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Capture The Flag -- Alexander Kostritsyn

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Aug 20, 2010


Russian professional Alexander “PostFlopAction” Kostritsyn is one of the most feared tournament players in the game today. The 24-year-old already has earned more than $2.3 million on the tournament circuit, and was the 2008 Aussie Millions champion. Despite his tournament accomplishments, cash games are where Kostritsyn really shines, having played in not only the biggest games online, but in some of the highest-stakes games on the planet against wealthy businessmen in Moscow. Kostritsyn is a true rags-to-riches success story, and he sat down with Card Player to talk about how it all happened. Julio Rodriguez: You went from zero poker experience to the highest stakes in the world in less than four years. Care to tell us how it all started? Alexander Kostritsyn: I was living in a small city about 1,000 kilometers from Moscow. I had been playing a computer strategy game called StarCraft, and was really good at ...

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