Date of birth: March 22, 1979
Tournament winnings throughout the career: over 886 000$
Best result in tournament poker: 160 725$ (7th place in Millionaire Maker worth 1 500$ at the WSOP 2016)
Achievements: best Russian-speaking WSOP player in 2016, 2017 and 2018
In the poker community Mikhail "Mikleler" Semin is known as a commentator, presenter, journalist and player.
Mikhail started to play poker already being a successful journalist. In his resume there are such positions as: editor-in-chief of the sports portal "Championship.ru", job at the radio station Mayak, TV channels "Eurosport", "Sport", "Capital", "Russia-2", etc. At first poker was just a hobby for Semin. In the Russian-speaking poker community "Mikleler" became popular after running a blog "From editor-in-chief to a poker pro", a title of which turned out to be prophesied for the player.
Over time, the hobby turned into something much deeper and Mikhail started to combine a job of presenter and commentator with a career of "semi-professional" poker player. About 5 years Semin worked as a commentator of PokerStars together with Ilya Gorodetskiy. They are called "the voice of Russian poker" in the Russian-speaking community.
In 2016, Mikhail Semin became a member of PokerDom Team; it was announced on the 6th of February during a team stream of the poker room. Because of that, the poker player had to leave the team of commentators of PokerStars in Russia.
In November 2017, Mikhail announced about leaving the PokerDom Team, and a couple of days later it was reported that he became a new media-ambassador of Partypoker LIVE. In September 2019, he joined the ambassadors team of another room PokerOK.
Semin demonstrates good results in both online and live tournaments. He has repeatedly got into prizes of the famous poker series and showed excellent performances. At the WSOP 2016 he became the best player of the series from Russia, and in 2017 and 2018 the guy defended this title.
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