The Lancashire player, who was second in the 2006 European Poker Tour Grand Final and who qualified by taking down the Grosvenor Grand Prix last month, collected a first prize of £20,000.
93 players qualified for the £75,000 freeroll tournament - Tony Cascarino, Ian Woodley, Donal Norton, Glenn Ashworth, John Eames and Gavin Ball were the only players not in attendance - with players allotted players varying sized starting stacks based on the size of the buy of the tournament they won to qualify for it.
22-year-old Sam Trickett, with three wins on the tour this season, was the chip leader at the start with 20,000 chips but failed to make it through to the last 25 players.
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Level 10 began with 18 players left and one table had five previous main event winners on it - Marc Goodwin, who before the tournament started was handed the UK Tour Player of the Year trophy and a cheque for £10,000, Grand Final winner Paul Foltyn, Ganesh Rao, Jerome Bradpiece and Jeff Kimber plus Paul Parker, Martin Knibb, Paul Newman and Ben Callinan.
The other tables had Grand Prix winner Hussain along with David Rudling, Pascal Heynsen, Derek Miller, Richard Grace, Anthony Thorpe, Alan Mower, Antony Ross and Essy Jahanpour.
Thirteen players cashed and when Newcastle champion Rao and Callinam were eliminated at the same time, a eight-handed final table was in place with Goodwin (162,200) having twice as many chips as any of his rivals.
Rudling (80,000), Ross (79,300), Miller (76,900), Hussein (58,300), Newman (40,300), Foltyn (37,600) and Jahanpour (21,800) followed and the latter was the first to go at the hands of Goodwin.
Foltyn's hot streak ended shortly afterwards, again to the hands of Goodwin whose pair of nines finished off an Ace, Jack and the man from Birmingham continued to be the sole executioner.
He eliminated Newman and Miller in sixth and fifth place respectively with pocket kings and then an Ace high before online League champion Anthony Ross was knocked out by Hussain giving him £7,500 for his fourth placed finish.
But then Goodwin was sensationally denied a place in the heads-up as Rudling won a series of large pots before outdrawing Goodwin with a nine on the turn.
That gave Rudling with a chip lead of over 2-1 going into the heads-up which lasted over an hour.
The end came when Hussain limped and Rudling bet 45,000 which was called before the 41-year-old IT consultant from Earls Colne moved All-In on a flop of 2-J-T (rainbow).
Hussain called with Jack, eight while Rudling had pocket nines but a further jack on the turn and a five on the river sealed the victory for the former European number one from Accrington.
Results:
1 Ash Hussain £20,000
2 David Rudling £14,000
3 Marc Goodwin £10,000
4 Antony Ross £7,500
5 Derek Miller £6,000
6 Paul Newman £5,000
7 Paul Foltyn £4,000
8 Essy Jahanpour £3,000
9 Ganesh Rao £1,500
9 Ben Callinan £1,500
11 Alan Mower £1,000
12 Pascal Heynsen £750
13 Paul Parker £750
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