A look back at the side events at Coolbet Open in November


It was not only the Main Event which set new records during Coolbet Open November edition. Also the side events were very popular and the total prize pools in the side events reached €299,000 – a new record!

Three tournaments managed to have a prize pools over €50,000 which is amazing for a small-stakes poker festival like Coolbet Open.

The biggest prize pool was naturally in the €1k Coolbet event (€57.230), which was won by Aleksandras Voisnis from Lithuania (€18800). The second biggest side event win went to Kasper Mellanen of Finland, won won the €330 Pokerisivut Open. Kasper is actually a streamer for Pokerisivut, a Finnish online poker news site, so he was very happy to take home both the win, trophy and the bragging rights.

Another big prize pool came in event 8, the €330 Deep Stack Championship. This event had a prize pool of €51.216 and was won by Hans Holmedal of Norway, who made a heads-up deal with Johan Karlsson (third place in the Main Event).

The largest side event at Coolbet Open measured by number of entries was the €110 Deep Special. A total of 211 entries gave a prize pool of €20,476 and Magnus Kristiansen of Norway took home the title and €4640 after a heads-up deal with Eero Eemil Antonen.

See all the results of the side events below (click to open).

Event 3: Coolbet Open WarmUp Event

78 players
97 Entries
Prize pool € 18,181

Number Name Country Prize
1 Olli Tapani Ikonen Finland €3,955*
2 Stanislav Smeljov Estonia €4,323*
3 Marko Lauri Johannes Harkonen Finland €3,182*
4 Claudio Guillermo Vasquez Chile € 1,660
5 Steven Iglesias Norway € 1,270
6 Anders Lejon Sweden € 940
7 Vallo Maidla Estonia € 730
8 Vytautas Kacerauskas Lithuania € 550
9 Toomas Polli Estonia € 474
10 Markku Koplimaa Estonia € 474
11 Bjarte Eriksen Norway € 420
12 Petteri Kalenius Finland € 420
13 Aleksandr Ryzhkov Russia € 420

* Indicates deal

Event 8: The Coolbet Open €330 Deep Stack Championship

176 entries
120 players
Prize pool €51,216

Number Name Country Prize
1 Hans Holmedal Norway €11,850*
2 Johan Karlsson Sweden €10,000*
3 Jari Lahtinen Finland € 5,350
4 Vygerdas Jonikas Lithuania € 4,100
5 Sten Siinmaa Estonia € 3,200
6 Ivar Kaspersen Norway € 2,400
7 Stig Moen Norway € 1,810
8 Miko Kettunen Finland € 1,400
9 Virgo Laansoo Estonia € 1,050
10 Jukka Nordman Finland € 1,050
11 Jevgeni Bogatorjov Estonia € 910
12 Conny Eriksson Finland € 910
13 Kenneth Aspestrand Norway € 784
14 Nicolas Courbin France € 784
15 Mathias Siljander Finland € 674
16 Afshin Alikhani Norway € 674
17 David Berggren Sweden € 610
18 Marcin Jaworski Poland € 610
19 Jainil Kothari India € 610
20 Hani Haarala Finland € 610
21 Hassan Sey Finland € 610
22 Tommi Lankinen Finland € 610
23 Dan Tolppanen Finland € 610

* Indicates deal

Event 9: The Coolbet Open Roller Coaster

53 entries
Prize pool € 2,570

Number Name Country Prize
1 Ben Eshet Israel €738,75*
2 Aasmund Holvik Norway €732.75 *
3 Henri Friman Finland € 425
4 Morten Antonsen Norway € 305
5 Ailo Sara Hegge Norway € 205
6 Johnny Kristiansen Norway € 170

* Indicates deal

Event 11: The Coolbet Carnival Suprise Bounty

134 entries
Prize pool: €9,748

Number Name Country Prize
1 Kristo Anderson Estonia €1950*
2 Lasse Sakari Aarnisalo Finland €2165*
3 Omar Sigmarsson Iceland € 1,270
4 Johnny Kristiansen Norway € 900
5 Rolf Arne Bechstrøm Norway € 630
6 Silvester Oidekivi Estonia € 515
7 Tapio Aaltonen Finland € 420
8 Jukka Juvonen Finland € 340
9 Kalle Suvi Estonia € 270
10 Mati Oolo Finland € 230
11 Marius Morel Estonia € 230
12 Bartolimiej Grabowski Poland € 230
13 Arnt Ree Norway € 200
14 Hendri Mikita Estonia € 200
15 Dan Tolppanen Finland € 200

