It is only a month ago since the brilliant Belarusian Mikita “fish2013” Badziakouski won the €100,000 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller for a second time, an impressive result that saw Badziakouski add €1,979,220 to his bankroll. Now he has triumphed in one of the toughest online poker tournaments, taking down the $25,500 Super High Roller at the 2022 PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP).
Forty unique entrants purchased 16 re-entries among them, creating a $1,373,400 prize pool as a result. Only the final seven players received their cut of that seven-figure pot, so spare a moment of your time to think about Eelis “EEE27” Parssinen, who saw his tournament end abruptly in eighth place, thus bursting the massive money bubble.
Hungarian star Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas came unstuck in fifth place for $115,090, with Linus “LLinusLLove” Loeliger bowing out in fourth and receiving $159,706 for his efforts. Canada’s Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois could not progress deeper than third, a finish worth $221,618, leaving Badziakouski heads-up against Aleksejs “APonakov” Ponakovs.
Both Badziakouski and Ponakovs are regulars in the Super High Roller world, with the latter defeating the legendary Phil Ivey in the $100,000 buy-in event at the 2022 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas earlier in the year. Ponakovs had to make do with a runner-up finish this time around as Badziakouski bulldozed his way to victory and the $426,748 top prize. Ponakovs licked his wounds with the help of a $307,530 consolation prize.
|1||Mikita “fish2013” Badziakouski||$426,748|
|2||Aleksejs “APonakov” Ponakovs||$307,530|
|3||Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois||$221,618|
|4||Linus “LLinusLLove” Loeliger||$159,706|
|5||Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas||$115,090|
|6||David “dpeters17” Peters||$82,938|
|7||Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker||$59,768|