175 Platinum Passes awarded

175 Platinum Passes awarded

Siarhei Chudapal

Belarus

Mega Path

Siarhei Chudapal earned his spot in the 2020 PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em Players Championship in Barcelona via the Mega Path promotion. The win highlighted a fun month at the tables in November 2019 for the 31-year-old poker pro.

Besides winning that last all-in to claim his Platinum Pass, Chudapal also won a couple of other memorable all-ins in November. One was a three-way all-in in which he had pocket threes and <i>both</i> his opponent had pocket twos. “Easiest all-in in poker career,” he jokes. The other was a hand in which he bluffed all in and his opponent misclicked called him with just seven-high.

In addition to poker, Chudapal enjoys traveling and fishing, and coincidentally lists his fellow countryman “Fish2013” — a.k.a. Mikita Badziakouski — as his favorite poker player.

A serious player, Chudapal logged more than 1,000 hours of live poker during 2019 both in cash games and tournaments. He first got into the game around 2006 (“I was a bonus hunter,” he says), and over the course of his career has accumulated nearly $250K in tournament cashes.

In fact, when Chudapal arrives in Barcelona in August 2020, he’ll be returning to the site of his largest career cash thanks to his 17th-place finish in the €10K High Roller at EPT Barcelona in 2018, good for €43,860.

Even so, according to Chudapal his greatest achievements aren’t available to be researched on Hendon Mob. “Beautiful wife and smart cat,” he says.