POKERFINNKAMPEN is a well-known concept within the Swedish and Finnish poker community.
The idea of this battle amongst nations is based on the original concept called Finnkampen that is an athletic competition between the 2 countries and has a long history behind it.
POKERFINNKAMPEN is well on its way to the 10th anniversary and is usually hosted in Tallinn due to the geographic placement in regards to Finland and Sweden.
Tallinn is easy accessible and offers, besides a top notch venue owned by Olympic Casino, a lot of restaurants, night clubs and other various cultural places to visit. If you don´t find enough amusement around the poker tables that is..
POKERFINNKAMPEN started in 2007 after a pilot tournament in December 2006. Since the beginning there have been 18 tournaments and 9 champions have been crowned and until 2011 the Champions have all been from Finland. In 2011 the Champion was a Swede but based in Finland since 1999, so some people would argue about to which country he should play for…
Since 2015 the concept is owned and managed by Poker Event, who is a well known tournament organizer that has a wide Swedish player base, and together with the original owner and founder, Poker Icons front man, Franke (who also will participate in the upcoming event) this concept has an exciting future ahead.
The Main Event, which is a competition between countries it is also a competition between the players, a “normal” tournament. The concept is based on 3 ranking systems; a terminator; an individual; country ranking.
There are payouts for the terminator system and for the individual (tournament winner). You can read more about the systems here.
The Main Event is a 2 day tournament with a low buy-in, €350 (300+25+25) and is only open for Swedish and Finnish citizens or residents. We will kick off the Anniversary with a freeroll/freebuy with guaranteed seats to the ME, followed by other tournaments that will be part of the new POKERFINNKAMPEN, tourneys such as Sviten Special, PLO and Deep Stack Texas – all with affordable buy ins.
Get ready for poker action around the clock!
We promise that you´ll have a lot of fun, drink a lot of Saku and make a lot of friends on this event.
You will be able to buy-in to the Main Event and other side events through our webpage soon.
Below you´ll find a list of partners that offers online qualifiers and the online schedules, soon enough.
If you send us an e-mail we´ll provide contact information to poker clubs/card rooms that offers live satellites to the Main Event, both in Sweden and Finland.
If you are a club owner and interested in hosting live satellites or becoming a partner to the event series don´t hesitate to contact us for more information. Poker Event believes in a strong live poker community regardless of national belonging and we´re more than willing in helping out with partnerships with online partners if possible.
Tallinn is a fantastic city with plenty of options when it comes to accommodation. Also transportation from Sweden and Finland is inexpensive as well as includes a lot of options from different companies.
Olympic Casino is arranging the tournament and there are a few things you should bear in mind. The legal age to access the casino is 21 years old. You need to have your passport (no national ID card) with you when you register for the first time.
|DAY||TIME||EVENT ID||EVENT||BUY-IN €||LATE REG||CAP||EXPLANATION||BLIND LEVELS||START STACK||RANKING|
|Friday||18:30||#1||Freeroll/Freebuy to PFK ME||0+25||30 min||NO||Texas NL freeroll with unl. rebuys during 2 levels||12 min||2.500||NO|
|Friday||19:00||#2||Franke´s Sviten Special||110||30 min||48p||Sviten - Drawmaha, 6 handed||15 min||10.000||YES|
|Friday||20:30||#3||Swedish Steel||110||45 min||NO||Texas Deep Stack||15 min||15.000||YES|
|Friday||24:00||#4||Midnight Madness, open for all||55||30 min||NO||Texas NL||20 min||7.500||NO|
|Saturday||10:00||#5||Early Bird, open for all||55||30 min||40p||Texas NL, 1R+1A (55+50)||15 min||5.000||NO|
|Saturday||12:00||#6||Leijonat 5CD||110||40 min||36p||5 card Draw, pot limit||20 mn||15.000||YES|
|Saturday||18:00||#7||PFK Main Event, day 1||350||90 min||NO||PFK, Main Event, 8 max||2x45min -> 30min||25.000||YES|
|Saturday||21:00||#8||PLO, 6 max, open for all||110||60 min||NO||PLO, 6 max||20 min||15.000||NO|
|Saturday||23:00||#9||Mika Häkkinens Texas Race||55||36 min||NO||Texas NL, Turbo||12 min||7.500||YES|
|Saturday||24:00||#10||Midnight Madness, open for all||66||30 min||NO||Texas NL||20 min||7.500||NO|
|Sunday||10:00||#11||Early Bird, open for all||66||30 min||NO||Texas NL, 1R+1A (66+60)||15 min||7.500||NO|
|Sunday||12:00||#7||PFK Main Event, day 2|
|Sunday||12:00||#12||Satellite to PFK 2017||25||36 min||NO||Texas NL, unl. Rebuys, 2 seat guarantee||12 min||5.000||NO|