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Buy-In: $1,000
Prize Pool: $1,653,300
Entrants: 1837

Event 7 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 02, '13 - Jun 04, '13
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 04, 13)

 
 

Matt Waxman Wins Event No. 7 ($305,952)

Level: 31

Blinds: 80,000-160,000 with a 20,000 ante

Players Remaining: 1 out of 1,837

Players Eliminated:

2nd: Eric Baldwin – $189,200

Live Updates:

Matt WaxmanMatt Waxman Wins Event No. 7 ($305,952) — Eric Baldwin Eliminated in Second Place ($189,200)

On the 187th hand of heads-up play Eric Baldwin raised all in preflop for just north of 1 million and Matt Waxman called. The final two players then flipped over their cards one last time.

Waxman: AHeart Suit5Spade Suit
Baldwin: 7Diamond Suit4Heart Suit

Board: ADiamond Suit10Heart Suit3Spade Suit6Spade Suit6Club Suit

Baldwin was eliminated in second place and he took home $189,220 in prize money. That made Waxman the champion, and in addition to the top prize worth $305,952 Waxman took home his first gold bracelet for the victory.

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Player Tags: Eric Baldwin,   Matthew Waxman
 

Level 31 Update: Three More Double Ups

Level: 31

Blinds: 60,000-120,000 with a 15,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 1,837

Average Chip Count: 2,755,500

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Matt Waxman – 3,260,000
Seat 4: Eric Baldwin – 2,251,000

Players Eliminated:

None

Live Updates:

Matt Waxman Doubles to Take the Chip Lead

Eric Baldwin moved all in preflop from the button and Matt Waxman called all in for 1.5 million. The two players then tabled their hands.

Baldwin: AHeart Suit2Club Suit
Waxman: KHeart Suit9Diamond Suit

Board: QHeart Suit9Heart Suit7Heart Suit3Diamond SuitKSpade Suit

Waxman doubled up thanks to a nine on the flop and he held 3 million after the hand. Baldwin was down to 2.5 million.

Eric Baldwin Doubles Yet Again

Eric Baldwin raised to 240,000 preflop and Matt Waxman reraised all in. Baldwin called all in for 2.1 million and they turned over their cards.

Baldwin: AClub SuitKHeart Suit
Waxman: KDiamond Suit9Heart Suit

Board: JDiamond Suit8Heart Suit5Club Suit6Club Suit10Spade Suit

Baldwin had the lead when the chips went in and it held for him to double up to 4.3 million. Waxman was down to 1.2 million.

Trading Places – Matt Waxman Doubles Yet Again

Matt Waxman moved all in preflop 1.15 million and Eric Baldwin called to cover him. Their cards.

Waxman: QHeart Suit9Diamond Suit
Baldwin: KHeart Suit10Diamond Suit

Board: 9Spade Suit5Club Suit2Heart Suit2Spade SuitJClub Suit

Waxman doubled up to 2.3 million but he was still behind the 3.2 million of Baldwin, but Waxman had flipped those chip stacks around by the end of the level. After this recent batch of doubles heads-up play is approaching seven hours in length.

Player Tags: Eric Baldwin,   Matthew Waxman
 

Level 29 Update: Heads-Up Match Trudges Past 100 Hands

Level: 29

Blinds: 40,000-80,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 1,837

Average Chip Count: 2,755,500

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Matt Waxman – 2,150,000
Seat 4: Eric Baldwin – 3,361,000

Players Eliminated:

None

Live Updates:

Eric Baldwin Doubles Again

Eric Baldwin limped preflop and Matt Waxman moved all in. Baldwin called all in for 1.1 million and the two players turned over their cards.

Baldwin: ASpade SuitQSpade Suit
Waxman: JHeart Suit4Heart Suit

Board: QClub Suit6Spade Suit2Diamond Suit9Spade SuitQDiamond Suit

Baldwin doubled up on the hand to survive with close to 2.2 million and Waxman was at 3.3 million. Baldwin soon got back to even and eventually took the chip lead before the final table surpassed 200 hands in length.

Matt Waxman Doubles Again

A short time after the 100th hand of heads-up play Eric Baldwin moved all in preflop on the button and Matt Waxman call all in for 1,075,000.

