Eugene Katchalov

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Eugene Katchalov
Pca super high roller eugene katchalov 2011.JPG
Eugene Katchalov at the PCA Super High Roller 2011
Residence Brooklyn, New York
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finish(es) 30
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
39th, 2009
World Poker Tour
Title(s) 1
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 9
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 3
Money finish(es) 9

Eugene Katchalov (born February 21, 1981 in Kiev, Ukraine) is an American professional poker player raised in Brooklyn, New York since age 10. He currently ranks #403 on the Global poker index, and has been ranked as high as number two.[1] He is also 1st on the All-Time Money List in Ukraine.[2]

Katchalov, a graduate with a business degree from NYU, is the winner of the largest payout for a non-championship event in the World Poker Tour (WPT), earning $2,482,605 with a win at the 2007 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic.[3][4]

In late 2016 Katchalov and poker player, and friend, Luca Pagano, entered the world of eSports with an Italian team: QLASH is the first professional team to attend the American spot of Dreamhack.

Poker[edit]

Katchalov has been playing poker professionally since 2003; in March 2011 he joined Team PokerStars Pro [1] and played under the screen name E.Katchalov. Katchalov was previously well known online under his former non-Team PokerStars Pro screen name MyRabbiFoo. After five years under the red spade brand, they parted away [2].

In addition to his 2007 WPT win, Katchalov finished 9th in the 2009 WPT Championship event. He has cashed nine times on the WPT Tour for a total of $2,759,761.[5]

Katchalov has had 30 cashes in World Series of Poker events, including a bracelet win in the 2011 $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Tournament. He also finished 39th at the 2009 WSOP Main Event.[6]

Katchalov has also succeeded on the European Poker Tour. He has cashed nine times in Main Events including third-place finishes in London, 2009, and Barcelona, 2011 and a second-place finish in Deauville, 2014. At the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in 2011, Katchalov bested 37 other players in the $100,000 Super High Roller tournament, defeating Team Pokerstars Pro Daniel Negreanu heads-up, to win $1.5million.[7] Ten days later, he came in 2nd place in the PCA $10,000 High Roller - 6 Max event winning $131,920 [3].

In June 2007, Katchalov won the Bellagio Cup III's $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event.[3]

As of May 2017, his total live tournament winnings exceed $8,900,000.[8]

World Series of Poker[edit]

In 2011 Katchalov conquered the prestigious bracelet in the $1,500 Seven-Card Stud event.

Date

City

Event

Position

Prize

June 10, 2005 United States Las Vegas $2,000 No Limit Hold'em 74° $3,870
June 22, 2005 United States Las Vegas $1,500 No Limit Hold'em 48° $6,530
June 28, 2007 United States Las Vegas $5,000 No Limit Hold'em 32° $13,344
June 6, 2008 United States Las Vegas $5,000 No Limit Hold'em 10° $16,920
June 13, 2008 United States Las Vegas $1,500 Seven Card Razz 26° $3,091
June 19, 2008 United States Las Vegas $10,000 World Championship Omaha Hi/Lo Split $110,450
June 25, 2008 United States Las Vegas $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 26° $3,638
June 29, 2008 United States Las Vegas $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. 71° $2,630
June 5, 2009 United States Las Vegas $2,500 Limit Hold'em Six Handed 25° $5,360
June 8, 2009 United States Las Vegas $2,500 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed 25° $11,839
June 10, 2009 United States Las Vegas $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Shootout $29,195
June 16, 2009 United States Las Vegas $1,500 No Limit Hold'em 158° $2,945
June 30, 2009 United States Las Vegas $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed 15° $137,378
July 3, 2009 United States Las Vegas $10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em 39° $178,857
June 1, 2010 United States Las Vegas $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Shootout 21° $16,607
June 12, 2010 United States Las Vegas $10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 Championship $74,670
June 23, 2010 United States Las Vegas $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship $248,831
June 1, 2010 United States Las Vegas $2,500 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed 25° $11,839
June 30, 2010 United States Las Vegas $25,000 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed $194,559
June 2, 2011 United States Las Vegas $1,500 Seven Card Stud $122,909
June 13, 2011 United States Las Vegas $2,500 8 Game 36° $5,740
June 24, 2011 United States Las Vegas $1,500 Limit Hold'em - Shootout $50,993
June 3, 2012 United States Las Vegas $5,000 Seven Card Stud (Event #10) $18,693
June 11, 2012 United States Las Vegas $3,000 No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed (Event #23) 17° $21,189
June 16, 2012 United States Las Vegas $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. (Event #32) 17° $16,246
July 3, 2012 United States Las Vegas $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed (Event #57) 21° $35,422
July 6, 2012 United States Las Vegas $10,000 No Limit Hold'em National Championship 13° $26,439
September 29, 2012 France Cannes €10,450 No Limit Hold'em Main Event (Event #7) 40° $27,724
June 5, 2013 United States Las Vegas $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo (Event #13) 22° $9,583
June 9, 2013 United States Las Vegas $15,000 Pot Limit Hold'em (Event #19) $58,912
May 14, 2014 United States Las Vegas $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Shootout (Event #6) 67° $4,411
May 29, 2015 United States Las Vegas $565 No Limit Hold'em The Colossus (Event #5) 1008° $3,009
June 3, 2015 United States Las Vegas $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed (Event #12) 118° $3,276
June 5, 2015 United States Las Vegas $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Millionaire Maker (Event #16) 409° $4,517
June 10, 2015 United States Las Vegas $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Eight Handed (Event #25) 26° $13,578
June 25, 2015 United States Las Vegas $3,000 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed (Event #51) 86° $6,150
June 28, 2016 United States Las Vegas $1,500 Seven Card Stud (Event #49) $22,448
June 27, 2017 United States Las Vegas $1,500 No Limit Hold'em (Event #52) 35° $9,107
July 2, 2018 United States Las Vegas $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event (Event #65) 685° $19,900

