Moscow-born Dmitry Vitkind is a professional poker player that specialises in tournaments. Although his earliest live cashes stretch back to 2007, his activity didn’t increase to that of a full-time grinder until 2009. At this point, Dmitry began putting extensive volume in both on the live circuit and online.
In his first year as an active player, Vitkind made the final table of an EPT side event at the €1,000 No Limit Hold’em tournament in Barcelona. Unfortunately, he made an early exit in seventh-place. A year on after getting a taste for the big money, Dmitry went one further by final-tabling an EPT Main Event in Tallinn. This time, he finished in fourth for a huge $159,050 – only three places short of the $500,000+ prize awarded to the winner. It seemed that it was just a matter of time before Dmitry picked up his first title.
His perseverance at EPT events paid off, as Vitkind finally got his hands on a trophy in 2011 when he took down the €1,000 No Limit Hold’em event in Deauville. With momentum on his side, the Moscow native final-tabled another two EPT events before the close of 2011, making it one of the more profitable years in his poker career.
More recently, Dmitry picked up another six-figure cash when he finished fourth at the PokerStars Championship Main Event in Sochi. A new tour that replaced the old PokerStars EPT events, the Russian earned $191,155 for his deep run which boosted his live earnings to well over the $1,700,000 mark.
Vitkind continues to grind MTTs online, picking up over half-a-million dollars in winnings under his alias ‘veryking’ on PokerStars. A big chunk of these earnings came in 2014 when Dmitry came third in the Sunday Million for $116,220.