Event 6: 2nd Place – Varlashin

$1,100 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-entry)

 Blinds 2k/4k/500 ante

Vlad Varlashin (Krasnodar, Russia) $15,522
Vlad Varlashin (Krasnodar, Russia) $15,522

Vlad Varlashin is all in with KcQs against Ad8s for 140k (35 bb).

Varlashin picks up an OE straight draw on the turn with the board showing Jd8h4cTc and has 14 outs going to the river, but the 4s isn’t one of them.

Berger’s pair of 8s is the winner and Varlashin settles for second place.

“I was hoping to win my first trophy,” says Varlashin who earns $15,522 as runner-up. “For me it’s not about the money, I care much more about the trophy.”

Berger misses getting his first win, but it’s his 7th career final table to push his recorded live tournament earnings to nearly $325,000.

Berger is a Russian businessman who spends his winters in Sunny Isles Beach. He and his wife are days away from expecting their first child.