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2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, June 02, 2013 to Tuesday, June 04, 2013

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

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $1,653,300
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06/04/13 11:55:46 PM PST
 
Matt Waxman Defeats Eric Baldwin in Epic Heads-Up Battle to Win First Gold Bracelet
 

WSOP Gold Bracelet Winner Matt Waxman

It's early in the 2013 World Series of Poker, but the Event #7 $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em final table will no doubt go down as one of the most stacked of the summer. The day began with five amateurs who combined for $2,968 in WSOP earnings and five established pros with more than $4 million in combined earnings; what's more, two of the final table participants were seeking their second bracelet—Brent Hanks and Eric "basebadly" Baldwin.

Unfortunately for them, it was 28-year-old Matt Waxman who prevailed in a memorable final table to capture the $305,952 first-place prize and his first gold bracelet.

The first elimination of the day came within minutes when Scott Yelton fell to Jess Dioquino, bringing about the official final table of nine.

On Hand #23 of the final table, Baldwin managed to double through Jason Koon. Six hands later, Koon was dispatched in ninth place by Hanks, good for $22,435.

In Level 24, Matt Waxman eliminated Tuu Ho on Hand #41 to take over the chip lead, and then sent Robert Dreyfuss out the door 21 hands later. One level later, on Hand #73, Jacob Jung was sent packing in sixth place for $51,086.

After losing a good portion of his chips in Hand #74, Hanks was unable to recover and saw his dreams of a second bracelet cut short by Baldwin 20 hands later in a brutal bad beat.

Five hands later, the start-of-the-day chip leader, Amit Makhija, was eliminated by Waxman when he ran queens straight into aces. Three-handed play was a quick affair and saw the last of the amateurs, Dioquino, fall to Baldwin.

Heads-up play began with Waxman holding a 3.1-million-to-2.4-million chip lead over Baldwin. The Wisconsinite was able to double into the chip lead 17 hands into heads-up play, but eight hands later Waxman reclaimed it with a double of his own.

The two would battle for 187 hands over the course of nearly seven hours, but during that time the duo swapped the chip lead multiple times. It really was an epic heads-up match with both men trying their upmost to win poker's most prestigious prize. Unfortunately there could only be one winner, and as you already know that man was Waxman. Of course you can read the final hand simply by scrolling down.

PlacePlayerPrize
1stMatt Waxman$305,952
2ndEric Baldwin$189,200
3rdJess Dioquino$130,825
4thAmit Makhija$94,353
5thBrent Hanks$68,975
6thJacob Jung$51,086
7thRobert Dreyfuss$38,340
8thTuu Ho$29,147
9thJason Koon$22,435
10thScott Yelton$17,491

Congratulations to Matthew Waxman on winning Event #7: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $305,952 and his first WSOP gold bracelet!

06/04/13 11:48:54 PM PST
 
Eric Baldwin Eliminated in 2nd Place ($189,220)
 

Eric Baldwin - 2nd Place

Hand #293: It was an epic 187-hand heads-up match that last nearly seven hours, but it has finally come to an end. It happend when Eric Baldwin moved all in from the button for 1.025 million and Matt Waxman snap-called.

Baldwin:   
Waxman:   

Waxman got it in good, but as we'd seen so many times before during the heads-up match, that didn't matter much. It seemed the railbirds expected a double, but the reality that it could be ending came when the     flop gave Waxman a pair of aces and a huge lead.

Of course the turn had to bring a sweat, and it did when the dealer burned and turned the  . Baldwin could stay alive with a five on the river, but this time it was not meant to be as the   peeled off.

Baldwin was denied his second gold bracelet but left with $189,220 to held soothe the pain.

Matt Waxman5,511,0001,311,000
Eric Baldwin0-1,311,000
06/04/13 11:42:30 PM PST
 
Waxman Takes the Lead
 

Hand #290: Matt Waxman moved all in and Eric Baldwin folded.

Hand #291: Eric Baldwin limped on the button and Matt Waxman checked his option in the big blind. Both players then checked the     flop and the dealer burned and turned the  . Waxman bet 230,000, Baldwin moved all in and Waxman called off for 1.965 million. Baldwin tabled the    for two pair but was behind of Waxman's    two pair. The   river improved Waxman to a full house and gave him the double.

Hand #292: Matt Waxman moved all in on the button and Eric Baldwin folded.

Matt Waxman4,200,0002,239,000
Eric Baldwin1,311,000-2,239,000
06/04/13 11:35:05 PM PST
 
Yet Another Double for Baldwin
 

Hand #289: Eric Baldwin moved all in from the button and Matt Waxman called.

Waxman:   
Baldwin:   

We've seen a lot of all ins in the heads-up match, but every time the at-risk player has doubled. That proved to be the case yet again after the board ran out       and Baldwin paired his king to win the pot.