Waxman: 2Diamond Suit2Heart Suit
Baldwin: KDiamond SuitJSpade Suit

Board: AClub Suit5Heart Suit3Spade SuitADiamond SuitASpade Suit

Waxman won the hand with a full house and yet another double up ensured that this final table will become the longest of the early stage of the summer at the World Series of Poker. Baldwin still held the lead after the hand with 3.3 million but Waxman wasn’t too far behind with 2.2 million.

Player Tags: Eric Baldwin,   Matthew Waxman
 

Level 28 Update: Baldwin Getting Low

Level: 28

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 1,837

Average Chip Count: 2,755,500

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Matt Waxman – 4,381,000
Seat 4: Eric Baldwin – 1,130,000

Players Eliminated:

None

Live Updates:

Matt Waxman Closing in on Victory

Matt Waxman raised to 120,000 and Eric Baldwin reraised to 280,000. Waxman called the three bet and the flop was dealt KSpade SuitJHeart Suit10Diamond Suit. Baldwin bet 220,000 and Waxman called.

Both players then checked the 7Diamond Suit on the turn and the 5Heart Suit followed on the river. Baldwin bet 420,000 and Waxman called. Baldwin revealed QSpade Suit8Spade Suit for a busted straight draw and Waxman turned over KClub Suit2Diamond Suit to win the pot with a pair of kings.

Waxman held a 4-1 chip advantage after the hand, with a lead of 4.4 million over the 1.1 million of Baldwin.

Player Tags: Eric Baldwin,   Matthew Waxman
 

Level 27 Update: Back and Forth

Level: 27

Blinds: 25,000-50,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 1,837

Average Chip Count: 2,755,500

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Matt Waxman – 3,841,000
Seat 4: Eric Baldwin – 1,670,000

Players Eliminated:

None

Live Updates:

Matt WaxmanMatt Waxman Doubles Up to Take Back the Chip Lead

Eric Baldwin limped into a pot on the button and Matt Waxman raised to 150,000. The flop was dealt ADiamond SuitKDiamond Suit4Club Suit and Waxman bet 100,000. Baldwin called and the turn then fell 9Club Suit. Waxman bet 250,000 and Baldwin called again. The river delivered the 7Spade Suit and Waxman moved all in for 500,000 holding 9Heart Suit9Diamond Suit. Baldwin called with AHeart Suit4Diamond Suit and Waxman doubled up to 3 million with a set to take back the chip lead. Baldwin’s stack was at 2.5 million after the hand.

Eric Baldwin Doubles Up to Stace Off Elimination

Eric Baldwin raised to 100,000 on the button and Matt Waxman called. The flop was dealt ASpade SuitKClub SuitJClub Suit and Waxman checked. Baldwin bet 90,000 and Waxman raised all in holding 4Club Suit3Club Suit. Baldwin called all in for 735,000 with KHeart SuitKDiamond Suit, and after the turn and river fell AClub Suit2Spade Suit Baldwin made a full house to double up over the flush of Waxman. Baldwin held 1,670,000 after the hand and Waxman was at 3,841,000.

Player Tags: Eric Baldwin,   Matthew Waxman
 

Level 26 Update: Eric Baldwin Doubles Up to Take the Chip Lead

Level: 26

Blinds: 20,000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 1,837

Average Chip Count: 2,755,500

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Matt Waxman – 3,981,000
Seat 4: Eric Baldwin – 1,530,000

Players Eliminated:

None

Live Updates:

Eric BaldwinEric Baldwin Doubles Through Matt Waxman to Take the Lead

Matt Waxman raised to 80,000 from the button preflop and Eric Baldwin reraised to 190,000. Waxman called and the flop fell AHeart Suit4Club Suit2Club Suit. Baldwin bet 155,000 and Waxman made the call. The turn was dealt 10Diamond Suit and Baldwin led out again, this time for 335,000. Waxman raised to 675,000 and Baldwin reraised all in to the tune of 1.6 million.

