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Ukrainian Pro Eugene Katchalov Reaches Hungary Amid Russian Attacks Poker
Mrinal Gujare
Posted on 28 Feb, 2022
By Mrinal Gujare
On 28 Feb, 2022
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By Mrinal Gujare
On 28 Feb, 2022
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Ukrainian Pro Eugene Katchalov Reaches Hungary Amid Russian Attacks


Well-known Ukrainian poker pro Eugene Katchalov has fled his home country amid Russian attacks. This pro took to his Twitter account to share the news of him reaching the Hungarian border alongside his friends and family. As per news reports, Katchalov along with his wife and a couple of friends formed a small multi-car caravan to escape Russia’s invasion of the eastern European country.  Katchalov, who is still number one in Ukraine’s all-time money list (source: Hendon Mob) left Kyiv to reach Hungary by road.

Take a look at Eugene Katchalov’s tweet:

The news reports on Katchalov also state that the poker pro was in two minds about his escape to Hungary and had thought of either heading to Poland or Slovakia. This poker player who’s biggest live cash was $2,482,605 after he shipped the $15,000 + 400 Doyle Brunson Classic – No Limit Hold’em game, shared a picture on his Twitter handle when he entered Hungary on Saturday morning. 

Take a look at Eugene Katchalov’s tweet:

Katchalov, 41, was born in what was known as the  Ukrainian socialist republic of the USSR. The poker pro who formed Qlash, with Italian pro Luca Pagano in 2017 moved to the United States in his early childhood and became an American citizen in 1991.

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Talking about Katchalov’s poker journey, this pro has not played actively since launching his esports media company in 2017. Katchalov who nailed $100,000 + 500 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller event in January 2011, still rules the numero uno spot on Ukraine’s all-time money list. He is followed by Yevgeniy Timoshenko in second place.

Katchalov has nailed only one World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in his poker career. This Ukrainian pro got his hands on a WSOP bracelet in the year 2011. Katchalov shipped the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event for $ 122,909. 

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