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Michael Hahn wins 2017 HPT Ameristar Chicago main event

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Michael Hahn emerged victorious at Heartland Poker Tour’s Ameristar Casino East Chicago leg’s main event, beating 590 players to take home the first place prize of $190,417.  The $1,650 buy-in event had a pool worth $849,866 on offer. 

Hahn has now taken his career earnings to $1,029,818 thanks to the biggest payday till date.

Some of the notable names to have earned a return on their investment included Ravi Raghavan in 56th ($3,047), Eddie Ochana in 50th ($3,300), Shiva Dudani in 43rd ($3,893), Dash Dudley in 22nd ($5,585), Fadi Hamad in 14th ($9,732), and Nadya Magnus in 11th ($13,032).

After few days of intense poker, nine players made it to the final table. Post a series of eliminations, Michael Hahn and Nikola Budrakoski remained to battle it out in the heads-up round.

The final hand of the game was played when Budrakoski shoved his remaining 13bbs pre-flop with pocket fives. Hahn made the call with Ad-6d, and hit a flush to condemn Budrakoski to a second place finish for $117,631.

Final Table Results:

1: Michael Hahn $190,417

2: Nikola Budrakoski $117,631

3: Daniel Loizzo $77,095

4: Jacob Baumgartner $53,569

5: Vihn Tran $38,928

6: Joseph Elpayaa $30,212

7: Brekstyn Schutten $25,388

8: Jerry Siemienas $21,157


9: Stan Jablonski $16,925

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