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Russian Poker Tour: The winner is Vitaly Lunkin

Tags: Alexander Kravchenko, full tilt pro, Ivan Demidov, pokerstars russia, RPT, Russian Poker Tour, Vitaly Lunkin.
Posted on 21 May 2009 by "T".

Vitaly Lunkin won RPT (Russian Poker Tour) in Moscow after surviving a starting field of 206 players. It wasn't an easy fight for Vitaly when he finally made it to the final table, because there he had to face players like Alexander Kravchenko and Ivan Demidov in the battle of the first prize close to half a million dollars.

Last week PokerStars visited Moscow in Russia for the Russian Poker Tour. 206 players signed up for the main event and created a total prize pool of 1,44 million US dollars. After 3 long and intensive days of poker there were only 9 players left, who were going to play the televised final table for some serious cash. Some of the bigger names that made it to the final table were, Ivan Demidov, Alex Kravchenko and Vitaly Lunkin. Of these 3 Russian poker pros it came to be Vitaly Lunkin, the Full Tilt pro and WSOP bracelet proprietor, who took care of the first place and the first prize $445,709. Lunkin has now won around $1,2 million in different live tournaments.


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10 comments on "Russian Poker Tour: The winner is Vitaly Lunkin"

 Fakiry21/05/2009 15:34:23 GMT
Congratulations to Vitaly Lunkin! Its not very common to ear russian names at international tournaments, unless its Kravchenko. Perhaps this victory helps him and others to get out of cold Russia to come play to the west!
 EpsonJack21/05/2009 19:42:13 GMT
grats, didnt even know that there is a poker tour in russia... anyway nice cash for him.
 shok7421/05/2009 19:51:10 GMT
Congratulations to Vitaly Lunkina! It is still not time to hear the Russian winner. Forward Russia!
 diodrio21/05/2009 22:30:54 GMT
Congratulations, nice poker player
 Jodoli21/05/2009 22:43:46 GMT
Congratulations to Vitaly Lunkin, he is a good player. Pokerstars live tournaments already are in Russia, i am glad to ear that. But in Russia with so many millionairy people i thought the prizepool would reach a bigger amount! lol just kidding! Smile
 bl1nd22/05/2009 04:57:52 GMT
one of the fastest growing markets for poker...
 callmelaw22/05/2009 05:51:28 GMT
yeah the tour there has gotten bigger every year, i'd loved to play in russia

yeah the tour there has gotten bigger every year, i'd love
to play in russia
 Jinn22/05/2009 11:14:07 GMT
Poker in Russia is not so popular as in US or Europe. Hope it will change soon, and crowds of Russain players will conquer the PokerWorld %)
 alexfirst22/05/2009 21:35:16 GMT
In Russia popularity of poker types the big turns so players will shortly make a worthy competition of Russia

Congratulations to Vitaly Lunkin!
 Fisto23/05/2009 15:55:22 GMT
I have been present during the tournament. And must say Vitaly played vary good poker. It's a pyte Ivan Demidov finished at sixth place. He had two vary nasty bad beats at the final table.

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