APPT Macau High Rollers Event

Event Info

Prize Pool $701,818
Players 64
Players Left 64

Level Info

Level 17
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 5,000

Ducks For Chan

Vladimir Geshkenbein opened to 80,000 from the button and Johnny Chan made the call.

Both players checked down the {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{3-Spades}{7-Clubs} board to see Geshkenbein table just a {9-Clubs} while Chan's {2-Spades}{2-Diamonds} would be enough to take the pot down.

Geshkenbein Showing Guts

Vladimir Geshkenbein
Vladimir Geshkenbein
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 {7-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} and Geshkenbein led out with a bet of 150,000; Chan quickly called.

Both players checked the {7-Diamonds} on the turn.

The last card off the deck was the {6-Clubs} 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 {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts} for nothing but ace-high.

No Look No Good For Vladimir

"No look" announced Vladimir Geshkenbein as he raised the first hand of heads up play to 75,000.

Chan gave him a puzzled look before making the call.

"Ok, now I have to look" finished off Geshkenbein as both players checked the {A-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} flop.

Chan would lead for 75,000 when the {2-Diamonds} dropped on the turn and Geshkenbein made the call, only to fold for 175,000 when the {4-Spades} landed on the river.

First blood to Chan!

Quick Break

Johnny Chan and Vladimir Geshkenbein are heading on a 10-minute break before heads up play begins.

Neil Arce Eliminated in 3rd Place ($84,218)

Neil Arce - 3rd Place
Neil Arce - 3rd Place
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 {3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}. 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 {9-Hearts}{8-Spades} and just top pair.

The {4-Hearts} fell on 4th Street, giving Arce a couple of extra outs, but the river blanked ({7-Diamonds}) and Geshkenbein took down the pot.

Geshkenbein Slips

Vladimir Geshkenbein limped in from the small blind and Neil Arce checked his option.

The flop of {J-Spades}{9-Hearts}{Q-Spades} was checked by Geshkenbein before Arce fired 50,000 at the pot.

Geshkenbein called before both players checked when the {6-Clubs} land on the turn.

The river fell the {5-Diamonds} and Geshkenbein check-folded to Arce's 100,000-chip bet to see the Filipino rake in the pot and move back to 1,530,000 in chips.

Geshkenbein Aggression

The past few orbits have been dominated by Vladimir Geshkenbein.

Barely a flop has been seen with Geshkenbein upping his aggression with a string of preflop raises.

Consequently Geshkenbein has just tipped over the 4,000,000-chip mark.

Arce Collects Pot From Vladimir

A very happy Neil Arce
A very happy Neil Arce
Johnny Chan limped in on the button and Vladimir Geshkenbein completed from the small blind before Neil Arce bumped it to 130,000 from the big blind.

Chan passed but Geshkenbein made the call to see the {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}{4-Clubs} flop fall and checks from both the active players.

Geshkenbein checked the {8-Spades} on the turn, and a 200,000-chip bet from Arce was enough to take the pot down as he climbs to 1,880,000 in chips.

Bottom Pair Enough For Chan

Johnny Chan limped in from the small blind and Vladimir Geshkenbein checked his option.

The flop of {5-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{8-Clubs} was checked by both players to see the {A-Hearts} land on the turn and a check from Chan follow.

Geshkenbein fired out 35,000 and Chan made the call, only to check when the river dropped the {J-Hearts}.

With the action on Geshkenbein, he casually tossed out a bet of 85,000 and Chan quickly called tabling {4-Spades}{2-Spades} for bottom pair.

Geshkenbein mucked and Chan raked in the pot to see him move to 860,000 in chips.