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2017 Cash Game Festival Dublin
2017 Cash Game Festival Dublin
Day 5 Completed

Kevin Malone Lifts the Trophy at the Cash Game Festival Dublin

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Kevin Malone
Kevin Malone

The 2017 Cash Game Festival Dublin at the Village Green Card Club has been a huge success. This is the first time the festival has appeared at a card club and with five tables at peak times, the venue's record for the most cash game tables running at once was tied.

Many different games were enjoyed through the festival including no-limit hold'em, pot-limit Omaha and Sviten Special.

The festival featured 10 televised feature tables or two per day. Ireland's Kevin Malone was the 2017 Cash Game Festival Dublin's most consistent winner at the feature tables by being the big winner on two separate occasions and also notching the two biggest wins in terms of big blinds.

In addition, Malone shipped the second-ever Cash Game Festival trophy for winning the most big blinds during a feature table session. He won two hospitality packages valued at €400 to the 2017 Cash Game Festival Tallinn on Nov. 15-19 at Olympic Park Casino.

Malone's run began when he was the biggest winner at the Day 2 €1/€2 pot-limit Omaha feature table after booking a profit of €1,100. This represented 550 big blinds which good enough for the lead almost the entire festival.

However, Malone didn't stop there. During the very last feature table with stakes at €1/€2 pot-limit Omaha, he won €1,735 or 867.5 big blinds to smash his own total. This also represents a new record, beating Jon Kyte's 853 big blind win he nailed down at the Cash Game Festival London when he won £4,265 playing £2/£5 no-limit hold'em.

Irish poker legend Andy Black, who has almost $5 million in tournament cashes including a fifth place finish in the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event for $1.75 million also was among the big winners at a feature table. On Day 2, Black won €1,553 or 310.6 big blinds on a €2/€5 no-limit hold'em feature table.

Andy Black

Here is a look at all of the big winners at the 10 feature tables during the 2017 Cash Game Festival Dublin at Village Green Card Club.

DayPlayerGameProfitBig Blinds Won
Day 1Ed Furniss€1/€2 NLHE€509254.5
Day 1Sascha Koal€2/€5 NLHE€794158.8
Day 2Kevin Malone€1/€2 PLO€1,100550
Day 2Andy Black€2/€5 PLO€1,553310.6
Day 3Gareth McMahon€1/€2 NLHE€380190
Day 3Jason Tompkins€5/€10 NLHE€1,600160
Day 4Larry Ryan€1/€2 NLHE€656328
Day 4Emmeth Hegarty€2/€5 NLHE€2,000400
Day 5Karol Wojciechowski€1/€2 NLHE€502251
Day 5Kevin Malone€1/€2 PLO€1,735867.5

Of course, the Cash Game Festival is mostly about poker. However, every festival also features great activities away from the tables where players can bond. New friends were made while old friends from previous festivals got a chance to catch up. During the 2017 Cash Game Festival Dublin, players with the hospitality package enjoyed welcome drinks, Footsie Golf, a VIP dinner, a night at the greyhound races sponsored by betsafe and a day at the pub.

Don't Miss Tallinn

If you were unable to make it out to the Village Green Card Club in Dublin, rest assured you will not have to wait long to enjoy the next festival.

The Cash Game Festival will wrap-up its nine-festival season with where it all began in Tallinn, Estonia at Olympic Park Casino on Nov. 15-19. Festival organizers are planning for epic activities and expect 20 cash game tables running simultaneously.

You can sign-up for the feature table here. As has been the case for every Cash Game Festival throughout the year, the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to report on all the events both on and away from the tables.

Andro Loos & Ross Cullen

One player who will be going compliments of the house is Ireland's Ross Cullen, who won a random drawing for a package valued at €1,650 to the event.

