Hilton Tallinn Park & Olympic Park Casino


The seventh Tallinn Summer Showdown festival returns as a part of the Kings of Tallinn family.

Kings of Tallinn: Summer Showdown 2023 festival will take place at the luxurious Hilton Tallinn Park Hotel and Olympic Park Casino from July 21st to 30th, 2023.

The 10-day festival will feature 53 events, including the always popular
€555 Kings of Tallinn Championship, the traditional €1,100 Main Event, and, for the first time – €5,000 One-Day High Roller Event. You can find the full schedule below.


You can qualify for the Kings of Tallinn Summer Showdown 2023 festival both live and online. 

Online satellites are running daily on 
OlyBet Poker. You can start your way at low buy-in step satellites and even Freebuys, while the satellite finals are running on Thursday and Saturday evenings.

Live satellites are planned at the
Olympic Casinos in Tallinn, Tartu, Riga, Vilnius, and Bratislava.


Once again we have joined our forces with famous Finnish Tournament Director Teresa Nousiainen and we are happy to announce the dates for sixth edition of action packed poker festival – Tallinn Summer Showdown 2022.

Festival will take place at faboulus Olympic Park Casino and exquisite Hilton Tallinn Park hotel from 25.07.2022-31.07.2022 .

Download full schedule here!


Live Blog



Team Competition

Gather your crew and get ready for the ultimate poker showdown!

Register your team of four for our Team Challenge before July 10, and claim free t-shirts for all team members.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to showcase your poker skills and compete for fantastic prizes.

Register your team today here and secure your spot in the action-packed Team Challenge!

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a budding talent, the Team Challenge offers a remarkable opportunity to showcase your skills and forge new friendships within the poker community.

Tallinn Summer Showdown 2023 Team Competition Rules

  • 2% of the prize pools of all festival ranking tournaments is set aside for the prize of the overall 5 best teams
  • 40% will go to best team and 25% to second best team:
    1. 40%
    2. 25%
    3. 15%
    4. 10%
    5. 10%
  • All teams must have 4 players registered
  • All team members must play at least 1 ranking tournament
  • There has to be at least 12 players in the tournament to be eligible for ranking
  • Winners will be announced after the last ranking event of the festival
  • Players can collect points from each one of the tournaments, ex. satellites and ladies event
  • Each registered player of the team will collect points for their team score by buying into a ranking event, and when cashing in an event
  • The points of all four team members will be summed up and the team with most points will be announced as winners of the Team Challenge
  • Points for the Team Challenge are calculated by the prize money earned from a tournament, divided by the amount of the tournament buy-in (without fee)
  • Example:
     – Buy in: €315 + €35
     – Unique Entries: 210
    – Re-entries: 80
    – Total Prize Pool: 290 x €315 = €91,350
    – Calculating winner’s points, when winner received €18,270: Total prize pool €91,350 divided by the unique player number (210 in this example)
    – €91,350 : 210 = 435
    – Amount won: €18,270
    – €18,270 : 435 = 42
    – This player will receive 42 points + 1 participation point
  • The buy-in size that will be used for awarding ranking points in multiple buy-in tournaments (rebuy and re-entry events), will be calculated by the average actual buy-in amount of all the players who entered the tournament (prize pool divided by the number of players)
  • Deals: all players involved in a deal get points according to the worst position. i.e. if last two players make a deal, both get points according to second place
  • Players also receive 1 point for every ranking event they play. Re-entries or rebuys do not reward additional points.
  • Team registration will close July 27, at 14:15, after first break in Main Event 1B. In order to receive points for a ranking event prior to that, the team has to be registered before the respective event starts.

Team Standings


Friday, 21.07.2023

Saturday, 22.07.2023

Sunday, 23.07.2023

Monday, 24.07.2023

Tuesday, 25.07.2023

Wednesday, 26.07.2023

Thursday, 27.07.2023

Friday, 28.07.2023

Saturday, 29.07.2023

Sunday, 30.07.2023



Starting soon on the following days:

