Belarusian Brilliance: Mikita Badziakouski Triumphs in the WPT Bi

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on Dec 24, 2023 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

On December 20th, 2023, at Wynn Las Vegas, Mikita Badziakouski, the Belarusian poker prodigy, clinched victory in the inaugural $1 million buy-in World Poker Tour Big One for One Drop, earning $7.1 million. His triumph not only etched his name in poker history but also contributed $1.2 million to the One Drop Foundation, highlighting the charitable aspect of this elite tournament.

Badziakouski’s poker journey began in Belarus, known more for his online prowess under the alias “Fishfacedkiller.” His breakout in 2019 with a PokerStars Championship win marked the start of his ascent. 2023 showcased his prowess with victories in high rollers, including the $500,000 Super High Roller Bowl Australia.

The WPT Big One for One Drop, attracting 17 top players, saw Badziakouski navigating fierce competition, overcoming pivotal moments, and facing Mario Mosböck heads-up. His calculated aggression and a touch of luck secured him the title, propelling him into the poker elite.

Beyond personal glory, Badziakouski’s win benefited the One Drop Foundation, emphasizing his commitment to charitable causes. The $7.1 million triumph cements his legacy, proving that talent and resilience can propel a player from an emerging poker nation to the pinnacle of the game.

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