Konstantin Puchkov

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Konstantin Puchkov
Residence Moscow
Born 1952 (age 65–66)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Final table(s) 8
Money finish(es) 55
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
none
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 2
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 9
Information accurate as of 2018-07-18.

Konstantin Puchkov (born 1952) is a Russian poker player, horse trainer and horse breeder from Moscow. He was the fourth Russian-born player to earn a World Series of Poker bracelet.[1] He is best known for having earned a World Series of Poker bracelet in his first World Series of Poker in the money finish (2010 World Series of Poker Event #31: H.O.R.S.E., $1,500 buy-in) and setting the record for most in the money finishes at one series during the 2012 World Series of Poker (11).

Puchkov had gone cashless in three prior World Series of Poker Series, including 21 events in 2009 prior to winning a bracelet in his first in the money finish.[1] He claims his 21 events without cashing is a record. He also says that at both the 2007 and 2008 World Series of Poker, he only played in the main event.[2] He names all the horses that he breeds after poker terms.[1] According to his World Poker Tour profile, he began playing poker exclusively in Russia, before playing internationally in 2007.[3]

World Series of Poker[edit]

World Series of Poker results
Year Cashes Final Tables Bracelets
2010 3 1 1
2011 3
2012 11 2
2012 E 1 1
2013 6 2
2013E 1
2014 5 1
2015 4 1
2015 E 2
2016 10
2017 5
2018 4

Bracelets[edit]

On June 19, Puchkov defeated "Sugar Bear" Al Barbieri heads up to win his first WSOP bracelet in 2010 World Series of Poker Event 31. Other final tablists in the event included Ken Lennaárd and Robert Mizrachi[4]

World Series of Poker bracelets
Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2010 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. $256,820

2012 World Series of Poker[edit]

At the 2012 World Series of Poker, Puchkov finished in the money 11 times in the series, which is a record.[5][6] In his 11 in the money finishes, Puchkov totaled $173,382 in prize money and reached 2 final tables.[7] His eleventh cash came while playing events 59 and 60 simultaneously. In setting the record, he surpassed fellow Russian Nikolay Evdakov.[8] Although he began play on July 6 as the chip leader in event #60: $10,000 2-7 Lowball (No-Limit),[9] he made his eleventh in the money finish in event 59.[5]

Record-setting 2012 World Series of Poker
Event # Tournament Prize (US$) Place Field
Event #5 $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em $2,846 56th 639
Event #6 $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed Max $14,328 26th 409
Event #14 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout (2,000 player max) $5,295 56th 1138
Event #30 $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit) $5,955 11th 285
Event #33 $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em $2,214 199th 2795
Event #35 $2,500 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit) $6,437 20th 393
Event #37 $2,500 Eight Game Mix $41,844 6th 477
Event #44 $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em $2,123 214th 2949
Event #46 $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em $49,245 9th 1607
Event #50 $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em $43,095 14th 1001
Event #59 $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em $2,079 381st 4620

Puchkov also made a final table at the €10,450 Mixed Max No Limit Hold'em 2012 World Series of Poker Europe Event 5.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Feldman, Andrew (June 19, 2010). "Horse trainer wins HORSE event". ESPN. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ Fiorvanti, Tim (June 19, 2010). "WSOP Bracelet Winner Profile – Konstantin Puchkov". Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Konstantin Puchkov". WPT Enterprises, Inc. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 to Saturday, June 19, 2010: Event #31: H.O.R.S.E." Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. June 19, 2010. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Konstantin Puchkov". Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ Hannon, Austin. "WSOP Mid-Day: Main Event Anticipation Builds as Final Events Wind Down". Bluff Magazine. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  7. ^ Lucchesi, Ryan (July 7, 2012). "WSOP By The Numbers: 2012 Preliminary Event Wrap-Up". Bluff Magazine. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  8. ^ Burton, Earl (July 7, 2012). "2012 World Series of Poker, Preliminary Action: WSOP National Championship Draws Impressive Field, Deuce to Seven Lowball Down To Final 10". Poker News Daily. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ Cosby, Samuel (July 6, 2012). "2012 World Series of Poker Day 40: Merson and Lehr Heads-Up, Puchkov Eyeing History". Poker News. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  10. ^ "2012 World Series of Poker Europe: Event #5: Mixed Max – No-Limit Hold'em". Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. October 1, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 

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