Vitaly Lunkin is often considered as the best poker player from Russia though he did not keep himself into that limitation and express his good poker skills to the entire world. In 2009, he stared with a bang and finished the World Series Poker achieving the 2nd place. With his good playing attitude and experience, he has become one of the best opponents at the poker table. However, this great success in 2009 WSOP event really boosted his confidence. Actually he was introduced in this game by one of his friends after giving a good performance in the strategic games like Renju and backgammon and since then Lukin never looked back.
In 2006, Vitaly moved to the World Series of Poker Main Even and won $15K after dominating the tournaments at his home. The year, 2008 was very successful and lucky for Luking as in this year he won his first WSOP bracelet in the $1500 No Limit Hold’em competition that netted him $630K. Actually it is the determination and dedication of Lukin that help him to become a great poker player.
Lukin did not stop there and carried his good performance and by 2009, he is considered as an established professional poker player. After that he won the biggest victory of his life by finishing at the first place in WSOP event of $40K No Limit Hold’em event where he wrapped up a huge $1.8 million. With these great successes, Lukin managed to enlist his name at the third position of the Russian All Time Money List by earning more than $3 million from the live tournaments. Vitaly Lukin is not only an outstanding poker player but he also enhances this game to a different level. In recent years, Luking is sharing his poker experiences as a profession coach and trainer in Moscow, Russia.