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Abraham Korotki Wins 2017 World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah's Atlantic City Main Event

Tops Field of 341 Entries To Win This Title For The Second Time

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In 2006 Abraham Korotki won the World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Atlantic City main event. Over a decade later he returned to the same poker room an incredibly was able to once again capture the title, topping a field 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 Bethany Beach, Delaware resident earned his second gold ring and the first-place 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, who went on to discuss how it has gotten harder 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 came into the final table as the chip leader with 2,080,000. Henry Edmondson was the only other player with more than a million in chips, with more than half of the final nine players sitting behind less than 500,000. Korotki held a chip advantage, but he did have some tough players to deal with at the final table including eight-time WSOP final tablist Shannon Shorr and New York poker pro and two-time gold ring winner Alex Rocha.

In the end it came down to a heads-up showdown between Korotki and Rocha. They began the final battle relatively close in chips, but Korotki was able to quickly pull ahead and then was able to close out the win in less than an hour. Rocha earned $72,730 as the runner-up, the fourth biggest score of his career.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Abraham Korotki $117,645 480
2 Alexander Rocha $72,730 400
3 Edward Duncan $53,085 320
4 Henry Edmondson $39,355 240
5 Nenad Cvetkovic $29,647 200
6 Brian Paneth $22,675 160
7 Jeremy Stein $17,596 120
8 Shannon Shorr $13,851 80
9 Julie Cornelius $11,059 40