€100,000 EPT Super High Roller
Dias:
123

Event Info

Buy-in €100,000
Premiação €6,597,360
Players 68

Informações do Nível

Nível 28
Blinds 250,000 / 500,000
Ante 500,000

Informações do Jogador - Dia 3

Jogadores Restantes 1
Entries 8

Highlights

Highlights

€100,000 EPT Super High Roller
Dia 3 Terminado

History is Repeated: Mikita Badziakouski Wins the EPT Barcelona €100,000 Super High Roller for a Second Time

• Nível 28: Blinds 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Mikita Badziakouski
Mikita Badziakouski

There is something about Casino Barcelona and the PokerStars and Barcelona©Casino European Poker Tour for Mikita Badziakouski.

In 2018, the Belarus native won the Super High Roller the first time it was a €100,000 buy-in. Four years later, the 30-year-old poker pro did it again.

Badziakouski defeated Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel after a long and grueling heads-up match to add another EPT Barcelona Super High Roller trophy to his impressive resume, as well as the €1,979,220 top prize. Already 10th on the all-time money list, the win will put him right behind Phil Ivey and Jason Koon.

€100,000 Super High Roller Final Table results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus€1,979,220
2Erik SeidelUnited States€1,286,490
3Kevin PaqueNetherlands€913,730
4Ben HeathUnited Kingdom€702,620
5Timothy AdamsCanada€540,980
6Teun MulderNetherlands€415,630
7Mike WatsonCanada€319,970
8Nick PetrangeloUnited States€247,400

Final Table Action

Day 3 began with just eight players remaining out of a starting field of 68 entries, including 52 unique entries. Badziakouski came into the final table in seventh chip position with 1,150,000.

Badziakouski couldn't have dreamed of a better start to his final table. On the first hand, he opened with two queens and table short stack Nick Petrangelo shoved for 435,000 with ace-jack. Teun Mulder then went all in with ace-king of clubs and Badziakouski called. He flopped top set, while Mulder picked up the nut flush draw and a Broadway straight draw. The turn and river were safe and Badziakouski doubled up and knocked out Petrangelo in eighth place, all on the same hand.

Shortly thereafter, Badziakouski flopped top pair with king-ten and called a raise on the flop by Mike Watson. Watson, who was just a couple of days removed from winning a €50K High Roller, continued bluffing with eight-high and a straight draw on the turn for 450,000 and moved all in on the ace river. Badziakouski, after using two time bank cards, made the hero call for his last 1,740,000 and doubled up to nearly 6,000,000.

Watson would fall in seventh place when Badziakouski hit an ace on the river to crack his pocket jacks. Mulder finished in sixth when he flopped a set of tens, but Seidel made a flush on the turn.

Badziakouski’s journey to another EPT Barcelona title took a hit when he doubled up Ben Heath after Heath made trip nines on the turn to crack Badziakouski’s flopped pair of jacks. The remaining five players would then play for more than an hour before Badziakouski raised to 200,000 with ace-queen, then called when Timothy Adams shoved for nearly his entire stack with acesix. They got Adams’ last chip in the middle on the flop when Badziakouski paired his queen, sending the Canadian to the rail in fifth for €540,980.

Heath soon joined him after jamming 1,050,000 in the small blind with eight-seven of clubs and running into the pocket queens of Kevin Paque. Badziakouski took the chip lead into three-handed play and knocked out Paque, who began the day as the chip leader, when they both flopped two pair.

Heads-up play began with Badziakouski leading Seidel 10.86 million to 6.14 million. The two would then play for more than three hours as the blinds continued to go up and the stacks continued to get shallower. Seidel doubled early when he flopped a set of sixes and took a 3-1 chip lead before Badziakouski doubled back with ace-eight against king-ten, winning with ace-high.

