The Cash Game Festival Bratislava continued yesterday with a spectacular second of five days at Banco Casino Bratislava.
The casino was packed with action but thanks to the fantastic casino staff no players had to wait too long to find themselves in a seat in the game of their choice.
Of course, there were also tons of promotions throughout the day including the Cash Game Festival giving away free cash in our Pokio Club to players with the highest hand each hour.
Beer Bike Tour
Beer Bike Tour??? Do those words even belong in the same sentence? In fact, they do and the players with the hospitality package at the Cash Game Festival proved this yesterday.
Our players were welcome with a beer and were instructed with three simple, yet important rules. Thankfully they were all followed. Should we be surprised? Of course, not.
- No hopping off the bike
- No spilling beer of the bike
- No public urination
The bike was really a wagon with pedals powered by our players. A bartender was aboard making sure everyone’s beer cups were filled and everyone had a blast trolling around town on the massive beer bike. Thankfully all the rules were followed and after the event, everyone made their way back to the casino.
Szymon Bujok Wins PLO Feature Table
Yesterday also featured two TV tables. Poland’s Szymon Bujok was the first big winner after powering through the €2/€2 PLO feature table with a win of €780. This currently pushes him past Martin “Franke” von Zweigbergk for the lead for the PLO TV table as he won more big blinds than Franke did on Wednesday’s PLO affair.
The table was active and friendly. During the second hand of the stream, the player on the button chose the action to be four-card PLO. Somehow Steven Velletri wound up with five cards and he thought he won the hand after tabling his cards. He quickly learned that his hand was dead on the spot as he held an extra hole card. Instead of the usual rule of Velletri’s opponent automatically winning the hand, the players all agreed to backtrack the action as if the hand didn’t happen to give every player who put money into the pot back their money.
Crazy Blind Hand Before Antonio Rinaldi Wins the NLHE Feature Table
The second TV table with stakes at €2/€5 NLHE was introduced shortly after the first one ended. More than half the players were friends from the United Kingdom and they were all seated together randomly having a blast. At one point the action folded around to Sam Clark in the small blind. He agreed with James Bullimore in the big blind that they would jam it in for stacks without looking at their cards to create a big €1.8K pot.
The players decided to run it twice. It looked like Sam would ship the lot with ace-three against James’ ten-three. Sam won the first board and appeared set to win the second one as well until a ten spiked the river to pair up James.
Meanwhile, it wasn’t a British player that walked away as the biggest winner of the table. Instead, that honor belonged to Antonio Rinaldi (pictured below) after winning a table-high profit of €665. The 133 big blinds this translate to puts Antonio in the lead for the NLHE TV table trophy. He just edged ahead of the 132.2 big blinds won by James Crawley at the early feature table.
Yesterday also featured Day 1b of the FiftyGrand tournament. The €110 buy-in event features six opening flights and a healthy €50,000 guarantee.
Day 1b attracted 68 total entries bringing the field up to 140 entrants in total. Štefan Bugár bagged the most out of the 13 survivors with a stack of 350,000. This also currently puts him in the overall chip lead thus far with four more opening flights to go. So far 27 players have advanced to Sunday’s Day 2 with many more to come.
Day 1c begins today at 5 p.m. CEST with players starting off with 30,000 in chips and blinds increasing every 30 minutes. Late registration will close after ten blind levels and players will bag and tag their chip stacks after fifteen blind levels.
What’s on Tap?
Today will feature something special as the Cash Game Festival will host not two, but three streams. The TV table action starts off at 5 p.m. CEST with €2/€2 PLO before moving onto Short Deck Ante Only at 7:30 p.m. CEST. The televised action is scheduled to wrap up with a higher-stakes €5/€10 NLHE affair at 10 p.m.
Players with the hospitality package will be treated to a VIP dinner at the rotating TV tower at 6:30 p.m. CEST.
Of course, there will also be plenty of side table action with the weekend approaching and plenty of promotions throughout the festival including free money given away in our CGF Pokio Club both for players with high hands in the casino and for those of you watching the stream.
In addition, the Cash Game Festival will be awarding a package tonight valued at €1,500 to our next stop at the Poker Club Bucharest on Oct. 16-20 in a random drawing. Players were awarded a ticket for the drawing for each hour they have played at the festival.
Join our CGF Pokio Club
If you haven’t yet joined our CGF Pokio club, you are missing out as you can enjoy many of the exciting games present at our festivals including NLHE, PLO, OFC, and Sviten Special. Download the Poker app on Android devices through this link or at the App Store at this link. Then simply register to our club by filling in the 100197 ID in the Recommended Club field upon registration or search for our club from the Club Tab in the lobby to get in on the action.