Jake Baumgartner made his way through a HPT East Chicago Labor Day Weekend record-crowd of 653 entries to emerge as the champion, earning $209,564, including an entry in November’s HPT Season Championship at Ameristar East Chicago.
The final table was nearly a 12-hour-long marathon challenge that left the players wiped out from the challenge of being sharp and on-game for that long. A 653-entry filed crates those challenges and Baumgartner survived the best at the end.
Check out our coverage of the final table and the entire tournament here. We’ve been the HPT Main Event reporting team since late 2015.