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Final Table Takedown - Eugene Katchalov Captures the First Big Event of the New Year

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Mar 04, 2011


Eugene Katchalov was born in Kiev, Ukraine, but was raised in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from New York University with a business degree, but has chosen to play poker professionally for the past four years. In 2007, he won the Sunday $750,000-guaranteed event on Full Tilt Poker, but nothing can be compared to the $2.4 million that he snagged for winning that year’s World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Classic. He has made multiple final tables in World Series of Poker and European Poker Tour events, and most recently won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure super high-roller event. He then went on to finish second in the $10,000 six-max turbo event later in that week. He has more than $6 million in career tournament cashes. Event: 2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 super high-roller no-limit hold’em event Players in the Event: 38 Buy-in: $100,000 First Prize: $1,500,000 Finish: First Hand No. 1 ...

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