In 2006 Abraham Korotki reigned victorious in the World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Atlantic City main event. Eleven years later he returned to the same poker room and incredibly was able recapture the title, topping an array of 341 entries to win the 2017 WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Atlantic City $1,675 no-limit hold’em Main Event title. For the win the Delaware resident earned his second gold ring and the top spot prize of $117,645.
“This was a good tournament. It was fun and a lot of nice people in it, so I enjoyed it,” said Korotki, further went on to discuss how it has gotten tougher to win since his first title run in 2006. "Players have gotten better and it is very difficult to win a tournament, let alone multiple tournaments.”
Korotki entered the final table as the chip leader with 2,080,000. Henry Edmondson was sole player with upwards of a million in chips, with more than half of the ultimate nine players sitting behind less than 500,000 chips. Korotki possessed a chip advantage, but he did have some tough competitors to deal with at the final table including eight-time WSOP final table player Shannon Shorr along with New York poker professional and two-time gold ring winner Alex Rocha.
Finally, it came down to a heads-up showdown between Korotki and Rocha. They kicked off the final battle relatively close in chips, but Korotki was able to quickly establish a lead and then was able to close out the win in less than an hour. Rocha bagged $72,730 as the runner-up, the fourth biggest cash score of his career.
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