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Blake Bohn Wins $3,200 Chicago Poker Classic Main Event

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Mar/06/2013
Blake Bohn Wins $3,200 Chicago Poker Classic Main Event

2013 Main Event sees 392 entrants create a $1,200,720 prize pool.

Hammond, Ind. — Blake Bohn from Savage, Minn. won the 2013 Chicago Poker Classic Main Event Monday night in Hammond, Ind. pocketing $288,171. The win, which came in one of the country’s few $3,200 main events, marks the largest score of Bohn’s career.

“It feels great. I work really hard at it,” Bohn said. “It’s really exciting to run deep. That’s why we put in so many hours, to have a victory like this.”

Bohn had success in Hammond in the past, finishing fifth in the 2011 CPC Main Event, but his 2013 series was fruitless prior to his Main Event run. He came to the final table second-to-last in chips with 486,000 and blinds of 12,000/24,000 with a 3,000 ante. The eliminations came fast, starting with James Snyder in ninth and Ralph Massey in eighth. Bohn slowly worked his way up the pay ladder until he found himself heads-up with Shiva Dudani.

“We love (Charlie Ciresi’s) tournaments,” Bohn said. “The structure here, other than the World Series (of Poker) Main Event, is the second best tournament I play every year. Great value. It’s a four-day structure for a $3,000 event.”

The 2013 CPC Main Event saw a slight attendance increase (9 percent) over last year. The championship tournament drew 392 entrants and boasted a prize pool of $1,200,720. Each of the top 36 finishers received prize money.

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