* Indicates deal

Event 12: Pot Limit Omaha 4 & 5 Cards

76 entries
Prize pool: €5,126

Number Name Country Prize
1 Trond Sundby Norway €3,995*
2 Petteri Kalenius Finland €5,000*
3 Vallo Maidla Estonia €4,000*
4 Helge Stjernvang Norway €3,995*
5 Roni Berg Finland € 1,560
6 Kim Pihl Finland € 1,200
7 Anders Mora Norway € 920
8 Satu Niemela Finland € 768
9 Jani Juutila Finland € 678

* Indicates deal

Event 14: The Thursday Turbo Thrill Ride

93 entries
77 players
Prize Pool €9,021

Number Name Country Prize
1 Erlend Kalstad Norway € 2,425*
2 Niko Korhonen Finland € 2,125*
3 Tarmo Tammel Estonia € 1,180
4 Henning Stalsberg Norway € 870
5 Tuomas Kalvimäki Finland € 611
6 Carl Johan Bergman Sweden € 450
7 Meelis Ahman Estonia € 360
8 Stefan Liifv Sweden € 280
9 Juha Hiltunen Finland € 280
10 Edgar Blomsø Norway € 220
11 Espen Vaksdal Norway € 220

* Indicates deal

Event 16: Pokerisivut Open

Entries 195
Prize pool: €56,745

Number Name Country Prize
1 Kasper Mellanen Finland € 14,750
2 Carsten Larsen Denmark € 9,750
3 Vygerdas Jonikas Lithuania  €  6,050
4 Wuyong Xu Norway  €  4,580
5 Henning Stalsberg Norway  €  3,550
6 Timo Rantamäki Finland  €  2,600
7 Bjarte Eriksen Norway  €  1,980
8 Jari Saviaho Finland  €  1,485
9 Kyosti Isberg Finland  €  1,200
10 Geir Inge Haugland Norway  €  1,200
11 Esa Koskinen Finland  €  1,030
12 Sebastian Wahl Finland  €  1,030
13 Timo Rantamäki Finland  €     870
14 Frode Hoel Norway  €     870
15 Markus Jappinen Finland  €     740
16 Marjo Nikkinen Finland  €     740
17 Erik Sælensminde Norway  €     660
18 Younus Nader Akid Norway  €     660
19 Kalle Jalmela Finland  €     660
20 Andro Loos Estonia  €     660
21 Ronny Olsen Norway  €     660
22 Pasi Kaunela Finland  €     660
23 Gustav Juurikas Estonia  €     660

Event 18: Coolbet Open 8 Game

83 entries
68 players
Prize pool: €8,051

Number Name Country Prize
1 Tor-Arne Fenes Norway €2,150*
2 Stig Moen Norway €2,100*
3 Risto Pönniö Finland € 1,150
4 Johnny Johansen Norway € 780
5 Marko Keskel Estonia € 580
6 Indrek Turu Estonia € 450
7 Kevin Demunter Belgium € 350
8 Øyvind Larsen Norway € 270
9 Odd-Einar Svinøy Norway € 221

* Indicates deal

Event 19: Coolbet Deep Special

211 entries
Prize pool: €20,476.70

Number Name Country  Prize
1 Magnus Kristensen Norway  €4,640*
2 Eero Eemil Antonen Finland  €4,140*
3 Johan Bergman Sweden  € 2,150
4 Ole Nedrebø Norway  € 1,640
5 Aadrian Hobo Netherlands  € 1,280
6 Erik Pukk Estonia  €     950
7 Niko Korhonen Finland  €     730
8 Erlend Kalstad Norway  €     547
9 Antti Ruohonen Finland  €     440
10 Marek Selgeveer Estonia  €     440
11 Marcin Jaworski Poland  €     370
12 Tommy Andre Skarbo Norway  €     370
13 Rikard Relander Estonia  €     320
14 Tage Andre Heggen Norway  €     320
15 Aki Lahde Finland  €     260
16 Sondre Smedheim Lunde Norway  €     260
17 Joakim Kaarlo Pitkänen Norway  €     230
18 Lasse Aarninsalo Finland  €     230
19 Christel Piller Estonia  €     230
20 Jaakko Siitonen Finland  €     230
21 Riitta Liisa Sahala Finland  €     230
22 Lars Olav Hole Norway  €     230
23 Khaled Hammoud Finland  €     230

* Indicates deal

Event 21: €1k Coolbet

45 players
59 entries
Prize pool: €57,230

Number Name Country Prize
1 Aleksandras Voisnis Lithuania  €  18,800
2 Gunnar Wedde Norway  €  13,500
3 Sebastian Wahl Finland  €    9,250
4 Ketil Hanstveit Norway  €    5,900
5 Virgo Laansoo Estonia  €    4,200
6 Vygerdas Jonikas Lithuania  €    3,150
7 Tommi Lankinen Finland  €    2,430

