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Eugene Katchalov is a World Series of Poker winner and World Poker Tour champion with greater than $9.2 million in profession dwell event earnings. The Ukrainian-born and New York-raised professional gained the 2007 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic for an enormous $2.5 million and likewise the 2011 $1,500 stud occasion on the WSOP for his bracelet.
The 41-year-old has come near incomes the Triple Crown title on a number of events, most notably taking third at EPT Barcelona and likewise ending runner-up at EPT Deauville. He does have three EPT aspect occasions wins, together with a $1.5 million payday within the $100,000 Super High Roller on the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. He’s additionally performed in a few of the greatest money video games on the planet, together with the notorious Molly’s Game.
Katchalov has spent the previous few years specializing in Qlash, his esports firm with fellow poker professional Luca Pagano, and moved again to Kiev along with his spouse. In February of this 12 months, nonetheless, he was pressured to flee his house following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Highlights from this interview embrace leaving the Soviet Union, having an expert gambler for a dad, the symbolic freedom of Coca Cola, talking Russlish, NYU enterprise faculty, day buying and selling, watching Antonio Esfandiari get felted, operating properly at Bellagio, shopping for a spot for his grandparents, a $400k pot with a file label exec, beating Daniel Negreanu for a sponsorship, Korea journeys with ElkY, misreading his hand in a excessive curler, Robin Williams and Angelina Jolie, and onion phobias.
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