Timofey 'Trueteller' Kuznetsov Steps into Spotlight with Team Partypoker

Russian Crusher Timofey ‘Trueteller’ Kuznetsov Steps into Spotlight with Team Partypoker

September 20th, 2018 by CardsChat News

Timofey Kuznetsov is the latest online legend to join what is becoming a loaded roster at Team Partypoker.

Timofey “Trueteller” Kuznetsov

Timofey “Trueteller” Kuznetsov is the latest of the game’s heavy hitters to join Partypoker. (Image: Pokerfirma.com)

As recently as 2015, no one even knew who the player known as “Trueteller” was, other than knowing he was just about the last opponent you wanted sitting across form you on the virtual felt.

Like Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, Trueteller was battling in the highest-stake online cash games in the world for years before anyone figured out his true identity. He says the timing of his decision to step into the spotlight is no coincidence.

“It’s a dark age in poker, good sides must unite. I’ve spent all of my career in social silence, it feels like it might be time for me to change that,” Kuznetsov said in a statement.

The 27-year-old won’t just be a big name used to boost company branding. He’ll be helping to shape software development, as well as working with Partypoker to develop better mixed games in an attempt to close the gap on the industry-leading PokerStars.

Nosebleed Legend

There are few players who can boast the results that Partypoker’s newest prodigy can.

According to High Stakes Database, Trueteller ranks 18th on the list of all-time winningest online cash game players with $3,095,168. He’s also amassed $2.9 million in tournament cashes over the years.

He first turned heads by battling the best in the world, including Viktor Blom, in the nosebleed cash games on Full Tilt poker, eventually building a Mount Everest-like results graph.

Trueteller's High Stakes Results

Trueteller has been on a successful online poker grind since Black Friday. (Image: High Stakes DB)

Like Blom, no one knew who he was at the time. Trueteller managed to keep his identity a secret for years until finally outing himself to his table mates at the Poker Players Championship (PPC) at the 2015 World Series of Poker.

Turns out he’s not such a slouch at live play either. He has almost $3 million in live tournament earnings, highlighted by a fourth-place finish at the $500,000-buy in Super High Roller Bowl in Las Vegas for $2,150,000.

Partypoker Rolls Deep

Trueteller joins a Partypoker roster that is already loaded with poker studs. Last year, Fedor Holz, who many consider to be the best high-stakes player in the world, jumped on board the Partypoker train.

Early this year, Partypoker added two more big names to its roster — Ike Haxton, who has won almost $16 million in live tournaments, and Sam Abernathy, third-place finisher in the 2016 Aussie Millions. A few days later, German high stakes pro Phillip Gruissem joined the team.

According to Poker Scout, Partypoker is currently the fourth-ranked site in the world in terms of traffic, behind PokerStars, the Asian-only IDNPoker, and PokerStars Europe.

Trueteller will make his debut for the site in the closing days of Powerfest — Partypoker’s flagship online tournament series ($60 million guaranteed) — which wraps up this weekend.

6 Responses to “Russian Crusher Timofey ‘Trueteller’ Kuznetsov Steps into Spotlight with Team Partypoker”

  1. AlexTizer says:

    Так обычно и бывает. Никто не знал а тут резко звезда!

  2. zam220 says:

    Partypoker’s team of ambassadors looks very strong, but they lack something to compete with PokerStars for leadership in The industry !!!

  3. ZenGreen says:

    This guy is a beast though always thought the name sounded weird trueteller not truthteller. Maybe Im out of the loop and its a word they use in fanstasy movies like lord of the rings but either way he plays lIke it

  4. bablovod says:

    the shadow of the great player. for many years he did not show himself to anyone’s eyes, and now he was published. Russian guys make you pay attention. this is nice.

  5. RedGnom says:

    I remember stories about him when he was the most discussed player (Trueteller) on the forums. He has developed reputation as solid nosebleed high-profile on-line crusher. I am skeptical of his presence as high stack player at the tables with Party Poker but hopeful for the future in his helping to shape software development, as well as working with Partypoker to develop better mixed games. Let’s see.

  6. king11682 says:

    As recently as 2015, no one even knew who the player known as “Trueteller” was, other than knowing he was just about the last opponent you wanted sitting across form you on the virtual felt.
    The 27-year-old won’t just be a big name used to boost company branding. He’ll be helping to shape software development, as well as working with Partypoker to develop better mixed games in an attempt to close the gap on the industry-leading PokerStars.
    Luck, great player

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