|Paul Freedman - Winner Event #5 - $31,605|
Freedman came into the final table third in chips, but after a long day of play, managed to defeat James George heads-up to secure the win. George took home $19,551 for his second place finish.
Freedman gives partial credit to his father and grandfather for helping him win this event. Freedman lived next door to his grandfather who taught him how to play poker. Later in life, Freedman worked with his father for 40+ years, owning a company that bought and sold goods related to shoe making. He said that his grandfather and father both taugh him to work hard and appreciate the gifts he has been given.
"Life has been very good to me," Freedman explained, "Life is very very good. Every day that I wake up is a good day."
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