2021 World Series of Poker
H-75: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $25,500
Prize Pool $5,200,000
Players 208

Level Info

Level 39
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 25,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 9
H-75: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million
Day 2 completed

Mikita Badziakouski Wins 2021 GG Spring Festival Event H-75: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million ($1,105,679)

zedmaster84 • Level 39: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
Mikita Badziakouski
Mikita Badziakouski

The 2021 GG Spring Festival has determined another high-stakes champion and it was Mikita Badziakouski that earned the biggest individual prize of the series so far. Out of a field of 208 entries in Event H-75: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million, Badziakouski claimed the lion's share of the $5.2 million prize pool and walked away with the top prize of $1,105,679.

For the Belarussian, it was redemption for his runner-up finish to Ronny Kaiser in Event H-49: $25,500 Super High Roller just a few days ago. Kaiser was also on the final table once more but had to settle for 8th place this time.

Badziakouski earned the victory in commanding style after sending six of the eight finalists to the rail. The other two casualties were caused by start-of-the-day chip leader Elio Fox, who had to settle for 4th place. Matthew "Nator" Hyman and Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani battled for the hefty pay jump and Dattani did so successfully to claim the consolation prize of $829,142.

The final table also featured Timofey Kuznetsov, Sebastian "TheodoreRhye" Trisch, Sean Winter, and Michael Zhang.

Final Result 2021 GGSF Event H-75: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in USD)
1Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus$1,105,679
2Michel "CrossfireX" DattaniPortugal$829,142
3Matthew "Nator" HymanMexico$621,769
4Elio FoxUnited States$466,261
5Timofey KuznetsovRussia$349,647
6Sebastian "TheodoreRhye" TrischGermany$262,198
7Sean WinterUnited States$196,621
8Ronny KaiserSwitzerland$147,445
9Michael ZhangUnited Kingdom$110,568

Badziakouski Dominates Right From the Start

Badziakouski started the final table second in chips, separated by just half a big blind to Fox, and immediately staked his claim for the top spot. In the first level of the final table, Badziakouski knocked out Michael Zhang to take over the lead and never surrendered it from there on anymore.

Ronny Kaiser was the next to go and came up short against Fox. He had previously doubled through the American pro and got it in ahead once more but Fox's top pair and gutshot spiked a straight on the river. Sean Winter was the next to bust and Sebastian "TheodoreRhye" Trisch then failed to get there with king-queen against the queens of Fox.

That was about the only time when Fox got close to Badziakouski, who dominated the action with sheer aggression until the end. Timofey Kuznetsov lost a flip to the Belorussian, who then reduced the stack of Fox to fumes. The lead of Badziakouski was so big, he could simply open-shove almost every hand.

There were some bumps along the road and most notably, Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani doubled twice through him in four-handed play. However, there was only ever going to be one winner as Badziakouski then knocked out one opponent after the other. Ultimately, the final table concluded in just shy of three hours.

The next featured final table is just around the corner as the GGSF Super MILLION$ ME-H: $10,300 will determine a winner on the live-streamed showdown on Tuesday, April 20. The PokerNews live reporting team will be back then to provide all the key hands from start to finish.

All $25,500 High Rollers during the 2021 GGSF so far

EventEntriesPrize PoolWinnerCountryTop Prize
H-06: $25,500 Sunday Five Million198$5,000,000Guillaume NoletCanada$1,084,892
H-16: $25,500 Super High Roller85$2,125,000Ottomar LadvaEstonia$446,446
H-23: $25,500 Super High Roller88$2,200,000Dario SammartinoItaly$508,448
H-41: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million202$5,050,000Niklas AstedtSweden$1,095,741
H-49: $25,500 Super High Roller90$2,250,000Sami KelopuroFinland$520,003
H-49: $25,500 Super High Roller88$2,200,000Ronny KaiserSwitzerland$508,448
H-75: $25,500 Sunday Five Million208$5,200,000Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus$1,105,679

Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani Eliminated in 2nd Place ($829,142)

zedmaster84 • Level 39: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
Michel Dattani
Michel Dattani

Another couple of hands in heads-up action whittled down the stack of Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani to seven blinds and he called the open-shove by Mikita Badziakouski.

Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani: {a-Diamonds}{2-Spades}
Mikita Badziakouski: {8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}

The {7-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop gave both players a gutshot. Badziakouski picked up even more outs on the {9-Hearts} turn and got there on the {10-Spades} river to end the tournament in dominating fashion. Dattani laddered up the most and gets rewarded with a payday of $829,142.

Dattani eliminated by Badziakouski
Dattani eliminated by Badziakouski

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 20,800,000 2,228,164
Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani pt
Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani
pt Busted

Tags: Michel DattaniMikita Badziakouski

Dattani Doubles Right Away

zedmaster84 • Level 39: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

In the first hand of heads-up play, Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani jammed for five and a half blinds to get called by Mikita Badziakouski.

Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani: {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}
Mikita Badziakouski: {q-Spades}{10-Spades}

The {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}{7-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{j-Spades} board kept Dattani in contention for a miracle comeback story.

Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 18,571,836 -1,114,082
Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani pt
Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani
pt 2,228,164 1,114,082

Matthew "Nator" Hyman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($621,769)

zedmaster84 • Level 39: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
Hyman eliminated by Badziakouski
Hyman eliminated by Badziakouski

Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani doubled through Mikita Badziakouski, who then open-jammed once more from the button.

Matthew "Nator" Hyman elected to call it off for the 635,882 he had behind in the big blind.

Matthew "Nator" Hyman: {6-Clubs}{5-Clubs}
Mikita Badziakouski: {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

The {k-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts} flop was a huge sweat but the {q-Hearts} turn and {8-Spades} river were both blanks. Hyman had to settle for 3rd place and takes home $621,769 for the efforts.

Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 19,685,918 1,378,841
Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani pt
Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani
pt 1,114,082 87,041
Matthew "Nator" Hyman mx
Matthew "Nator" Hyman
mx Busted

Tags: Mikita BadziakouskiMatthew Hyman

Level:
39
Blinds:
100,000/200,000
Ante:
25,000

Chop It Up

zedmaster84 • Level 38: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante

"It seems that 200k pay jumps put pressure on", Mikita Badziakouski joked as he kept on jamming all-in. There was no call in several hands to leave his two opponents very short.

Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani eventually made a stack with the {a-Spades}{q-Clubs} and Badziakouski tabled the {5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. The board ran out {9-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{8-Spades} and the straight on the board ensured the split pot.

Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 18,307,077 1,930,000
Matthew "Nator" Hyman mx
Matthew "Nator" Hyman
mx 1,465,882 -720,000
Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani pt
Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani
pt 1,027,041 -1,210,000
Level:
38
Blinds:
80,000/160,000
Ante:
20,000

Elio Fox Eliminated in 4th Place ($466,261)

zedmaster84 • Level 37: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante
Elio Fox
Elio Fox

Mikita Badziakouski once more moved all-in from the button and this time, it was Elio Fox who called it off in the big blind for the 678,066 he had behind.

Elio Fox: {a-Diamonds}{4-Spades}
Mikita Badziakouski: {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

The {k-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{7-Spades}{j-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} board left Fox drawing dead on the turn and he had to settle for $466,261.

Fox eliminated by Badziakouski
Fox eliminated by Badziakouski
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 17,402,518 940,566
Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani pt
Michel "CrossfireX" Dattani
pt 2,512,041 -87,500
Matthew "Nator" Hyman mx
Matthew "Nator" Hyman
mx 885,441 -17,500
Elio Fox us
Elio Fox
us Busted

Tags: Elio FoxMikita Badziakouski