$350+$50 Almighty Stack NLH
Level 36: Blinds 500,000/1,000,000/200,000 ante
Total Entries: 1,052
Players Remaining: 2
Average Stack: 52 million
Michael Haddad had pulled into the chip lead with ~62 million when the final hand took place. Michael Assante (~42 million) opened for 2.5 million, then Haddad 3-bet to 7.5 million. After a few moments’ thought, Assante shoved and Haddad snap-called, tabling pocket Aces. Assante had and was at risk for his tournament life.
The board fell and it was not enough to save Assante. He’ll pick up $47,216 for his 2nd place finish. This will be his best live score, beating his previous $30,516 which he earned for a 5th place finish in a WSOP Circuit Main Event back in 2013. This will also almost double his total reported live earnings.
Michael Haddad gets the win, the Borgata FPO trophy, and $78,575.