I came to poker in 2010, and started playing MTTs in mid-2017.

At the beginning of 2018, I moved to Funfarm. I started with ABI of $20 and within two years went up to ABI of $100.

I trained extensively at Funfarm, progressing from a 14th-ranked player to the top tier of the first league, and eventually became a senior coach.

At FiatLab, I am the dean responsible for the methodology and coordination of the learning process. My duties involve assignment and evaluation of the quality of teachers’ work, searching for new candidates, and improving the methodology together with colleagues.


My path to FiatLab was not entirely orthodox. Having successfully dropped out of 4 universities (I could have become, for instance, a programmer-economist or a mathematics and computer science teacher), I gained invaluable experience in IT for two days of work as a tester and a week of internship as a developer.

I’ve been playing poker since I was 12, and debuted online, like many others, with free $50 more than 10 years ago. However, about my career as a player, I can only say that I earned much less from it compared to doing near-poker work.

Around 2012, I joined a poker club in Minsk, where for over 5 years, I combined the work of a dealer, a bartender, an administrator, and a tournament director. I firmly refused to work at the BPT series in Minsk, RPT in Sochi, and EPT in Barcelona.

As a player, I was a member of several poker foundations, and while being at Funfarm, I saw an opportunity to earn money again by watching others play. I did it as a selection coach, a moderator, and just a “nonprofessional expert on all issues”.

At FiatLab, I oversee web service development, automation, and optimization. We try to make the portal, reporting system, game monitoring, and audits as convenient as possible for both players and employees.


I graduated from the Higher School of Economics (Perm branch, part-time evening program) in Finance and Credit, and got interested in poker right after my studies. As a player, I ended my career a couple of years ago.

I got interested in data analytics, which is my current focus of development. I study the R language and apply the acquired knowledge to analyze databases and specific strategic aspects.

At FiatLab, I am the head of the analytics department.


At FiatLab I work in the Department of Management and Development. Together, we set up interaction chains to ensure maximum comfort for players in the project.

Having three years of experience as an administrator allows me to see some processes from a different perspective and make them more efficient.

As a poker player, I can hardly be called a professional. I became familiar with poker in 2013 and started making money in 2017. In 2019-2021, I was an administrator at Funfarm.

Since childhood, I’ve enjoyed winter sports: hockey and skiing. Recently, I’ve been actively playing Russian billiards.

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I have been playing poker professionally since 2008.

The peak of my career was between 2011 and 2013, at that time I played the highest limits. Then there was a decline, and when I was already thinking about retiring, I decided to try to get into some kind of backing foundation.

So I ended up in Funfarm, where I managed to revive a poker player’s career, become a coach, and get into the legendary RASKAT.

At FiatLab, I head the Department of Management and Development. The primary task of the department is to make the presence of each player at the foundation as effective as possible.


At FiatLab, I head the Department of Analytics and Research. We are engaged in optimizing the schedule of players as well as other areas (aside from actual poker strategy), where you can rely on objective data. They say that a successful career in big data requires a solid mathematical foundation and programming skills. Honestly, I lack both, so I have to compensate for it with logic, attention to detail, and my experience.

Speaking of experience. As a player, I worked my way up from inexpensive tournaments to an ABI of $200 (there was simply no more expensive regular game at that time). The peak of my career came between 2014 and 2015, and after the high-stake swing pretty much frayed my nerves, I gradually moved back to the average limits, where I still manage to win. Talking to the players about the optimal approach to the game, I find it easy to identify mistakes — after all, I made them myself, literally. Now I’m trying to help the new generation not to keep making the same mistakes.
In my free time from poker, I like to travel, eat delicious food, and listen to good music. I really love chess and play it rather well. I support Villarreal in football and Tampa in baseball. I live in the best city on Earth — Uzhhorod.


My name is Alexey, better known as Fiat. I have been in poker for over ten years, with a career profit of $3.5M. I am the first Russian-speaking champion of the main WSOP event.

My biggest successes:

  • 2011 $1,050 SCOOP top2 $300k
  • 2021 $1,050 SCOOP top1 $154k
  • 2016 $3,500 WPT Main Event top7 $132k
  • 2021 $5,000 WSOP Main Event Online top1 $2.5M

You can read more about my poker journey in the blog.

Over the past 3 years, I have spent more than 1,000 hours working with high-limit players, many of whom have become famous coaches. In 1,000 hours spent in Hand2Note, I’ve created the legendary FiatHUD.

By education, I have a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s in Economics, but most of all I was influenced by the Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No. 239 (the alma mater of Grigori Perelman, Stanislav Smirnov, and others). I still enjoy solving Olympiad problems at my leisure. It was the mathematical approach to poker that became the foundation of FiatLab, in particular the Department of Game Theory, which I head. At the department, we develop qualitatively new theoretical models and generate original ideas for practice.

Now I am teaching “RASPEL”, the group of masters. I also run a math club for everyone interested, where we solve non-standard and creative tasks.