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

Place Player Country Prize
1st Mikita Badziakouski Belarus $756,000
2nd Phil Ivey United States $504,000
3rd Jason Koon United States $336,000
4th Stephen Chidwick United Kingdom $231,000
5th Lun Loon Malaysia $168,000
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.

Rank Player Country Points
1 Phil Ivey United States 1,341
2 Andras Nemeth Hungary 700
3 Winfred Yu Hong Kong 700
4 Elton Tsang Hong Kong 653
5 Mikita Badziakouski Belarus 633
6 Tom Vogelsang Netherlands 616
7 Laszlo Bujtas Hungary 606
8 Jason Koon United States 575
9 Lee Wai Kiat Malaysia 567
10 Ivan Leow Malaysia 537

Ivey Now Third On PGT Leaderboard

Phil Ivey’s second-place finish in Event #2: $50,000 Short Deck from 2022 Super High Roller Series Europe moved him up to third place on the 2022 PGT leaderboard. He now has 1,341 points on the season, sitting behind Ali Imsirovic with 1,493 points and Isaac Kempton with 1,375 points.

2022 PokerGO Tour Leaderboard

Rank Name Points Wins Cashes Earnings
1st Ali Imsirovic 1,493 4 14 $2,303,700
2nd Isaac Kempton 1,375 0 3 $1,297,464
9th Phil Ivey 1,341 1 4 $2,240,100
3rd Alex Foxen 1,295 2 12 $1,629,002
4th Tony Sinishtaj 1,250 1 1 $1,655,952
5th Sean Winter 1,217 2 10 $1,855,100
6th Sean Perry 1,147 2 11 $1,615,508
7th Nick Petrangelo 1,119 3 5 $2,189,800
8th Jeremy Ausmus 1,049 2 9 $1,216,100
10th Alex Livingston 886 0 5 $917,599

Note: PokerGO Tour leaderboard accurate at the date of this article.

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