Matthew Waxman Wins World Poker Tour Paris
American Lifts Paris Title For First Time Along With $729,886
Matthew Waxman has won the World Poker Tour Paris main event topping a 312-strong field to take down the $729,886 (€500,000) first prize.
The American defeated Frenchman Hugo Lemaire after two hands heads up in the €7,500 buy in event at the Aviation Club de France
On a flop of Q 5 3 Waxman check-raised all-in with Q 8 and Lemaire called showing 9 8 for a flush draw which materialized with a 10 on the river.
The win catapults Waxman, who came third in a $1,500 pot-limit Omaha high-low split event at the World Series of Poker last summer, from 52nd place in the Card Player Player of the Year standings into sixth place ahead of Jason Mercier and Ben Lamb on 3,852 points.
Byron Kaverman jumps from 36th place to seventh on 3774 points.
The final table payouts were:
1: Matt Waxman — $729,886 (1,860 points)
2: Hugo Lemaire — $442,645 (1,550 points)
3: Frederic Magen — $299,834 (1,240 points)
4: Byron Kaverman — $218,860 (930 points)
5: Mikko Sundell — $187,597 (775 points)
6: Martin Jacobson — $125,083 (620 points)
Waxman joins an illustrious list of winners of WPT Paris including Surinder Sunar, Christer Johansson, Theo Jorgensen and Roland De Wolfe.
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