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2018 Cash Game Festival Bratislava II
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2018 Cash Game Festival Bratislava II
Day 5 Completed

Unibet's David Lappin Wins the Cash Game Festival Bratislava Trophy

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David Lappin
David Lappin

The Cash Game Festival Bratislava at Banco Casino was a huge success with tons of action on and away from the felts.

The Cash Game Festival hosted televised feature tables twice per day, commentated on by Cash Game Festival Head of Media Henry Kilbane and Bulgaria's Petyo Andonov. Of course, there were plenty of guests throughout the festival especially when Kilbane and Andonov headed to the feature tables to play themselves.

Unibet Poker Ambassador and The Chip Race podcast producer and co-host David Lappin found the most success at the televised feature tables after winning €4,162 in €5/€5 pot-limit Omaha for 832.8 big blinds and walked away with the Cash Game Festival Bratislava trophy on Day 2. The trophy is awarded to the player that wins the most big blinds at any of the ten feature tables at the festival. Along with the trophy, Lappin also won a Cash Game Festival package valued at €1,000 to a future festival.

David Lappin & Peter La Terra
David Lappin and Peter La Terra

Lappin didn't start off in the lead for the trophy as Peter La Terra, who has been to just about every Cash Game Festival, took charge on the first day of the festival after booking a profit of €1,506 or 753 big blinds at a €2/€2 pot-limit Omaha feature table.

After Lappin topped La Terra's big win, he cruised into victory with nobody else coming close to challenge him. To cap things off, Lappin also was the biggest winner at the final feature table of the festival when he won €701 or 355.5 big blinds in €2/€2 pot-limit Omaha.

Lappin, who specializes in tournaments, was humble after he won the trophy but if it was up to him this article would have a different title.

"I feel very humble about winning the trophy," said Lappin. "There were many great players here this weekend and I had a great time. I feel like the headline should read 'Tournament Donk Luckboxes Cash Game Festival.'"

Lappin wasn't the only player to win big at the festival as 32Red Poker player Youness Barakat was the biggest winner at his fifth feature table in the last two festivals and Unibet Poker Ambassador Rauno "Estonian Jesus" Tahvonen won back to back feature tables on the penultimate day of the festival in two different poker variants. In addition, two-time Cash Game Festival trophy winner Kevin Malone, Tomas Baramyai, and Matus Gabzdil were all the biggest winner at various feature tables.

Cash Game Festival Bratislava Feature Table Winners

DayPlayerGameProfitBig Blinds Won
Day 1Peter La Terra€2/€2 PLO€1,506753.0
Day 1Youness Barakat€1/€3 NLHE€23377.7
Day 2Henry Kilbane€1/€3 NLHE€380126.7
Day 2David Lappin€5/€5 PLO€4,162832.8
Day 3Kevin Malone€1/€3 NLHE€29698.7
Day 3Tomas Baramyai€5/€10 NLHE€1,965196.5
Day 4Rauno Tahvonen€5/€5 PLO€1,158231.6
Day 4Rauno Tahvonen€5/€5 NLHE€1,610302.0
Day 5Matus Gabzdil€1/€3 NLHE€538179.3
Day 5David Lappin€2/€2 PLO€701355.5

The action was equally exciting away from the tables, especially for those with the hospitality package compliments to those who won a package at a previous festival or through the festival's partners 32Red Poker and Unibet Poker.

Organized activities including welcome drinks, a laser tag competition, a gin tasting virtual reality experience, and a VIP party. In addition, Banco Casino provided top-notch service including a free buffet and ample drinks for players each evening.

The environment didn't go unnoticed by trophy winner Lappin.

"I also want to give credit to Cash Game Festival's Henry Kilbane and his fantastic team," shared Lappin. "They spoiled us all week with many amazing activities including nonstop bar service."

Don't Miss Tallinn

If you were unable to make it out to Bratislava, rest assured you will not have to wait too long to enjoy the next festival.

