The Department of Game Theory


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.