Ilya Firstov

Last Updated on May 15, 2024

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Kazakh player Ilya Firstov may be a poker rookie, but he’s racking up GPI points like a pro! The newbie got his professional start at WPT Prime Cambodia, placing a respectable 19th in the Mystery Bounty event and taking home USD 1,575. 

Firstov doubled his prize pot in the following event, the WPT Prime Cambodia Main Event, with a USD 3,220 takeaway.

Firstov returned to Cambodia in May 2023, placing fourth in the Last Chance event at APPT Cambodia, winning USD 1,115. In his latest poker stint, Firstov made his biggest cashout to date, winning USD 4,142 and placing 14th in the Championship Warm-Up event at the WPT Cambodia Championship. 

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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