Poker Stories is a long-running audio podcast series featuring casual interviews with some of the game’s best players and characters. Each episode spotlights a famous member of the poker world and delves deeper into his favorite tales in and out of reality.
Eugene Kachalov is a World Series of Poker winner and world poker tour Champion with over $9.2 million in professional live tournament earnings. The Ukrainian-born, New York-born professional won the award in 2007 Doyle Bronson Five Diamonds World Poker Classic For a whopping $2.5 million and also a $1,500 2011 event WSOP . World Series of Poker for his bracelet.
The 41-year-old has come close to winning the Triple Crown on a few occasions, most notably by finishing third. EPT Barcelona As well as the second place in EPT Deauville. has three EPT Side events, including $1.5 million payday in $100,000 Super High Roller in PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. He’s also played in some of the biggest cash games in the world, including the infamous Molly’s Game.
Katchalov has spent the past few years focusing on Qlash, his esports company with fellow poker pro Luca Pagano, and returned to Kyiv with his wife. But in February of this year, he was forced to flee his home after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Highlights from this interview include leaving the Soviet Union, getting a professional gambler for my dad, the symbolic freedom of Coca Cola, speaking Russian, New york university Business School Day Trade Watching Antonio Esfandiari Feel Good Running Well in Bellagio Buying a Place for His Grandparents $400,000 Bowl With the Record Company Exec Beating Daniel Negriano for Sponsorship Korea Trips with ElkY Misread His Hand In high roller, Robin Williams, Angelina Jolie, and onion phobia.
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