World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE)[edit]

Date

City

Event

Position

Prize

November 3, 2017 Czech Republic Rozvadov €111,111 High Roller for One Drop (Event #10) 13° €205,263

World Poker Tour[edit]

Eugene Katchalov is active in the WPT field since 2004, a milestone reserved to few still active professional poker players.

Date

City

Event

Position

Prize

December 14, 2004 United States Las Vegas Five-Diamond World Poker Classic $15,300 35° $27,227
January 26, 2007 United States Atlantic City Borgata Winter Open $10,000 45° $14,954
December 12, 2007 United States Las Vegas Doyle Brunson Five Diamond WPC $15,400 $2,482,605
April 18, 2009 United States Las Vegas Seventh Annual Five Star WPC $25,500 $130,735
August 22, 2009 United States Los Angeles Legends of Poker $10,100 14° $26,160
February 26, 2010 United States Los Angeles L.A. Poker Classic $10,000 62° $23,600
December 3, 2010 United States Las Vegas Doyle Brunson Five Diamond WPC $10,300 19° $33,785
December 1, 2011 Czech Republic Prague WPT Prague, €3,500 Main Event 27° $8,529
April 10, 2012 Austria Wien WPT Wien, €3,500 Main Event 19° $12,282
March 1, 2014 United States Los Angeles LA Poker Classic $10,000 Main Event 40° $26,660

European Poker Tour[edit]

The European Poker Tour (EPT) was one of the biggest itinerant tournament series hosted by PokerStars. EPT had its final season in 2016 when the PokerStars Championship succeeded.

