Vladimir Geshkenbein, flamboyant champion of EPT Snowfest

Stephen Bartley

You might think the idea of staging a major poker tournament in an Alpine ski resort would detract somewhat from the real business at hand. With ski slopes just a short walk away, and with winter sports leaflets glossily presented to every hotel guest, you would be forgiven for thinking that the Alpine Palace hotel in Hinterglemm, wasn't really a poker kind of place. Well, any doubts were erased today by one of season seven's best final tables.