After a great start yesterday to our five day long Cash Game Festival the energy was buzzing when we kicked off the second days live stream with a €2/€2 regular holdem game. We had some players from the first days webcast signed up on the list for a comeback, but mostly we were looking forward to getting familiar with some new faces. Most importantly Madis Müür who currently holds the number one spot on Estonia’s all time money list with just over $750,000. After becoming the Estonian champion 2013 he had his international breakthrough with a 4th place in the PCA Main Event where he pocketed $581,000 for his effort.
Madis wasn’t the only Estonian champion joining us at the first feature table. Reigning Estonian champ Kaupo Tenno also wanted some piece of the action together with Enri Olav, one of the organizers of Cash Game Festival. Enri has been a full time pro for almost 6 years and his love for cash games is what made him and Martin “Franke” von Zweigbergk take a shot at arranging a cash game festival.
When we summed up the play after three hours it was Tõnis that had converted his buyin of €200 to €918 adding up a profit of 459 big blinds. Erki Andressoo was the least lucky player during the session totaling the biggest loss with over €600. Kaido Koorits and Aleksei both passed the €300 losing mark while our more well known names we mentioned in the beginning all broke even or made small profits.
On a non-poker related note some players qualifying through our partners were joined by fellow VIP players for a whiskey and cigar tasting at the cosy place named Sigari Maja. There they were introduced to the history behind Glenfiddich whiskey and also to the techniques of lighting and smoking cigars the right way. Everyone left the cigar lounge with a new appreciation to the craftsmanship involved in making quality whiskeys and cigars. A tasting we recommend you all to try if you have spare time during the festival.
The second livestream brought us a €5/€10 omaha with a highly impressive lineup containing Jussi Nevanlinna, Samuli Sipilä, Aaro Valkila, Lauri Niskanen, Jüri Lakspere, Rain Mölderkivi, Eelis Pärssinen and the highly entertaining young gun Mathias Siljander. After a wild shoot down with plenty of huge pots being moved around Eelis was the biggest winner raking in almost €9000 (900bb). Jussi Nevanlinna ended our night as the biggest loser of the game with a loss of roughly €5000. Something we think he can live with after taking down the title and a cheque of €300,000 by winning Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam two weeks ago.
At the casino floor we saw an even bigger number of tables running throughout the night compared to day 1. An interesting note from there is that the competition for winning most big blinds with 72 offsuit has a clear leader after we saw a flop of 986 hit the board with five players involved on one table. Two players continued battling it out when the turn was a 5 giving Jouni Hietanen the straight. When the smoke had cleared his 72 offsuit had won him €2000 and the lead for 2 nights of accommodation in London to the next Cash Game Festival.
Day 3 is dedicated to Texas holdem on the live stream and will also bring us the highest game of the week when we will be playing €10/€25. We can promise you all lots of big money pots!
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