WSOP 2011: Eugene Katchalov wins 7-stud bracelet

wsop2011-thumb-blog.pngThere are few things in life Eugene Katchalov doesn't have. He snagged a $2.5 million World Poker Tour title during its 2007 glory days. He picked up a PokerStars WCOOP bracelet in 2009. Just this year, he crushed the $100,000 Super High Roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. He lacked just one important thing:

A World Series of Poker bracelet.

For a long time, folks have talked about Katchalov's "rushes." With more than $6 million in career earnings (keep in mind, he's just 30 years old), there are periods of time when it seems the guy does nothing but win. There comes a point, however, at which a rush becomes consistency. It seems we've reach that point.

Late last night, Katchalov won his first WSOP bracelet after taking down the 2011 $1,500 7-card stud event. To do it, he had to outlast more than 350 players and come back from a 5-1 chip deficit heads-up. For his effort, he banked another $122,000.


Eugene Katchalov after winning the PCA Super High Roller

Congrats, Eugene, on keeping the rush (or whatever we're going to call it) going. Next time give us a heads up that you plan to win something so we can be there.

Previous 2011 WSOP coverage:

  • Humberto hits the big 6-0
  • Poker world survives for big PokerStars weekend
  • Chris Moneymaker ready for risky WSOP experiment