Nickname: "veeea" / "deepsea" / "toadstoadstoads" / "Fogive me plz"
Date of birth: 1987
Winnings in live tournaments: over 230 000$
Best result: 50 784$ (the 5th place in NLH High Roller for 10 000$ at WPT Merit Cyprus Classic in 2013).
Artem “veeea” Vezhenkov is a Russian MTT professional player who is famous for his winnings online. If you have ever asked yourself: “Who is the guy under the nickname "veeea" in poker?” – here is the answer.
Once Artem told in the interview for Cardmates that he is from Tomsk and he started to play poker since the age of 22. He got acquainted with game at the last course of University and tried to clear up free 50$ from PokerStrategy on his friend’s advice. Soon the guy realized that he could earn good money by means of poker.
As a result poker became a profession for Artem Vezhenkov. He specializes in MTT online.
According to PocketFives data Vezhenkov has over 8 860 000$ of prize money in online-tournaments. He has 311 first places, 241 second ones and 207 third places in different tournaments. The most considerable winnings of "veeea" are three victories in a popular Sunday Million tournament for 215$ and each of them brought the player six-figured amounts. Also he has three victories in Super Tuesday for 1050$, two WCOOP trophies and one title of SCOOP champion. Besides that he repeatedly became runner-up or finalist in such popular online series as TCOOP, SCOOP and WCOOP.
Top-7 online victories of Artem Vezhenkov’s:
Despite the fact that Artem’s main winnings were at PokerStars (over 5 000 000$ in total) he also plays in the other poker rooms - 888poker, PartyPoker, Microgaming network.
He is considered the best MTT player in Russia and classified as the fifth in a list of the best online tournament’s players in the world. There was a time when he took the lead of this rating.
Vezhenkov’s offline success is more mundane and it is clear because the guy rarely visits tournament series. He has just over 10 ITM in live Events where one of them was at RPT in Odessa (Ukraine) in 2011, 8 cashes were in Cyprus in 2013 and two - at partypoker MILLIONS Russia 2018 in Sochi. In total Artem’s offline earnings are a little bit more than 190 000$, where 50 700$ from this amount he got for the 5th place in a high-roller tournament WPT Merit Cyprus Classic and another 49 000$ he got for the 7th place in a high roller tournament in Sochi.