The 2018 Summer-Edition of the Cash Game Festival London at Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City is now in the books after five days of amazing action both on and away from the felts. At peak times, the poker room hosted two dozen tables with many running 24 hours a day during the five-day festival.
Cash Game Festival Co-Founder Martin "Franke" von Zweigbergk has now won two of the last three Cash Game Festival trophies awarded to the player that has won the most big blinds during any of the ten televised feature tables.
He accomplished this by booking a profit of £1,500 or 750 big blinds at an action-packed £2/£2 pot-limit Omaha feature table in London after also winning a trophy in Bratislava in April.
This makes Von Zweigbergk the only player outside of Norway's Jon Kyte to win two Cash Game Festival trophies. Kyte and Von Zweigbergk are friend away from the felt but have a fierce rivalry on the tables.
"I just won my second trophy, I think that is super cool," Von Zweigbergk shared after he won the trophy. "Jon Kyte, I am after you. We are now two to two. I will win."
To make the rivalry even deeper, Von Zweigbergk was one hand away from also winning a trophy in Tallinn in late April, which would have led to three trophies in a row after snagging one in London. Instead, Kyte dashed the hopes of Von Zweigbergk that festival and won the big hand and at that point became the first-ever two-time Cash Game Festival trophy winner.
No-one else really came close to Von Zweigbergk as he ran away with the trophy in dominant fashion. However, Chris Yong was able to book two big wins at £5/£5 no-limit hold'em and £5/£5 pot limit Omaha feature tables.
Meanwhile, Eddie Anderson had the best overall performance at a feature table after winning £3,690 in £5/£10 hold'em.
Cash Game Festival London Feature Table Winners
|Day||Player||Game||Profit||Big Blinds Won|
|Day 1||Zlatan Cizmic||£2/£2 NLHE||£470||235.0|
|Day 1||Martin von Zweigbergk||£2/£2 PLO||£1,500||750.0|
|Day 2||Kevin Malone||£2/£2 NLHE||£511||255.5|
|Day 2||Chris Yong||£5/£5 NLHE||£1,667||333.4|
|Day 3||James Simms||£1/£1 NLHE||£165||165.0*|
|Day 3||Ian James||£2/£2 NLHE||£512||256.0|
|Day 3||Eddie Anderson||£5/£10 NLHE||£3,690||369.0|
|Day 4||Joseph Field||£2/£2 NLHE||£739||369.5|
|Day 4||Chris Yong||£5/£5 PLO||£1,800||360|
|Day 5||Louis Lambert||£2/£2 NLHE||£315||157.5|
|Day 5||Ryan Davey||£2/£2 PLO||£641||320.5|
*Table not part of trophy contest.
Cash Game Festival Trophy Winners
|Festival||Date||Winner||Game||Amount Won||Big Blinds Won|
|CGF London||Sept. 20-24, 2017||Jon Kyte||£2/£5 NLHE||£4,265||853.0|
|CGF Dublin||Oct. 11-15, 2017||Kevin Malone||€1/€2 PLO||€1,735||867.5|
|CGF Tallinn||Nov. 15-19, 2017||Heiti Riisberg||€1/€2 NLHE||€3,364||1,682.0|
|CGF London||Jan. 3-7, 2018||Gang Wang||£5/£5 PLO||£9,064||1,812.8|
|CGF Bratislava||April 4-8, 2018||Martin von Zweigbergk||€1/€2 PLO||€1,563||781.5|
|CGF Tallinn||April 25-29, 2018||Jon Kyte||€2/€2 PLO8||€2,698||1,349.0|
|CGF London||July 11-15, 2018||Martin von Zweigbergk||£2/£2 PLO||£1,500||750.0|
The feature table is just part of reason cash game players fall in love with the festival. As is always the case, there were games available for everyone with players enjoying no-limit hold'em, pot-limit Omaha, pot-limit Omaha high/low, Sviten Special, super dealer's choice, and more at stakes low and high.
Another major draw of the festival is what happens away from the tables. Every festival also features amazing activities away from the tables where players with similar interests can bond. Old friends met and bonded and new friends were made on and away from the tables.
Also, players that won packages to London and those that purchased the hospitality package were invited to enjoy themselves in organized activities with other poker players including welcome drinks, two VIP dinners, a FIFA competition, and more.
Don't Miss Bulgaria
If you were unable to make it out to Estonian capital of Tallinn, rest assured you will not have to wait too long to enjoy the next festival.
On Aug. 8-12, the Cash Game Festival will return for the third time to Platinum Casino in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria for another five days of nonstop cash game action. The location is truly special with its location being steps away from the beach and the previous two stops featuring wild prop bets, both involving Von Zweigbergk.
Jon Kyte and Martin von Zweigbbergk will both battle it out for a chance to become the first three-time Cash Game Festival trophy winner along many others.
As usual, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to report on all the events both on and away from the tables.