Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in €3,500
Prize Pool €1,636,390
Players 482

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Players Bring Twitter to The Table

YorkshirePud • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 5,000 ante

Vladimir Geshkenbein and Kevin Vandersmissen have had a running battle all day long both at the table on the micro-blogging site Twitter.

At the start of the day Geshkenbein tweeted a rather un-PC comment directed at Vandersmissen which mentioned taking him "to valuetown." Just after the dinner break Vandersmissen made a comment of his own, referring to Geskenbein's drinking at the table, also mentioning "valuetown."

In the hand Vandersmissen raised to 160,000 on the button and only Geshkenbein, in the big blind, called. The {3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop was met with checks from both players but Geshkenbein bet 150,000 when the {4-Clubs} arrived on the turn. Vandersmissen made the call and both players saw the {5-Hearts} fall on the river. Geshkenbein bet 650,000 and Vandersmissen got out of the way and folded his hand.

"Taken to valuetown," said Geshkenbein with a wry smile on his usually serious face.

Geshkenbein climbs to 3,800,000 whilst Vandersmissen drops to 5,100,000

Tags: Kevin VandersmissenVladimir Geshkenbein

Koen Down

[user46392] • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 5,000 ante
Koen De Visscher
Koen De Visscher

Koen De Visscher has taken a couple small hits and is back down to around the 3 million mark.

First, he was in the big blind when Kevin Vandersmissen min-raised under the gun. De Visscher called that, but check-folded to a 150,000 continuation bet on the {7-Spades}{9-Spades}{6-Spades} flop.

A couple hands later and De VIsscher was on the button. He min-raised, and Giacomo Maisto called in the big blind to see a {4-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} flop. Maisto check-called 150,000 from De Visscher, and then led out for another 150,000 on the {j-Clubs} river. De Visscher decided it wasn't worth the bother and folded, dropping him down to just a shade over 3 million.

Tags: Koen De VIsscherKevin VandersmissenGiacomo Maisto

When You Vissch Upon a Star...

Homer • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 5,000 ante

Koen De Visscher opened to 160,000 on the button and Giacomo Maisto called in the big blind with about 1.6 million behind with the board coming {a-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades}. Maisto check-called a bet of 150,000 before the {10-Spades} turn and {9-Spades} river were checked down.

Maisto turned over {7-Clubs}{6-Spades} and De Visscher mucked.

Tags: Koen De VisscherGiacomo Maisto

Bein't Out of Shape

Homer • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 5,000 ante
Vladimir Geshkenbein
Vladimir Geshkenbein

Vladimir Geshkenbein still continues to be the most active player at the table. He's twice shoved all-in for around 2.4 million over the top of Kevin Vandersmissen's 160,000 raises getting folds both times.

The one hand he has raised was to 175,000 from UTG/cutoff, Giacomo Maisto defending in the big blind. The Italian check-called a bet of 225,000 on a {5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} and both players checked the {8-Spades} turn, Maisto also checked the {q-Spades} river and instantly mucked when Geshkenbein bet 360,000.

Tags: Vladimir GeshkenbeinKevin VandersmissenGiacomo Maisto

Did Maisto Get Aces Again?

YorkshirePud • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 5,000 ante

The dinner break seems to have unsettled the players somewhat and they appear to have forgotten that they are allowed to call raises and play some poker!

The first seven hands after returning from dinner have consisted of various raises of between 160,000 and 175,000 and then the rest of the table folding. However, on the eighth hand Vladimir Geshkenbein raised to 175,000 only to see Giacomo Maisto move all in for 1,800,000. Geshkenbein quickly folded, maybe because the last time Maisto did this he had pocket aces.

Tags: Giacomo MaistoVladimir Geshkenbein

Here We Go Again...

Homer • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 5,000 ante

Four players remain, who will become the new Snowfest champion?


Final 4 Find Food

[user46392] • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante

The remaining players are now taking a 60 minute dinner break. Back soon.

Van Damns Geshkenbein

Homer • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante

Vladimir Geshkenbein raised to 130,000 on the button and Kevin Vandersmissen made it 295,000 from the big blind.

Vandersmissen fired out 330,000 on the {9-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} flop and Geshkenbein made the call before both checked the {5-Hearts} turn.

The river was the {j-Hearts} and Vandersmissen now fired out a chunky bet of 850,000. Geshkenbein sighed, "Are you taking me to valuetown?" but he couldn't bring himself to fold and pushed out the call.

Vandersmissen turned over {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs} and scooped another big pot. Geshkenbein looked annoyed once more.

Tags: Kevin VandersmissenVladimir Geshkenbein