He swapped his experience online for a game at the EPT Snowfest main event, trading his computer mouse for live chips. He was certainly one of the most active players at the table, mainly because he is used to playing multiple tournaments online at the same time. In the end though, he managed to take down the title and take home a cool €390,000 for his efforts!
Many might say that it was his lucky mascot, the stuff monkey, that really helped him out on the final table. He is no stranger to winning though, as he has already managed to take down the APT Macua Higher Roller Tournament that took place last year. This year was something new though, having to play the previous champ, Vandermissen to take the win.
The tournament was by no means easy. 482 players travelled from 44 countries to play the €3,750 EPT Snowfest main event. This produced a prize pool of well over 1.5m Euros.
Vladimir Geshkenbein was awarded €390,000 for his efforts with the previous champ Kevin Vandermissen achieving a huge €260,000. 3rd and 4th spots were filled by Koen de Visscher and Giacomo Maisto who managed to obtain €147,000 and €100,000. The top five was rounded out by Cristian Dragomir who achieved €81,000
The next EPT will be in Berlin starting on April 5th.