Adilbek Karaguishiyev (Jersey City, NJ) held most of the chips throughout this event, and he would never relinquish them. It was going to be a beyond difficult task for Michael Luisi (Farmingdale, NY) when he got heads up with who we now call "A.D." Adilbek held close to 80% of the chips in play when heads up began, and managed to have 60% of the chips in play when they were six handed. Karaguishiyev would take home the PLO trophy and $9,387.
There were so many big hands for "A.D" throughout this event, just too many to list. It's not often that we see a player noted as the chip leader 5 Levels into an event, and watch as they just run away with the event.
This event had 79 entries, and carried a total buy-in of $27,650. We saw so many familiar faces in this event, included Atlantic City staple Chris Reslock (who would finish 8th for $1,073). This was Reslock's fifteenth cash in Borgata events. We also saw Jose Reyes, Anthony Zinno (who bubbled), Leo Goldberger, and Ronnie Schiffman.
This would be Karaguishiyev's first major cash in his poker career, which entail would be his first Borgata cash. We are looking at his career earnings, but his real career sits at Bloomberg Financial in Manhattan.
When asked if we would see "A.D." in the near future, he said, "This is it for me, I've got to get back to the real work."
Final Table Results:
- Adilbek Karaguishiyev ($9,387)
- Michael Luisi ($5,096)
- Felipe Villagran ($3,219)
- Scott Hillier ($2,414)
- Robert Melo ($1,877)
- James Newton ($1,609)
- Frank Alger ($1,341)
- Chris Reslock ($1,073)
- Thomas Mallon ($805)