Mikita Badziakouski Takes Down British Poker Open £50k Title For £486,000

partypoker pro Mikita Badziakouski scooped the British Poker Open £50k title at Londons Aspers Casino last night, taking the £486,000 first prize with a heads-up victory over Germanys Christoph Vogelsang…

By: Andrew Burnett

It was another small turnout for the Super High Roller series, but the list of names was as impressive as it gets, Chidwick, Carrel, Tollerene, O’Dwyer and Aldemir among the runners.

Sam Soverel, who has dominated the series so far with 5 cashes, including two victories, was first to fall as he ran top pair into David Peters’ turned broadway.

Charlie Carrel, the young English highroller genius, started brightly – knocking out both Sam Greenwood and Kahle Burns, while Vogelsang accounted for Koray Aldemir and Ben Tollerene along the way.

Badziakouski, the ‘Belarus Beast’, was also whittling the star-studded field down, Matthias Eibinger his first victim and then O’Dwyer stepped up to the chopping block…

Badziakouski: Q♥ Q♣
O’Dwyer: J♠ J♦
Board: A♦ 10♣ 7♣ 5♥ 10♠

With only three spots paid, the action came fast and furious as the players were reduced to a single table of eight, Imsirovic falling on Chidwick’s sword and then the Englishman himself hitting the rail as he ran his tens into Peters’ pocket rockets.

Greenwood, Imsirovic and Eibinger had all fired second bullets, but none of the trio would make it to the money, the Canadian busting his second stack on the bubble.

His conqueror, Badziakouski, had guaranteed himself something very symbolic – passing Phil Ivey on the all-time tournament money-winner list in a week that has seen Ivey’s own winnings up for grabs.

Back on the Aspers felt, David Peters was the man who fell in third place, a £144,000 payday dulling the pain somewhat at being rivered and then running into aces in back-to-back hands.

Heads-up was a quick and brutal affair, Vogelsang immediately taking a huge hit, doubling back up with pocket aces and then finally falling when he found himself dominated…

Badziakouski: 10♠ 9♥
Vogelsang: 10♦ 8♦
Board: K♠ Q♦ 7♠ Q♠ 3♥

Badziakouski took the title and £486,000 while Vogelsang had to be content with the £270,000 consolation prize.
Overall, this meant that Sam Soverel was crowned the 2019 British Poker Open Champion before the final £100k event kicked off, his two wins, two seconds and a third spot marking an emphatic win.

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Final Table Results:

1 Mikita Badziakouski £486,000
2 Christoph Vogelsang £270,000
3 David Peters £144,000



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