelVitalijs Zavorotnijs

Final Chip Counts (full)

Jaxon • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

While most of the chip stacks are confirmed there are a handful that won't be confirmed until the morning.

Akseli Paalanen fi
Akseli Paalanen
fi 877,000
Dennis Berglin se
Dennis Berglin
se 827,000
Ilari Sahamies fi
Ilari Sahamies
fi 605,000
Borge Dypvik no
Borge Dypvik
no 563,000 499,400
Jaakko Hokkanen FI
Jaakko Hokkanen
FI 562,000 452,000
Heikki Piira FI
Heikki Piira
FI 542,000 272,000
Samuel Saariaho fi
Samuel Saariaho
fi 520,000 478,800
Marek Selgeveer ee
Marek Selgeveer
ee 475,000 409,600
Daniel Belov ee
Daniel Belov
ee 457,000 117,000
Gytis Lazauninkas lt
Gytis Lazauninkas
lt 452,000 202,000
Agharazi Babayev AZ
Agharazi Babayev
AZ 438,000 326,800
Gunnar Wedde no
Gunnar Wedde
no 420,000 321,800
Serafim Kovalevskiy ru
Serafim Kovalevskiy
ru 405,000 5,000
Michal Danka se
Michal Danka
se 404,000 318,700
Sergejs Sarutins LV
Sergejs Sarutins
LV 402,000 299,500
Johan Karlsson se
Johan Karlsson
se 401,000 303,500
Renato Messina it
Renato Messina
it 395,000 55,000
Jari Lahtinen fi
Jari Lahtinen
fi 374,000 258,000
Aleksejs Gusevs LV
Aleksejs Gusevs
LV 371,000 267,000
Mathias Siljander fi
Mathias Siljander
fi 353,000 93,000
Remigiusz Wyrzykiewicz pl
Remigiusz Wyrzykiewicz
pl 352,000 293,500
Inigo Martin ES
Inigo Martin
ES 330,000 280,000
Aurelijus Sipavicius lt
Aurelijus Sipavicius
lt 321,500 264,500
Peter Bergman se
Peter Bergman
se 310,000 -60,000
Kristaps Renga LV
Kristaps Renga
LV 310,000 247,400

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82 Players Bagging Chips

Jaxon • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

There were no eliminations during the final three hands and the 82 remaining players are bagging chips. The action will begin tomorrow at Level 17 with blinds at 3,000/6,000 and a big blind ante of 6,000 in hand for hand mode.

Three More Hands

Jaxon • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

The clock has been stopped and the tournament director has announced the final three hands of the day.

Shaw Doubles with Cowboys

Jaxon • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

Carl Shaw jammed for about 130,000 with {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} from the button and was called by Daniel Belov in the small blind with {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}.

Shaw's cowboys held with the {7-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{7-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} running out on the board and he doubled up near the bubble.

Daniel Belov ee
Daniel Belov
ee 340,000 173,400
Carl Shaw gb
Carl Shaw
gb 290,000 70,000

Tags: Carl ShawDaniel Belov

Bubble Time

Jaxon • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

Marek Selgeveer three-bet jammed for about 14 big blinds and Mate Mecs called.

Marek Selgeveer: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Mate Mecs: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

Selgeever was behind and didn't get any help as the {4-Spades}{a-Hearts}{3-Spades}{q-Spades}{q-Diamonds} ran out on the board and there are now 81 players remaining with 80 getting paid at least €2,100.

The clock was paused momentarily as one table is breaking up before hand for hand on the bubble takes place.

Tags: Marek SelgeveerMate Mecs

Bergman Ousts Aaltonen

Jaxon • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Peter Bergman
Peter Bergman

Tapio Aaltonen jammed for about 70,000 with {a-Spades}{9-Spades} and was called by Peter Bergman with {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}.

The {4-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{9-Clubs} flop wasn't the worst one for Aatonen as he flopped a pair. However, he was drawing dead after the {k-Clubs} came on the turn to give Bergman a flush.

The {k-Hearts} completed the board on the river and Aaltonen was eliminated short of the money.

After the hand, there were 82 players remaining with 80 guaranteed to make the money.

Peter Bergman se
Peter Bergman
se 370,000 278,700
Tapio Aaltonen FI
Tapio Aaltonen
FI Busted

Tags: Peter BergmanTapio Aaltonen

Quads for Sahamies

Jaxon • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Ilari Sahamies
Ilari Sahamies

Huge hand for Ilari Sahamies. It could be the hand of the day.

Sebastian Wahl opened from late position and Ilari Sahamies defended from the big blind.

Sahamies check-raised from 10,000 to 25,000 after the {a-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} came on the flop.

The action picked up after the {a-Diamonds} came on the turn. Sahamies jammed for about 250,000, which just covered Wahl's stack.

Wahl went into the tank for several minutes before he made the call.

Ilari Sahamies: {6-Spades}{6-Hearts}
Sebastian Wahl: {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}

Sahamies had a full house and improved to quads after the {6-Clubs} completed the board on the river to win a massive pot near the end of Day 2.

Ilari Sahamies fi
Ilari Sahamies
fi 600,000 600,000
Sebastian Wahl fi
Sebastian Wahl
fi Busted

Tags: Ilari SahamiesSebastian Wahl