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EPT Barcelona: Mikita Badziakouski Champions Super High Roller For the Second Time in Four Years (€1,979,220)

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  • RUPAM THAKUR August 17, 2022
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The three-day-long €100,000 Super High Roller at the 2022 PokerStars and Barcelona Casino European Poker Tour (EPT) culminated with Belarusian high stakes pro Mikita Badziakouski (cover image) winning the title for the second time in four years for €1,979,220 (~$2,031,303) in prize money.

The 30-year-old poker pro overcame a star-studded 68-player field (52 unique players), clinching his 18th live tournament title – his third high roller title this year.

Before lifting the trophy, Badziakouski had to battle arguably one of the greatest poker players of all time, the Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel, in a three-hour-long heads-up match. Seidel made away with €1,286,490 in second place.

Mikita Badziakouski won the EPT Barcelona €100,000 Super High Roller for the first time in August 2018 for €1,650,300. This win was also his third biggest live score, boosting his live earnings to $37,681,580, pushing him to #10 on poker’s All-Time Money list.

The €100,000 Super High Roller collected €6,597,360 in the prize pool and paid out the top nine places.

Pedro Garagnani was the last player to fall out empty-handed in 10th place.

The four-time bracelet winner David Peters was the first to finish in the money and cashed €191,320 in ninth place, setting up the official final table.

You can watch the cards-up replay of the final table below.


Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Kevin Paque – 4,730,000
  2. Erik Seidel – 3,300,000
  3. Mike Watson – 3,130,000
  4. Ben Heath – 1,645,000
  5. Teun Mulder – 1,385,000
  6. Timothy Adams – 1,225,000
  7. Mikita Badziakouski – 1,150,000
  8. Nick Petrangelo – 435,000


Final Table Recap

The two-time bracelet winner Nick Petrangelo had the shortest stint on the final table and fell out in eighth place. The hand in question saw Mikita Badziakouski opening for 200K with , and Nick Petrangelo moved all-in for 435,000 with . Teun Mulder reshoved for 1,385,000 with , and Badziakouski called at the risk of elimination. The rundown gave Badziakouski a set to queens for a double up, while Petrangelo was shown the door.

Not long after, €50,000 Single-Day High Roller I winner Mike Watson fell out in seventh place. Ben Heath was the initial aggressor and opened with , and Mikita Badziakouski made the call with . The short-stacked Mike Watson decided to call and was effectively all-in with . Heath and Badziakouski checked down the board, with Badziakouski taking down the pot and all of Watson’s chips.

Teun Mulder was next on the chopping block and made his way out in sixth place. His were cracked by the nine-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel`s , with the community cards opening .

After almost two hours of play, Timothy Adams was knocked out in fifth place after his failed to get past Mikita Badziakouski’s .

Soon after, Ben Heath was sent packing in fourth place after he shoved from the small blind, and Kevin Paque woke up with in the big blind to take over Heath’s stack.

The three-way action went on for an hour before Kevin Paque got knocked out in third place. With the board open , Paque announced all-in with and Mikita Badziakouski check-called with . The river was no help to Paque, setting up the heads-up match!

Mikita Badziakouski (10,860,000) held the early advantage over Erik Seidel (6,140,000) at the start of the heads-up showdown, and the duel lasted a marathon three hours before the last hand was dealt.

The deciding hand saw Mikita Badziakouski ripping it in with , and Erik Seidel made the call with . While Seidel was initially in the lead, the board gave Badziakouski top pair for the victory!

Mikita Badziakouski
Mikita Badziakouski


Final Table Results (EURO)

  1. Mikita Badziakouski – €1,979,220
  2. Erik Seidel – €1,286,490
  3. Kevin Paque – €913,730
  4. Ben Heath – €702,620
  5. Timothy Adams – €540,980
  6. Teun Mulder – €415,630
  7. Mike Watson – €319,970
  8. Nick Petrangelo – €247,400


Content & Image Courtesy: PokerNews & PokerStars

Cover Image Courtesy: Tomas Stacha

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