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Hand to Hand Combat: Vladimir “Beyne” Geshkenbein

Key Hands En Route to Russian Takeover

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Jul 01, 2011


Vladimir Geshkenbein recently got the attention of the poker world for his performance at the European Poker Tour Snowfest. Geshkenbein snowballed his way over 481 opponents to reach the €390,000 first prize. In this special edition of Hand 2 Hand Combat, the Russian discusses two key hands from the event, and Card Player Europe also asks his opponents their thoughts on the hands in question. Hand No. 1: Vladimir Geshkenbein: Overall on day one I had a pretty nice table. It was a couple of hours into the game (but we were still deep because of the good EPT structure). I had about 120 big blinds. My image was pretty crazy, I had been opening a lot and barrelling a lot, so I was considered a bluff-monkey. So I get jacks under the gun 2 and raise ‘em up! Now the action folds to Jan Heitmann, he is sitting on ...

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