Online poker room, partypoker, has added yet another new member to its team, Nikita Bodyakovskiy who happens to be one of the most feared online cash game specialists.
Also known as “Mikita” among the poker community, Nikita has accumulated over $20 million on the live circuit since 2010, $14 million of which came in 2018 alone.
The 26-year-old’s biggest win came last year at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Main Event in Jeju where he racked over $5 million for his first-place finish.
“I am delighted to be joining Team partypoker,” said the 26-year old poker pro.
“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 welcomed him and 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.”