On Nov. 21-25, the Cash Game Festival heads back to where it all began to the Estonian capital of Tallinn at Olympic Park Casino for another five days of nonstop cash game action. The festival is expected to attract many players from around the globe, including many that just enjoyed their poker vacation in Bratislava.

As usual, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to report on all the events both on and away from the tables.

David Lappin Wins the Cash Game Festival Bratislava Trophy
David Lappin Wins the Cash Game Festival Bratislava Trophy

Photos courtesy of Natalie Pastakeda/Cash Game Festival.

Tags: David LappinHenry KilbaneKevin MaloneMatus GabzdilPeter La TerraPetyo AndonovRauno TahvonenTomas BaramyaiYouness Barakat

Lappin Does it Again

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David Lappin
David Lappin

Unibet Poker Ambassador David Lappin not only defended his trophy lead but also was the biggest winner at the final feature table after booking a profit of €701 or 350.5 big blinds at €2/€2 pot-limit Omaha.

"I feel very humble about winning the trophy," said Lappin. "There were many great players here this weekend and I had a great time. I feel like the headline should read 'Tournament Donk Luckboxes Cash Game Festival.'"

Lappin's humbleness wasn't just about the trophy. The Chip Race podcast producer is known to create his own good time wherever he goes but credits the Cash Game Festival staff for making it even more special.

"I also want to give credit to Cash Game Festival's Henry Kilbane and his fantastic team," shared Lappin. "They spoiled us all week with many amazing activities including nonstop bar service."

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Lappin Hoping to Hold

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David Lappin
David Lappin

The final stream of the festival has just begun and it is an action line-up. Unibet Poker Ambassador David Lappin is of course in the line-up hoping to defend his lead for the trophy but might have his work cut out for him.

Also playing are two-time Cash Game Festival trophy winner Kevin Malone, 32Red Poker qualifier Edgars Armans, Cash Game Festival Head of Media Henry Kilbane, Cash Game Festival regular Janar Kokk, habitual feature table winner Peter La Terra.

PokerNews' Jason Glatzer and Petyo Andonov will be co-hosting the action. You can check it out in our coverage by clicking on the Live Stream tab or by heading to the Cash Game Festival Twitch channel.

Matus Gabzdil Wins Big

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Matus Gabzdil
Matus Gabzdil

The first feature table is now in the books and Matus Gabzdil won €538 (179.3 big blinds) representing the biggest profit at the €1/€3 no-limit hold'em feature table.

There is still one more feature table to go in the festival with stakes at €2/€2 pot-limit Omaha. Players are going to push at it hard to try to surpass David Lappin's 832.8 big blinds when he won €4,162 at a €5/€5 pot-limit Omaha table on Day 2.

Lappin will be part of the line-up but before he competes he agreed to a Facebook Live video at PokerNews.

Tags: David LappinMatus Gabzdil

Feature Table Photos

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Here is a look at photos from the feature table compliments of Natalie Pastakeda/Cash Game Festival.

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Win a Cash Game Package for FREE at 32Red Poker

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Cash Game Festival Partner 32Red
Cash Game Festival Partner 32Red

Why not join in on the next Cash Game Festival in the Estonian capital of Tallinn on Nov. 21-25 compliments of the house?

In an hour's time at 8 p.m. CEST, 32Red Poker is hosting a huge €2,000 freeroll. The winner of the freeroll will walk away with a Cash Game Festival package valued at €1,500 while others that cash will share €500 in cold, hard cash.

There is no password and there is no risk. So why not join in, have some fun, and maybe win a poker vacation package to remember.

Youness Barakat in the Booth

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Youness Barakat
Youness Barakat

32Red Poker player Youness Barakat has been the biggest winner at five feature tables during the past two Cash Game Festivals.

He is heading home later today but before catching his flight he has joined Henry Kilbane in the commentary booth to discuss some hands and more.

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Live with Pokerlist's Juraj Slazay

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Pokerlist has been coordinating with the Cash Game Festival throughout the week. We decided to learn a little bit about their app. Check out the interview below with Pokerlist's Juraj Szalay below.