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Vadim Kursevich is a Belarusian professional poker player who made his first live-event cash in During that time he was also a successful online poker player. Born in Belarus on February 1, , Vadim started playing poker in Vadim made his first live-event cash close to home when he cashed twice at the Russian Poker Tour in Moscow. Making it to the final table second in chips, he swelled his stack, and found himself heads-up with a chip lead over Frenchman Paul Guichard.
Two days later, he celebrated his new title and his 25th birthday. When Vadim takes a break from poker, he likes to relax by watching ice hockey. I'd say so and I'm guessing that Kursevich would agree which may be why he's been pursing pots so aggressively. Should Kursevich have won any of those all-ins thing could be very different here. Than Trong, for one, wouldn't have his 9,, chip lead, he'd be out. Kursevich chipping up yet again.
Moments after this post went up Kursevich opened to , from the small blind into Paul Guichard and snap-called when Guichard shoved his big blind. That held to win Kursevich the 7,, pot putting him back into second place and Guichard out of the top two for the first time today. Rick Dacey PokerStars February 6, The next few hours saw a determined Kursevich moving up and down the chip counts as he actively pursued the title.
In that time the player most eyes were on at the start of the day, Luca Pagano , met his end at the hands of Vuong Than Trong. Trong was also a strong challenger for the title and looked dangerous as he approached threehanded play.
At this stage however, Kursevich was the new owner of all the , plaques in play and looked unstoppable. No one said it would be easy however — Guichard doubled up twice to bring the counts closer together as a French champion looked more and more possible. But Kursevich held on to his dream and made it a reality following an explosive final hand. Kursevich raised to , on the button and Guichard made it 1,, from the big blind. Kursevich called and the flop fell J 7 5.