MSPT Sycuan Casino
Event #85: $50,000 High Roller

Badziakouski Grabs Chip Lead With Massive Pot

MikePatrick • Level 21: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante
Mikita Badziakouski

A recent blind versus blind battle has turned into maybe the biggest pot of the tournament, and certainly the biggest for Mikita Badziakouski.

Stephen Chidwick raised in the small blind to 500,000 and Badziakouski called from the big blind.

Chidwick led out for 380,000 on the {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{3-Clubs} flop. Badziakouski called, and the players saw the {k-Spades} fall on the turn.

After using one of his time banks, Chidwick bet 1.3 million, and again Badziakouski called.

The river brought the {8-Spades} and again Chidwick took a full minute before putting out a bet of 1.5 million.

Badziakouski took his time as well, using a couple of time banks before making the call.

Chidwick showed {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}, but his top pair was just pipped by Badziakouski's {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}, earning the Belarussian star a pot that sends his stack over ten million chips.

Player Chips Progress
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 10,600,000 8,225,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 4,600,000 -4,450,000

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