Level 29 (40,000/80,000/10,000)
Total BPPS Entrants: 272
Players Remaining: 1
Chip Average: 8,100,000
When play was three-handed, Abraham Korotki might have been the shortest stack in front of him, but he was easily the most confident player remaining despite his numerical disadvantage to the rest of the field. Why wouldn’t he be? He was the most experienced player coming into this final table and as Korotki put it, when he gets close, he “doesn’t let these kind of opportunities get away”.
He didn’t, battling back against what some players would consider insurmountable odds, scoring a few hard fought doubles late at this BPPS final table and then besting Joe ‘Worm’ Palma heads up to score his mind boggling seventh Borgata Poker title.
For Korotki, he might have proved everything there is to prove on the East Coast poker scene, as he’s one of, if not the, winningest player in Borgata Poker history, as well as the state of Delaware’s all-time winningest player with over $1,300,000 in career earnings. But, if this victory did anything, it filled potentially the only void on his Borgata Poker resume, as he’s won everything from Borgata Poker Open events, to BPO Championship events, to Deep Stacks Challenge titles, and finally add a Player’s Series title to his already stacked trophy case.
Korotki, who is one of the more fierce competitors you’ll see at the poker table, was gracious in victory and while he’ll make just over $27,000 for the victory, it was clear that the title and the trophy meant more to him. Not surprising though, as he’s again proved his standing in the Borgata Poker history books, notching his seventh major tournament win, further cementing that the Borgata is “his house”.
That concludes our coverage of the $100,000 GTD Borgata Poker Player’s Series. We thank you for following the action and look forward to seeing you in September for the WPT Borgata Poker Open.