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Vitaly Lunkin

Russia

WSOP Bracelets EPT Wins WPT Wins
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Total Winnings
$5,908,014 
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Biography

Vitaly Lunkin is 38-years-old professional poker player from Russia and the proud winner of over $3 million in career tournament earnings. Lunkin got his first cash in a tournament in 2003 when he took down a pot-limit Omaha event at the Moscow Open in 2003. He earned almost $12,000 for that win.

It wouldn’t be until 2006 that Lunkin would get his first World Series of Poker cash. He finished in the money in the Main Event that year for about $5,000 profit. The following year in 2007, Lunkin hit a score worth $25,500 in the Moscow Millions Main Event.

Big things would happen to Vitaly come 2008. He traveled back to Las Vegas for the WSOP and placed first in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event. Lunkin earned $629,417 for the win, not to mention his first WSOP gold bracelet.

In 2009, Lunkin cashed in the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo before returning to his home of Moscow, Russia for the Russian Poker Tour’s Main Event. The event was a $7,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event and Lunkin walked away with the victory and over $440,000. That same month, Lunkin’s poker career would get a lot better back in Vegas.

That is where a special $40,000 buy-in anniversary event was being held at the WSOP. That event attracted 201 of the toughest players in the game. When all said and done, Lunkin bested Isaac Haxton in heads-up play to earn the nearly $1.9 million first-place prize. It was not only considered one of the greatest tournament victories of all time, but also marked Lunkin’s second WSOP gold bracelet.

Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2015 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Prague
€5,300 Main Event
150th €8,910
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Barcelona
€10,300 High Roller
59th €18,650
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
57th $124,447
2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Barcelona
€10,300 High Roller
26th €30,400
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low
98th $2,755
2014 PokerStars.net EPT Vienna
€10,300 High Roller
4th €148,800
2013 PokerStars.com EPT Prague
€5,300 Main Event
102nd €9,900
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
46th $151,063
2013 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona
€50,000 Super High Roller
1st €771,300
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
121st $3,723
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #19: $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em
24th $7,881
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 31: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
255th $2,770
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 11: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
116th $2,488
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 7: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
26th $3,200
2011 PokerStars.com EPT Prague
Main Event
58th €11,000
2011 PokerStars.it EPT San Remo
Main Event
113rd €7,000
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
86th $5,024
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $5,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em
28th $21,311
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
7th $44,362
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
183rd $2,820
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship
308th $41,967
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #51: $3,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em
31st $14,648
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $2,500 Mixed Event
39th $5,376
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship
24th $21,665
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
65th $10,497
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
88th $3,750