Alexander Vitalievich Kravchenko was born on April 21, 1971 in Arkhangelsk .
|Date of Birth||April 22, 1971 (48 years old)|
|Place of Birth||Arkhangelsk , Russia|
|WSOP - World Series of Poker|
|WPT - World Poker Tour|
|EPT - European Poker Tour|
Professional poker player . The first Russian - holder of the World Series of Poker bracelet , participant in the final table of the WSOP 2007 main tournament.
The success of Kravchenko was the first serious success of Russians in poker.
He started playing poker in 1997 . From 1997 to 2000 he visited the Pelican casino in Arkhangelsk, preferred to play Black Jack, mathematically calculating the output of the cards. At the beginning of the deck he made low bets; by the end of the deck he raised bets. Sometimes he managed to win large sums at the casino, but not always successfully. In the gaming environment of Arkhangelsk he was nicknamed “Cheburan”, he stuttered a lot, but now this drawback is almost invisible. He won prizes six times in a series of WSOP tournaments in 2007 , including winning a $ 1,500 buy- in Limit Omaha Hi-Lo tournament and fourth place in the main tournament of the series. He also made it to the final table of the HORSE tournament with a buy-in of £ 2,500 during the first series of WSOP tournaments in Europe in London . In 2010, he won the High Roller tournament at the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP-2010). As of 2008, the amount of tournament prizes Alexander made $ 2,883,108.