At the top of Latvia’s all-time money list is none other than Mihails Morozovs – known best for his runner-up finish in the 2016 EPT Barcelona €10,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller 8-Handed event. The India-born tournament enthusiast pocketed $695,611 for his deep run, losing only to high roller regular Connor Drinan in the closing heads-up battle. Among other in-the-money finishers were Pratyush Buddiga, Super High Roller Bowl winner Rainer Kempe and Canadian star Mike ‘Timex’ McDonald - all of which Mihails got past to finish in second.
Although this was the biggest accomplishment in monetary terms for Mihails, he has picked up a number of titles in smaller buy-in events. In 2011, he won his first EPT trophy at Madrid after shipping the €2,000 No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed Bounty tournament. This is one of two EPT titles that Morozovs has earned – the second was won in 2013 at Monte Carlo in the €1,000 Pot Limit Omaha Re-buy event. This win demonstrated that the Latvian was more than just a No Limit Hold’em player.
Opening the floodgates for tournament victories, the trophies continued to pour in over the following two years. Before 2013 closed out, Mihails picked up his first WPT title at the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry event in Cyprus. Add another WPT title, a win at one of Aria’s Open Face Chinese tournaments and an IPT first-place finish to this list, and Morozovs won himself a string of trophies in 2013.
The following year, Mihails picked up his third WPT title – this one coming in the €300 No Limit Hold’em Big Stack event in Barcelona. With a number of WSOP cashes under his belt as well, the biggest tournament winner to ever come from Latvia has had success all across the world and continues to grind the live tournament scene today.