- Birthdate: April 21, 1971
- Birthplace: Arkhangelsk, USSR
- Resides: Moscow, Russia
Alexander Kravchenko is a Russian businessman originally from Arkhangelsk who now lives in Moscow. Kravchenko began playing poker in 1997 at the age of 26 and is married with 2 children.
Alexander Kravchenko World Series of Poker
When Kravchenko won the $1 500 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship at the 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP), he became the first Russian citizen ever to win a WSOP gold bracelet (Russian immigrants have won previously at the World Series).
Kravchenko cashed 6 times at the 2007 WSOP. As a result of this imposing display, he took over from Kirill Gerasimov as the all-time leading Russian money winner.
Kravchenko has cashed a career 8 times at the WSOP, for total earnings to date of over $2.1 million.
World Series of Poker Europe and Other Tournaments
Kravchenko has a good record playing poker in European tournaments and has built an impressive career, cashing over 30 times to date.
In 2001, he claimed victory at the Austrian Masters Pot-Limit Championship and the Russian Pot-Limit Championship, while the following year he won a Limit Hold’em title at the 2002 Helsinki Freezeout.
2007 was a good year for Kravchenko: on top of an impressive 6 cashes at the 2007 WSOP, he also managed to reach the final table at the inaugural World Series of Poker Europe tournament, finishing 5th in the £2 500 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. event.
Kravchenko also finished 3rd in the Moscow Millions tournament, which boasted the largest ever prizepool for any tournament held in Russia.
As of February 2008, Kravchenko’s total live tournament winnings come to over $2.6 million.
Alexander Kravchenko Trivia
- Kravchenko won his WSOP gold bracelet at the $1 500 Omaha Hi-Lo Event by beating out the largest Omaha Hi-Lo field in history
- The Russian has a reputation for being extremely tricky to read, thanks to his deadpan expression.