July 30, 2023


KOT: Summer Showdown 2023 - Main Event (Day 1B)
KOT: Summer Showdown 2023 - Main Event (Day 1A)
KOT: Summer Showdown 2023 - #SE WINNERS
KOT: Summer Showdown 2023 - 555 € NLH Championship (FINAL DAY)
KOT: Summer Showdown 2023 - Celebrity Special
KOT: Summer Showdown 2023 - Welcome Drinks
KOT: Summer Showdown 2023 -  555 € NLH Championship (DAY 2)
KOT: Summer Showdown 2023 - 555 € NLH Championship (DAY 1C)
KOT: Summer Showdown 2023 - 250 € NLH Mystery Bounty - top bounty winner
KOT: Summer Showdown 2023 - 555 € NLH Championship (DAY 1A)
KOT: Summer Showdown 2023 -  350 € NLH Opening Event


Previous Winners

Tallinn Summer Showdown 2022

Winner Glen Gaines

Entries: 285

Prize pool : 267 900€

Tallinn Summer Showdown 2022

Tallinn Summer Showdown 2021

Winner Kristian Zitting

Entries: 286

Prize pool : 271 700€

Tallinn Summer Showdown 2021

Tallinn Summer Showdown 2020

Winner Niall “Firaldo” Farrell

Entries: 114

Prize pool : 120 650€

Tallinn Summer Showdown 2020

Tallinn Summer Showdown 2019

Winner Mathias Siljander

Entries: 195

Prize pool: 185 250€

Tallinn Summer Showdown 2019

Tallinn Summer Showdown 2018

Winner Jargo Alaväli

Entries: 165

Prize pool: 156 750€

Tallinn Summer Showdown 2018

Tallinn Summer Showdown 2017

Winner Jukka Koskela

Entries: 127

Prize pool: 120 650€

Tallinn Summer Showdown 2017

Player Guide

This is your quick guide to Kings of Tallinn Summer Showdown 2023


General Information

  • The Kings Of Tallinn Summer Showdown 2023 Tournament Registration desk is situated on the Tournament Floor, second floor of Hilton Tallinn Park Hotel.
  • The Tournament Registration desk is open daily, from one hour before the start of the first tournament of a given day, from 11am local time every day. Registration desks will stay open until the late registration period for that day’s last tournament has ended.
  • Pre-registered players and satellite winners can collect tournament tickets from the Tournament Registration Desk, second floor of Hilton Tallinn Park Hotel, once each tournament’s registration has opened.
  • Players need to register, every day, at the Olympic Park casino reception on the first floor of Hilton Park Hotel,to get wristbands to access Casino and Tournament areas.
  • Please note festival staff and media will be taking photos and videos during Kings of Tallinn Summer Showdown on casino premises and festival grounds.

Key info

Bring a valid ID and register on the ground floor at the entrance desk of Olympic Park Casino & get your daily tournament wristband. Every tournament day has a new color wristband.

Olympic Park Casino

On the first floor of Hilton Tallinn Park, the Olympic Park Casino is open 24 hours. The casino age limit is 21 years and you will need a valid ID in order to enter. This is where you will find all cash games.


In order to enter tournaments and/ or cash games, you will need to be registered into Olympic Park Casino, on the first floor of Hilton Tallinn Park. You will receive a wristband that you will also need when entering the tournament room on the second floor.

Buy-In Options

You can buy-in to tournaments and cash games with: Debit card, credit card , Luxon Pay

Cash Games

Over 53 Tournaments and Cash Games around the clock – Welcome to Poker Paradise!

Our Cash Game Area is located on the ground floor of Hilton, inside Olympic Park Casino. We run both Mixed Games and tradional games, Texas Hold’em, Omaha 4, 5 and even 6, to name a few.

Cash Game Rake: 5% with a cap of €15. 

When six players or more, €1 / raked pot is taken towards the Cash Game Bad Beat Jackpot. The current Bad Beat Jackpot will be visible in the Cash Game area updated on a daily basis.

Bad Beat Jackpot

Rules to be found here https://www.olympic-poker.com/information/olympic_poker_club_rules


Every tournament day has a different wristband so get your new wristband from the ground floor casino desk before entering the tournament room.


With the exception of the first and last day events and some final tables, all tournaments are played on the second floor of Hilton Tallinn Park Hotel. You will need to wear your casino wristband in order to be able to enter the tournament room.

 Tournaments & Tickets

Our Tournament Cashier is located on the second floor of Hilton Tallinn Park, which also is the Kings Of Tallinn Summer Showdown Tournament floor.

The Tournament Cashier opens Saturday, July 22nd at 11:00. Before that, tournament tickets can be bought on the ground floor of Hilton, from the Olympic Park Casino Cashier.

