Day 3 of the Cash Game Festival Sunny Beach was the biggest yet with the poker room packed with players enjoying NLHE, PLO, and Short Deck, and Sviten Special.
In addition, there was an absolutely insane super dealer’s choice where the only rules were that NLHE wasn’t allowed and players must play every hand as long as the rules were clearly explained before the cards were dealt. Games were made up on the fly and players were laughing and drinking while the chips were flying around.
The third day also featured a blowout beach party at Djanny Beach Club for those with the hospitality package. The sun was shining, players were swimming, while others chose to relax in beach recliners and the large cabana reserved for the Cash game Festival.
Also, many new faces and familiar ones came out yesterday for the start of the weekend including Nickolay Johnson who was at our very first festival in Sunny Beach in 2016 where he won a package to London and immediately became part of the CGF family.
Oleksii Wins Short Deck
We made festival history yesterday as for the first time we hosted a Short Deck TV table. If you aren’t familiar with the game, the deuces through sixes are removed to make it a 36 card shorter deck than the usual 52 cards.
In addition, flushes are greater than full houses and we adopted the optional rule yesterday that trips are better than a straight. The format will likely be adjusted in the future as this was the first of what we hope many times we will feature this poker variant that is growing in popularity at our TV tables.
Oleksii Kuznietsov will forever go down in festival history for becoming the biggest winner at our first Short Deck TV table after winning €656 or 328 big blinds with the stakes at €2/€2.
Although Oleksii did book a nice profit during the 2 1/2 hour session, this wasn’t good enough to put him in the lead for the CGF Sunny Beach trophy competition. Currently, Viacheslav Kovalev is in the lead after winning 335 big blinds on Day 1 at the €2/€2 NLHE TV table.
Alexander Does it Again
The game changed to €2/€5 NLHE for the later feature table. Alexander Herasimov won the most at his second feature table this festival after winning a table-high €434. While the profit might not be heaps considering the stakes, this isn’t an indication of the action as just about every hand was three-bet preflop.
What’s on Tap on Day 4
The action in the poker room will be even bigger with the likelihood that there will not be an open table at peek times. In other words, come early and reserve your spot. Even if you don’t, just relax while you are on a waiting list as you shouldn’t have to wait long.
Players with the hospitality package will enjoy a VIP dinner at The Palace. Inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in joining us at the last minute.
The TV table action will be a treat. The €2/€2 five-card PLO kicks things off at 7 p.m. local time (5 p.m. GMT/6 p.m. CEST). CGF Commentator George Sandford will once again provide insight and entertainment.
The game changes to €5/€10 NLHE for the later feature table at 10 p.m. local time. George will be leading the commentating and be joining by CGF regular Ed Furniss for most of it with Tihomir Yanev, who earlier appeared at the TV tables, joining for a short stint as well.
Be sure to check out our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to follow the action close and personal. And, of course, don’t forget to tune into our Twitch stream to watch what promises to be some fun action at both of our TV tables starting at 7 p.m. EEST (5 p.m. GMT/6 p.m. CEST).
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