Alexander Kravchenko – Poker Player
• Name: Alexander Kravchenko
• Current Residence: Hull, U.K. Moscow, Russia
• Birth Date: 1971
• Birth Place: Arhangelsk, USSR
Throughout the 2007 World Series of Poker Alex Kravchenko made it clear that there was more than a single skilled poker player in Russia; he claimed the win and grabbed the gold bracelet from the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo finals and made the Main Event final table.
Even if, he remains comparatively unknown in North America, the Moscow, Russia, Guy has been playing poker for eight years and has a thread of remarkable European final table results and a couple WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) cashes to his account.
Kravchenkois is the first Russian citizen to win a WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) incident.
The evidence and the gold bracelet botched to intimidate the Russian, as he told PokerIce.com soon, following to his win incident.
Kravchenko said “All I can say that I wished to win it, however I hoped to win any large competition,”. “This was my vision.”
Even if Omaha Hi-Lo isn’t his finest fixture, Kravchenko special treatment is Stud and plays a lot of Hold’em, he cope to outplay 689 competitors to win the $228,446 first prize.
Routing to the final table and finishing in fourth position, Kravchenko obtain more importance in the Main Incident as well. For that he received his mark in the WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) millionaires club, going back home with more than $1.8 million.
Until now, it might have been his major wins, however his results in Europe are also remarkable. Apart from final tabling a lot of competitions, Kravchenko has wins at the Austrian Masters, the Winter competition in St. Petersburg, the Helsinki Freezeout, and the Pacific Poker Open in the U.K.
Kravchenko cashed more than $10,000 in the $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em and the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha incidents, at the 2006 World Series.
His 2007 bracelet win with a $16,000 cash for 27th position in the $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em challenge, followed up.
The self-illustrate semi-professional has no tactics of supporting up his air miles on the competition circuit any moment soon.
Though, he will persist living in Russia, where he used to work in business.
• Holds a WORLD SERIES OF POKER WSOP bracelet for winning the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo challenge in 2007
• Was the first Russian patriot ever to win a WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) gold bracelet