All tournament tickets, and tickets won/ satellite winner’s tickets, can be picked up at our Tournament Cashier.

Re-entries are sold on the tournament floor, close to the tournament you are playing.

Remember to get your daily casino wristband, by registering at the Olympic Park Casino Reception on the ground floor of Hilton, before entering the tournament floor!

Late Registration

All events, one hand flips excluded, have a minimum of one hour late registration period. You can check the late registration times in our schedule. 

Please note that coming late into an event may result in having to wait for a seat as many of our events are very popular. Buying tournament tickets prior to starting time is highly recommended.

Tournament Waiting Lists

Sometimes the tournament ticket demand gets bigger than what we may have in seats at that point in time and we may have to create a waiting list for an event. A floor staff will be in the tournament room to write down player’s names. This usually means a small wait for players coming in late, but seats will be provided, and players will eventually go in with a full-stack. Players coming in late, with late registration already closed, will have part of their stacks blinded off.

One Hand Flips

One Hand Flip satellites are fast tracks into a target event. Flips do not have a late registration period. Registration ends when the flip is about to start.

Tournament Caps

Kings of Tallinn Summer Showdown events are very popular and some events might need to have a waiting list. We will seat all players, and there are currently no tournament caps, but if or when coming in late to a certain tournament, there might be a small wait for a seat. Buy your tournament tickets beforehand and come in when the tournament starts, and there should be no waiting for any seating.

We reserve the right to add a cap to an event should it be required. 

Team Competition

2% of all Kings Of Tallinn Summer Showdown 2023 prize pools, tournaments with a minimum of 12 unique participants, will go into a Team Challenge prize pool. Satellites and Ladies Event excluded. 

Players form teams of four people, and automatically collect points to their teams, when entering any Kings Of Tallinn Summer Showdown 2023 Live Tournaments. Additional points are earned when cashing from any of our tournaments, satellites and Ladies Event excluded. Team point updates can be found at https://olybetevents.com/tallinn-showdown/

The Team Challenge Prize pool will be divided between 5 best teams accordingly:

  1. 40% to the best team
  2. 25% to the second team
  3. 15% to the third team
  4. 10% to the fourth team
  5. 10% to the fifth team

The winning team will be declared the day after the Kings of Tallinn Summer Showdown, on Monday evening July 31th at the latest.

Team registration will close July 27, at 14:15, after first break in Main Event 1B.

Please use the team registration form at https://olybetevents.com/tallinn-showdown/ to register your team. 

Entering our Kings Of Tallinn Summer Showdown 2023 Team Challenge is free of charge.

The first update of the Team Challenge leaderboard will be Monday July 24th, 2023 and updated daily.

Points for the Team Challenge are calculated by the prize money earned from a tournament, divided by the amount of the tournament buy-in (without fee).

Tournament Schedule

The tournament schedule has been built so that players can play the Main Event and most of the side events. The Main Event Days 1 and 2 end by 21:00 and players can then enter evening tournaments.

All tournaments have unlimited re-entry possibility, unless otherwise stated.

4% of the tournament prize pools (satellites excluded) will be withheld towards staff costs.

Eating & Drinking

Snacks and drinks can be bought in our tournament area. In addition, Hilton has a nice restaurant, The Able Butcher, one floor up from our tournament area. Our casino, Olympic Park Casino, on the ground floor of Hilton, offer a fantastic bar with a good selection of food and beverages as well. 

Key Tournament Rules

All tournaments operate on TDA rules, which are used by all main tournament providers in the world.

  • The Tournament Director and Floor Personnel are to consider the best interest of the game and fairness as the top priority in the decision-making process. Unusual circumstances may on occasion dictate that decisions in the interest of fairness take priority over the technical rules. The decisions of the Tournament Director and/or Floor Personnel are final.
  • English only when anyone at your table has cards.
  • The last aggressive action shows first and if no action, the next player from the button shows first. All in and call: all players involved need to showdown.
  • Calling for a clock: time is given by floor person or tournament director only and when the time request is reasonable. Given time is a total of 30 seconds in all events, but TD’s discretion may apply.
  • If a player has not taken their seat and the dealer has dealt the last player all the cards, then: in tournaments – the hands of those players are declared “dead” and the cards are removed (mucked). in cash games – the cards are removed, when it’s this player’s turn to make a decision and they have not taken their seat.
  • If you have any questions, our friendly staff is happy to assist you!