Thanks to his outstanding achievements in the world of poker in 2018, Nikita Bodyakovskiy ‘Mikita Badziakouski' has attracted the attention of one of the biggest poker sites in the world and so it's no surprise that they want him onboard as one of their representatives at team partypoker starting this year.
Hailing from Belarus, Mikita Badziakouski had a wonderful poker journey in 2018, accumulating $14,563,871 in live tournament wins. This sum was actually the second-best amount for the entire 2018 calendar year (with the first placer being Justin Bonomo's earnings worth $25,428,935).
Here are Badziakouski's seven-figure wins in 2018 according to The Hendonmob:
$2,499,184 - 1st place at the HK$ 1,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - Triton Super High Roller Main Event (Triton Poker Super High Roller Series - Montenegro, Budva on May 15, 2018)
$1,600,000 - 4th place at the $300,000 NLHE event (2018 Super High Roller Bowl, Las Vegas on May 27, 2018)
$5,257,027 - 1st place at the HK$ 2,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Main Event (Triton Poker Super High Roller Series, Jeju on July 30, 2018); this is currently the Best Live Cash of his poker career
$ 1,912,903 - 1st place at the €100,000 NLHE - Super High Roller Event #9 (European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona, Spain on August 25, 2018)
His current total live earnings are at the $20 million mark.
At just 26 years old, Badziakouski now stands at 1st place in the Belarus All Time Money List.
Going by the online nickname ‘fish2013', Badziakouski joins a star-studded partypoker team which includes the likes of Anatoly Filatov, Boris Becker, Carl Froch, Fedor Holz, Isaac Haxton, Joao Simao, chairman Mike Sexton, Kristen Bicknell, Patrick Leonard and Sam Trickett.
Badziakouski said, "I am delighted to be joining Team partypoker. To be part of a team like this is a true honor for me. I will try to add my own expertise to help improve the game of poker across the world."
partypoker managing director Tom Waters said, "We're thrilled to welcome Nikita to Team partypoker. Nikita is one of the most respected players in the world and has recorded some incredible results in such a short space of time."