Mikita Badziakouski, accustomed to winning the most expensive events in the world, failed to claim the coveted bubble title in Event 7 of the London Triton Poker Series: $200,000 No-Limit Hold’em.
The manner in which Mikita was eliminated surprised some of his opponents. As the fifth shortest stack, he opted for an open all-in with 20 BBS when Christoph Vogelsang had only 3 BBS and Daniel Dvoress had 5. Espen Jørstad was the only one who called, revealing A♠K♦. Holding 7♠7♦, the Belarusian moved all-in with 2♣4♠8♠ and Q♣ on the turn, but the K♣ river brought one of the former world champion’s outs.
With Mikita down, all 13 players in Game 7 are guaranteed at least $325,000. Shortly after, Vogelsang suffered severe injuries and fell to the side of the road. With J♥J♣ against Timothy Adams’ A♦J♠, he saw the turn A♥ end his run.
Dvoress also briefly fought back. After holding A♠10♠, he got three all-ins with David Yan and Chris Brewer, who held A♣Q and K♥K♠, respectively. 10♥3♥J♣5♦4♦ The board confirmed Brewer’s victory as he won a big pot and received a valuable raise.
The winner of Event 7 will receive $4,300,000 out of a $16,200,000 prize pool.