Event 4: 1st Place – Khan

$175 + $25 + $20 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Al Khan (2)Al Khan (Wesley Chapel, FL)

Call it the Wrath of Khan as Al Khan (Wesley Chapel, FL) speeds through the turbo field to claim a win in the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open tournament series.

Khan had the chip lead heads up against Duane Podgorski and won every hand that went to a flop.  Podgorski was whittled down to just a few big blinds when he defended with T2 against Khan’s AQ.

The board is clean for Khan who not only wins the $4,043 top prize, but also gets a voucher into the WPT Hard Rock Tampa Bay Winter Poker Open Championship.

“I got lucky with the cards,” says the neurologist, “but felt good today.”

Khan is a regular tournament player at Hard Rock and loved the turbo tournament forma, saying, “It doesn’t go too late, I can go to work tomorrow and not be tired.”