Badziakouski took down tournament for $51 000 at MILLIONS SHR Sochi
On a recent day, the MILLIONS Super High Roller Sochi series was launched at the Sochi Casino. The champions of the first two events (NL Hold'em and Hold'em 6+) were Sam Trickett and Jiang Xia He, who received $435 000 and $378 000, respectively.
Yesterday, another super high roller tournament worth $51 000 came to an end at the MILLIONS Super High Roller Sochi. The event gathered a field of 45 entries, and the prize pool amounted to $2 250 000.
In total, 7 players got in the money. The champion of the tournament was Mikita Badziakouski, who received $765 000 in prize money for the first place. The runner-up of the event became Russian poker player Artur Martirosyan, whose payout amounted to $495 000.
MILLIONS High Roller Sochi: $51K NLH Tournament results
|1||Mikita Badziakouski||Belarus||$765 000|
|2||Artur Martirosyan||Russia||$495 000|
|3||Lucas Greenwood||Canada||$337 500|
|4||Aaron VanBlarcum||USA||$225 000|
|5||Sam Greenwood||Canada||$180 000|
|6||Cary Katz||USA||$135 000|
|7||Wiktor Malinowski||Poland||$112 500|
Badziakouski and Martirosyan started the heads-up with equal stacks, and the struggle lasted about an hour. In the final hand, Martirosyan limped with Q♠-6♠ against Badziakouski’s K♥-9♦.
The flop showed 6♥-6♣-7♥, meaning that Artur hit trips. Then, 10♥ that appeared on the turn gave Badziakouski a flush draw, after which Martirosyan went all-in. The Belarusian called his opponent’s all-in, and it wasn’t in wain since 5♥ on the river brought him a flash of hearts and insured Mikita’s victory in the tournament.
It is worth noting that on the eve of this event, Sam Trickett took down the NL Hold'em tournament at the MILLIONS High Roller Sochi, having experienced a very similar final hand (Trickett also hit a flush on the river).
After winning the tournament, Badziakouski almost immediately entered the Hold'em 6+ tournament with the same buy-in, but could not survive longer than level 13 in it.