In the Money in the MPN Poker Tour Tallinn 2019 Main Event: Luke Martin Leads Last Two Tables. The €550 MPN Poker Tour Tallinn Main Event is down to just 18 contenders vying for the 2019 trophy and €51,000 top prize. Out in front lies British player Luke Martin with 2,900,000 chips – almost a million more than the second highest-stacker, PartyPoker qualifier Peter Pihlstrom (1,927,000). Of the Final Day players, half won their original package or seat online, with Guts patches adorning the most sleeves (those of Virginijus Lapenas (1.3 million), Eirik Presterud (702,000) and Jorn Inge Hval (658,000).
When the last of the super-late registrants had taken their seats amongst the 184 Day 1 survivors, the final entries totalled 562. This pushed the prize pool up over the MPNPT’s record here (in 2017 there were 534 entries) and finalised the total prize money at €272,570.
Mika Paasonen finished on the bubble in unlucky 72nd place, missing out on a portion of the Main Event’s prize money but was consoled with a double prize: a free €550 MPNPT Prague 2019 seat plus a bubble prize from OlyBet (with whom he qualified online) worth €1,100.
Another 53 in-the-money players fell by the wayside as the day continued, including Day 1a’s chip leader Roland Luik (44th for €1,250) and the overall leader coming into Day 2, Redstar Poker qualifier Ilija Savevski (69th). MPNPT stalwart Jari Hurri busted in 21st place (€1,600), marking his eleventh cash on the tour since 2015. Irishman Daragh Davey, experienced both live and online, ended the day when he busted in 19th place, taking home €1,600.
For all payouts so far, and chip counts for the last two tables, visit the MPN Poker Tour Blog’s Day 2 wrap; coverage continues from 14:00 (14:20 for the cards-up livestream on twitch.tv/thrillofpoker).
Sunday is a day of multiple finals, with Day 2 of the €1,300 High Roller and the €220 Hendon Mob Championship also taking place alongside the Main Event. The 6-Handed High Roller restarts at 14:30 and will award its winner just under €13,500.
Wrapping up the tournament action for this stop are the €220 MPNPT Omaha Cup (starting at 15:00) and the €110 NL Hold’em Turbo Freezeout (18:00). For those for whose trophy dreams come to an end, the Fish Party live Sit&Go continues, with MPNPT branded merchandise and prizes including a €110 UCOP Main Event online ticket and a €1,500 MPNPT Prague package on offer.