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- Russian-American poker professional based out of New York City.
Katchalov's breakout success in tournament poker occurred in December of 2007, when he won the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, a $15K event at the Bellagio for nearly $2.5M. As of April, 2009, his gross tournament wins top $3.1M.
Katchalov is also known for his proficiency in cash games, including mixed games of many varieties.