Vladimir Shchemelev is a dangerous combination of a successful businessman and talented poker player in one aggressive package. Schemelev made his mark in the poker world in 2010 when he became the first-ever player to make 3 final tables in a $10,000 or higher buy-in tournament at the World Series of Poker, which included a runner-up finish in the $50,000 Players’ Championship. It was two years later in 2013 that he would earn his first bracelet and followed that up with four more cashes in 2014.
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Vladimir Shchemelev owns and operates a bank in St. Petersburg.