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AgeSep 18, 1989 (25 years old)
HometownKiev, Ukraine
ResidenceItaly

Live Best Cash

$689,739

All Time Money

$2,289,847

Tournament Results of Oleksii Kovalchuk

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CircuitPeriodBuy-InEarnings

Date & EventBuy InRankEntriesEarningsGPIPoY 2015

EPT/EUREKA - Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

#2 No Limit Hold'em EUREKA - Main Event
Dec 7 - 11, 2014 Hilton Prague Hotel
1,000 + 10083rd17383,170 118.70 pts

45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Monster Stack (Event #51)
Jun 26 - 29, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,500792nd7862$2,759 38.78 pts

EPT/EUREKA - Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

No Limit Hold'em - EUREKA Main Event
Dec 8 - 12, 2013 Hilton Prague Hotel
1,000 + 10064th13153,150 51.15 pts

44th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2013

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Pot Limit Omaha (Event #61)
Jul 5 - 7, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,00010th386$52,611 72.39 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Turbo (Event #34)
Jun 19 - 21, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,000163rd1629$1,935 13.81 pts

EPT Grand Final

Monte Carlo, Monaco

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
May 6 - 12, 2013 Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
10,000 + 60028th53125,000 64.12 pts

World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP APAC)

Melbourne, Australia

No Limit Hold'em - 6 Handed
Apr 9 - 11, 2013 Crown Casino
AU$5,00015th167AU$10,354 38.39 pts

EPT/EUREKA - Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

No Limit Hold'em - EPT Main Event
Dec 9 - 15, 2012 Hilton Prague Hotel
5,000 + 300107th8648,000 15.33 pts

2012 World Series of Poker - Europe

Cannes, France

No Limit Hold'em - Shootout (Event #4)
Sep 25 - 27, 2012 Le Croisette Casino Barriere Cannes
3,000 + 2504th14135,560 21.77 pts

43rd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2012

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Omaha /Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo (Event #42)
Jun 22 - 24, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$2,5001st393$228,014 28.62 pts
Pot Limit Omaha (Event #26)
Jun 12 - 14, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$3,00012th589$21,016 20.43 pts
Pot Limit Omaha (Event #11)
Jun 4 - 6, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50036th970$6,691 11.57 pts

IPT Campione

Campione d'Italia, Italy

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
May 24 - 28, 2012 Casino Campione
CHF2,380 + CHF23818th224CHF3,900 12.72 pts

EPT Madrid

Madrid, Spain

No Limit Hold'em - 8 Max Rebuy
Mar 16, 2012 Casino Gran Madrid
10,000 + 3005th2621,900 15.52 pts

IPT Nova Gorcia

Nova Gorica, Slovenia

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Mar 1 - 5, 2012 Hit Casino Perla
2,000 + 20016th 6,660 14.86 pts

IPT San Remo

Sanremo, Italy

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Jan 26 - 30, 2012 Casino Sanremo
2,000 + 2001st350175,000 29.97 pts

EPT/EUREKA - Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

No Limit Hold'em - Turbo Rivers
Dec 9, 2011 Hilton Prague Hotel
300 + 308th93800 1.13 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Bounty
Dec 6, 2011 Hilton Prague Hotel
2,000 + 1008th1924,850 16.16 pts

IPT Campione II

Campione d'Italia, Italy

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Nov 24 - 28, 2011 Casino Campione
CHF2,000 + CHF20052nd482CHF3,400 10.42 pts

2011 World Series of Poker - Europe

Cannes, France

Pot Limit Omaha
Oct 10 - 12, 2011 Le Croisette Casino Barriere Cannes
5,000 + 30010th18017,190 21.37 pts

Partouche Poker Tour - Main Event

Cannes, France

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Sep 12 - 17, 2011 Palm Beach Casino
8,5003rd579379,760 45.40 pts

IPT Nova Gorica

Nova Gorica, Slovenia

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Sep 1, 2011 Hit Casino Perla
2,000 + 2001st 150,000 30.39 pts

Russian Poker Tour - Odessa

Odessa, Ukraine

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Aug 8 - 11, 2011 Chernoe More Privoz Hotel
$2,30010th214$7,000 14.04 pts

42nd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2011

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed
Jun 15 - 17, 2011 Rio Hotel and Casino
$2,5001st1378$689,739 34.63 pts
Pot Limit Omaha
Jun 13 - 15, 2011 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,500105th1071$2,747 8.16 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed
Jun 6 - 8, 2011 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50099th1920$4,147 10.42 pts

RPS Kiev

Kiev, Ukraine

No Limit Hold'em - Grand Special
Mar 31 - Apr 3, 2011 Khreschatyk Club
$1,000 + $10017th $2,920 7.65 pts

Russian Poker Tour Season 2 - Kiev

Kiev, Ukraine

Main Event - No Limit Hold'em
Feb 6 - 10, 2011 Rus Hotel
$2,300 + $2001st232$123,456 26.09 pts

Yearly summary

YearEarningsWinsTop 10
2014$6,65200
2013$102,47900
2012$580,83024
2011$1,599,88736
Total$2,289,847510

Bio of Oleksii Kovalchuk

Oleksii Kovalchuk is a young professional poker player who cashed in his first live event in 2011. By October of his first year, the 21-year-old Ukrainian had cashed 9 times, made 4 final tables, won 3 events, cashed in 4 events at the WSOP, won a gold bracelet, and earned over $1.1 million.

Born September 18, 1989 in the Ukraine, Oleksii was introduced to the game of poker as a teenager by his father who taught him how to play. Today, he divides his time playing online and in cash games near his home in Kiev. Because poker tournaments are held in Kiev only about four times a year, it was perfect timing that saw Oleksii make his first live event cash in his hometown.

In February 2011, Oleksii collected his first live event pay check for $123,456 when he won the $2,300 NLHE Main Event at the Russian Poker Tour in Kiev. The next month, he finished 17th in the $1,000 NLHE Grand Special for $2,920 at the Russian Poker Series, also in Kiev.

That summer Oleksii made his first trip to Las Vegas where he cashed in 3 events at the WSOP. He started by finishing 99th for $4,147 in the $1,500 NLHE 6-Max, and taking 105th in the $1,500 PLO for $2,747. In the $2,500 NLHE 6-Max event, he defeated one of the largest 6-Max fields in WSOP history to win $689,739 and his first gold bracelet. His victory also marked him as only the 2nd Ukrainian in WSOP history to win a bracelet.

Back home in August, Oleksii finished 10th for $7,000 in the $2,300 NLHE Main Event at the Russian Poker Tour in Odessa. A month later, he won the €2,000 NLHE Main Event to earn €150,000 at the Italian Poker Tour Nova Gorica, and cashed at the Partouche Poker Tour.

After claiming a massive chip lead on day 2, Oleksii made the final table in the €8,500 NLHE Main Event at the Partouche Poker Tour Cannes. He has already earned €70,000 and will be in 7th chip position when play continues on November 12. Attending his first WSOP Europe in Cannes, Oleksii couldn’t repeat his Las Vegas success, but did cash 10th in the €5,000 PLO event to earn €17,190.

Because of his phenomenal success his first year out, as of September 2011, Oleksii was in 8th place in theCard Player Magazine Player of the Year race.

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