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Exclusive Interview: Oliver "THE ANT" Mihajlovski

Posted By KKPoker | 2024-04-25

Exclusive Interview: Oliver "THE ANT" Mihajlovski

Introducing 2024 MARCH MILLIONS Event #4 $70K HIGH ROLLER champion Oliver Mihajlovski, aka "THE ANT". 

KKPoker was delighted to speak exclusively to one of Europe's top poker talents to emerge from online and live poker over the past two years.

Currently ranked 3rd on the North Macedonia all-time live poker money list, Oliver has also been a regular winner in KKPoker's biggest games.

Those familiar with the European poker scene may recognize Oliver's name from his impressive poker traveling. Over the past eight years, he has secured live cashes in eight countries.

"I have been playing poker for over ten years and now consider myself a professional." said Oliver. 

"I joined the KKPoker community almost two years ago when my friends told me about the Macedonia 'STRELA' club in the app.

"We are a small community, but we are moving forward in the right direction. It's always good to have close friends who are poker players to discuss life and poker, talk about hands played, and realize if it was a good play or if you made a mistake somewhere."

Like many others, Oliver took to battle in the MARCH MILLIONS with eyes set on a share of the massive $2,000,000+ in guaranteed tournament prize pools.

Event #4, $70K HIGH ROLLER, featured a $200 buy-in and brought together the highest level of KKPoker player talent.

"Like every other tournament, I had to deal with many ups and downs. Of course, there is one memorable hand: With only three players remaining, I went all in with 55 on the Button for 20 BB.

"The Big Blind player called with Pocket Aces, and luckily a five appeared, and I survived."

Oliver's comeback victory propelled him up the March Millions Player of the Series Leaderboard, and he was well in contention for the KKPoker 24-carat Gold Coin top prize. However, he had a very worthy adversary in Brazilan player 'Snoway', who ultimately stormed ahead to win the contest.

"The Player of the Series battle started well for me. After my High Roller victory, I had some hope. Unfortunately, I had no other deep runs in the series to keep the battle alive. My congratulations to the Player of the Series, Snoway."

Read more about Snoway's win in our March Millions interview here.

Oliver has long been an online player, but his appearance in live poker in 2016 gave him a big boost. Having battled through an 860-player field at the PokerStars EPT Monaco Cup, he banked an impressive €27,488 and the trophy.

Since then, he has cashed for another $130,000 on the live poker scene, and in February 2024, he came 6th in the KKPoker Masters event held at the Apollonia Casino.

"I played online before my first big live win, and after this boost, I knew what I would do from now on.

"My victory in 2016 in Monte Carlo was my favorite win. It was my first live poker experience, my biggest one, and my first-ever trophy."

On his recent final table appearance at the KK Masters #2, Oliver said, "It is always good to make the final table. No matter how big the tournament, everyone is in it to win it!"

Oliver in final table action at the KK MASTERS #2

In 2024, KKPoker has set its sights on helping global poker players achieve their dreams of qualifying for more live poker events. In recent months, KKPoker has partnered with SPT at the Kings' Resort, Polish Winter Cup, London Poker Fest, and the Polish Poker Championship.

As poker in Europe continues to grow post-pandemic, KKPoker and Oliver both believe the opportunity to grow online and live poker is huge.

"I believe that poker is already growing, and it is always good for new poker destinations and events to pop up.

"My upcoming live poker plans are ASOP (Apolonia Series of Poker). After that, I will go to the Malta Poker Festival, and then I shall see.

"One of my main ambitions is to go to Las Vegas for the $10,000 Main Event, but I don't know if it will be this year or next. However, that is a poker goal I want to achieve.

"I will take part in the KKPoker Vegas Dream event! You never know when you can win a full package worth $13,500!"

Thank you to Oliver for discussing his poker story. In more from the March Millions interview series, read about three of our Japanese winners and four Brazilian champions as they discuss their fascinating experiences and future poker plans!  

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