Mikita Badziakouski wins Triton Poker Jeju main event

Mikita Badziakouski has claimed his second Triton Poker Super High Roller Series main event, winning the main event at Triton Poker Jeju earlier this week.

Badziakouski faced off against a 55-player field in the HKD 2,000,000 ($255,000 US) No-Limit Hold’em tournament. A $14-million prize pool was up for grabs, and for first place Badziakouski cashed $5.2 million US.

Earlier this year Badziakouski won the main event at Triton Poker’s Super High Roller Series in Montenegro. For that win he pocketed just under $2.5 million. So far in 2018 he’s recorded three major tournament wins and six final tables as part of his $10.4 million in winnings. That’s a large chunk of his $16.6-million lifetime live-poker earnings.

Badziakouski rolls through final table in Jeju

As with all Triton Poker events, Badziakouski faced a strong final table on his way to the tournament win. However, you might not know it considering how much he dominated his competition.

With only five players remaining Badziakouski delivered his first knockout when he sent Jason Koon packing in fifth place. Badziakouski had him dominated with Ac-7c vs Ad-6d and held on when another six failed to materialize on the board. Koon received just over $1 million for fifth place.

Badziakouski then sent Sam Greenwood to the rail in fourth place and Richard Yong in third place. Greenwood cashed $1.4 million and Yong, who had his A-Q cracked by Badziakouski’s A-K, received $2.1 million.

It came down to Badziakouski and Chan Wai Leong heads-up. Leong was looking for his first cash in Jeju after previously posting four cashes at the Triton Poker series in Montenegro earlier this year.

After three straight eliminations Badziakouski had a 5-to-1 chip lead heading into heads-up play. Not surprisingly it didn’t last long. On the final hand, Leong went all-in with pocket sixes against Badziakouski’s Ah-Qc. An ace hit on the flop and it was all over for Leong. He still picked up $3.2 million for second place.