$260 + $40 Deep Stack Semi-Turbo No Limit Hold'Em
Sean Hu and Austen Johnson battled all day, and heads up for an hour before Hu finally broke through with the win.
On the final hand, a late ace and a slight chip lead over Johnson - after at least three all -in hands - gave Hu the event trophy.
"Even a blind donkey finds a carrot," said Hu, after checking that donkeys do indeed eat carrots.
Johnson had dominated most of the final table, but Hu was always lurking and took some of his biggest chip wins off Jackson. The two were determined to play out the the last hands.
Hu wins $18,216 and Johnson gets $10,735.
The event drew 258 with a total buy-in of $67,080.
Final Table Results:
1. XIAOFENG HU (DOYLESTOWN, PA): $18,216
2. AUSTEN JOHNSON (GREENSBORO, NC): $10,735
3. PAUL VACCHIO (INWOOD, NY): $6,181
4. DON LOTANO (MATAWAN, NJ): $5,010
5. DOUGLAS MACKINNON (EAST AMHERST, NY): $3,904
6. DARYL BOATWRIGHT (WOODBURY, NJ): $3,253
7. BARUCH THALER (BROOKLYN, NY): $2,603
8. GARY ACKERMAN (COLLEGEVILLE, PA): $1,952
9. BYUNG YOO (NORWOOD, NJ): $1,301
10. DANIEL HAYDEN (STAFFORD, VA): $846