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Badziakouski Continues Impressive Run; Leads Super MILLION$

Mikita Badziakouski

Mikita Badziakouski enjoyed a profitable Sunday on January 16 when he won a high-stakes GGPoker tournament and reached the final table of another for a combined score in excess of $200,000. He now has the chance to add almost $450,000 to that sum because he is the chip leader going into the final table of the latest Super MILLION$.

Super MILLION$ Season 2 Episode 27 Final Table

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Mikita BadziakouskiThailand5,345,44789.1
2Andreas NasmanFinland4,518,06875.3
3Pablo Brito SilvaBrazil4,442,22274
4Konstantin MaslakRussia2,736,44545.6
5Isaac HaxtonCanada1,942,31432.4
6Nikita "VSMPZD" KuznetsovRussia1,485,74024.8
7Wiktor MalinowskiMacau777,93013
8joyeuxMexico658,20811
9bill2021Brazil293,6264.9
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Badziakouski has never finished higher than fifth in a Super MILLION$, so will see this as his best chance to rectify that fact. Season 2 of the Super MILLION$ has not been exactly kind to Badziakouski. This is his third cash from 11 events, and his first final table. The former partypoker man needs fourth-place or better to beat his best Super MILLION$ score. It would take a brave person to bet against that happening with Badziakouski sitting down with almost 90 big blinds.

Andreas Nasman is one of three former Super MILLION$ champions at this week’s final table. Nasman, formerly known as "Duckzzz" took down this tournament on October 10, 2021, for $335,624. That victory came when Nasman last reached the final table, can he make it two wins from two finales?

Pablo Brito Silva
Pablo Brito Silva

Brazilian sensation Pablo Brito Silva is the man in third place at the restart, courtesy of his 74 big blind stack. Silva reached last week’s Super MILLION$ final table where he fell in second place for a cool $399,926. He now has a legitimate chance of going one place deeper and becoming the tournament’s champion.

Super MILLION$ Season 2 Episode 27 Final Table Payouts

PlacePayout
1st$448,842
2nd$346,014
3rd$266,883
4th$205,795
5th$158,689
6th$122,366
7th$94,357
8th$72,759
9th$56,105

Konstantin Maslak’s eighth cash of the Super MILLION$ Season 2 has resulted in his third final table appearance. Maslak busted in ninth place the last time he reached this stage, but finds himself in a better starting position this time around because he sits down armed with 45.6 big blinds. Should Maslak get the job done and finish in first place, the prize money won will take his GGPoker winnings past the $2 million mark.

Just below Maslak in the chip counts is another former Super MILLION$ champion in Isaac Haxton. Haxton hopes his 13th cash of the season will prove unlucky rather than unlucky as he seeks to become a two-time Super MILLION$ champion. Haxton has 32.4 big blinds at the restart, which places him in the middle of the pack.

Sixth-place with 24.8 big blinds belongs to Nikita "VSMPZD" Kuznetsov of Russia. Kuznetsov is not a regular in this event – this is only their fourth appearance – but they are at this stage on merit. Kuznetsov sold 17.7% of their action to 20 stakers at 1.05 markup via GGPoker’s built-in staking software. The reason for Kuznetsov being able to sell a large piece of themselves may be because of the third-place finish in the WSOP Online Main Event, which came with $1,430,074.

Wiktor Malinowski
Wiktor Malinowski

He may only have 13 big blinds in his stack, but former Super MILLION$ champion Wiktor Malinowski is still a major threat. His final table opponents know he is not afraid to shove his stack into the middle, and that one double-up is all that is required for Malinowski to make a serious nuisance of himself.

Surprisingly, Malinowski is not the shortest stack when play resumes at 6:00 p.m. GMT on January 18 because two other players find themselves low on chips.

"joyeux" of Mexico has the equivalent of 11 big blinds at their disposal when the cards are back in the air. This is the first time joyeux has reached a Super MILLION$ final table, but that time is likely to be short-lived unless Lady Luck decides differently.

Brazilian "bill2021" has cashed for the first time in a Super MILLION$ event but has done so with a mere 4.9 big blinds in their stack. They do have some amazing GGPoker results, including a victory in the WSOPC Series: $25,000 Super Circuit HR for $446,453. It would take a minor miracle to replicate that result, but stranger things have happened in the poker world.

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