Two more titles handed out at British Poker Open



The dust has settled on another epic night of high stakes action at Aspers Casino in London as Mikita Badziakouski took down the £50K event for £486K. Late the night before, Sam Soverel took down the non-streamed £25K High Roller for £227,500.

From the winner, Mikita Badziakouski: “I had a lot of fun. You’re always happy when you’re winning because if you get to the end of the tournament it means that you like experienced every single stage. I’m happy to win. You need to have the feeling of winning something like this!”

The final table today started with eliminations of the likes of Charlie Carrel, Ali Imsirovic and Matthias Eibinger before Sam Greenwood departed on the bubble. Greenwood busted when he shoved two overcards and a gutshot on the flop only to get called by Badziakouski who held a flush draw and a gutshot. The Belorussian’s flush hit and three players remained.

David Peters had lead this event for many hours before it all came crashing down. Peters first lost a coinflip to double up Christoph Vogelsang before busting to the German with A-J to aces. The heads-up battle didn’t last long as Badziakouski sealed the deal with 10-9 vs. 8-9.

1st, Mikita Badziakouski, £486,000
2nd, Christoph Vogelsang, £270,000
3rd, David Peters, £144,000

The non-streamed £25K event drew 13 entries and at the final table it was Ali Imsirovic who departed in fourth before Ben Tollerene busted on the bubble. The heads-up match between Steve O’Dwyer and Soverel lasted for quite some before a clash of top pairs ended the match. O’Dwyer collected £97,500 for his efforts while Soverel added another £227,500 to his tremendous trip to London.

Chris Cosenza

Chris Cosenza