Azerbaijan live tourney newcomer Ilkin Garibli, who was cajoled into entering the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Festival’s High Roller event by a group of friends, walked away with the enviable prize of $1,105,040, a SLYDE Steel and Rose Gold watch worth Euro 12,890 and his first PCA title.
Garibli favours cash games but went into the two-hour heads up battle against American Joe Kuether displaying none of his live tourney inexperience.
The pair agreed a two-way split Garibli $1 105 540 and Kuether $1 050 000 leaving the title and the SLYDE watch to play for.
The PCA High Roller event attracted 269 entries at a buy-in of $25 000 which provided a prize pool of $6 456 000. Last eight at the table results finished up:
1. Ilkin Garibli $1,105,040
2. Joe Kuether $1,050,000
3. Oleksii Khoroshenin $629,460
4. Jean-Pascal Savard $508,080
5. Scott Seiver $398,340
6. Nick Petrangelo $301,500
7. Faraz Jaka $221,440
8. Dan Heimiller $162,700