Deli Owner Takes Hpt Golden Gate Tourney

Main event prize pool surpasses $1 Million mark for seventh consecutive time

Nader Wahdan, a Colorado deli owner, took the Heartland Poker Tour Golden Gates title defeating a field of 686 entrants for a payday of $226,891.

For the seventh consecutive time, Heartland Poker Tour surpassed the $1 million mark with its Main Event prize pool at Golden Gates Casino & Poker Parlour.

"I love this place," said Wahdan. "I don't like playing anywhere else. It's an awesome tournament. The structure's beautiful. I love it."

Wahdan bested the eventual second-place finisher Chad Leasure in tough heads-up play.

Final tablers finished up:

1. Nader Wahdan $226,891

2. Chad Leasure $140,170

3. Phil Mader $91,867

4. Adam Zimowski $63,833

5. Matthew Schierenberg $46,387

6. Nils Bardsley $36,001

7. Colin York $30,253

8. John Sacha $25,211

9. Edith Mortellaro $20,168

Online Casino News Courtesy of Infopowa

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