Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Day 2 of the Cash Game Festival Tallinn at Olympic Park Casino was a huge success.
The day began for those with the hospitality package started the day with a surprise after they were told to meet up for bowling and drinks in the early afternoon. The drinks part held true as the day for this group of players did start of in a pub. However, after instead of bowling it turned into poling as they were treated to a couple of hours at a pole dance training center to learn some moves and get some exercise.
The action at the tables was also steaming hot on the tables and the two feature tables were no exception.
The first table was a low-stakes €1/€1 affair featuring Estonian players belonging to a variety of poker clubs including Wismari, Cash Game Pokkeriklubi, and Nemesis poker clubs.
However, it was Cash Game Festival veteran Rikard Relander representing the Insomnia poker club that did the most damage on that table after booking a win of €756 or 756 big blinds.
The game at the feature table changed to €2/€2 pot-limit Omaha for the later game. Ukraine's Anton Dzehelali, who won a package at the last Cash Game Festival in Bratislava, wasn't initially in the line-up. But when his name came up on the waiting list he made the most of it and won the most money at that table with a profit of €359 or 179.5 big blinds.
Although Relander did land himself a big win he is not currently in contention for the feature table trophy awarded to the player that won the most big blinds at any of the 10 official televised feature tables. This honor currently belongs to Rain Jogioja.
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 Tallinn.
Ukraine's Anton Dzehelali didn't start off at the €2/€2 feature table but came onto the table as one of the waiting list players. He managed to make the most of his time as he booked a profit of €359 or 179.5 big blinds.
If you followed the Cash Game Festival during its last stop in Bratislava, Dzhelali's name should be familiar. He qualified to that festival through 32Red Poker and won big on more than one feature table.
Dzhelali wasn't the biggest winner of the day as that honor belonged to Rikard Relander who won €756 or 756 big blinds at the €1/€1 Estonian Poker Club no-limit hold'em feature table.
Both of these players aren't in contention for the Cash Game Festival Tallinn trophy. Rain Jogioja is still the man to beat after he booked a massive profit of €1,845 or 922.5 big blinds on yesterday's €2/€2 pot-limit Omaha feature table.
Stay tuned at PokerNews as we provide the recap of Day 2 of the Cash Game Festival Tallinn.
Maret Komarova was one of the original Cash Game Festival players to help make the feeling of a Cash Game Festival family.
She has attended many festivals but recently took a break from traveling around to focus on her own family with an eight-month-old baby girl at home.
Since the Cash Game Festival came to where she lived she was able to take a break tonight when she heard other original CGF family members were in town to say hi to everyone.
While Komarova, who still plays online poker, will not play any live poker tonight, she shared she is having fun catching up with some old friends including Maxime Roseau.
The €2/€2 pot-limit Omaha feature table has about an hour to go. Check out some photos compliments of Harry Tiits/Cash Game Festival of the line-up.
Both Cash Game Festival Co-Founder Martin "Franke" von Zweigbergk and Irish poker legend Kevin Malone have won two Cash Game Festival trophies.
The duo were battling it out with others during yesterday's late €2/€2 pot-limit Omaha feature tables. Franke tried to bluff Malone off a pot. Check out the video below to see if he was able to get a fold from Malone.
The second and final feature table has just kicked off with stakes at €2/€2 pot-lietermit Omaha.
Three players at table qualified to the event including betsafe player Taivo Egel (Seat 1), 32Red player Andrew Roberts (Seat 3), and Cash Game Festival Bratislava package Jakub Miks (Seat 5).
Two-time Cash Game trophy winner Kevin Malone (pictured) is also back in action in Seat 2 as is Cash Game Festival veteran on Ryan Davey in Seat 7.
Rounding off the table is Mick Smith in Seat 4, Peter Bergman in Seat 6, and Roland Luik in Seat 8.
Click on the Live Stream tab in our coverage to follow along or head to the Cash Game Festival Twitch channel.
The stakes at the early Estonian Poker Club feature table may have been small at €1/€1 no-limit hold'em but that didn't stop big money from being won.
Rikard Relander was the biggest winner of the feature table after booking a profit of €756 or 756 big blinds. This does not place him in contention for the Cash Game Festival Tallinn trophy awarded to the player that wins the most big blinds at any of the 10 official feature tables this festival as yesterday Rain Jogioja booked a massive profit of €1,845 or 922.5 big blinds.
The family is getting back together. Andro Loos and Maxime Roseau have both just arrived to the casino minutes apart. Between the two, they have been to almost every Cash Game Festival. Hugs and high fives were a plenty!
Loos was the former Cash Game Festival Project Manager and is considered an OG of the Cash Game Festival family. Roseau moved to Tallinn to join the Cash Game Festival with different projects and even after moving away from the gaming industry decided to continue to call the Estonian capital his home.
Here is a look at some video highlights from Day 1 of the Cash Game Festival Tallinn.