Vladimir Geshkenbein just proved to everyone watching the finale of the High Roller's Event why he's worth watching as much as heads-up opponent Johnny Chan.
Chan limped in from the button, Geshkenbein raised another 75,000 and Chan made the call.
The flop came and Geshkenbein led out with a bet of 150,000; Chan quickly called.
Both players checked the on the turn.
The last card off the deck was the and Geshkenbein checked to Chan who bet 200,000. Geshkenbein then instantly moved all in, putting Chan to a decision for all of his chips and he opted to wait for a better spot.
Geshkenbein, who Chan has dubbed "The Russian Bomber," (despite the fact that we think Vladimir might be Swiss), tabled for nothing but ace-high.
Vladimir Geshkenbein has just eliminated Neil Arce from the High Roller's Event, setting the stage for a heads-up match between Geshkenbein and living poker legend Johnny Chan. Here's how the hand went down:
Arce opened the pot with a raise to 80,000 from the button. Geshkenbein made the call from the big and the flop came down . Geshkenbein passed the the first option to Arce who bet 160,000.
"I raise," announced Geshkenbein, who kicked it up to 440,000. Arce then paused before sliding his remaining stack into the middle and Geshkenbein snap-called, tabling a pocket pair of threes for bottom set. Arce was well behind with the and just top pair.
The fell on 4th Street, giving Arce a couple of extra outs, but the river blanked () and Geshkenbein took down the pot.