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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