Mikita Badziakouski Wins 2018 Triton Poker High Roller Series Jeju $2000000 HKD Main Event – CardPlayer.com

Mikita Badziakouski has won the 2018 Triton Poker High Roller Series Jeju $2,000,000 HKD ($254,839 USD) no-limit hold’em main event, defeating a field of 55 total entries to win $41,250,000 HKD ($5,255,077 USD). This was the Belarusian’s second straight main event victory on the Triton tour, having won the $1,000,000 HKD marquee tournament in Montenegro back in May for more than $2.5 million USD.

This was Badziakouski’s third title and sixth final table finish of 2018, bringing his year-to-date live tournament earnings to more than $10.5 million USD. The 600 Card Player Player of the Year points he earned as the champion of this event were enough to see him climb into 25th place on the overall POY leaderboard with 2,916 total points.

Badziakouski scored his first knockout at the final table of this event when he moved all in holding the A7 on a 543 flop. American poker pro Jason Koon made the call with the A6. The turn was the Q and the river the 5, and Badziakouski’s seven kicker played to earn him the pot. Koon took home $8,470,000 HKD ($1,079,042 USD) and 250 POY points as the fifth-place finisher. This was his 12th final table finish of the year, and with three titles and $11,238,518 in earnings so far in 2018, he has climbed to fourth place in the Player of the Year standings.

With that Badziakouski took a big lead heading into four-handed action. He then knockout out Sam Greenwood in fourth place ($11,550,000 HKD/$1,471,421 USD) to extend his advantage even further. Not long after that Richard Yong got his last chips in with AQ against Badziakouski’s AK. Both players paired their ace on the flop, but in the end the king kicker played and Yong was eliminated in third place with $16,720,000 HKD ($2,130,058

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