Level 29 (40,000/80,000/10,000)
Total BPPS Entrants: 272
Players Remaining: 1
Chip Average: 8,100,000
While both players were extremely deep going into heads up play, the battle between Joe ‘Worm’ Palma and Abraham Korotki only lasted a few hands. In the end, it was a cooler situation for Palma, who got it in on the flop with the best of it.
The action was picked up on a board of , with Korotki leading out, only to see Palma raise. Almost immediately, Korotki announced himself “all-in”, with Palma snap calling, turning over for a flopped set. Korotki tabled and needed to hit his straight to score the knockout.
He did, instantly, as the spiked on the turn, leaving Palma with only the river to catch a pair of the board for a full house. Unfortunately for him, the completed the board and his BPPS final table run was over in second place.
Palma has been on a tear over the last few months, continually going deep in major regional events and proving that he’s a force to be reckoned with. He notches another runner-up finish, following his 2nd place result at the May Parx Big Stax 1500, this one good for a $16,000 score.