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Russian Poker Player Wins Moscow Election

Max Katz Wins Seat On Moscow Municipal Council


From Max Katz Flickr streamRussian poker player Max Katz has successfully entered politics in his homeland having won a seat on Shchukino municipal council in Moscow last week.

The 27-year old independent candidate funded his campaign from his poker winnings according to The Telegraph despite not having cashed in any significant tournament since 2010.

Katz had a share in 2011 World Series of Poker main event champion Pius Heinz.

He told the English newspaper, ““I want to become mayor in a small Russian town when I am 35, and test my urban development plans.

“Everyone told me I should make the same promises other politicians were making, that I would vow to punish corrupt politicians, reduce the costs of gas and water, and so on. But I chose to be honest.”