The Englishmen, John Kabbaj, took home event #45 PL Hold'em with a buy-in of $10,000. When the tournament was down to heads-up, it took 28 hands before the final hand was played and John Kabbaj finally was the last man standing.
It seemed like it would be a long heads-up between John Kabbaj and his final opponent Kirill Gerasimov. But after 28 played hands everything came to an end when both players picked up monster hands.
Kirill Gerasimov raised to 435,000 from the button, and John Kabbaj made the call.
John Kabbaj bets 400,000, Gerasimov looks at Kabbaj and then decide to raise to 1,000,000. John Kabbaj then takes a sip of his beer and leaned back in his chair before announcing that his all-in. Gerasimov quickly calls.
Kirill Gerasimov shows:KK
John Kabbaj shows:AA
Table runs out 437 4Q
John Kabbaj takes home the tournament with his higher two pairs and receives $633,335 in first prize. This is the 6th time John Kabbaj cashes in the World Series of poker.