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Fedor Truncev "ekkeirsp" Scores Big Tournament Wins

Posted by Bradley, November 5, 2014

Russian poker player Fedor Truncev, who plays at the Titan Poker tables under the nickname "ekkeirsp", outlasted a starting field of 159 players to win the Sunday Masters tournament on November 2nd for a prize of €5,075.28. Just two days later, Fedor finished 3rd in the iPOPS-3H €75K Super Tuesday tourney, winning a €8,579.13 prize.

Fedor Truncev

Fedor, who plays at a number of online poker rooms with various nicknames such as "ftruncev", "lubochka91", "AcKh", and "theLINQ", is currently ranked 383rd worldwide by PocketFives.

We spoke to Fedor after his two big tournament wins to learn how long he has been playing poker and what he plans to do with his tournament wins.

Q: What do you do?

Fedor: I'm a poker pro, playing mostly online but sometimes I play at offline tournaments in the US.

Q: How long have you been playing poker and how did you start?

Fedor: I've been playing for 3 years or so but only became a pro two years ago. In the beginning, I saw my roommate playing some sort of card game (which appeared to be poker obviously) on his computer. I became interested because it looked fun.

In the beginning I played really low buy-ins (like $0.25 tournaments and freerolls), and I did that for a while. Step by step I have improved until I find myself where I am now.

Fedor Truncev

Q: Did you use any special strategy to win the tournament?

Fedor: Well, I was so tilted at the moment when I was playing this tournament, so my strategy was 'not to do anything stupid'. It looks like it did work though.

Q: Any key moments you remember from the tournament?

Fedor:  I won a flip, another, won a cooler and boom - I have a big stack somehow. After that there were only two spots which I really remember now:

1) I won AK vs AA on the bubble (at the moment when cards were shown I became so tilted, but flop was KKx, so I cooled down quickly).

2) I flopped set of Jacks and my opponent turned broadway straight but he just called me on turn and that saved me a huge part of my stack.

Fedor Truncev

Q: What do you plan to do with your prize money?

Fedor: Probably I'm gonna gamble it away :)

Q: Do you have any advice for other players?

Fedor: Work more on your game because no matter how good you think you are - you still have a lot of work to do.

Q: What feature/promotion/tournament do you really like about Titan Poker?

Fedor: I guess iPOPS brings a lot of weak players to the table, so it's the best promo.

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