Friday meant the high stakes players were gonna be introduced to the viewers and railbirds when the hugely anticipated €10/€25 game full of sharks was on the schedule. Jussi Nevanlinna was back and happier to play this level since he is used to playing the biggest games. Mathias Siljander was also returning for his third stint and in chase of some profit together with his close friend Otto. Joining the live stream for the first time with deep pockets was the local businessman Uno, probably making the full time pros smile big thinking about it beforehand.
One of the most interesting hands and also one of the biggest pots of the high stakes game occurred when Mark Joa found pocket jacks against Uno’s tens. After some preflop action we saw a flop of J98 hit the table, giving Mark the top set and Uno the open ended straight draw. Turn was a blank 5 and Uno opted to call an allin of €2300 building the pot to €7200 with few outs for Uno to win the hand. Incredibly enough he found the seven of clubs to the amusement of the rest of the players thinking Uno made a loose call. This hand was the main reason Uno ended up one of the biggest winners at the table with a profit of €4000.
Another fun run out was when Mark ended up all in preflop with AA versus Jussi’s 88 for €5200 running it twice. First board went to Jussi flopping an 8, leaving him with a one-outer to scoop the second board. At a first glance we could see the last 8 hitting the flop, but the initial excitement for the total suck out was quickly hampered when Mark found an ace as well leaving the players with a split pot.
At the end of the session the biggest winner was Mathias Siljander pocketing around €5000 to make up for the two first losing days on the stream, closely followed by Enri Orav and businessman Uno. Aaro Valkila also bulked up his bank account with roughly €3000. On the down side we found Igor Pihela finding himself on the wrong end of several run outs and a total loss of €7800. Jussi Nevanlinna and Mark Joa also registered four digit losses with Otto being the only player ending near his initial buyin at the table. Rumors also had it Mathias kept his hot streak running when the action and most of the featured players moved the game down to the casino floor. At 6 am the table still was half full…
The early feature TV table of the day ran a much smaller €2/€2 holdem game with Anastassia Kovalenko making her live poker debut representing Team OlyBet. Usually Anastassia is known as a motorcycle road racer and the first female racer in Estonian road racing history to race on the international level. Joining her was former chess prodigy and full time poker pro Jeff Sarwer, nowadays a resident in Helsinki. Both players ended with a negative result and winning the session was Kim Kallman and NordicBet’s poker manager Jostein Grodum.
The cash game area inside the Olympic Casino registered the highest number of players and tables running in the history of the Cash Game Festival. Proving that the players enjoy the concept and are returning over and over. Players were also invited for drinks at the Butterfly Lounge and for the really thirsty ones the night continued at the newly opened Club Butterfly.
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