partypoker is delighted to welcome Nikita Bodyakovskiy as the newest member of Team partypoker.

Better known in poker circles as “Mikita”, Belarus’s highest grossing player has amassed over $20m on the live circuit since 2010, racking up over $14m in cashes across 2018 alone, and joins the likes of Patrick Leonard, Fedor Holz, Ike Haxton and partypoker chairman, Mike Sexton on the newly-formed partypoker Player Panel.

A regular fixture in some of the biggest games in the world, Bodyakovskiy recently finished fourth at both the 2018 partypoker Caribbean Poker Party $250k Super High Roller Championships ($700,000) and WSOPE 2018 $100k Super High Roller ($899,658).

Only weeks prior, the 26-year old cemented his reputation as one of the fiercest players in the game after scooping an impressive hat-trick of back-to-back titles, highlighted by a win in the HK$2m Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Main Event worth over $5m.

The Belarusian has also enjoyed considerable success at the virtual tables, boasting over $200k in online winnings under the renowned moniker, “fish2013”.

Something of a child prodigy, Bodyakovskiy excelled at chess in his infant years before later transferring that strategic thinking to poker, a decision that has to date yielded an incredible $20,742,707 in lifetime earnings to put him over $17m clear of the next-placed Belarusian player in his country’s all-time money rankings.

After his 18th birthday, “Mikita” migrated from his native Belarus to Kiev, and now occupies his time travelling the high-roller poker circuit to compete for millions at the world’s premier poker destinations such as Macau and Las Vegas.

Bodyakovskiy said: “I am delighted to be joining Team partypoker. If you look at the current members, established world-class players such as Ike Haxton, Jason Koon, Fedor Holz, Sam Trickett, Patrick Leonard and “Trueteller” (Timofey Kuznetsov) – they are all nice and well-respected people.

“To be part of a team like this is a true honour for me. These players have been playing at the top level for years and they can always help with advice, because they know poker from the inside. I will be working in the same area and will try to add my own expertise to help improve the game of poker across the world.”

partypoker managing director, Tom Waters said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Nikita to Team partypoker. Nikita is one of the most respected players in the world, and has recorded some incredible results in such a short space of time.

“Along with the various other members of the Player Panel, Nikita’s expertise of the game will help us to shape our policies and improve the playing experience for players at partypoker.”

Nikita Bodyakovskiy can be found at the partypoker tables playing under “fish2013”.

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For more information on the partypoker Player Panel see here.

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