Gang Wang and Jon Kyte Make History at the Cash Game Festival London
The 2018 Cash Game Festival London at Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City was a resounding success. During the festival's peak-time, 24 cash game tables were running simultaneously.
As is always the case, the festival featured a wide variety of games including no-limit hold'em, dealer's choice pot-limit Omaha, Sviten Special and super dealer's choice at stakes low and high.
The festival hosted 11 televised feature tables with stakes ranging from £1/£2 to £10/£25. Throughout the festival it appeared that Sam Miller would win the fourth-ever feature table trophy after winning £5,775 or 1,155 big blinds on the Day 1 £2/£5 pot-limit Omaha feature table.
However, during the last 30 minutes of the final feature table of the festival, China's Gang Wang was able to amass a huge pile of chips to pass Miller. After the final hand was over, Wang entered the record books by winning the most big blinds ever at a feature table, walking away with £9,064 in profit — 1,812.8 big blinds — on the £5/£5 pot-limit Omaha feature table.
|Day||Player||Game||Profit||Big Blinds Won|
|Day 1||David Newson||£2/£5 NLHE||£1,424||284.8|
|Day 1||Sam Miller||£2/£5 PLO||£5,775||1,155|
|Day 2||Jakub Stozek||£1/£2 NLHE||£398||199|
|Day 2||Jon Kyte||£2/£5 PLO||£4,260||852|
|Day 3||Alasdair Alexander||£1/£2 NLHE||£463||231.5|
|Day 3||David Clarkson||£5/£10 NLHE||£2,655||265.5|
|Day 4||Mick Smith||£1/£2 NLHE||£474||237|
|Day 4||Caroline Cove||£1/£2 NLHE||£124||62|
|Day 4||Jon Kyte||£5/£10 NLHE||£6,500||650|
|Day 5||Alireza Safarabadi||£1/£2 NLHE||£499||249.5|
|Day 5||Gang Wang||£5/£5 PLO||£9,064||1,812.8|
The previous Cash Game Festival feature table record for the most big blinds won was established at the last Cash Game Festival at Olympic Park Casino in Tallinn when Heiti Riisberg won €3,364 or 1,682 big blinds on a crazy €2/€2 no-limit hold'em table. While Riisberg was not in attendance this festival the other two trophy winners were including NordicBet player Jon Kyte (London - September) and Kevin Malone (Ireland - October).
While neither Kyte or Malone was able to win a second Cash Game Festival trophy, they both had success at the tables. Kyte also set a record after being the biggest winner two separate times to be the first player to ever be the biggest winner five times at a feature table across all Cash Game Festivals.
Of course, the Cash Game Festival is mostly about poker. However, every festival also features amazing activities away from the tables where players with similar interests can bond. New friends were made while old friends from previous festivals got a chance to catch up. During the 2018 Cash Game Festival London, players with the hospitality package enjoyed welcome drinks, exercise at a trampoline park, a VIP dinner, a beer-pong party and a guided tour of Camden Town.
Don't Miss Bratislava
If you were unable to make it out to Aspers Casino in east London, rest assured you will not have to wait too long to enjoy the next festival.
For the first time, the Cash Game Festival heads to Banco Casino in Bratislava, Slovakia on April 4-8 for another five days of nonstop cash game action. The festival is expected to attract many players from around the globe thanks to the festival's reputation and the wonders and splendors the Slovakian capital has to offer.
As usual, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to report on all the events both on and away from the tables.