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    Monday, October 12th, 2009 by t2admin

The first ever PKR Heads Up Grand Slam event has ended and it was Vladimir Geshkenbein who was able to outlast the thirty two player field to take the win. PKR invited the poker pros as well as a few PKR qualifiers and Team PKR Pro’s to compete in the event which was held at the Bow’s Three Mills studio in London.

The field of poker players included some of the best in the business. Tony G, Annette Obrestad, Peter Eastgate, JC Tran, Ian Frazer, Tom Dwan and Luke Schwartz were among some of the players competing. On his way to the final Vladimir was able to take out James Sudworth, David Steicke, Brahim Hajji and Alex Keating.
After working his way through the field, Vladimir would face Juha Helppi in heads up play. Helppi would find he was low in chips and this would play to Vladimir’s advantage. On the final hand Helppi reraised all-in with the last of his chips and Vladimir made the call.

Helppi held Ace-Clubs and 6-Spades while Vladimir held Queen-Diamonds and 10-Diamonds. The flop came K-Hearts, 9-Diamonds and King-Spades and a 3-diamonds on the turn gave Vladimir a flush draw. The river was a 2-Diamonds and Vladimir completed his flush draw and Helppi was eliminated in second place. for his efforts Helppi would earn $70,000 while Vladimir earned $120,000.
Poker fans can check out footage of the event at PKR TV. This is a great way for poker fans and players to watch their favorite pros in action without having to be at the poker event.

Final Results:
1 $120,000 Vladimir Geshkenbein
2 $70,000 Juha Helppi
3 $45,000 Alex Torelli
4 $35,000 James Sudworth
5 $20,000 Tony G
6 $20,000 Ian Frazier
7 $20,000 Lex Veldhuis
8 $20,000 David Steicke

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