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While the world awaits the Finals at the U.S. Open – currently ongoing at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York – we are reminded of former World #1 tennis star Yevgeny Kafelnikov, and his exploits on the live poker tournament circuit.
The former French Open and Australian Open winner is also a double-winner on the poker circuit, earning a total 0f 8 results between 2004 and 2005. Two of those results were at the 2005 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas where Kaflinikov came close to a WSOP gold bracelet on both occasions.
Top 5 | Kafelnikov’s Best Results
2004 – 1st, Korona Russian Championships Prelim – Moscow
2004- 3rd, Korona Russian Championships Championship – Moscow
2004 – 3rd, Pacific Poker UK Open – Maidstone UK
2005 – 9th, 36th World Series of Poker Seven Card Stud – Las Vegas
2005 – 14th, 36th World Series of Poker Shootout – Las Vegas
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