$350 + $50 No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
Mike Hahn (Indianapolis, IN) had opponent Sameer Batra down to two big blinds during heads-up play, let him battle all the way back, then knocked him out to capture the Borgata Event 16 trophy and $15,989.
"Once we were at two tables, I caught cards and knocked out several short stacks" explained the poker pro from the Hoosiers state. He also caught trip deuces, and two pair with Q-3 during his heads-up victory.
Hahn is in the running for the Borgata Leaderboard Contest that could earn him a 2013 September Borgata WPT Championship seat. Add on the points he earned from winning Event 3 for $36,264 to tonight's victory, and Mike should have a great shot at it.
Event 16 kicked off at 11:00 AM and brought 157 entries including Re-Entries. Many players ousted from Day 2 of The Championship jumped into this affordable tournament. In fact, that's what happened to our winner, Mike Hahn who was "super card dead" in the Championship.
With a prize pool of $54,950, many Borgata familiar faces took a seat and 15,000 starting chips.
"Lucky" Lee Kirsch (Cold Spring Harbor, MA) hit two sets with 6-6 then lost with 6-6 and was eliminated in 5th Place. Lee won Event 7 and was 3rd on the Leaderboard as of yesterday.
Corri Pranevich from Pittsburgh finished 3rd. She was our last woman standing and added $5,064 to the $14,000 Survivor package she already claimed last week.
Then there was John Liberto (Fallston, MD) whose son Justin finished 4th in the 2013 WSOP $1500 Event and ironically Dad finished 4th in our Event 16 earning $4,264.
Brian Kruyd (Boonton, NJ) survived the bubble with a royal flush, but bubbled the final table.
But once again our big winner was poker pro Mike Hahn who kept his cool and captured all 2,225,000 chips, $15,989, his second Borgata trophy, and his second framed print from Image Masters. This kid is as hot as the summer sun - great job!
Place - Player - City - Amount Won
1. Mike Hahn (Indianapolis, IN) - $15,989
2. Sameer Batra (New York, NY) - $8,795
3. Corri Pranevich (Pittsburgh, PA) - $5,064
4. John Liberto (Fallston, MD) - $4,264
5. "Lucky" Lee Kirsch (Cold Spring Harbor, MA) - $3,198
6. Kevin Lutz (Bellmawr, NJ) - $2,665
7. Anthony Ditaranto (Hackensack, NJ) - $2,132
8. Michael McQuaid (Washington, DC) - $1,599
9. Don Lotano (Matawan, NJ) - $1,199
10. Yehuda Balin (Brooklyn, NY) - $1,066