The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final

€100,000 Super High Roller
Dias: 3
Event Info

The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool
Informações sobre o nível
25,000 / 50,000

Seat 5: Eugene Katchalov -- 262,000

Eugene Katchalov
Eugene Katchalov

The shortest stack entering the final table is Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov with 262,000. He may be the man bringing up the rear, but he's the only one carrying a Super High Roller title with him as back in 2011, Katchalov won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 Super High Roller for $1.5 million. In fact, Katchalov beat fellow final table player Daniel Negreanu for the title.

Although Katchalov has tournament results dating back to 2004, it wasn't until 2007 that he really made a name for himself with his first major win. At the end of that year, Katchalov won the World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic for just under $2.5 million. The following summer, he showed that his victory was no fluke when he cashed five times at the World Series of Poker including one final table in the $10,000 World Championship Omaha Hi/Lo Split event.

After winning the PCA Super High Roller in 2011, Katchalov went on to win his first WSOP gold bracelet a few months later. He took down the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event at the Series for over $122,000 and nearly won a second bracelet that same year when he final tabled the $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout event.

Katchalov has over $7 million in live tournament earnings, but will have a bit of a ways to go if he wants to add to that here. A short stack coupled with a very tough final table surely isn't going to make this a walk in park for him.

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