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Nikolay Evdakov's Death At 47 Shocks Poker World


There was more sad news this week when it spread across various social networks that 47-year-old Russian pro Nikolay Evdakov had passed away. His wife Nataliya Evdakov posted the news on a Russian poker forum stunning the poker world.

In 2008 Evdakov set the record for the most cashes in one World Series of Poker with 10, two more than the previous record.

Evdakov’s funeral was held on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Troekurov Cemetery.

His name was mentioned frequently throughout the week, whether in condolences or in discussions about his achievements in the poker world. One place his name came up quite often was Twitter.

Here are some of those comments:

Matt Savage – “RIP Nikolay Evdakov, got to know him las year @LAPC where he won two events. Seemed like a great guy!”

WSOP – “Sad news today about Nikolay Evdakov’s passing. Heartfelt condolenses to his family and friends in this sad time.”

Shannon Shorr – “RIP Nikolay Evdakov.”

Allen Kessler – “RIP Nikolay Evdakov – always enjoyed the competition at the poker table. CGM!”

Our deepest condolences go out to Nikolay Evdakov’s family at this difficult time.