Chan Just Misses At Macau High Rollers Event
August 31, 2021

"The Orient Express," that is poker legend Johnny Chan, steamed past almost the entire 64 person starting field of the PokerStars Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau High Rollers event, en route to his latest in a long line of International poker titles, but was rudely stopped just short of his planned final destination by a young Russian player, who appears to be barely as old as Chan's first WSOP Main Event bracelet.

The young 'un that pulled Chan's break cord, Vladimir Geshkenbein, took down the event nearly wire-to-wire, ending Day 1 as the chip leader and entering the final table with that distinction as well. 

For the first place finish, Vladimir earned a top prize worth a little over $266,000 in US currency.

The payout positions for the 2009 APPT Macau, $11,000 buy-in High Rollers event were as follows:

1st.  Vladimir Geshkenbein - $266,690

2nd.  Johnny Chan - $154,400

3rd.  Neil Arce - $84,218

4th.  Danny Huynh - $63,164

5th.  Grant Levy - $49,127

6th.  In Wook Choi - $35,091

7th.  Young Kim - $28,073

8th.  Nicholas Wong - $21,055

For more information regarding the APPT High Rollers event visit, where live updates were run throughout the course of the tournament.

Story by Mark Anderson

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