Day 3 in Tallinn, Estonia started calm and with the knowing that live TV tables would start two hours earlier than normally due to VIP party in the casino later that evening.
The players started gathering around 3 PM. Our Twitch stream commentator Brandon Allen showed up at 3 PM, trying to fight his flu that he had managed to catch earlier this week. Poor fellow. He said that a shot whiskey the previous day had helped greatly with his throat. We hope that you will feel better soon, Brandon!
Brandon’s Twitch shows are very popular among online poker viewers and he gets a lot of activity in the stream’s chat. He says that he has the best audience ever, with almost no internet trolls lurking around. He is a positive and a happy guy, so he attracts only positive viewers.
There was some excitement in the air as we knew that Kristo Erala, the Estonian Champion 2017 (photo above), would play at the first TV table of the day. Namely, he won the 2017 Estonian Championship Main Event. The Cash Game Festival’s manager Andro Loos interviewed him. All Estonians, stay tuned to our Facebook as the video will be posted there in coming weeks.
We also managed to film interviews with a player from Israel and a player from Finland. Moreover, Juhani Tyrisevä from Pokeritieto.com, the biggest poker forum in Finland, gave a special interview where he talked about, among other things, the Cash Game Festival’s Franke and the Cash Game Festival. Juhani thinks that Finnish players should come to the next Cash Game Festival stop in Tallinn in fall as the games at the festival are much better compared to the games currently available in Finland.
Maxime, the French blogger for the Cash Game Festival, currently living in London, is now doing his very own vlogs for the Cash Game Festival. Through his videos, you will see the unique behind the scenes footage that you have never seen before. His vlogs will be published on the Cash Game Festival’s Youtube channel and Facebook page. Here is his vlog #1.
The first TV table started with €2/€2 no-limit hold’em. Not surprisingly, Kristo Erala in seat #1 was the biggest winner. The second TV table’s stakes were €5/€10 no-limit hold’em. The biggest winners were Mark Jua from Estonia and David Huerga from Spain. We are definitely hoping to see David at our Gibraltar stop on May 17-21.
As the evening continued, all tables filled up the and air was buzzing with the promise of a good VIP party at the casino.
Estonians love Friday nights – the week is over which is always a good reason to celebrate. So, the VIP party started at 10 PM, right next the poker room where there is a performance stage and a bar – the players choosing to sit and play got part of the action as well.
The house was packed with people and drinks were being served generously right at the casino’s entrance.
The Cash Game Festival’s crowd was seated in a special area right in front of the stage. A beautiful DJ was mixing the beats, drinks were being served to the players, awesome dancers were performing. At around 11:30 PM, Liis Lemsalu, a household name in Estonia, gave a strong live performance. After her concert, the Cash Game Festival people were the very first on the dance floor, encouraging other casino guests to dance as well. Around 1:30 AM, some went clubbing while others chose to remain at the casino or go home.
Will anybody make it to the disk golf challenge of day 4? We will see in the next blog.
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