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The Russians are Coming!!!

1 April 2009, By: Charlie River

The Russians are invading America and they want your money. Don't believe me? Where have you been? Watching reruns of when people actually cared about Micon? Russian poker players are now beginning to dominate the sport.

Naturally, any casual poker fan knows about Ivan Demidov and his runner-up finish at the WSOP this year. He also finished 3rd in the WSOP-E Main Event. The runner-up at the WSOP-E was Stanislav Alekhin. He made over $1 Million for his finish.

Kirill Gerasimov is a cashing machine at the WSOP. He has 20 cashes since 2005, which includes 5 final tables and a runner-up finish in a 2005 stud event.

Alex Kostritsyn is yet another strong Russian player. He won the Main Event of Aussie Millions in 2008, won the H.O.R.S.E. event at Aussie Millions in 2009, and finished 3rd in the Stud World Championship at the World Series of Poker in 2008.

And finally, how can we forget Alex Kravchenko. He won an Omaha 8 or better bracelet in 2007 and then finished 4th in the Main Event that year. He has won over $2.8 Million in tournaments so far.

So hide your wallets, because the Russians are coming!

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