Date

City

Event

Position

Prize

March 16, 2005 Monaco Monte Carlo €10,000 Grand Final - No Limit Hold'em 18° $21,030
September 30, 2009 United Kingdom London £20,500 No Limit Hold'em High Roller $307,247
October 2, 2009 United Kingdom London £5,250 No Limit Hold'em Main Event 77° $14,646
January 8, 2010 The Bahamas Nassau $5,250 Heads Up Challenge $17,600
January 6, 2011 The Bahamas Nassau $100,500 No Limit Hold'em Super High Roller $1,500,000
January 8, 2011 The Bahamas Nassau $10,300 No Limit Hold'em Main Event 74° $28,000
January 16, 2011 The Bahamas Nassau $10,200 No Limit Hold'em High Roller 6 Max $131,920
May 7, 2011 Spain Barcelona €10,400 No Limit Hold'em EPT Grand Final 27° $51,948
August 27, 2011 Spain Barcelona €5,300 No Limit Hold'em Main Event $453,812
November 17, 2011 Greece Loutraki €2,200 No Limit Hold'em $49,915
January 14, 2012 The Bahamas Nassau $10,200 No Limit Hold'em 6 Max High Roller $25,320
March 12, 2012 Spain Barcelona €2,150 No Limit Hold'em 12° $6,795
March 17, 2012 Spain Barcelona €5,200 No Limit Hold'em Six Max $12,069
March 31, 2012 Italy Campione €5,200 No Limit Hold'em 6 Max Turbo $12,867
December 13, 2012 Czech Republic Prague €10,300 No Limit Hold'em High Roller 8 Handed 12° $32,677
March 16, 2013 United Kingdom London £5,200 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed $7,524
October 8, 2012 United Kingdom London £2,200 No Limit Hold'em $85,116
January 7, 2013 The Bahamas Nassau $10,300 No Limit Hold'em (Event #5) 29° $47,000
December 12, 2013 Czech Republic Prague €5,300 No Limit Hold'em EPT Main Event 71° $8,088
January 26, 2014 France Deauville €5,300 No Limit Hold'em EPT Main Event $518,981
March 22, 2014 Austria Wien €2,200 No Limit Hold'em Eureka High Roller $207,962
August 23, 2014 Spain Barcelona #2,200 #23 No Limit Hold'em 30° $6,899
October 12, 2014 United Kingdom London £4,250 No Limit Hold'em (Event #16) 74° $12,456
December 10, 2014 Czech Republic Prague €2,200 No Limit Hold'em Eureka High Roller (Event #18) $126,723
December 11, 2014 Czech Republic Prague €5,300 No Limit Hold'em (Event #22) 63° $17,636
February 1, 2015 France Deauville €5,300 No Limit Hold'em (Event #11) 86° $9,936
February 7, 2015 France Deauville €5,250 No Limit Hold'em Turbo Cash 6 Max (Event #42) $17,760
March 24, 2015 Malta Valletta €2,200 #41 No Limit Hold'em $100,349
May 2, 2015 Monaco Monte Carlo €10,600 No Limit Hold'em (Event #27) 64° $23,452
December 8, 2015 Czech Republic Prague €550 No Limit Hold'em Shootout (Event #18) $2,158
August 22, 2016 Spain Barcelona €5,300 No Limit Hold'em (Event #24) 67° $17,444
August 22, 2016 Spain Barcelona €5,300 8 Game (Event #26) $30,791
August 26, 2016 Spain Barcelona €10,300 No Limit Hold'em High Roller 8 Handed (Event #49) 103° $13,188
October 23, 2016 Malta Valletta €5,300 No Limit Hold'em (Event #33) 39° $13,478
December 15, 2016 Czech Republic Prague €2,200 No Limit Hold'em (Event #59) $133,905

PokerStars Championship[edit]

Date

City

Event

Position

Prize

January 8, 2017 The Bahamas Nassau €5,000 No Limit Hold'em (Event #23) 140° $7,260

PokerStars Festival[edit]

Date

City

Event

Position

Prize

March 8, 2017 Czech Republic Rozvadov €5,300 No Limit Hold'em Kings High Roller (Event #19) $53,916

Card Player Poker Tour[edit]

Date

City

Event

Position

Prize

July 17, 2017 United States Las Vegas $5,000 Deepstack Extravaganza III (Event #103) 38° $12,477

eSports[edit]

Katchalov is a well-known sport enthusiast and in winter 2016 he joined long term friend and former PokerStars colleague Luca Pagano in the eSport adventure. He is co-owner of one of the very first Italian professional competitive esport team: QLASH.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Eugene Katchalov - REW023 - Ukraine - The Official Global Poker Index – GPI Rankings". www.globalpokerindex.com. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Ukraine All Time Money List, Top 1485: Hendon Mob Poker Database". pokerdb.thehendonmob.com. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Butt, Robert. "Eugene Katchalov - Results". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  4. ^ "Live Update Log - Player Bio: Eugene Katchalov". CardPlayer.com. 2007-12-18. Retrieved 2008-05-23. 
  5. ^ "WPT Statistics". Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "EUGENE KATCHALOV - KIEV, UKRAINE - WSOP.com". www.wsop.com. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  7. ^ "Eugene Katchalov defeats Daniel Negreanu in Super High Roller finale - PokerStarsBlog.com". www.pokerstarsblog.com. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  8. ^ Butt, Robert. "Eugene Katchalov - Stats". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 2011-03-16. 

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