MPNPT Tallinn Main Event Surpasses €200,000 Guarantee; Savevski Leads for Day 2. The €550 MPN Poker Tour Tallinn 2019 Main Event’s prizepool topped its €200,000 guarantee with Day 1b only half done. A huge 380 entries poured in over the course of 12 45-minute levels, adding to Day 1a’s 151. So far that makes 531 in total, but just how far the prizepool exceeds the guarantee will only be known after registration closes at 14:00 today. The survivors currently number 184 in total.
Blind levels rise to one hour for Day 2 (which starts at 13:00), giving short stacks more wiggle room as the chip leaders try to press their advantage. Currently leading overall is Redstar Online Poker qualifier Ilija Savevski who finished Day 1b in possession of 336,500 chips – miles ahead of Day 1a frontrunner Roland Luik who bagged 219,700.
Five other Day 1b players also managed to better Luik’s Day 1a-leading count, pushing him down into seventh place overall for the start of Day 2. Other players of note who have secured a seat for Day 2 include John Scanlon (107,000), 32Red qualifier and MPNPT Malta finalist Edgaras Bucinskas (116,300), Daragh Davey (138,300) and MPNPT Bratislava runner up Jussi Mattila (117,100). Full chip counts are available on the MPNPT Blog.
During breaks in the action, the crowd-pleasing Fish Party combined turbo Sit’n’Gos and slot spins to entertain – and reward – players. With free tickets given to everyone entering an MPNPT side event in Tallinn, the prizes on the reels include merchandise, €110 UCOP Main Event online tickets and a €1,500 MPNPT Prague package. Should the package not be won here, it will still be given out, in an online freeroll across all operators on February 3rd.
Today, Saturday, two more events kick off: the €1,300 High Roller at 15:00 and the first €220 Hendon Mob Championship to be held in Tallinn (19:00). Both are two-day events, with their finals running alongside that of the Main Event on Sunday.
Livestreaming continues on Facebook and Twitch from 15:35 as the Main Event plays down to the money and beyond; the total prize pool and payouts will be announced after registration closes at 14:00. Visit Instagram (@mpnpt) or the MPN Poker Tour Facebook page and follow @MPNPokerTour on Twitter for more from the tour stop.