Waxman called and turned over ASpade Suit10Heart Suit. Baldwin held 2Diamond Suit2Heart Suit for a flopped set and the lead in the hand. The river delivered the KDiamond Suit and Baldwin doubled up to 3.5 million. Waxman was now the player lagging behind his opponent, holding just under 2 million in chips after the dust settled. He lost a few more pots before the end of the level and was facing a chip disadvantage greater than 2-1 at the break.

Player Tags: Eric Baldwin,   Matthew Waxman
 

Level 25 Update: Brent Hanks Out 5th, Amit Makhija Out 4th, Jess Dioquino Out 3rd

Level: 25

Blinds: 15,000-30,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 1,837

Average Chip Count: 2,755,500

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Matt Waxman – 3,100,000
Seat 4: Eric Baldwin – 2,400,000

Players Eliminated:

3rd: Jess Dioquino – $130,825
4th: Amit Makhija – $94,353
5th: Brent Hanks – $68,975

Live Updates:

Brent HanksBrent Hanks Eliminated in Fifth Place ($68,975)

Eric Baldwin moved all in pre flop from the small blind and Brent Hanks called all in on the big blind for close to 300,000. The two players then revealed their hands.

Baldwin: 3Spade Suit3Heart Suit
Hanks: 8Club Suit8Heart Suit

Board: 10Spade Suit4Club Suit3Club Suit4Spade Suit7Diamond Suit

Baldwin connected with a three on the flop for a set and it held up for him to grow his stack to 815,000 and Hanks was eliminated in fifth place.

Amit Makhija Eliminated in Fourth Place ($94,353)

Amit MakhijaMatt Waxman raised to 60,000 from the button and Amit Makhija called on the big blind. The flop was dealt 8Heart Suit5Club Suit4Spade Suit and Makhija checked. Waxman bet 50,000 and Makhija check-raised all in for 300,000. Waxman called and they turned over their cards.

Waxman ADiamond SuitAHeart Suit
Makhija: QDiamond SuitQSpade Suit

The turn and river were dealt 5Diamond Suit4Club Suit and Waxman won the hand to grow his stack close to 3 million. Makhija was eliminated on the hand in fourth place.

Jess Dioquino Eliminated in Third Place ($130,825)

Eric Baldwin doubled up through Jess Dioquino holding pocket jacks over the pocket tens of Dioquino on a board that missed them both. This left Dioquino with just 100,000 and he shoved that all in preflop from the small blind on the very next hand. Baldwin called on the big blind and they revealed their cards.

Baldwin: QSpade Suit10Spade Suit
Dioquino: QClub Suit2Heart Suit

Board: JClub Suit8Spade Suit6Diamond Suit4Heart SuitKClub Suit

Dioquino was eliminated in third place on the hand and Baldwin would take 2.4 million into a heads-up final against Matt Waxman (3.1 million).

 

Level 24 Update: Robert Dreyfuss Out 7th, Jacob Jung Out 6th

Level: 24

Blinds: 12,000-24,000 with a 4,000 ante

Players Remaining: 5 out of 1,837

Average Chip Count: 1,102,200

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Matt Waxman – 3,050,000
Seat 3: Jess Dioquino – 1,250,000
Seat 4: Eric Baldwin – 500,000
Seat 7: Brent Hanks – 322,000
Seat 8: Amit Makhija – 485,000

Players Eliminated:

7th: Robert Dreyfuss – $38,340
6th: Jacob Jung – $51,086

Live Updates:

Robert Dreyfuss Eliminated in Seventh Place ($38,340)

Matt Waxman raised to 48,000 under the gun and Robert Dreyfuss reraised all in 179,000. Waxman called and they turned over their cards.

Waxman: AHeart Suit9Heart Suit
Dreyfuss: AClub Suit7Heart Suit

Board: 9Club Suit5Spade Suit4Heart Suit2Heart SuitKHeart Suit

Waxman won the hand to grow his stack to 3 million and Dreyfuss was eliminated in seventh place.

Jacob Jung Eliminated in Sixth Place ($51,086)

Jacob Jung moved all in on the cutoff on a short stack and Jess Dioquino as well as Eric Baldwin called. The flop was dealt 7Spade Suit3Spade Suit3Heart Suit and both Baldwin and Dioquino checked. They did the same after the 7Diamond Suit on the turn but Dioquino bet 35,000 after the 10Spade Suit fell on the river. Baldwin got out of the way and Dioquino flipped over 7Club Suit6Heart Suit, which was easily enough to top the KClub Suit4Diamond Suit of Jung. Dioquino was up to 1.2 million after the hand and Jung was eliminated in sixth place a short time after Dreyfuss took his leave in seventh.

