Happy birthday to you...Isaac Hagerling! Hagerling turned 26 and gifted himself the honor of taking down the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em (Mixed Max) for $372,387 after he battled it out with bracelet winner Max Steinberg heads-up for the title. The birthday miracle cards, coupled with his good play, sent the chips to his corner and gave him his first WSOP bracelet.
It took four heads-up matches on Day 3 for Hagerling to advance to the championship round and on his trip across the poker tournament landscape dotted with bad beats and busted draws, he bested Yevgeniy Timoshenko and Jeremy Ausmus. The final against Steinberg was no slice of pie either.
When it got down to the final two players and the showdown on Hand #107, Hagerling raised and Steinberg called all-in for about 500,000.
Hagerling's hand was good when the board ran out to gave him the championship. Steinberg took home $231,501 for his finish.
Before Hagerlin stacked this win, he had three WSOP cashes that totaled $14,393; he added the massive $372,387 first place cash to that total after he stood atop the field of 593 players — and picked up a gold bracelet.
Watch Lynn Gilmartin interview Isaac: