Anatoly Filatov Recruited to Team PartyPokerApril 5, 2017 9:11 am
Russia’s Anatoly Filatov has just become the latest pro to join partypoker as a brand ambassador, with the Moscow resident seen as having an important role to play in the brand’s expansion plan for the vast country of 144 million people.
The PartyPoker MILLIONS Sochi, which has just concluded at the Sochi Casino and Resort in Russia, has proven to be a great success, with Filatov having played no small part in helping to promote the event. In fact, PartyPoker MILLIONS has already scheduled another series for September 1-11 at the same location, and as PartyPoker LIVE President Duthie commented recently:
“After the hugely successful first event in Sochi, PartyPoker LIVE will be coming back! This event was received so well by the Russian community, it’s clear there is an appetite for poker in this region.”
At a time when Russia has been moving to ban international online gaming sites from offering their products in the country, PartyPoker may have continued servicing the market, but the company would have certainly earned some praise from Putin for its efforts to promote Sochi as a first class live gambling and poker tournament destination.
Having such a well-known and respected pro as Filatov onboard will only add further to the tour’s success, too, with the 28-years-old currently placed at number 29th on Russia’s ‘All Time Money List’ with $1,358,875 in live tournament winnings. Filatov’s biggest years came in 2013 and 2014 when he won $217,966 and $952,723 respectively, including a runner-up finish at the €10,300 EPT Vienna High Roller for €265,200 ($366,070). In addition, the Russian has amassed a further $2,357,552 online playing under the screen name Nl_profit, of which $39,301 has been won on partypoker.
As well as regularly engaging with poker enthusiasts through his social media, Filatov is also Team Manager of the Moscow Wolverines, one of twelve teams to compete in the Global Poker League (GPL). During the competition’s inaugural year, his team narrowly missed out on a place in the final after losing to The Berlin Bears in the semis.