Cash Game Festival in Tallinn is over now. What a lovely week we had with loads of cash game poker and some fun hospitality events. We also managed to pull off yet another TV table special – this time ‘Adams v Eves in the Garden of Tallinn’ – where ladies managed to beat the gentlemen. We also sent yet another TV table trophy to Norway with the second-time winner Jon Kyte.
So, on Saturday, day 4 of the festival, the Estonian player Siiri Saar played well at the Adams v Eves TV table. She made enough profit to lead team Eves to victory over Adams.
Namely, at this special €2/€2 hold’em table, male and female – ‘Adams and Eves’ – players were split evenly, so we decided to spice up the stream a little by launching a competition. The stakes were not high but there was certainly some pride on the line as both teams were competing for the biggest profit. Of course, despite the competition, women still played hard against each other and so did men. The friendly competition, men v females, simply added an element of excitement to the Saturday evening.
By the end of this fun stream, the women had outperformed team Adams. Siiri Saar made a profit of €322 or 161 big blinds. Lithuania’s Julija Borisionok made the second biggest profit €213, contributing to team Eves’ success. At the same time, men as a whole made no profit whatsoever. Despite the results, Adams were still in high spirits by the end of the night at the VIP party at the hottest Vabank nightclub.
The first €2/€5 hold’em stream on Saturday was aced by Unibet Poker Ambassador Rauno Tahvonen, also known as the Estonian Jesus, who made the profit of €511. He is a well-known tournament player but does enjoy his Cash Game Festival games very much. At least we try to make it so that tournament players feel at home at CGF venues – they need to be on time for the TV table and play 2.5 hours straight with no breaks (in Tallinn, free drinks for TV table players, though … ouch!). This is the best we can provide for tourney guys and gals. The rest is just 24/7 poker; play when you want and leave the table when you want. In general, tournament players tend to survive our live events, occasionally suffering from some minor damages to their system. Wink-wink 😉
Despite their victories, neither Siiri nor Rauno came close to getting the TV table trophy. After the first stream on Friday, it was Sweden’s Peter La Terra leading the TV table trophy competition with impressive 998 big blinds, his profit being €1,996.
Just to remind you that the trophy goes to a player, winning the most big blinds at any of the 10 live TV table sessions. Quite often, it has been the last game on Sunday deciding the winner. It happened again this Sunday in Tallinn. The trophy went to Norway with Jon Kyte winning €2,698 or 1,149 big blinds at the last €2/€2 Omaha hi-low TV table session in Tallinn.
It is Jon’s second Cash Game Festival TV table trophy and his first poker trophy of year 2018. The prize came in as a big surprise as he had had a rough week in terms of poker and he didn’t think it would be possible to win the trophy in PLO 8. He got very lucky, is the the opinion of Cash Game Festival’s co-founder Martin ‘Franke’ von Zweigbergk who had been also playing at the same table and, at some point, getting very close to the winning him-self.
For Jon, the trophy has a special meaning because he fell in love with Cash Game Festival the moment he “met” the festival in London in September of 2017 where he shipped his first TV table trophy. Since then, he has been to almost every Cash Game Festival stop and is planning to come to as many future stops as he possibly can fit in his schedule.
Jon is certainly planning to come to Cash Game Festival Sunny Beach stop on August 8-12. In his on camera interview, he is challenging Franke to get the trophy back from him (Franke won the trophy in Bratislava and is hungry for more … ). His travel to Bulgaria has been made so much more convenient by that the fact that this time, it comes with an added bonus. 32Red Poker awarded the winner with the full package of Sunny Beach stop – hotels, CGF hospitality events & stake money. How awesome is that?
Thank you all for the wonderful poker vacation in Tallinn. Special thanks to ‘the bestest’ players, the Olympic Park Casino staff and to our Partners 32Red Poker, Unibet Poker, OlyBet and Betsafe! Thank you for celebrating cash game poker with us.
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