Born in 1965, Russian poker enthusiast Yury Gulyy may not come from the new generation of players but he has shown that he certainly can compete with them. Considering that the Moscow resident has not spent a lifetime playing cards, Yury has achieved an impressive amount of success at it.
With his first live tournament score registered in 2011, it took just over a year for the Russian to make a final table at a major series. At EPT Deauville, Yury made it to the last nine of the €1,500 No Limit Hold’em event, but unfortunately made an early exit in eighth. However, just two days on, he made another final table – this time in a €1,000 side event. Though Gulyy was not able to get his hands on the trophy, his third-place finish earned him a nice five-figure cash.
A month later, the Russian caught his first EPT win, coming at the Denmark stop in the Dkr 15,000 Turbo Bounty event. 2012 saw Yury pick up a second trophy – this occasion coming at a £2,000 side event at EPT London. This win was in the same turbo bounty format that he emerged victorious in at the Copenhagen stop, proving that faster structures suited him best.
2015 marked Gulyy’s most successful year in poker, as he finished runner-up at the €2,000 FPS High Roller event for a cool $121,995. To catch this big cash, Yury navigated past such talents as David Peters and WSOP bracelet winner Paul Hofer.
With around $1,000,000 in live tournament earnings as of 2017, Yury continues to make appearances in the world of poker on an international scale.
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