Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Day 2 of the Cash Game Festival Bratislava at Banco Casino was a huge success.
The day began for those with the hospitality package with a laser tag competition at Space World. In addition, players were able to enjoy ping pong, foosball, pool, and FIFA, Of course, there were free drinks throughout the more than three hours spent at the venue along with free lunch.
The action at the tables was hot as well with eight tables running simultaneously or one more than yesterday. To put this into perspective, the casino usually attracts one to two tables on a typical Thursday night.
Cash Game Festival Head of Media Henry Kilbane is normally commentating the feature tables. When a seat opened up on the early €1/€3 no-limit hold'em feature he decided to show his fans that he can play poker as well. He wound up being the biggest winner after booking a tidy profit of €380 or 126.7 big blinds.
Kilbane wasn't the star of the day as this honor belongs to Unibet Poker Ambassador and The Chip Race Co-host David Lappin. After the game changed to €5/€5 pot-limit Omaha at the feature table, Lappin bought in for €532. He transformed this into a massive stack of €4,694 for a profit of €4,162 or 832.8 big blinds.
Lappin won pot after pot in a dominating fashion and supplanted Peter La Terra for the lead in the trophy contest awarded to the player that wins the most big blinds throughout the festival. He agreed to a Facebook Live interview later in the festival to discuss some key spots and his thoughts on the festival.
Tomorrow is expected to be even bigger with crowds coming in for the weekend action. Stay tuned at PokerNews as we bring you all the highlights from the Cash Game Festival Bratislava.
David Lappin once again proved he can play cash games as well as tournaments. The late €5/€5 pot-limit Omaha feature table just ended and Lappin booked a massive win of €4,162 or 832.8 big blinds.
This puts him ahead of Peter La Terra for the lead for the Cash Game Festival trophy.
Stay tuned for the recap of Day 2 of the Cash Game Festival Bratislava.
Yesterday peaked at seven tables. Today, the action peaked at eight tables. The action is obviously expected to pick up even more over the weekend.
If you missed the action from the early €1/€3 no-limit hold'em stream, you can check out Henry Kilbane and others in action in the video replay below.Watch €1/3 NL HOLDEM Cash Game Festival Bratislava from CashGameFestival on www.twitch.tv
Photos compliments of Natalie Pastakeda/Cash Game Festival
Aces aren't always strong in pot-limit Omaha and Cash Game Festival Co-Founder Martin "Franke" von Zweigbergk just proved that point.
On the first two hands of the €5/€5 stream, Ernestas Romeika had pocket aces in his hand and Von Zweigbergk was able to win the hand with hands many pot-limit Omaha players wouldn't play including six-three-three-deuce.
Although von Zweigbergk was up over €1,000 early, he is now about even after doubling up Unibet Poker Ambassadors David Lappin and Rauno "Estonian Jesus" Tavhonen. Coincidentally, Tahvonen won on his double up with pocket aces as part of his four hole cards.
The €5/€5 pot-limit Omaha feature table has just begun. Among the players at the table are two-time trophy winners Kevin Malone (Seat 6) and Martin "Franke" von Zweigbergk (Seat 8).
The action should be hot and heavy with other big hitters at the table including Youness Barakat in Seat 2 who won a feature table yesterday.
Also at the table are Unibet Poker Ambassadors David Lappin in Seat 1 and Rauno "Estonian Jesus" Tahvonen in Seat 6.
Rounding off the table are Mark Krajscak in Seat 4, Karen Muir in Seat 5 and Ernestas Romeika in Seat 7.
Although Cash Game Festival Head of Media and Commentator Henry Kilbane joined the €1/€3 no-limit hold'em feature table late, he wound up the biggest winner after booking a profit of €380 or 126.7 big blinds.
Kilbane was shocked when he found out he won the most as he thought for certain with some of the big stacks at the table that someone must have won more.
Winning the second most at the table was another late entry to the table after Sebastian Brechet won €319.
Cash Game Festival Legend Janar Kokk has made his return to the Cash Game Festival in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava.
You may remember Kokk from a couple of years ago when he prop bet Cash Game Festival Co-Founder Martin "Franke" von Zweigbergk in the best of three "Go Big or Find a New Home" heads-up matches.
Von Zweigbergk won the bet and Kokk eventually bought out of the prop bet by spending a month in a Polish village. He eventually became a poker legend in Poland and goes back every year to host a charity tournament.