Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
Day 3 of the Cash Game Festival Bratislava at Banco Casino Bratislava was full of action both on and away from the tables.
The day began for those with the hospitality package with gin tasting and a virtual reality experience. Players that qualified for the festival through Cash Game Festival's online partners Unibet Poker and 32Red Poker were joined by others and good times were had by all.
Among the players in attendance was Youness Barakat, who was interviewed by PokerNews on Facebook Live later in the day.
The action was hot in the casino with 10 tables running simultaneously, including many running throughout the night. This is one off from the casino record of 11 tables which was set the last time the Cash Game Festival was in town in April.
Kevin Malone won the most money on the first feature table after booking a profit of €296 or 98.7 big blinds. Malone is in Bratislava on the house after winning his second Cash Game Festival trophy during the last festival at Platinum Casino in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria in August.
A trophy and a Cash Game Festival package valued at €1,500 is awarded each festival to the player that wins the most big blinds out of any of the 10 feature tables.
Tomas Baramyai outperformed Malone both in terms of big blinds and profit during the later feature table with stakes moving up to €5/€10 no limit hold'em. He played against a tough table that included Unibet Poker Ambassadors David Lappin and Espen Uhlen Jorstad and binked a profit of €1,965 or 196.5 big blinds.
Speaking of Lappin, he is currently the man to beat for those vying for the trophy during the last four feature tables of the festival. Last night, Lappin won €4,162 or 832.8 big blinds at a €5/€5 pot-limit Omaha feature table.
Here is a look at the biggest winners of the first six feature tables of the Cash Game Festival Bratislava.
Cash Game Festival Bratislava Feature Table Winners
|Day||Player||Game||Profit||Big Blinds Won|
|Day 1||Peter La Terra||€2/€2 PLO||€1,506||753.0|
|Day 1||Youness Barakat||€1/€3 NLHE||€233||77.7|
|Day 2||Henry Kilbane||€1/€3 NLHE||€380||126.7|
|Day 2||David Lappin||€5/€5 PLO||€4,162||832.8|
|Day 3||Kevin Malone||€1/€3 NLHE||€296||98.7|
|Day 3||Tomas Baramyai||€5/€10 NLHE||€1,965||196.5|
Stay tuned at PokerNews for the last two days of the Cash Game Festival.
The late €5/€10 no-limit feature table is in the books. Banco Casino Bratislava regular Tomas Baramyai ended the action as the biggest winner after booking a profit of €1,965 or 196.5 big blinds.
While I am sure he won't complain about the win, this does not put him in the running for the trophy awarded to the player that wins the most big blinds out of any of the 10 feature tables during the festival. This honor currently belongs to David Lappin after yesterday he won €4,162 or 832.8 big blinds on a €5/€5 pot-limit Omaha table.
Stay tuned at PokerNews for the Day 3 recap of the Cash Game Festival Bratislava.
A dealer's choice game just opened featuring Cash Game Festival's Martin "Franke" von Zweigbergk and Peter La Terra. There are now 10 tables including the feature table or just one away from a Banco Casino record.
The Cash Game Festival rented out a virtual reality center for players with the hospitality package. Here is a look at some of the photos courtesy of Natalie Pastakeda/Cash Game Festival.
David Lappin won big yesterday at the €5/€5 pot-limit Omaha feature table after booking a profit of €4,162 (832.8 big blinds).
The Unibet Poker ambassador and The Chip Race producer is looking for another big winning session, this time at the €5/€10 no-limit hold'em feature table in Seat 4.
Joining Lappin is fellow Unibet Poker Ambassador Espen Uhlen Jorstad in Seat 1.
32Red Poker is also represented at the feature table with five-time CGF feature table winner Youness Barakat seated next to Jorstad in Seat 2.
Viktor Katzenberger in Seat 3 and Misi Pusztai in Seat 5 are poker coaches at PokerAkedemia, who is also streaming the action at their Twitch channel in Hungarian.
Rounding off the table are three Banco Casino regulars with Tomas Baramyai in Seat 6, David Urban in Seat 7, and Valentine in Seat 8.
You can check out the action at the Cash Game Festival Twitch channel or in our coverage by clicking on the Live Stream tab.
The action is picking up at Banco Casino with nine tables in action. It is looking possible that the casino record of 11 tables, which was established last Cash Game Festival, will be broken.
During the last Cash Game Festival in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria, Kevin Malone won a Cash Game Festival trophy for the second time.
While he will need some work to catch up to David Lappin's performance yesterday, Malone did just add a little money to his wallet after booking a profit of €296 on the early €1/€3 no-limit hold'em feature table or 98.7 big blinds.
The action will move up in a big way for the later feature table with stakes at €5/€10 no-limit hold'em. It is likely to play very big as the players are discussing whether to make the stakes even higher.
PokerNews just went live on Facebook with Youness Barakat to talk about how he heard about the festival, his shipping of five feature tables in two festivals, his history in poker, and more.
Check out the replay of the live video below.
Photos compliments of Natalie Pastakeda/Cash Game Festival.