December 10, 2009 03:30 ET

High Roller Russian Signs for PKR

Next generation poker star 'beyne' joins Team PKR Pro

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2009) - APPT High Roller Event and PKR Heads Up Grand Slam Champion Vladimir 'beyne' Geshkenbein has put pen to paper to become the latest member of Team PKR Pro.

Having honed his skills on's cash tables, the super-aggressive Russian earned an impressive win in the APPT High Rollers event earlier this year, pocketing $266,690 for the top prize. The 21 year-old from Moscow continued his amazing run with a victory in the inaugural PKR Heads Up Grand Slam, beating veteran Juha Helppi and boosting his bankroll by a further $120,000. Both wins have gained Geshkenbein the respect of fellow poker pros and more than justified his selection as the next choice to represent

'beyne' spent two years playing low and middle limits poker tournaments until January 2009, when he decided to take the game seriously and moved to Malta to play poker professionally. His meteoric rise has been phenomenal and he now plays regularly on the major poker tournament circuit.

PKR Marketing Director Simon Prodger said, "We have been following Vladimir's progress for some time - he is an excellent poker player, charismatic, and fantastic to watch at the tables. He is a very active member in our community and consistently contributes content to our growing poker strategy repository, Raise Your Game."

Matchroom Sport Managing Director Eddie Hearn, who produced the PKR Heads Up Grand Slam said, "Poker viewers are in for a real treat when they see Vladimir in action in the upcoming PKR Heads Up Grand Slam on Sky Sports in January. The game is all about personalities and 'beyne' has it in abundance... He is some player too!"

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