The EPT Monte Carlo Series came to an end a few weeks ago with Nikita Bodiakovsky finishing in second place and winning over €2,000,000.
Not a long break between wins Nikita made a lot of money when he reached the final table again at the Triton Poker Festival and won $1.2 million.
This happened at the $75,000 NLH tournament, which attracted 87 entries and saw a good number of our players make it to the final table. Four Russian-speaking poker pros won: Nikolay Voskoboynikov, Artur Martirosyan, Vyacheslav Buldygin and Nikita Bodiakovsky. They all have one thing in common: They were both eliminated by eventual champion Michael Soyza.
Nikolay Voskoboynikov and Artur Martirosyan were the first Malaysian victims. Soiza set up a powerful trap with pocket aces and eliminated our boys in eighth and ninth:
- 8. Place: Martirosyan – $241,500.
- 9th Place: Voskoboynikov – $182,500.
Vyacheslav Buldygin held on until fifth place. Can’t resist betting on the pocket ten of Malaysian players. The Russian earned $502,500 for his finish.
Bodiakovsky enters heads-up play, his third match in recent weeks. On the last hand, Nikita bluffed at the table. Soyza burned three Time Bank cards before deciding to call and play. This is the Malaysian’s second win in the Triton Poker Series – he last won in 2019. His first place earned him $1,730,000.
Nikita’s latest win puts him on the all-time money list of most profitable players. Bodiakovsky moved up from 10th to eighth for a total of $42,206,910.
While the Triton Poker Series features the most expensive Texas Hold’em and Short Deck tournaments with buy-ins as high as $200,000, Nikita will have the opportunity to improve her position to $200,000.