Name: Kirill Gerasimov
• Current Residence: Moscow, Russia
• Birth Date: April 5, 1971
• Birth Place: Moscow, Russia
• Online poker room: Paradise Poker
Kirill Gerasimov is one of the little Russian poker pro who have boosted poker games in invading Russia, while poker was still at his early stages there and gaining more and more reputation in the country.
Kirill was born in 1971 (Moscow, Russia), where he is currently located along with his son and wife.
Back in 2001, Gerasimov sit down for the first time at a cash poker table.
Kirill was an insurance agent when he started playing poker at the casinos and spending his living and working contentedly as well.
Gerasimov said to PokerIce.com at the 2005 World Series of Poker: “I went to the casinos in Moscow with my contacts only for entertaining, and it was my fiest move when I did quite good”.
“It was for me, much funny and I started playing usually.”
Gerasimov starts reading Doyle Brunson’s Super/System and others, in order to expand more and more his understanding of the poker diversions.
Kirill’s skills allow him to perform rapidly the poker concepts, which led a lot of commentators to define the Russian as a natural poker performer.
Gerasimov signed up at online and started playing poker there, in addition of playing at the casinos rarely.
Because of the support of his contacts who declare to him that he was really an excellent poker gambler, Kirill started as well to try live competitions.
By the end of 2001, Kirill achieved two finish tables and cashed in a total of three episodes.
In 2002 as well, His energy carried through, opening with some final-table finishes and even a triumph at the Euro Finishes of Poker in Paris.
In June 2002, at the Ladbrokes Casino 2002 World Heads-Up Poker Championships in Vienna, Kirill won the Gold Bracelet and started to be famous.
Gerasimov won opposite to most of the world’s best poker performers like Tony G, Erik Sagstrom and Surinder Sunar.
The $60,000 award money was quite reasonable, however, assist put Gerasimov on the European poker competitor map.
Kirill ended 2002 with several more final-table finishes, and produce himself the 2002 European draftee of the year honor.
Kirill started out 2003 very strongly with giant cash that made the entire world sit up and take into consideration the “Red Square Rookie.”
With supporting from an online poker site, Gerasimov laddered to Las Vegas for the World Poker Tour Championship.
Kirill reached the final table where he played against Alan Goehring, Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson, Ted Forrest and James Hoeppner.
Gerasimov threw out two experts from that calendar, including Ivey, prior to coming down to Goehring for heads-up achievement.
Gerasimov apologized of being nervous somewhat at his first televised incident, which possibly had forced him making some errors during heads-up play and that he never wishes.
Finally, Goehring is out of the game and Gerasimov concluded with $506,625 second-position.
In 2005, Kirill earned four more cashes in the World Series with once more, second-position finish, with $1,500 Seven-Card Stud episode this time.
In London, in September 2005, He played the finish table of the EPT Grosvenor World Masters major episode to finish in fifth position.
Five months later, Kirill played at an EPT finish table once more, at the French Open where he succeeded third position.
In 2006, The WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) was excellent to Gerasimov as well.
Seven consecutive cashes increased his bankroll once more for the year.
• Poker entertainer for previos tennis pro Evgeny Kafelnikov
• dedicated a “natural” poker skillt
• 2002 European Rookie of the Year
• Married with one son