EPT Berlin: Evil tweeter Geskenbein the last EPT double hope

ept-thumb-promo.jpg"Lolololol guy folds a set after I valuebet 1/5 pot with two pair... hahahha well played" tweeted Vladimir Geshkenbein. The flamboyant EPT Snowfest winner tweeted his way to glory in Hinterglemm and that service appears to have resumed here in Berlin.

Geshkenbein was sat on the left of Davidi Kitai, both of whom could easily pass as the great-great-grandsons of mad monk Grigori Rasputin, when the following hand took place. Geshkenbein opened to 50,000 from the hijack and was three-bet by Bahadir Kilickeser to 112,000 from the small blind. Geshkenbein made the call, tossing the chips two at a time with the flick of a wrist, obviously not afraid to take the big stack on, relishing it if anything.


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'The monkey made me do it': Geshkenbein's mascot


Kilickeser c-bet 122,000 into the T♠9♦7♥ flop and Geshkenbein made the call. The chips went in fast. Significantly quicker than the continuation bet in fact.

The K♦ turn completed the nut straight draw and brought a new diamond draw. Kilickeser bet 127,000 this time. For the second street on the bounce Geshkenbein made the call almost instantly as if giving it any more thought would be a waste of time.


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Bahadir Kilickeser


The J♣ hit the river and Kilickeser checked, ceding control of the pot to Geshkenbein in the process. The Russian quickly slid out a stack of blues, a small 100,000 into a pot of close to 800,000. Kilickeser, somewhat incredibly, passed allowing Geshkenbein to chip back up to 1,650,000. At the next table along Anton Wigg was eliminating Dmitry Grienko with K♦5♥ beating A♠3♥ all-in pre-flop. Grienko's departure was particularly sweet for Wigg as the Russian had been irritating him - something to do with not displaying his largest chips.


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Anton Wigg


MacPhee's departure in 19th (€20,000) had left those two EPT champs (Wigg and Geshkenbein) in looking for that first elusive double. Now just one remains, Geshkenbein has just moments ago sent Wigg to the rail. Thirteen players remain.

Tournament snapshot
Level 24: blinds 12,000-24,000, ante 3,000
Players: 13 of 745
Average stack: 1,719,000
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Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in Berlin