Badziakouski and Seidel play heads-up
Badziakouski and Seidel play heads-up

Seidel would again build up a big advantage before Badziakouski doubled once more, this time with pocket threes against ace-five. The end would finally come on the 123rd hand of the final table, right after the players had just come back from a 30-minute dinner break.

Badziakouski shoved from the button with ace-four and Seidel snap-called for 5,600,000 with two queens. An ace on the flop shot Badziakouski into the lead and he was the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller champion for a second time.

Badziakouski is quickly building a resume as a high roller legend. This is his 17th career title in a high roller and fifth just in the past 12 months. He now has 10 career cashes for more than €1,000,000. He’s proving that in any field, even in one filled with poker’s elite like this one, he’s always one to beat.

That concludes PokerNews' coverage of the €100,000 Super High Roller at EPT Barcelona. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the festival live from Casino Barcelona.

Tags: Ben HeathErik SeidelKevin PaqueMike WatsonMikita BadziakouskiNick PetrangeloTeun MulderTimothy Adams

Erik Seidel Eliminated In 2nd Place (€1,286,490)

• Nível 28: Blinds 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel

Only one hand after the break, Mikita Badziakouski moved all in from the button and Erik Seidel made the call for his last 5,600,000.

Erik Seidel: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Mikita Badziakouski: {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

Seidel picked up a monster hand but when the board ran out {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{10-Hearts}, it was the pair of aces for Badziakouski that came out on top, scoring him the €100,000 EPT Super High Roller title and eliminated Seidel in 2nd place.

A full recap of the event will be available shortly.

Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 17,000,000 7,080,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us Eliminado

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Nível:
28
Blinds:
250,000/500,000
Ante:
500,000

Dinner Break

• Nível 27: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

The players are now on a 30-minute dinner break.

Play should resume around 8:38 p.m. local time.

Seidel Doubles Up

• Nível 27: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

Mikita Badziakouski moved all in from the button, covering the 3,340,000 of Seidel, who after looking at one card, made the call.

Erik Seidel: {a-Clubs}{5-Hearts}
Mikita Badziakouski: {q-Diamonds}{5-Spades}

Seidel had Badziakouski dominated and when the board ran out {9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}, it was the straight for Seidel that scooped the pot with a full double up.

Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 9,920,000 -2,940,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 7,080,000 2,940,000

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Badziakouski Holds on to Double

• Nível 27: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Mikita Badziakouski
Mikita Badziakouski

Mikita Badziakouski shoved all in for 6,230,000 with {3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} and Erik Seidel called with {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}.

Both players got up from their seats to await the flop, which came {k-Spades}{9-Spades}{k-Clubs}. Seidel picked up more outs to make a higher two pair as the turn came {k-Hearts}, improving Badziakouski to a full house.

The {j-Hearts} on the river was safe for Badziakouski and he doubled up into the chip lead.

Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 12,860,000 6,630,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 4,140,000 -6,630,000

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Seidel Turns The Nuts

• Nível 27: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

Mikita Badziakouski limped in with {7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and Erik Seidel checked his option with {9-Diamonds}{7-Spades}.

The flop came {8-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades}, giving both players a piece as they checked to the {10-Hearts} turn. Seidel led out for 600,000 and Badziakouski called.

The {4-Diamonds} completed the board and Seidel decided to get tricky with his nut-straight by checking over to Badziakouski, who after a moment checked back. Seidel smiled as he tried to give Badziakouski the bait but didn't bite and scooped in the pot.

Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 8,770,000 -900,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 8,230,000 900,000

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Badziakouski Bluffs the Flop

• Nível 27: Blinds 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

Erik Seidel limped in with {q-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and Mikita Badziakouski checked with {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}.

The flop came {5-Spades}{10-Spades}{8-Spades} and Badziakouski checked. Seidel bet 400,000 and Badziakouski, with a gutshot straight draw, raised to 1,000,000.

Seidel quickly folded as Badziakouski begins to narrow the gap.

Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 9,670,000 -1,470,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 7,330,000 1,470,000

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