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   Thursday, April 25 2024 
Bluff Player of the Year 2011: Katchalov elected

Reference magazine in the world of poker, Bluff awards each year the best player in the world after his performance of the year. For the season 2011, the title of best player returns to the Ukrainian Eugene Katchalov after a very close fight with the No. 1of French poker, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier. ElkY and Katchalov impressed the judges for their performance of last year, but ultimately it is the Ukrainian who has taken over his direct opponent by 1089.28 points against 1071.67 points for Elky.

2011 was effectively a very good year for Katchalov! He has currently over $ 7 million earnings his in career, including $ 2.5 million for 2011 against $ 2.3 million for the French. Eugene Katchalov accumulated 13 cashes throughout the year, including two first places and seven final tables. Early in 2011, Katchalov took off with the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, winning the High Roller Event of $ 100,000 buy-in face to Daniel Negreanu who pocketed $ 1.5 million at this event. He added $ 131,920 at his account a week later, after his second place in the PCA during the NLH Six-Max High Roller event of $ 10,000. His excellent performance continues until the World Series of Poker where he won his first WSOP bracelet and $ 122,909 in the Seven Card Stud event, $ 51,000 for his fourth place in the NLH Shootout tournament and $ 453,812 for his third place in the Main Event of the EPT Barcelona.

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