It was a grueling day of poker full of action and packed with seasoned poker professionals. We started the day with 64 competitors, with only 40 slated to be paid. As the group made its way towards the final table we lost a lot of big names. That said, once the final table was formed the field was still very strong.
After four hours of intense play the final four players decided upon an ICM chop. That helped speed the tournament along, but it still took another 90 minutes to crown our champion. And that champion is Danny Ibrahim!
Although Danny is an experienced poker player, this is his biggest win to date. On top of his ICM-apportioned win of $42,070, he also gains the $6,000 kept in reserve for the winner. In the end he takes home a prize of $48,070, the trophy, and many great memories from a fantastic day of poker.
The hand that won the tournament was a preflop shove, as they so often are in heads up battles.
In this case it was Danny’s vs Michael’s . The board came down and that was all she wrote for Michael.
And of course we can’t forget Michael Mckinnon, who finished in 2nd place and won a prize of $28,600. He was the short stack for almost all of the final four action, and so he is to be credited for his patient play and well-timed bets keeping him in the hunt until the very end. Well done!