WASSUP '09: Kabbaj Puts The Kibosh On Kirill In Event #45
June 26, 2021

London's John Kabbaj, took down Event #45 of the World Series of Poker Thursday, earning an impressive top prize worth $633,335, the biggest cash of his tournament career.

Kabbaj outlasted 274 other players in the $10,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Hold 'em event, including a surprisingly tough final table that held among others Kirill Gerasimov, Davidi Kitai, J.C. Alvarado, Eric Baldwin, Isaac Haxton and PokerRoad's Eugene Todd "Bro," who was sadly only able to hang on long enough to take the seventh place cash.

John's final opponent was the much feared Russian, Kirill Gerasimov, who has yet to earn his first bracelet but does already have over $2,000,000 in tournament cashes.  For this second place cash Kirill earned $391,369. 

Especially brutal, this was Kirill's third runner-up cash at the World Series of Poker.

The final table finish positions for Event #45- the $10,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Hold 'em, were as follows:

1st.  John Kabbaj- $633,335

2nd.  Kirill Gerasimov- $391,369

3rd.  Eric Baldwin- $259,534

4th.  Davidi Kitai- $183,638

5th.  Juan Carlos Alvarado- $138,375

6th.  Jason Lester- $110,431

7th.  Eugene Todd- $93,085

8th.  Isaac Haxton- $82,668

9th.  Darryll Fish- $77,136

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Story by Mark Anderson

Sweet Tweets* from the $10K Pot-Limit Hold 'em.

There gonna need to call the police and get a crow bar to get me of the table today. Everyone going down!!!!!
-Eugene Todd

Bust in plh after losing almost every pot i played. Going home to throw things.
-Terrance Chan

Down to 80k av is 123k. Might be a good time to eat the lucky cupcake
-Eric Seidel

Just made a sick laydown QQ pre flop. Said he had KK. I believe him. Unless he is a clown, he seems like good player.
-Eugene Todd

Under threat of eminent harm cuppy produced a dbl up. 176k now
-Eric Seidel

Just went on a tear...306k...and that's not a typo! :)
-Vanessa Rousso

7 players in my way
-Eugene Todd

Thanks to everybody for their well wishes and support. WE will be back
-Eugene Todd

*A sampling of Twitter posts from Event #45, courtesy of the
PokerRoad Nation.

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