|Blinds||50,000 / 100,000|
It appears that Vladimir Geshkenbein and Koen De Visscher have had enough of playing just preflop poker and have taken it upon themselves to see a flop.
Geshkenbein raised to 135,000 preflop and he picked up callers in the shape of De Visscher and Giacomo Maitso. The dealer put the flop onto the table and it was met with checks from Maitso and Geshkenbein and a bet of 225,000 from De Visscher. Maitsow folded but Geshkenbein came along from the ride.
The turn saw the and again Geshkenbein checked then folded when facing a rather large looking bet of 565,000 from his Belgian opponent.
Geshkenbein slips to 4,000,000 whilst De Visscher climbs to 3,950,000
In a second hand De Visscher raised to 135,000 preflop and his only customer was Geshkenbein in the big blind. Both players saw a flop, Geshkenbein checked, De Visscher bet 135,000 and Geshkenbein check-raised to 285,000 and De Visscher called.
The turn was the and this time instead of checking, Geshkenbein lead out with a 630,000 bet, enough to get De Visscher to fold.
Vladimir Geshkenbein has lost three hands to Koen De Visscher and is down to 3.8 million; De Visscher is now up to 3.7 million.
Geshkenbein made it 135,000 from the small blind and De Visscher called in the big blind to see an flop. De Visscher bet out what looked like 160,000 and before the amount could be confirmed, Geshkenbein had folded.
Hand 2 - this one's a biggie...
Geshkenbein opened to 135,000 again, this time from the button, and De Visscher called in the small blind. They both checked the flop and saw a turn, the . De Visscher bet out 190,000 now, and Geshkenbein quickly called.
The river was the and Geshkenbein had another peek at his hole cards before De VIsscher had acted. Undeterred, De Visscher bet out 410,000, and must have been delighted when Geshkenbein called - De Visscher turned over for the nuts.
(There was now a break of one hand, during which Kevin Vandersmissen min-raised but folded to a shove from Giacomo Maisto. Then back to De Visscher vs. Geshkenbein.)
Geshkenbein made it 135,000 from the button and Koen De Visscher reraised to 285,000 from the small blind. Geshkenbein called, but quickly folded to a 275,000 bet from De Visscher on the flop.
"It was worth a shot," he grinned.
Koen De Visscher raised to 130,000 from the cutoff and Giacomo Maisto made the call in the small blind and Vladimir Geshkenbein quickly called in the big blind too. Geshkenbein seems to not care about playing out of position half as much as the other players
The flop was and after Maisto checked, Geshkenbein led out for 150,000 and De Visscher called, the Italian folding. The action slowed down as the two then checked the turn and river, Geshkenbein simply mucking his hand and De Visscher didn't even have to show his hand to win.
Vladimir Geshkenbein opened to 135,000 from the cutoff and Kevin Vandersmissen made the call in the small blind to see a flop where the Belgian check-raised Geshkenbein's 135,000 continuation bet to 400,000 - resulting in a quick fold from the Russian.
A couple of hands later and Vandersmissen opened to 120,000 from the cutoff, Giacomo Maisto made it 260,000 on the button and Vandersmissen deliberated, asking for a count. Maisto had about 2 million behind and the former chip leader moved all-in, the Italian was unsure what to do but elected for the safe option - folding to leave himself the shortest stack remaining.
The vast majority of pots are being settled preflop at the moment but a couple have made it through to the flop and beyond.
In one hand Giacomo Maisto raised to 175,000 from the small blind and Vladimir Geshkenbein snap-called in the big blind. The flop came down , Maisto checked, Geshkenbein made it 200,000 to play and Maisto check-raised to 600,000. Geshkenbein had folded before the Italian's chips had even crossed the betting line!
Immediately afterwards Geshkenbein clashed with fellow big stack Kevin Vandersmissen. Geshkenbein opened to 130,000 from the button and Vandersmissen called from the big blind. A flop of was greeted with a check from Vandersmissen, a bet of 160,000 from Geshkenbein and a call from the young Belgian.
The dealer put the on the board for the turn and both players checked. The river was the and Vandersmissen bet 240,000, enough to force a fold from Geshkenbein.
Erstwhile chip leader currently forced to settle for second place Kevin Vandersmissen made it 175,000 from the small blind and Giacomo Maisto called in the big to see a flop. Vandersmissen bet out 220,000 and again Maisto called, leading them to the turn. This time the bet from Vandersmissen was 425,000, and it finally proved too much for Maisto. He folded, and Vandersmissen took the pot.
Koen De Visscher opened to 130,000 from the cutoff before Kevin Vandersmissen made it 295,000 on the button. The blinds both folded and it was a battle of the Belgians as De Visscher carefully slid out a 4-bet, perhaps his first of the day, Vandersmissen moved all-in though and De Visscher instantly folded.
Vladimir Geshkenbein raised to 130,000 on the button and then called a 3-bet to 280,000 from Kevin Vandersmissen in the big blind.
The flop came and Geshkenbein check-called a bet of 300,000 before they checked the turn and river down. Vandersmissen's had been outdrawn by the Russian's .