The World Series of Poker is like summer camp for poker pros. So, when this past summer Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov publicly announced that he’d barely be attending the six week affair – because he had something better to do – people wanted to know why.
All he could tell us at the time was that he was cast in a reality TV show, but the rest would have to wait. Until now.
Yesterday, Eugene let the cat out of the bag. Or the Mole rather. It turns out that he used his poker face to appear on the Ukranian version of the TV show “The Mole.”
It’s an adventure reality show where contestants work to finish tasks in different countries to accumulate cash that, in the end, only one person will win. The Mole is the undercover contestant who will try to stop them from winning. A few of you may remember the US version of The Mole as being the big break for CNN reporter (and former host of The Mole) Anderson Cooper.
It looks like filming has wrapped and the series is set to air so we’ll get to see if Eugene used his super poker senses for the good of the group or in an effort to scoop the pot for himself.
The good blokes over at Poker.Co.Uk have a little more on the story: Katchalov Reveals Why He Missed 2014 WSOP
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