Eugene Katchalov Takes Down $1,500 Seven Card Stud EventPublished on June 5th, 2011 4:21 pm EST
Eugene Katchalov, who is widely regarded as being one of the best poker players in the world, was able to win his very first World Series of Poker bracelet in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event on Saturday evening.
Katchalov, who is known as "MyRabbiFoo" on Pokerstars, outlasted players such as Alessio Isaia and Eric Buchman to take down the first place prize of $122,909.
With his victory in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event, Katchalov now has over $6.36 million in total lifetime tournament cashes, which puts him in 38th place on the all-time money list. Katchalov's two biggest cashes have come in the 2007 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic (1st, $2,842,605) and the 2011 PCA $100k Super High Roller event (1st, $1,500,000).
As you can see below, Katchalov has come very close to winning a bracelet in previous years, but was never able to close things out until yesterday:
$10k HORSE (2010), 3rd, $248,831
$10k Omaha Hi/Lo (2008), 6th, $110,450
$25k NLHE 6-Handed (2010), 6th, $194,559
$1500 NLHE Shootout (2009), 7th, $29,195
$10k Omaha Hi/Lo (2010), 7th, $74,670
In addition, Katchalov has also posted 10th place, 11th place and 15th place finishes in World Series of Poker events.
After coming very close a number of times, Katchalov was finally able to secure his first bracelet on Saturday night.
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