Level 29 (40,000/80,000/10,000)
Total BPPS Entrants: 272
Players Remaining: 3
Chip Average: 2,800,000
After working a short stack for the better part of the last level and a half, Abraham Korotki is now the chip leader at this BPPS final table. Two consecutive hands vaulted him up the leaderboard, the first was a double up through John Germano and then the next saw Korotki pick up a decent pot from Joe ‘Worm’ Palma.
The first hand was picked up with Germano opening the small blind and Korotki moving all-in from the big blind for just under 1,600,000. Germano called and tabled and was live against Korotki’s . The slightly bigger stack needed to hit to not only score the knockout but also stay alive as he and Korotki were closely stacked.
He didn’t, as the board ran out , leaving Germano drawing dead by the turn and with just over 800,000 left in his stack. He’d get a few shoves through to move over the 1,000,000 chip mark but he has not been looked up just yet.
That’s because Korotki is putting his big stack to use against Joe ‘Worm’ Palma, as they just played a 1,000,000 chip pot with that action picked up pre flop with Korotki opening the button to 225,000. Palma, who was in the small blind, three-bet to 580,000 and after Germano folded his big, Korotki called to see the flop.
After some thought, Palma led the flop for 650,000 and almost immediately after his chips hit the felt, Korotki announced himself “all-in”. The all-in amount was for just over 2,800,000 and Palma, knowing Germano was short, didn’t want to put the better portion of his stack at risk.
He eventually folded and when the dust settled, Abraham Korotki was suddenly playing just over 4,200,000. That’s enough to make him the chip leader, as he’s battled back marvelously from a short stack.