Jacob Jung Eliminated in Sixth Place ($51,086)

 

Level 24 Update: Tuu Ho Eliminated in 8th Place

Level: 24

Blinds: 12,000-24,000 with a 3,000 ante

Players Remaining: 7 out of 1,837

Average Chip Count: 787,285

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Matt Waxman – 2,450,000
Seat 2: Robert Dreyfuss – 490,000
Seat 3: Jess Dioquino – 369,000
Seat 4: Eric Baldwin – 211,000
Seat 7: Brent Hanks – 925,000
Seat 8: Amit Makhija – 650,000
Seat 9: Jacob Jung – 392,000

Players Eliminated:

8th: Tuu Ho – $29,147

Live Updates:

Tuu Ho Eliminated in Eighth Place ($29,147)

Matt Waxman raised to 48,000 preflop from middle position and Tuu Ho reraised to 100,000 on the small blind. Waxman four-bet to 200,000 and Tuu five-bet all in. Waxman called and they revealed their cards.

Waxman: ASpade SuitKHeart Suit
Tuu: ADiamond SuitQDiamond Suit

Board: KClub Suit10Club Suit3Club Suit3Spade Suit9Club Suit

Waxman won the hand and he increased his chip lead to 2.5 million. Tuu was eliminated in eighth place.

Brent Hanks Doubles Up to Second Chip Position

Eric Baldwin raised to 48,000 preflop on the button and Brent Hanks reraised all in for 448,000 from the small blind. Baldwin called with 9Spade Suit9Club Suit and Hanks tabled pocket jacks. The board ran out KDiamond SuitQHeart Suit2Club SuitJHeart Suit7Heart Suit and Hanks doubled up close to 1 million after the hand. Baldwin was left with little more than 200,000.

Player Tags: Eric Baldwin,   Brent Hanks,   Matthew Waxman,   Tuu Ho
 

Level 23 Update: Jason Koon Eliminated in 9th Place

Level: 23

Blinds: 10,000-20,000 with a 3,000 ante

Players Remaining: 8 out of 1,837

Average Chip Count: 688,875

Chip Counts:

Seat 1: Matt Waxman – 1,350,000
Seat 2: Robert Dreyfuss – 456,000
Seat 3: Jess Dioquino – 490,000
Seat 4: Eric Baldwin – 630,000
Seat 5: Tuu Ho – 505,000
Seat 7: Brent Hanks – 925,000
Seat 8: Amit Makhija – 770,000
Seat 9: Jacob Jung – 360,000

Players Eliminated:

9th: Jason Koon – $22,435

Live Updates:

Eric Baldwin Doubles Up Through Jason Koon

Jason Koon raised to 40,000 under the gun and Eric Baldwin reraised all in from the small blind for 323,000. Koon called with ASpade SuitQSpade Suit and Baldwin held ADiamond SuitKHeart Suit. The board was dealt AHeart Suit8Club Suit3Heart SuitJSpade Suit5Diamond Suit and Baldwin doubled up to 700,000 on the hand thanks to a king-kicker. Koon was crippled with less than 100,000 remaining in his stack.

Jason KoonJason Koon Eliminated in Ninth Place ($22,435)

Jason Koon moved all in on a short stack preflop for 59,000 from middle position and Brent Hanks reraised to 100,000 from late position. Amit Makhija four-bet to 200,000 and Hanks five-bet shoved all in. Makhija called and the three players revealed their cards.

Hanks: KSpade SuitKHeart Suit
Makhija: KClub SuitQClub Suit
Koon: AClub Suit4Heart Suit

Board: 10Diamond Suit7Heart Suit4Club Suit10Spade SuitJSpade Suit

Hanks survived with 870,000 and Makhija took a hit down to 750,000. Koon was eliminated on the hand in ninth place.

Player Tags: Eric Baldwin,   Jason Koon
 
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