EPT Berlin: Geshkenbein six-bet shoves

ept-thumb-promo.jpgIf we could track everyone's stats I doubt any of the surviving players have as large a VPP as Vladimir Geshkenbein. It is therefore little surprise that the guy can occasionally cause an opponent to blow up. And here's a prime example.

Geshkenbein opened to 25,000 from middle position and Andre Zaichenko three-bet from the button to 62,000. The action folded back to Geshkenbein as the other players left to go on break. He pulled in his chips and came back over the top for 140,000. The action was back on Zaichenko who slid out a stack of around 187,000 after saying 'raise'. Geshkenbein quickly announced that he was all-in and Zaichenko folded his five-bet bluff leaving himself with around 350,000.

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Vladimir Geshkenbein

His five-bet raise had not been enough Geshkenbein pointed out, somewhat apologetically to both Zaichenko and the dealer. Indeed it had not been.

The dealer counted the stacks and started to tell Zaichenko that he needed to put a little more.

"Why you saying that now?" Zaichenko asked the dealer angrily.

Geshkenbein, to his credit, quickly jumped in: "You said raise."

Zaichenko, who was obviously annoyed that his move had wrong, seemed to realise that he was in the wrong - not the dealer - as the speed of the raise and re-raise hadn't given time for anything else to take place. He grumbled some kind of acknowledgement of that fact and Geshkenbein tabled A♠A♣ saying, "If that makes your life easier."

Tournament snapshot
Level 22: blinds 8,000-16,000, ante 2,000
Players: 26 of 745
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Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in Berlin