Main Event

Seat 4: Dmitry "veryking" Vitkind, 35, Moscow/Russia - 1,050,000

Dmitry Vitkind

Dmitry Vitkind was a regular player at the European Poker Tour stops and now he's starting his PokerStars Championship cash-collection. There's a ton of work ahead of him if he plans to match his results from the legendary PokerStars sponsored tour. Vitkind cashed in nine EPT Main Events during his career, remarkably in eight different locations (Sanremo the only place where he made the money twice). Vitkind's top result was €120,000 for fourth place in the EPT7 Tallinn Main Event, which still stands as his career-best payday. He also has a title from the EPT7 Deauville €1k Event under his belt, a victory worth €65,400.

Experienced on the European circuit, The 35-year-old from Moscow has made a name for himself even beyond the borders of the Old Continent, notching up two large cashes in Las Vegas. One of them was $159,8999 for an eighth place in the 2016 Goliath Phanous Poker Series and the other a $97,040 payday for a third place finish in the 2010 Bellagio Cup VI. In all, he's accrued $1.56 million in live tournaments, good for 26th place on the Russian all-time money list.

Vitkind is using the moniker "veryking" online on PokerStars. He received his online top-prize back in February 2014 when he finished third in a 7,748-strong Sunday Million, boosting his cashier with a sweet $116,220.

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