Level 24 (12,000/24,000/3,000)
Total BPPS Entrants: 272
Players Remaining: 5
Chip Average: 1,650,000
The first meaningful hand at this final table saw John Germano and Abraham Korotki clash and they just did again in the first meaningful hand back from break. This time, Germano cut down the six-time Borgata Poker champion with the nut straight, to move himself into a commanding position atop the BPPS leaderboard.
The action was picked up pre flop, with Eliyah Asur limping in late position and Korotki doing the same on the button. Germano checked his option in the big blind and then checked the flop. Asur bet 50,000 and both players called before all three players checked the turn card.
The river put four to a straight on board and Germano led for 150,000. Asur quickly folded and Korotki then cut out a raise to 301,000. After getting a count, Germano announced a raise of his own, pushing out more than a full stack of red 25,000 value chips. Korotki immediately called, only to see Germano table for the nut straight.
Korotki gave out a quick, mumbled laugh before he threw his cards towards the muck and pushed a decent portion of his stack across the table. When the dust settled, Germano just over 3,500,000 while Kortoki was knocked down to just under the 1,000,000 chip mark, his lowest total of this Day 3 session.