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Helsinki Freezeout 2013 Poker Festival Underway

Week-Long Finnish Poker Festival Features €2,000 Buy in Pot-limit Omaha And No-Limit Hold’em Events


In a week when Barry Greenstein said Finnish poker players were the best poker players per capital in the world it may be advisable for mere mortal players to avoid Helsinki as the Freezeout 2013 festival swings into gear for the 18th time.

With one €200+20 no-limit hold’em rebuy event already done and dusted there is a full week of fast and furious action in the annual event at Grand Casino Helsinki in the Finnish capital.

There are two, €2,000 buy in championship events in no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha (six max) as well as Soko and seven-card stud tournaments.

Overseas players wishing to play are advised to contact the casino beforehand at

The full tournament schedule is:

Friday January 11: €200+€20 pot-limit Omaha rebuy
Saturday January 12: €200+€20 pot-limit Soko rebuy
Sunday January 13: €1,000+€50 seven-card stud
Monday January 14: €2,000+€100 pot-limit Omaha six-max
Tuesday January 15: €100+€20 rebuy satellite
Wednesday January 16: €2,000+€100 no-limit hold’em
Thursday January 17: €1,000+€50 pot-limit Omaha six-max rebuy
Friday January 18: €600+€30 no-limit Hold’em terminator

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