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Michael Haddad started Day 3 as the chip leader and the only player with more than 10 million chips. In the first half-hour of play, the player known as “FRS” pulled into the chip lead and from that point on, the lead bounced around the table like a pinball, but never returned to Haddad until he was heads-up with Michael Assante, who had amassed a huge chip lead.
It only took about 40 minutes of play for Haddad to recover the chip lead, then lay the trap that earned him the win with pocket Aces. He’ll take home his first Borgata Open trophy and $78,575 for 1st place.
This will be his best live cash, beating out the $67,731 he earned for 1st in a chopped tournament in Connecticut back in March. Michael, who lives in Manhattan, makes his living as a Tennis teacher for high-performance young people and despite his success at poker, he will continue that career. “It’s all about balance,” he said. Since he has students to teach, he probably won’t be back for the Championship.