Michael Rodrigues of Portugal has won the World Series of Poker (WSOP) inaugural Badugui Championship. Event #20: The $1,500 Badugi, held at the Horseshoe and Paris in Las Vegas, attracted a whopping 516 entries and generated an impressive $688,866 prize pool. The final three returned yesterday for an unexpected fourth day of competition, all vying for the first prize of $144,678 and the coveted gold bracelet.
In less than an hour of game time, Michael Rodriguez defeated Li Yingui, leading in chips earlier in the day heads-up. Rodriguez won the biggest prize of his live tournament career. He was clearly thrilled, and when the final decisive pot was delivered to him, he threw up his hands.
The victory was significant for Rodrigues as he was immortalized as the first champion to have a Badugui-sole bracelet exclusively made. WSOP events. By next year, he can rightfully be the best baduji player in the world.
The competition itself was a huge success, exceeding all expectations, with a large number of participants and a sizeable prize pool. The WSOP is constantly breaking down barriers and offering new variations to satisfy players’ appetites and keep poker fun.
There is no doubt that this milestone will leave a deep mark in the history of the WSOP. Inspiration for future events and competitions dedicated to this exciting card game.
Event #20: $1,500 Badugi
Buy-In: $1,500Number of Participants: 516Pot: $688,860
1. Ranking: Michael Rodrigues – $144,678 2nd place: Li Yingui – $89,415 3rd place: Serhii Popovych – $59,879 4th place: Matt Venggrin – $40,996 5th Place: Danny Tang – $28,270 6th Place: Owais Ahmed – $20,557
Latinos on the cash list
52. : Renan Bruschi – $3,012
Although the exact origins of this fascinating game are unknown, it is believed to have originated in Korea in the second half of the 20th century. Others claim it became popular in Canada in the 1980s under the name “Off Suit Lowball”. Badugi The name is said to come from the Korean word “baduk” or “badug”, referring to the black and white pattern.
In Badugi the goal is to make the lowest hand of four cards of different rank and suit. Any ace is considered low, and the best hand you can make is A-2-3-4 of suit, a real gem in this exciting game.
With a fixed limit game format and four rounds of betting, every fold and every bet will keep you on your toes as critical moments approach. Below you can find the English tutorial, but you can turn on the Spanish subtitles and you will learn how to play in 10 minutes.