Alexey “LuckyGump” Makarov is a Russian poker pro who plays both high stakes cash games and online tournaments at PokerStars.
As far as his online cash game career goes, LuckyGump was first picked up by other poker tracking sites in the fall of 2009. By December of 2009, LuckyGump accumulated $100,000 in winnings while playing $10/$20 and $25/$50 PLO games. Over the next year, Makarov quickly took his bankroll from $100k to $1 million. The early part of 2011 saw Makarov go on the aforementioned run where HighStakesDB tracked his earnings as high as $1.04 million on February 22nd.
In addition to cash games, LuckyGump also plays in tournaments where he’s had considerable success in both MTT’s and SNG’s. Makarov won Event #17 in the 2010 SCOOP ($500,000 Guaranteed, 6-max w/rebuys), and he earned almost $151k for the victory. Makarov also placed 22nd in the 2010 SCOOP Main Event to earn an additional $39k. Tournament tracking sites show that LuckyGump commonly plays in both $500 and $1,000 PLO heads-up SNG’s too.
Aside from his high stakes cash game and tournament play, LuckyGump was also a member of Team PokerStars Online from December of 2009 to December of 2010