After months of speculation, Team PokerStars Pro, Eugene Katchalov, finally reveals why he was forced to miss the vast majority of the World Series of Poker, and it was to star in the Ukraine’s version of the reality TV show: The Mole.
It’s not exactly the most awe-inspiring poker nickname, but if Eugene Katchalov turns out to fit the profile, during his time on the Ukrainian TV show, it just might stick.
After months of speculation, Katchalov took to Twitter to announce that he had been selected to appear in the Ukrainian version of ‘The Mole.’ News surfaced that Katchalov was working on a TV project after he missed the vast majority of the World Series of Poker (WSOP). The smart money was on an appearance in ‘The Bachelor,’ after appearing in Men’s Fitness Magazine showcasing a 50 pound loss in a 14-month period.
‘The Mole’ is a TV game show originally created by a Belgian production company that has since been shown in over 40 countries. Contestants work together to complete a series of challenges designed to build up the cash prize, for the eventual winner, but the TV crew have also included a mole whose purpose is to sabotage the team’s efforts.
The all-time Ukrainian money-earner is the second PokerStars Team Pro to star in a television show, recently, after Liv Boeree starred in the Mind Control Freaks due for broadcast on the Discovery Channel.
The former World Poker Tour (WPT), and WSOP champion, is also a part of the quartet of Team Pros who are taking part in ‘The Protégé’ promotion on PokerStars.
PokerStars player Olga Ermolcheva, from Ukraine, has won the right to get some specialized training from Katchalov, three tickets to WCOOP events, and the chance to win a trip to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
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