Tallinn Summer Showdown Returns on July 18-25


The Tallinn Summer Showdown returns to Olympic Park Casino, located in the heart of the Estonian capital of Tallinn, for seven days of around-the-clock poker action from July 18-25.

Last year, the Tallinn Summer Showdown was a beacon of hope as the first big live event in the first major festival in Northern Europe since the COVID pandemic. Players traveled not only from the typical Baltic and Scandanavian countries but made the journey from other countries in Europe to attend, including the charismatic Niall Farrell, who went on to ship the 2020 Tallinn Summer Showdown €1,000 Main Event for €32,125. Farrell will be one of many players to travel to Tallinn again this year and will aim to defend his title.

The schedule features 33 action-packed events highlighted by the €1,100 Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event on July 22-24.

There is something for everyone on the schedule. Those with limited bankrolls can even get into the action with satellites starting at just €10 and low buy-in side events including the popular €60 Ladies Event.

Those with bigger bankrolls can battle it out not only in the Main Event but the schedule also boasts a three-day €550 side event, a two-day six-max €2,000 High Roller, along with a handful of one-day events with €500-€1,100 buy-ins.

While no-limit hold’em players will have plenty to choose from on the schedule, players that enjoy other variants will be pleased to know there is plenty for them on the schedule as well with events in pot-limit Omaha, Short Deck, H.O.R.S.E., and Open Face Chinese Pineapple.

Niall Farrell Wins 2020 Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event
Niall Farrell Wins 2020 Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event

The Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event is a deep-stacked affair with players starting off with 30,000 in chips during each of the two opening flights. The first flight kicks off on Thursday, July 22 at 12 p.m. EEST where players will have plenty of time to build up a big stack with nine 60-minute blind levels. The second opening flight takes place later in the day at 8 p.m. EEST and features a faster structure with 30-minute blind levels.

Survivors of either of these flights will resume for action with those that late register or reenter on Day 2 for two more days of action on July 23-24 until a winner is crowned.

Players and poker enthusiasts will be able to follow the Main Event action as PokerNews will be on hand to commentate on the Tallinn Summer Showdown Main Event on the Olympic Casino social media channels.

There are still plenty of opportunities both live and online at OlyBet Poker for players to qualify into the Main Event for a fraction of the cost.

Traveling to Tallinn

While poker players from most countries will be able to head into Estonia without a quarantine, things can change quickly. Up-to-date information on countries and self-isolation requirements for passengers can be found on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ homepage.

2021 Tallinn Summer Showdown Schedule

Date Time (EEST) Event # Event Buy-in
July 19 5 p.m. 1 Rake free satellite to the Main Event NB! Unlimited Rebuys + AO, 3 SEATS GTD €20
  7 p.m. 2 Summer Showdown Opening, added 550€ ticket to Event 5 €330
  10 p.m. 3 NL Hold’em Satellite to the SSD €550, Unlimited Re-Entry, 3 SEATS GTD €60
July 20 2 p.m. 4 Summer Showdown Deepstack 1A (LVL 1-14) €220
  3 p.m. 5 NL Hold’em Satellite to the €550 SSD, Unlimited Re-Entry, 3 SEATS GTD €60
  5 p.m. 6 Deepstack turbo paf special €70
  7 p.m. 7 SSD 550€ 1A, 1 re-entry per flight, 2-Day Event, Final Day on Thursday at 21:00 €550
  9 p.m. 4 Summer Showdown Deepstack 1B Turbo (LVL 1-14) €220
  11 p.m. 8 Satellite to the ME NB! Unlimited Rebuys + AO, 3 SEATS GTD €60
July 21 1 p.m. 7 SSD 550€ 1B €550
  2 p.m. 4 Summer Showdown Deepstack FINAL DAY
  3 p.m. 9 Progressive Knockout, €100 into prize pool and €100 as progressive bounty,  €220
  5 p.m. 10 Satellite to the ME NB! Unlimited Rebuys + AO, 3 SEATS GTD €60
  7 p.m. 7 SSD 550€ 1C Turbo €550
  9 p.m. 11 4 Cards PLO Turbo Knockout, €150 into prize pool, €50 for knockout €220
  11 p.m. 12 NLH Hyper-turbo €115
July 22 11:30 a.m. 13 Rake free satellite to the Main Event NB! Unlimited Rebuys + AO, 2 SEATS GTD €20
  12 p.m. 14 Summer Showdown Main Event 1A, first day plays 8 levels €1,100
  3 p.m. 15 NL Hold’em Satellite to Main Event 2021 1B, Unlimited Re-Entry, 2 SEATS GTD €115
  3 p.m. 14 Summer Showdown Main Event 1B Turbo, first day plays 8 levels €1,100
  9 p.m. 7 SSD 550€ FINAL DAY
  9 p.m. 16 5 Cards PLO Progressive Knockout 6-max €440
  11 p.m. 17 Short Deck 6-Max €115
July 23 12 p.m. 14 SSD Main Event, Day 2. Unlimited re-entry & late reg until end of LVL 9 €1,100
  1 p.m. 18 Rake free Satellite to event #21, unlimited €10 RB & €10 AO, 7 SEATS GTD €10
  3 p.m. 19 Friday Deepstack €220
  5 p.m. 20 Open Face Chinese pineapple, unlimited re-entry €330
  5 p.m. 21 Satellite to SSD 2021 Highroller, Unlimited re-entry, 2 SEATS GTD €220
  7 p.m. 22 Progressive Knockout 6-max €1,100
  9 p.m. 23 4 Cards PLO hi-lo €330
  11 p.m. 24 Hyper Turbo Knockout, €75 into prize pool, €25 for knockout €115
July 24 11:30 a.m. 25 Turbo Satellite to SSD 2021 Highroller, Unlimited re-entry, 2 SEATS GTD €115
  12 p.m. 14 SSD Main Event, Final Day
  1 p.m. 19 Deepstack Final Day (Final table)
  1 p.m. 26 Ladies Event €60
  3 p.m. 27 Summer Showdown Highroller 6-Max, Day1 €2,000
  3 p.m. 28 OlyBet Special €115
  5 p.m. 29 PL Sviten Special €220
  7 p.m. 30 Progressive Knockout €440
  9 p.m. 31 PL Omaha 4 & 5 Cards, round of each, plays 8-handed €1,100
  11 p.m. 32 NLH Win the Button Hyper-Turbo €115
July 25 12 p.m. 27 Summer Showdown Highroller 6-Max FINAL
  12 p.m. 28 OlyBet Special Final Day
  12 p.m. 30 Progressive Knockout Final Day
  1 p.m. 33 Hyper-Turbo Version of the ME €115

Head to the Tallinn Summer Showdown website for more information about this event.

*Images courtesy of the Tallinn Summer Showdown and Olympic Park Casino



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