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.
Tournament director Thomas Kremser announced the hands to the crowd and instructed the dealer to deal the flop. It came down giving Geshkenbein two pair and a huge advantage.
The turn made matters more interesting as it was the but the river was not another king but the which meant Geshkenbain had won all of the 14,460,000 chips in play and the €390,000 first place prize.