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Yevgeny Kafelnikov's "Success" on the Professional Poker Tour

CooCooCachoo
05-17-2005, 07:19 PM
:haha:

OK So I was watching Eurosport today and guess what came on? Poker :silly: And to my surprise, Yevgeny Kafelnikov had a seat at a table! I knew he plays poker, but I didn't know that he was on the Pro Tour. He does have the perfect pokerface for it.

However, things didn't fare so well. This is the list of final chip counts in Monte Carlo:

1 Stevic Alexander 48,950
2 Boatman Barney 43,125
3 Benyamine David 41,700
4 Bruel Patrick 40,300
5 Knape Martin 40,275
6 Wilder Brent 38,975
7 Fanning John 38,900
8 Harnemo Andreas 38,750
9 Ashman Danny 37,625
10 Golser Markus 36,900
11 Shipley John 35,350
12 Lellouche Antony 35,275
13 Mizrachi Robert 35,050
14 Jacob Alex 33,850
15 Seeger Kevin 33,075
16 Andersen Mads 32,625
17 Jensen Morten 32,400
18 Senn Jonathan 31,275
19 Marciano Elie 30,850
20 Mustanoglu Osman 29,200
21 Grundtvig Christian 28,825
22 Schaefer Brandon 28,725
23 Gardner Julian 27,425
24 Guoga Antanas ("Tony G.")26,150
25 Heitmann Jan 25,925
26 Sprengers Benjamin 25,625
27 Sointula Jani 25,325
28 Atlani Maurice 24,925
29 Simms Gavin 24,650
30 Sonnert Bengt 24,175
31 Ovadia Ofer 24,150
32 Bush Dennis Scott 22,675
33 Fitzpatrick Harry 22,625
34 Nowab Simon 22,600
35 Tann Willie 22,050
36 O'Dea Eoghan 21,300
37 Ustinov Mikhail 21,100
38 Persson Tobias 20,750
39 Moran Brandon 20,400
40 Abecassis Michael 19,825
41 Harwood Joel 19,700
42 Walters Ryan 19,600
43 Bush Garry 19,250
44 Serjak Greg 18,950
45 Kabbaj John 18,800
46 Nathanael Kelly 18,550
47 Stolzmann Steve 18,400
48 Terranova Henry 18,275
49 Feriolo Romain 18,125
50 Grech Joseph 17,675
51 Mercier Isabelle 17,550
52 Hansen Gus 17,350
53 Jaikel Luis 17,225
54 Tiezney Daniel 17,200
55 Salmi Pekka 16,700
56 DeKnijff Martin 16,350
57 Quesada Manrique 16,175
58 Kollmann Erich 16,125
59 Figlesthaler Matthew 16,025
60 Gerasimov Kirill 15,850
61 Novak Istvan 15,850
62 Cohen Robert 15,275
63 Luske Marcel 15,250
64 Brown Andrew 15,025
65 Katchalov Eugene 14,300
66 Nagy Jonathan 14,300
67 Clarke Will 14,150
68 Chung Peter 13,400
69 Haddad Gilles 13,075
70 Betson Alan 13,025
71 Gould Peter 12,700
72 Nordenstam Cecilia 12,450
73 Jensen Brian 12,150
74 Koppel Eric 12,000
75 Thew Julian 11,850
76 Laszcz Xavier 11,550
77 Portano Desmondo 11,250
78 Tuft Tom 10,950
79 Kallakis M. Achilleas 10,925
80 O'Connel Kevin 10,750
81 Chow Howard 10,500
82 Lloyd David J. 10,450
83 Mistereggen Eirik 10,100
84 Hollink Rob 10,000
85 Gunnarson Peter 9,850
86 Ygborn Carl 9,825
87 Luber Michael 9,700
88 Edler William 9,625
89 Lennaárd Ken 9,600
90 Blanco Angel 9,550
91 Van der Burg Eric 8,950
92 Hony Ilya 8,750
93 Persson John 8,300
94 Vallo Martin 8,275
95 Curzio Patrick 8,000
96 Wendt Martin 7,975
97 Olsen Henrik 7,750
98 Boeken Noah 7,650
99 Sokalsk Vincent 7,575
100 Massoudnia Yousef 7,350
101 Adkins Sammy 6,850
102 Barker Declan 6,525
103 Boaz Lavie 6,475
104 Sukhotin Sergey 6,175
105 Wong Roland 6,125
106 Abdulaziz Abdulaziz 5,950
107 Pagano Luca 5,950
108 Bolliger Mark 5,900
109 Grundy Ben 5,800
110 Kafelnikov Yevgeni 5,475
111 Vladar Steve 5,325
112 Lerch Bruce 4,600
113 Sharma Rani D. 4,425
114 McNamara Niall 4,300
115 Pichee Andrew 4,125
116 Bonomo Justin 3,975
117 Cawley Russell 3,550
118 Arvidsson Björn 3,450
119 Segal Martin 3,050
120 Aaron Jeff 2,725
121 Wachter John 1,700

