Mikita Badziakouski entered the live-streamed final table of Event #2: $50,000 Short Deck from 2022 Super High Roller Series Europe with a big chip lead. Badziakouski rode that chip lead to a $756,000 victory after he defeated Phil Ivey in heads-up play. The tournament attracted 42 entries and created a $2,100,000 prize pool, of which Badziakouski won the lion’s share of.
2022 Super High Roller Series Europe Event #2 Results
|2nd||Phil Ivey||United States||$504,000|
|3rd||Jason Koon||United States||$336,000|
|4th||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||$231,000|
|6th||Lee Wai Kiat||Malaysia||$105,000|
Event #2 of Super High Roller Series Europe took place at Merit Royal Hotel Casino & Spa in North Cyprus. The final table was live streamed on PokerGO’s YouTube channel. The tournament had a $50,000 buy-in and attracted a field of 42 entries, generating a prize pool of $2,100,000. The top six finishes reached the money, with all players to cash earning PGT leaderboard points in addition to their cash prize.
After Cary Katz bubbled the money at the end of Day 1 of the tournament, the final six players bagged up their chips to return for Saturday’s Day 2. Lee Wai Kiat was the first player to bust and he took home $105,000 for his finish. After he went out, Lun Loon joined him on the rail, with Loon taking home $168,000 for his fifth-place finish.
Loon’s elimination left four players remaining and it was quite the who’s who of the high roller tournament poker scene, with Mikita Badziakouski, Phil Ivey, Jason Koon, and Stephen Chidwick vying for the title. Of that remaining group, Chidwick was the first to bust, then it was Koon taking third place. Chidwick scored $231,000 and Koon walked away with $336,000.
Heads-up play between Badziakouski and Ivey saw Badziakouski come out on top to the tune of $756,000, but Ivey didn’t go home empty-handed. Ivey picked up more than half a million dollars – $504,000 to be exact – for his second-place finish.
2022 Super High Roller Series Europe Leaderboard Top 10
With his second-place finish in Event #2: $50,000 Short Deck, Phil Ivey improved to 1,341 points atop the Super High Roller Series Europe leaderboard. Ivey now has one victory and four cashes for a total of $2,240,100 from Triton Poker Cyprus and Super High Roller Series Europe combined.
Winning Event #2 pushed Mikita Badziakouski up to fifth on the series leaderboard with 633 points.
The player that accumulates the most PGT leaderboard points throughout all events will win the Super High Roller Series Championship and a $25,000 championship bonus.
|1||Phil Ivey||United States||1,341|
|3||Winfred Yu||Hong Kong||700|
|4||Elton Tsang||Hong Kong||653|
|8||Jason Koon||United States||575|
|9||Lee Wai Kiat||Malaysia||567|
Photo courtesy of Merit Poker.