After 45 minutes of head-to-head action at the final table, Nabil Nahoul took down the Short Deck trophy, 1st place and the $1,388 that go with it, narrowly defeating runner-up Borislav Angelov.
The two players exchanged the chip lead several times, but whenever it seemed that Borislav was going to take it down, Nabil would thunder back with a massive win. And when we say massive, we mean it! Nabil pulled quads on three separate occasions in the heads-up battle alone!
The hand that finally finished Borislav off was another quads miracle, with Borislav’s preflop shove with not standing a chance against Nabil’s on a board.
Borislav had an excellent tournament with lots of great play throughout the evening and early morning, but it is certain that his 2nd place finish was bittersweet. That is the nature of poker. When you run into a player who pulls that many improbable hands, it’s hard to overcome the odds.
Congratulations to both players on a great tournament.