Nikita “fish2013” Bodyakovskiy is undoubtedly in the top-three “most prominent people” of poker world in 2018. His tournament upstreak inspired many of his colleagues (although he is still far from Justin Bonomo) and this week we learned that he would proudly wear a partypoker badge.
Current ambassador of the room, Mikhail Semin, announced the news of Nikita joining partypoker team. Nikita told him that he wanted to change his lifestyle a little bit and become more open to the poker community. However, this does not mean that he will start his Twitter or Instagram page.
Nikita likes the development course partypoker and he is not ashamed to represent the company’s interests in a public space. According to the Belarusian player, he has long been offered cooperation by many poker rooms, which he refused.
«If you look at the composition of the partypoker ambassadors, you’ll see the most pleasant and respected people in the poker community: Isaac Haxton, Jason Koon, Fedor Holz, Sam Trickett, Pads, Trueteller – being in such a team is very pleasant and real honor for me».
Despite the $20,7 million profit in offline tournaments (according to hendonmob), Nikita “fish2013” Bodyakovskiy was originally a professional cash-game player. Although he does not hide that he “likes tournaments more”. He stopped solid online-grinding more than a year ago to devote more time to self-development and travel. Nikita works on the game with a close friend Roman Romeopro.
2018 was the best in the career of the 26-year-old high roller – his upstreak materialized into +$15 000 000. The total cost of Nikita buy-ins for 2018 exceeded 7 000 000$. For many tournaments (especially expensive ones) he sold shares.
But in any case, he had 13 ITM during 2018 and he managed to do it in the strongest players’ pools.