Here's a look at a trailer of the festival:

Tags: AndyAndy BlackEmmeth HegartyGareth McMahonJason TompkinsKevin Malone

Kevin Malone Does it Again

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Andro Loos & Kevin Malone
Andro Loos & Kevin Malone

Kevin Malone was the leader on the feature once again shipping a profit of €1,735 or 867.5 big blinds at a €1/€2 pot-limit . This represents the most big blinds won by any player during this festival at a televised feature table even beating his own 550 big blinds won at a €1/€2 pot-limit Omaha table on Day 2 to win the Cash Game Festival Feature Table trophy and a hospitality package for two to the Cash Game Festival Tallinn at Olympic Park Casino on Nov.15-19.

This also beats the previous Cash Game Festival record of the 853 big blinds Jon Kyte won at the Cash Game Festival London.

Ross Cullen Wins a Cash Game Festival Tallinn Package

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Andro Loos & Ross Cullen
Andro Loos & Ross Cullen

There was just a drawing for a Cash Game Festival Tallinn package valued at €1,650 on Nov. 15-19 at Olympic Park Casino.

Ross Cullen, who is currently playing at the feature table, was the lucky winner. Also winning prizes in the special drawing were Karol Wojciechowski, who won €500, and Paul Hamilton, who won €200.

Buckley Hoping to Win All of the Chips and the Trophy

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Mark Buckley
Mark Buckley

Kevin Malone is seated at the €1/€2 pot-limit Omaha feature table, which is the final televised table of the festival, looking to defend his lead in the feature table contest. As earlier mentioned, he won 550 big blinds earlier in the festival, which is currently looking good to win a trophy and a hospitality package for two to the Cash Game Festival Tallinn on Nov. 15-19 at Olympic Park Casino.

One player that may get in his way is Mark Buckley who braved the oncoming hurricane to try to win the trophy for himself.

"I plan to win it all," shared Buckley while having a drink before the action began. He followed this up to make sure he knew we meant that he was implying that his plan was to sweep that table and take everyone's chips.

Since players can keep reloading, this isn't possible, but if a few people are gambling more than usual, the trophy could wind up in someone else's hands than Malone's.

You check out the action of the final televised feature table of the Cash Game Festival Dublin in our PokerNews coverage by clicking on the Live Stream tab as well as on the Cash Game Festival Twitch channel.

Karol Wojciechowski Pads His Wallet

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Karol Wojciechowski
Karol Wojciechowski

The first feature table just ended and it was Karol Wojciechowski nailing down more profit than any of his opponents after winning €502.

While this is impressive enough for a 2 1/2 hour session, it won't earn him the Cash Game Festival trophy as his 251 big blinds in profit is well behind the 550 big blinds pulled down by Kevin Malone on Day 2.

The table has now been converted to a side table while a €1/€2 pot-limit Omaha table is being set-up. Malone will be competing and trying his best to keep Mark Buckley and others from catching up to him on the last feature table of the day.

Look Back at Previous Feature Table Big WInners

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Right now, Kevin Malone has the lead in the televised feature table contest after winning €1,100 or 550 big blinds at a €1/€2 pot-limit Omaha table. If he holds on, he will win a trophy along with a hospitality package for two players to the Cash Game Festival Tallinn at Olympic Park Casino on Nov. 15-19 valued at €400.

Yesterday's late feature table witnessed Emmeth Hegarty winning €2,000 at a €2/€5 no-limit hold'em table or 400 big blind. While this was the most cash thus far this festival won at a feature table, it falls 150 big blinds short of what Malone won.

Here is a look at the eight big feature table winners during the festival thus far:

DayPlayerGameProfitBig Blinds Won
Day 1Ed Furniss€1/€2 NLHE€509254.5
Day 1Sascha Koal€2/€5 NLHE€794158.8
Day 2Kevin Malone€1/€2 PLO€1,100550
Day 2Andy Black€2/€5 PLO€1,553310.6
Day 3Gareth McMahon€1/€2 NLHE€380190
Day 3Jason Tompkins€5/€10 NLHE€1,600160
Day 4Larry Ryan€1/€2 NLHE€656328
Day 4Emmeth Hegarty€2/€5 NLHE€2,000400

You can watch live for yourself on a 20-minute delay whether Malone will hold onto his lead in our PokerNews coverage by clicking on the Live Stream tab or by on the Cash Game Festival Twitch channel.