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Khayal Abbasov

Last Updated on May 17, 2024

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Azerbaijani player Khayal Abbasov is putting his country on the poker map in the best way possible. One of just a few Azerbaijani poker savants, Abbasov bolted out of the gates strong, placing first during his maiden tournament. Abbasov swept the Freezeout Event #4 at APPT Cambodia, cashing in USD 3,026. 

Abbasov returned to Cambodia the following year with even more success, cashing in a total of USD 11,517 at the WPT Cambodia Championship. The Azerbaijani poker prodigy then ventured into Malaysia, making big sweeps at Poker Dream 9. 

However, Abbasov’s most impressive victory came in May 2024 when he placed second in the VPL Kick-Off Event #1 at the 2024 Vietnam Poker League Summer Series Hanoi, increasing his live earnings by VND 500,000,000 (USD 19,698) for a grand total of USD 50,573.

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Spades away at APPT Cambodia! Guiyang Wang, Xixiang Luo, Khayal Abbasov, Hyunkyou Park win trophies – Somuchpoker

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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