Event 22: Coolbet Ladies Event

33 entries
Prize pool: €3,201

Number Name Country Prize
1 Anne Kiviselg Estonia  €  1,150
2 Saara Elina Väinikainen Finland  €     800
3 Katri Jehkonen Finland  €     560
4 Birgit Veber Estonia  €     410
5 Mari Thorrud Skolem Norway  €     281

Event 23: Open Face Chinese Pineapple

41 players
62 entries
Prize Pool: €13,192

Number Name Country Prize
1 Johnny Johansen Norway € 4,350
2 Morten Antonsen Norway  €  3,030
3 Maria Strømstad Norway  €  1,980
4 Andreas Høivold Norway  €  1,085
5 Mati Pirn Estonia  €  1,085
6 Silje Lierhagen Norway  €     660
7 Joakim Bakke Norway  €     540
8 Oskar Wedde Norway  €     462

Event 24: Bounty Freezeout

195 entries
Prize pool: €14,186

Number Name Country Prize
1 Petri Blomdahl Sweden € 3,136.25
2 Stefan Liifv Sweden  €     2,280
3 Simen Myrrusten Norway  €     1,660
4 Ole Christian Rød Norway  €     1,240
5 Christin Mäemets Estonia  €        850
6 Atte Maijala Finland  €        710
7 Daniel Axelsson Sweden  €        570
8 Sturla Flataker Norway  €        430
9 David Mildenberg Israel  €        300
10 Rune Dyping Norway  €        250
11 Anssi Langström Finland  €        250
12 Tarmo Tammel Estonia  €        250
13 Jarno Jokiniemi Finland  €        210
14 Even Evensen Norway  €        210
15 Geir Kaaby Norway  €        210
16 Nils Ettiq Estonia  €        170
17 Andrus Herkel Estonia  €        170
18 Mats Albertsen Norway  €        170
19 Sondre Lie Norway  €        140
20 Burak Ali Irmak Turkey  €        140
21 Ørjan Birkestøl Norway  €        140
22 Gardar Hauksson Iceland  €        140
23 Steinar Aegisson Iceland  €        140
24 Mart Rinken Estonia  €        140
25 Carl Johan Bergman Sweden  €        140
26 Ott Mägi Estonia  €        140

Event 25: PLO 4 and 5 cards

Entries 170
Prize pool: €16,490

Number Name Country Prize
1 Aleksi Partanen Finland  €  4,200
2 Bo Mikael Zackariasen Finland  €  2,850
3 Joni Liimatta Finland  €  1,720
4 Markus Bruvoll Thomassen Norway  €  1,320
5 Stig Rune Bjørnli Norway  €  1,030
6 Jari Saviaho Finland  €     770
7 Pyry Kekälainen Finland  €     580
8 Kevin Pold Estonia  €     450
9 Anu Kristina Lilja Finland  €     350
10 Andreas Martin Rehn Norway  €     350
11 Hanno Kerem Estonia  €     300
12 Sami Tapio Niemelä Finland  €     300
13 Sergey Karanin Estonia  €     250
14 Petri-Kalevi Metsämaa Finland  €     250
15 Tomi Smolander Finland  €     220
16 Nils Hårstad Norway  €     220
17 Rikard Relander Estonia  €     190
18 Håvard Henriksen Norway  €     190
19 Mika Heikki Haarala Finland  €     190
20 Kristen Høyforslett Norway  €     190
21 Øyvind Larsen Norway  €     190
22 Marius Høgtun Norway  €     190
23 Egon Kaljulaid Estonia  €     190

Event 26: Short Deck Holdem

84 entries
Prize pool: €8,148

Number Name Country Prize
1 Morten Rognstad Norway  €  2,450
2 Vygerdas Jonikas Lithuania  €  1,630
3 Joakim Bakke Norway  €  1,220
4 Vytautas Kacerauskas Lithuania  €     810
5 Vitali Filonov Estonia  €     610
6 Tage Heggen Norway  €     450
7 Stig Moen Norway  €     360
8 Trond Sundby Norway  €     325
9 Tommy Skarbo Norway  €     293

Event 27: Turbo version of Main Event

60 entries
Prize pool: € 5,526

Number Name Country Prize
1 Marius Morel Estonia  €  1,940
2 Anne Kiviselg Estonia  €  1,400
3 Pasi Kakkonen Finland  €     920
4 Indrek Rebane Estonia  €     560
5 Fiona Sand Norway  €     420
6 Jari Saviaho Finland  €     290
7 Geir Kaaby Norway  €     290