Russian Poker Tour

Russian Poker Tour crowns new winner

The Russian Poker is back and has crowned a brand new champion. This weekend in Kyiv, Ukraine, 123 players sat down for the Main Event and played for the $220,720 prize pool. Some of the biggest names in Russian poker showed up to play, including Alex Kravchenko, Ivan Demidov, Alexander Dovzhenko, ...more

by Brad Willis on November 30, 2009 1:38 PM

Vitaly Lunkin wins PokerStars RPT Moscow

If you happened to be a patriotic Russian looking to support a local player at a big poker tournament, then Moscow yesterday was the place to be. All nine players at the successful PokerStars Russian Poker Tour final table in Moscow were from the home country. And two of them - Ivan Demidov and Alex...more

by Simon Young on May 18, 2009 5:24 AM

RPT Moscow: Russian Team PokerStars Pros on song for final

Each year in Europe there is a musical spectacular in which countries fight it out to become winners of the Eurovision Song Contest. Some take it more seriously than others, but it involves a glittering show in which 25 nations perform their song, and then the population of 42 countries vote over th...more

by Simon Young on May 17, 2009 7:58 AM

RPT Moscow: Russian Team Pros enjoying home game

It's fair to say that Team PokerStars Pro covers the globe. It has world champions in the US, Australia and Denmark, and a selection of the highest quality performers from all continents in between. At day two of the PokerStars-sponsored Russian Poker Tour event in Moscow, it was fitting that the tw...more

by Simon Young on May 16, 2009 6:31 PM

RPT Moscow: Team PokerStars Pro in hunt

PokerStars is involved in many quality live tours around the world. The European Poker Tour continues to break new ground, while the LAPT and APPT have both established themselves nicely in recent years. This year the ANZPT tour kicked off, and in January the first ever PokerStars-sponsored Russian ...more

by Simon Young on May 15, 2009 9:09 AM

RPT St Petersburg: From zero to $300,000 hero

When you start a final table as the short stack, you have two real choices: show no fear and go for the win, no matter how unlikely, or exert minimal risk and hope to climb a few cash positions. Oleg Suntsov was in just this sticky spot yesterday, starting the final table of the inaugural Russian P...more

by Simon Young on February 1, 2009 7:07 AM

RPT St Petersburg: The final nine

It's taken two days to get down from a bumper 201 entries to the final nine players in the first Russian Poker Tour event in chilly St Petersburg. Top of the pile sits a PokerStars qualifier: 1. Dumitru Gaina, Moldova, 501,000. The young player is determined to seize his chip lead and turn his Poke...more

by Simon Young on January 31, 2009 10:31 AM

RPT St Petersburg: Kravchenko woe

There are two frustrating things that can befall you in a poker tournament: firstly your aces can get cracked, and secondly there will be times when you bust on the bubble. Sometimes, both these things happen together; two misfortunes that make for one devastating conclusion. Such was the case for ...more

by Simon Young on January 31, 2009 6:24 AM

RPT St Petersburg: From Russia with love

Let's be honest, starting a new poker tour is a bit of a leap into the unknown. You do know the destinations will appeal, and you do know the event organisation and format will be second-to-none. What you don't know is just how many players will take the trouble to find out for themselves by signing...more

by Simon Young on January 30, 2009 7:48 AM

PokerStars introduces the Russian Poker Tour

PokerStars is headed to Russia, and now you can go along for the rise. PokerStars has just introduced the Russian Poker Tour. The RPT already has its sights set on Moscow and St. Petersburg and it's going to give you a chance to win your seat. January 25-February 1, PokerStars will host its first ...more

by Brad Willis on December 3, 2008 12:31 PM

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