The first feature table of the first Cash Game Festival of the year has just kicked off with stakes at £2/£5 no-limit hold'em. Cash Game Festival regular Ryan Davey will be handling the commentary throughout most of the festival with many guests expected throughout the stream.
You can check out the action by clicking on the Live Stream tab in our coverage or by heading to the Cash Game Festival Twitch channel where you can also join in the chat.
The table is full of familiar faces and new ones headlined by Cash Game Festival regular Ryan Mullarkey in Seat 6. Mullarkey, who learned about the Cash Game Festival during a previous stop in London traveled to as many stops as he could last year including to Gibraltar, Dublin and Tallinn.
David Newson, in Seat 1, is one of the players making his first Cash Game Festival visit to the feature table. He has been playing poker for almost two decades and shared his favorite hand is queen-jack suited.
China's Gang Wang, in Seat 2, always loves the Cash Game Festival whenever it visited Aspers Casino in London. Even though his English is limited, it is rare not to see Wang visibly enjoy himself at the tables.
Manoj Mohindra, in Seat 3, also has appeared at the feature table in the past at the Cash Game Festival when it has visited London. His favorite hand is pocket deuces and looks at poker as a social game.
French poker pro Tony Blanchandin is in Seat 4. We may see him at bigger stakes later in the festival as he shared he has played as high as €25/€50 no-limit hold'em online.
Murray MacInnes, in Seat 5, shared with PokerNews his favorite poker moment and about his poker style.
My favorite poker moment is winning a £1,600 cash pot with quads online against two of our Scandinavian relatives
in a £1.50/£3 cash game," said Macinnes. I also have cashed in a few tournaments, the most recent being taking 37th place in a local Aspers tournament for £800. I usually play cash at Aspers on a Saturday and always go home up. I'm not a bingo player. I'm just slow and steady like the tortoise and enjoy the company.
Craig Sweden, in Seat 7, loves both poker tournaments and cash games. He has made multiple EPT final tables and has over $250,000 in live tournament cashes as tracked by The Hendon Mob.
Perry Smith rounds off the action in Seat 8. This is his second Cash Game Festival with his previous visit taking place the last time the festival visited the British capital in September.