Nikita Bodyakovskiy (born February 6, 1992) also spelled Mikita Badziakouski, is a Belarusian professional poker player known for his accomplishments in live poker tournaments.
Mikita Badziakouski is one of the best poker players. This year, he already won several huge tournaments, which gave him the opportunity to rise in the overall world ranking of the best poker players from 119th place to the 28th. Mikita Badziakouski Wins HR Championship and is a WPTWOC Event Winner. 22 September 2020 Mikita Badziakouski Leads WPTWOC High Roller Championship Final Table. 10 March 2020 Mikita Badziakouski Takes Down $50K Super High Roller Series Event. 19 January 2019 Nikita “Mikita” Bodyakovskiy joins Team partypoker.
Preflop, with four players remaining and blinds of 30,000-60,000 with a 60,000 big blind ante, Mikita Badziakouski raised to 125,000 from under the gun. Christoph Vogelsang called from the big blind. On the flop Vogelsang checked. Badziakouski bet 100,000. Vogelsang called. On the turn Vogelsang checked. Badziakouski bet 360,000. Vogelsang called. On the river Vogelsang bet 825,000. Badziakouski folded.
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In this hand Christoph Vogelsang demonstrated his ability to adjust to an evolving board texture, making a major shift in approach on the river that earns him a key pot with four players remaining. Chip leader Mikita Badziakouski was dealt A-K offsuit under the gun and opened for just over a min-raise. Result keno. Christoph Vogelsang, who was essentially tied for the short stack with around 35 big blinds, picked up K-6 offsuit and defended his big blind. Both players flopped top pair, with Badziakouski having the far superior kicker. Vogelsang check-called the flop, seemingly adopting a bluff-catching strategy to the hand. Badziakouski, on the other hand, seemed to be willing to bet his hand for value on multiple streets with the additional confidence of having the best kicker available to accompany his pair of kings. The turn made a backdoor flush draw possible and completed a gutshot. Vogelsang check-called again and the 10™ completed the board, giving a straight to any player with a jack in their hand. Vogelsang had previously seemed content to just make it to showdown with his top pair, controlling the size of the pot by check-calling while also allowing Badziakouski to continue with the bluffs in his range. With so many more hand combinations now making a straight on the river, Vogelsang might have now felt that his hand was no longer strong enough to use as a bluff catcher. He opted to turn his hand into a bluff, perhaps thinking that his perceived range as the big-blind defender was more likely to include hands like J-9 or K-J than Badziakouski’s, given prior action. He bet 825,000 into the pot of 1,260,000 and Badziakouski went into the tank before folding top pair. Would Vogelsang have made the same decision to turn his weaker top pair into a bluff if the river hadn’t made such a dramatic change to the board texture? It’s impossible to say for sure, but it seems probable that he used the opportunity the four-liner on the board presented him to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat.