Belarus Crusher Mikita Badziakouski Ain’t No Online Fish… Or Is He!

In poker there are fish, and then there is fish2013 – the latter a whole different kettle of, well, fish altogether, the Belarus online player better-known as Mikita Badziakouski boasting a decent lifetime graph to go with his live crushing…

By: Andrew Burnett

Fresh off his latest live victory, a massive €1.65million scoop at the Barcelona EPT Super High Roller, a look at Mikita’s online exploits seemed in order, and a very creditable 300,000 or so hands give us a fair idea of how well he’s done, averaging $0.80 profit for every hand played – helped by this one…

Look closer and you can see that he hasn’t exactly been shirking the toughest players available, Katya_18, Ike Haxton and Kanu7 among the best online pros the world has seen, even if Paul ‘malACEsia’ Phua has never made the same great strides online as he has live.

Liviu ‘0human0’ Ignat, Jonas ‘Otb_RedBaron’ Mols and Jens ‘Jeans89’ Kyllönen also take pride of place among the opposition the best-ever Belarus poker pro has had to face, although it was one of the occasional forays into the big league by the unfortunate ‘MMAsherdog’ which came unstuck in this $100k pot…

For a while it seemed as though Mikita’s online rise was going to the shape of his live climb through the ranks – now standing at 22nd in the all-time tournament earnings list with over $18million next to his name on Hendon Mob - but a horrendous 2016 put paid to that…

It did coincide with his first $1million+ live year, however, so his focus may have been elsewhere, and the last year or two has seen him steady the ship somewhat at the nosebleed NLHE games.

Playing $200/400 online successfully isn’t as ‘easy’ as it once was, of course, and it’s unlikely that we’ll see massive changes in his win/loss rate online in the near future, but ‘fish2013’ certainly has the money to swim with the biggest sharks if he fancies it!


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