Vladimir Shchemelev

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Vladimir Shchemelev
Nickname(s) GVOZDIKA55
Residence St. Petersburg, Russia
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Final table(s) 10
Money finish(es) 31
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
114th, 2014
European Poker Tour
Money finish(es) 2

Vladimir Shchemelev (born 1972 or 1973) is a Russian banker and professional poker player from St. Petersburg, Russia. He is an online cash game player earning over $1,600,000 playing under the alias GVOZDIKA55 on PokerStars and NEKOTYAN on Full Tilt Poker. He specializes in mixed games.[1][2]

Poker career[edit]

Shchemelev made two cashes in the 2007 WSOP. In 2010, he was a relatively unknown player who had success in The Poker Player's Championship finishing runner-up to Michael Mizrachi for $963,375. He went on to cash an additional three times that year.[3]

In 2013, he won his first bracelet in the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo event for $279,094.[4]

As of 2014, Shchemelev's total live tournament winnings exceed $1,900,000 of which $1,800,231 come from cashes at the WSOP.

World Series of Poker[edit]

World Series of Poker bracelets
Year Event Prize Money
2013 $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo event $279,094
2017 $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Mix $193,484


  1. ^ "Poker Player GVOZDIKA55". HighStakesDB. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 
  2. ^ "Vladimir Shchemelev - Poker Player". CardPlayer. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 
  3. ^ Gary Wise (2010-06-11). "Vladimir Shchemelev stealing the show". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 
  4. ^ Diana Cox (2013-06-28). "Shchemelev and Volpe Win Bracelets, One Drop Near Money". BLUFF.com. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 

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