Helsinki, the southernmost major city and the capital of Finland is a picturesque place full of beautiful architecture, breathtaking nature and lovely, albeit quiet people. Winter is a great time to see the frozen wonders of the north and get your game on at the poker tables.
For those who worry about the cold weather, there is some good news. This year has been a record warm winter in Finland, so you actually don’t have to freeze your butt off.
Helsinki Freezeout will be a ten day event featuring a variety of tournament starting from €100 and going all the way to €2,000. Tournaments are starting on the 6th of January 2016 and the main event, a €1,000 Single Re-buy NLHE will begin on the 14th.
Helsinki Freezeout will also feature a Best Overall competition, in which three players who gathered the most points will win a bonus prize. The prize will be 1% of the prize pool of all the tournaments in the event.
There are satellites available online and live at Casino Helsinki. It is worth pointing out, that the Finnish online poker is limited to Finnish citizens only, but anyone can play at Casino Helsinki.
If you miss the Freezeout, or just don’t want to feel cold, there is a perfect option waiting for you. Stay tuned for the summer version, the Midnight Sun tournament, which is held in Helsinki when the sun literally does not set. For more information on poker in Finland visit InternetPokeri.com for local news.
Poker on a heavy note
The poker schedule in Finland would not be complete, without some heavy metal. Finland hosts the always sold out Rock Poker tournament, which brings the best of Finnish poker and the best of Finnish metal to the same table.
Rock Poker is a 200€ No-Limit Freezeout tournament with notable bounty players. Bounties are on the heads of pro players, rock stars and the staff of the sponsor, Radio Rock.
Rock Poker is often played three times a year, but you have to be fast. Tickets are quickly sold out as the seating is very limited. Tickets and the best Finnish poker bonuses are available online.
Ending on a ligher note
On a lighter side of the Finnish poker schedule, there is the annual Pokerfinnkampen, which pits the eternal rivals against each other. The two brothers, Finland and Sweden go head to head to find out who gets the bragging rights for the next year.
This tournament is an unofficial part of the annual Finnkampen, a track and field event that puts the best Finnish athletes against the best of Sweden. This tongue in cheek rivalry is best described by the Finnish proverb: “It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, just as long as you beat Sweden”.