Monday, January 23, 2017

Michael Hahn - HPT Champion - $190,417


Michael Hahn is your new @hptpoker @ameristarEC Champion.

Hahn came into the final table in the middle of the pack. He played an exceptional game, building a chip stack through out the day,

When the players began to fall and short handed play began, Hahn showed his aggression and started to accumulate chips more rapidly.

Heads l-up began after with Hahn taking out Daniel Loizzo and going into play he was a 3-2chip leader, Hahn dominated heads up play then doubled Nikola Budrakoski up to pull even twice.

After a long 3 hour heads up session, Hahn created separation again and finally was able to win a flip defending Budrakoski with Kc Kc winning a flip against 55.

Michael Hahn- HPT Champion- $190,417

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Up
dates

Nikola Budrakoski- 2nd Place- $117,631


Nikola Budrakoski moves all in for 5,500,000 after Mike Hahn started to pull away heads up. Hahn takes a few minutes gets a count and makes the call.


Hahn Kc Kc
Budrakoski Kc Kc

Board Kc Kc Kc Kc

Hahn has almost the whole deck to take the win.

River Kc

Hahn makes a flush and Budrakoski is eliminated in 2nd place,

Nikola Budrakoski- 2nd Place- $117,631


-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Even Goings


There has been a lot of back and forth raise folding in the new blind level stacks remain close to even. With These blind levels 1 hand can change the standings

Level -35
Blinds -200000/400000
Antes -50000
Players Left -2

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Budrakoski Doubles


Mike Hahn has dominated heads up play since the level has increased, bleeding down Nikola Budrakoski to 3,700,000.

Hahn from the button moves all in and is called by Budrakoski

Hahn Kc Kc

Budrakoski Kc Kc

Hahn gets no help from the board and Budrakoski gets a double.

Nikola Budrakoski 7,500,000
Michael Hahn 10,200,000

Level -34
Blinds -150000/300000
Antes -40000
Players Left -2

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Break Time


Players are taking a 10 minute break.

Here is how they sit


Mike Hahn8,425,000
NikolaBudrakoski9,280,000

Nikola Budrakoski has had a few good hands after he doubled to take a small advantage coming out of the break.

Level -33
Blinds -150000/300000

Antes -40000
Players Left -2

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Pair vs Pair


Mike Hahn moves all in from the button and Nikola Budrakoski quickly calls.

Hahn 6-6
Budrakoski Q-Q

There is no help for Hahn on the run out and Budrakoski gets a full double.

Nikola Budrakoski - 7,300,000
Michael Hahn - 10,400,000

Level -34
Blinds -100000/200000
Antes -30000
Players Left -2

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Hahn Takes first Big Pot


Mike Hahn takes the first big pot of heads up play. His K-high straight bests the Q-high straight of Nikola Budrakoski.

Budrakoski bets 700,000 on the river and and Hahn raises to 2,120,000 and gets a call. Hahn shows Budrakoski the bad news holding K-9.

Mike Hahn - 13,400,000
Nikola Budrakoski - 4,200,000

Level -31
Blinds -60000/120000
Antes -15000
Players Left -2

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Heads Up Begins


Nikola Budrakoski and Michael Hahn are now heads up.

Here is how they sit. 1st place is a little over $190,000 and the HPT title and bracelet.


Mike Hahn11,275,000
NikolaBudrakoski5,930,000

Level -31
Blinds -60000/120000
Antes -15
000
Players Left -2

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Daniel Loizzo - 3rd Place - $77,095


Daniel Loizzo moves all in on an the turn with Kc Kc on an 8-high flop. Mike Hahn quickly makes the call and turns over Kc Kc for the 6-high straight.

Loizzo is drawing dead and is eliminated in 3rd place.

The heads-up match between Hahn and Nikola Budrakoski starts in 45 minutes, as the players agreed to take a 45-minute dinner break.

Daniel Loizzo- 3rd Place- $77,095

Level -Dinner Break
Blinds -
Antes -
Players Left -2

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Break Time


Players requested a quick 5 minute break. Here are how the final 3 look with Mike Hahn having half the the chips in play 3 handed.


Daniel Loizzo2,265,000
Mike Hahn8,850,000
NikolaBudrakoski6,590,000

Level -31
Blinds -60000/120000
Antes -15000
Players Left -3

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Jacob Baumgartner - 4th Place - $53,569


Its' a fury of all-in and calls.

Mike Hahn opens to 250,000, then Jacob Baumgartner moves all in for 1,250,000.

Hahn gets a count. After a minute or so of thinking, Hahn makes the call.

Hahn Kc Kc
Baumgartner Kc Kc

The board does not give Baumgartner the Queen he needs and Hahn takes the pot to score the KO.

Mike Hahn 6,700,000

Jacob Baumgartner- 4th Place- $53,569

Level -30
Blinds -50000/100000
Antes -10000
Players Left -3

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Vihn Tran - 5th Place - $38,928


Daniel Loizzo opens to 250,000 and Vihn Tran defends his big blind.

Flop Kc Kc Kc

Loizzo checks and Tran moves all in for 1,245,000. Loizzo thinks for a few minutes, gets a count and finally makes the call.

Loizzo Kc Kc
Tran Kc Kc

The turn is no help and with the river Kc Loizzo makes broadway, eliminating Tran in 5th position.

Daniel Loizzo 4,400,000

Vihn Tran- 5th Place- $38,928

Level -30
Blinds -50000/100000
Antes -10000
Players Left -4

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates

Joseph Elpayaa - 6th Place - $30,212


Mike Hahn opens to 250,000 and action folds around to Joseph Elpayaa, who moves all in for 1,800,000 and is quickly called.

Hahn Kc Kc
Elpayaa Kc Kc

Board Kc Kc Kc Kc Kc

Hahn makes a pair of kings on the turn and will eliminate Elpayaa in 6th place.

Mike Hahn 5,300,000

Joseph Elpayaa- 6th Place- $30,212

Level -30
Blinds -50000/100000
Antes -10000
Players Left -5

-- Clinton Cartwright - Hold'em Live Updates