Vitaly Lunkin

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Vitaly Lunkin
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Vitaly Lunkin at the 2008 World Series of Poker
Born (1971-05-07) 7 May 1971 (age 46)
Moscow, Russia
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Final table(s) 5
Money finish(es) 25
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
46th, 2013
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) None
European Poker Tour
Title(s) 1
Final table(s) 3
Money finish(es) 6
Information accurate as of 24 September 2013.

Vitaly Lunkin (born 7 May 1971) is a Russian professional poker player from Moscow, Russia who has won two World Series of Poker bracelets.


Vitaly Lunkin started playing at the WSOP in 2006, finishing 829th in the Main Event. In 2008, he won his first bracelet, winning the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event and earning $629,417.

In the following year, he won his second bracelet and $1,891,018 in the $40,000 No Limit Hold'em 40th Anniversary event and finished second to Matt Graham in the $10,000 World Championship Pot-limit Omaha event for $419,832.

World Series of Poker Bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2008 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em $629,417
2009 $40,000 No Limit Hold'em - 40th Anniversary event $1,891,018

Other Poker Activities[edit]

Vitaly Lunkin is the winner of the Russian Poker Tour Moscow.[1]

He works as a professional poker trainer and coach in Moscow. He won the EPT Barcelona super high roller for $1.3 million.[2]

As of 2013, his total live tournament winnings exceed $6,800,000.[3] His twenty-five cashes at the WSOP account for $3,768,193 of those earnings.[4]


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