Wednesday September 17,2014 :  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