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Kevin Vandersmissen Eliminated in 2nd Place (€260,000)

YorkshirePud • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Kevin Vandersmissen

Kevin Vandsermissen has just been defeated heads-up by Vladimir Geshkenbein and is the PokerStars.net EPT Snowfest runner-up.

Moments before the final hand was dealt Geshkenbain joked to Vandersmissen that he should not look so sad because "second place is a good result too." How right he was in his prediction.

Geshkenbein made his standard raise to 225,000 and then in an explosion of activity there was a re-raise, an all in and a call! A huge crowd gather around the table and both players revealed their hands.

Geshkenbain:{a-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Vandersmissen:{k-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

Tournament director Thomas Kremser announced the hands to the crowd and instructed the dealer to deal the flop. It came down {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} giving Geshkenbein two pair and a huge advantage.

The turn made matters more interesting as it was the {k-Spades} but the river was not another king but the {5-Spades} which meant Geshkenbain had won all of the 14,460,000 chips in play and the €390,000 first place prize.

Tags: Kevin VandersmissenVladimir Geshkenbein