In a significant new development in the poker world, online poker giant PokerStars and Ukrainian pro Eugene Katchalov have parted ways.
Eugene was a Team PokerStars Pro for a period of five years. He joined PokerStars in March 2011 with $6,104,132 in live tournament earnings.
At the time, poker legend Daniel Negreanu had said this about Katchalov:
“Eugene has always flown under the radar, but among his peers, his game is well-respected and he is considered one of the best in the world, both in tournaments and cash games. I’m thrilled to see Eugene as part of the team. He’s a great guy and an excellent poker ambassador.”
At the time of his PokerStars exit, the 35-year-old has accumulated around $8,669,109 in tournament earnings. His most impressive performance during this tenure was a runner-up finish at the 2014 EPT Deauville Main Event for €379,500 ($518,981).
Eugene took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to share the news of his PokerStars exit with fans and followers.
Some news about me ... pic.twitter.com/cWFlf8Rt38— Eugene Katchalov (@EugeneKatchalov) May 31, 2016
Katchalov is currently in action at the 2016 WSOP where in 2011 he captured the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event for $122,909.
He is also part of the Global Poker League (GPL), representing the LA Sunset. On June 6, he will battle against Paris Aviators along with his teammates Fedor Holz, Olivier Busquet, Chance Kornuth, Maria Ho,and Aaron Paul.
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