PokerStars pro, Eugene Katchalov, is the 2011 BLUFF Player of the Year. His face is to grace the cover of BLUFF magazine this month. He had quite the impressive year in 2011 with over $2.5 million in tournament winnings and a WSOP bracelet. His 2011 started off with a bang by winning the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller event. He continued to roll through the competition with final table appearances in the EPT and NAPT. He rounded out his incredible year with a deep run in the WPT Prague Main Event.
Katchalov’s tournament wins weren’t limited to full-ring no-limit hold’em events. He cashed in the NBC National Heads-Up Championship and finished runner-up in the No Limit Hold’em Six-Max event at the PCA. He even won a bracelet in a Seven Card Stud event of the WSOP and made the final table in the $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout at that same event. What a year!
BLUFF Magazine changed their scoring system for the 2011 year. It seems to be a success as this year’s POY race was the closest race they’ve 먹튀검증 ever seen. Bertrand Grospellier and Katchalov were battling for the coveted spot right up to the end of the year. This is great for poker and its fans as it generates excitement for the year’s big tournament events.
Canadian Poker Babe Gillian Epp joins Bet24
The online poker site Bet24 has signed on another poker pro to their brand, Gillian Epp. The 27 year old is an established poker player who also writes columns for the poker magazines CasinoPlayer and PokerPro Canada.
At the age of 19, Gillian Epp started out as a poker dealer. It didn’t take her long to realize that she had a knack for the game. She quit her poker dealing job, as well as university, to become a professional poker player. She prefers cash games to tournament, as is evidenced by her quick rise from the mid-stakes games in Vancouver, Canada to the high stakes cash games in Las Vegas. The Bellagio is reportedly one of her favorite casinos.
She gets a rush by playing against the best players, allowing her to improve her game even more. “Playing against the best players raises your own level of play. I learn the most when I am put in challenging situations,” says the female pro.
She has preferred live games to online thus far, but now she will be throwing her hat into the online scene as she joins Bet24, a small, but growing site on the Ongame poker network. She joins other Bet24 pros such as Jesper Hougaard (the team captain), Thomas “Kalllllle” Pedersen, Casper Toft and half a dozen others. The Bet24 pros are from all over the world, including Sweden, Finland, Germany, Australia, Canada and the UK. Poker Manager of Bet24, Lards Kollind, is very happy with the way the team is shaping up. “We are getting very close to completing the elite of the 24s,” he says, referring to the two dozen spots they have reserved for pro players/ambassadors of their site.