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Estonian Poker Comes Of Age

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Oct 01, 2010

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The PokerStars.com European Poker Tour made its first stop of season 7 in Estonian capital Tallinn in August. It was the first time the Tour took place in a Baltic state and it would go on to become the largest poker tournament ever held in the country. Day 1A saw 89 survivors from an original battlefield of 181. Sitting on top of the chip leader board after the first starting day was German Ali Tekintamgac with 203,200 in chips. Also on the upper reaches of the chip leader board was EPT serial casher and Team PokerStars Pro player Luca Pagano. At this point, the Italian had made six EPT final tables and had 14 cashes on the Tour in total. The Netherlands’ Steven van Zadelhoff had also pushed his way towards the upper planes, as had Team PokerStars Pro member, and European circuit regular, Arnaud Mattern. He didn’t know it ...


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