110th out of 121 :haha: :tape:

Dirk
05-17-2005, 07:28 PM
Poor Kaffy. I hope he keeps at it and rises his ranking. I love Kafel and wish him the best.

*Ljubica*
05-17-2005, 07:30 PM
Don't know the first thing about poker - but I wish I had seen the programme - I miss him :sad:

maratski
05-17-2005, 07:49 PM
Don't know the first thing about poker - but I wish I had seen the programme - I miss him :sad:

I miss him too and seem to miss the poker on eurosport every time :sad:

Agent X
05-17-2005, 07:50 PM
Good effort Yevgeny. Serves him right for moaning that tennis players don't get paid enough when he earned about $25 million from it

JMG
05-17-2005, 08:07 PM
Ben Affleck is also a poker player. These guys just have the money to play poker, I think they have to pay a couple of thousands to play the pro tournaments.

Tennis Fool
05-17-2005, 08:28 PM
Kafel has actually won some tournaments.

I've tried watching poker, but it's all foreign to me. Anyone want to give a brief synopsis of how the game is played?

jayrhum
05-17-2005, 08:36 PM
Check this article:

http://boardgames.about.com/cs/poker/a/texas_rules.htm

A very popular saying about the game is that Texas Hold’em takes a minute to learn and a lifetime to master.

Cervantes
05-17-2005, 08:47 PM
Eurosport will air more poker this week, tomorrow between 17h15 and 18h15 CET they show the second day of the four day event in Monte Carlo. Actually they already aired it last week and I know the winner, but I won't spoil it for you guys ;)

I couldn't help laughing when I saw Kafelnikov playing, now I know why he needed all those appearance fees: he needed to bank enough to ensure he could play poker for the rest of his life :)

Rules of the game. You get 2 cards + another 5 open on the table which count for all players. With these 7 cards you can make a pair (2 matching cards, ea two 8s), two pairs (2x2 matching cards), three-of-a-kind (3 matching cards), four-of-a-kind (4 matching cards), straight (five cards in line, ea 4-5-6-7-8), flush (5 cards of the same color, ea all hearts) and full house (pair + three-of-a-kind). Highest hand wins. Trick of the game is you can bet/raise and others won't know if you've really got something good or not, and therefore fold. So you don't always need the best cards to win the game.

Jim Jones
05-18-2005, 12:05 AM
Well Patrick Bruel the famous french singer did not do too badly. :)

buddyholly
05-18-2005, 05:22 AM
Is poker popular in Europe now too? It is taking over ESPN these days.

CooCooCachoo
05-18-2005, 05:59 AM
Mind you, Kafelnikov did win the first round of poker :) I think he lost about every round after, though :tape:

El Legenda
05-18-2005, 06:02 AM
poker is huge now...i play like everynight at college. already saving 10k to enter the world series of poker in 2006 when im 21;)

Kat!
05-18-2005, 11:05 AM
:yeah: this is funny. life after tennis isn't so bad afterall!

avocadoe
05-18-2005, 11:19 AM
how did Kafel look...has he gotten back to his playing trim? or part way back :)