NoPasaran is 30th on the list of biggest poker winners tracked by HighstakesDB. The data is based on 69416 hands played and his total cash game profits amount to $1,521,877.
Alexey “NoPasaran” Makarov is a Russian poker pro who plays both high stakes cash games and online tournaments at PokerStars.
¡No pasarán! is a Spanish expression that means something like: "they shall not pass". A phrase that's been used during battles in wars. But also by "Gandalf" in "Lord of the Rings" where he cries out "You shall not pass!" Another similar version of the expression ("None shall pass") were used in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" prior the epic sword fight between "The Black Knight" and "King Arthur".
NoPasaran focuses mainly on PLO, where he's been really successful.
In addition to cash games, Alexey 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.
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