Eric Baldwin3,550,0001,299,000
Matt Waxman1,961,000-1,299,000
06/04/13 11:32:55 PM PST
 
Small Pots
 

Hand #280: Matt Waxman called from the button and Eric Baldwin checked his option from the big. Baldwin then check-folded to a bet of 180,000 on the     flop.

Hand #281: Eric Baldwin folded the button.

Hand #282: Matt Waxman shoved all in and Eric Baldwin folded.

Hand #283: Eric Baldwin folded the button.

Hand #284: Matt Waxman moved all in from the button and Eric Baldwin folded.

Hand #285: Eric Baldwin won the pot by moving all in on the button.

Hand #286: Matt Waxman folded the button.

Hand #287: Eric Baldwin moved all in on the button and Matt Waxman folded.

Hand #288: Matt Waxman moved all in and took down the pot.

06/04/13 11:23:19 PM PST
 
Just 34 BBs in Play
 

Eric Baldwin and Matt Waxman have been playing heads up for nearly seven hours, and in that time the blinds have gotten incredibly high; in fact, right now there are only 34 BBs in play on the table. We're guessing this thing won't take much longer.

06/04/13 11:21:34 PM PST
 
Baldwin Shoves
 

Hand #277: Eric Baldwin folded the button.

Hand #278: Matt Waxman folded the button.

Hand #279: Eric Baldwin raised the button to 240,000, Matt Waxman called and the flop fell    . Waxman check-called a bet of 170,000, both players checked the   turn and the   completed the board on the river. Waxman checked and then folded when Baldwin moved all in.

Matt Waxman3,260,000-801,000
Eric Baldwin2,251,000801,000
06/04/13 11:13:14 PM PST
 
Three For Waxman
 

Hand 274: Matt Waxman limped on the button and Eric Baldwin checked his option. The flop fell     and Baldwin check-folded to Waxman's bet of 185,000.

Hand 275: Matt Waxman gets a walk.

Hand 276: Matt Waxman limped on the button and Eric Baldwin checked his option. The flop came down     and Baldwin checked to Waxman who bet 135,000. Baldwin folded.

06/04/13 11:11:02 PM PST
 
Some For Waxman
 

Hand 270: Matt Waxman raised to 240,000 on the button and takes it down.

Hand 271: Eric Baldwin raised to 240,000 and Matt Waxman three-bet shoved. Baldwin folded.

Hand 272: Matt Waxman raised to 240,000 on the button and takes it down.

Hand 273: Eric Baldwin limped on the button and Matt Waxman checked.

The flop fell     and Waxman check-called 135,000. Both checked the   turn and Waxman bet 180,000 on the   river. Baldwin called, but mucked when Waxman tabled   .

06/04/13 11:05:50 PM PST
 
Two for Waxman; One for Baldwin
 

Hand #267: Eric Baldwin folded the button.

Hand #268: Matt Waxman limped the button and Eric Baldwin checked his option. Baldwin ended up check-folding to a bet of 120,000 on the     flop.

Hand #269: Eric Baldwin limped, Matt Waxman checked and the flop fell    . Waxman checked and then folded to a bet of 130,000.

06/04/13 10:58:30 PM PST
 
Waxman's Turn to Double
 

Hand #266: Matt Waxman moved all in from the button for 1.14 million and Eric Baldwin called.

Baldwin:   
Waxman:   

Once again Baldwin got it in good and was looking to hold, but again Waxman would find a nine as the board ran out      .

Eric Baldwin3,201,000-1,119,000
Matt Waxman2,310,0001,119,000
06/04/13 10:56:09 PM PST
 
Baldwin Doubles
 

Hand #264: Matt Waxman limped the button and Eric Baldwin checked his option. Baldwin then check-folded to a bet of 145,000 on the     flop.

Hand #265: Eric Baldwin raised to 240,000 and then snap-called off for 2.165 million when Matt Waxman moved all in.

Waxman:   
Baldwin:   

Baldwin got it in good and held after the board ran out      .

Eric Baldwin4,320,0001,809,000
Matt Waxman1,191,000-1,809,000
06/04/13 10:51:32 PM PST
 
Back and Forth
 

Hand #257: Eric Baldwin limped from the button and Matt Waxman checked from the big blind. Both players checked the     flop and then Baldwin called a bet of 135,000 on the   turn. When the   completed the board on the river, Waxman checked and Baldwin bet 470,000. Waxman folded.

Hand #258: Matt Waxman folded the button.

Hand #259: Eric Baldwin limped the button, Matt Waxman checked his option and the flop fell    . Waxman bet 135,000 but folded when Baldwin raised to 300,000.

Hand #260: Matt Waxman raised to 240,000 and Baldwin folded.

Hand #261: Eric Baldwin raised to 240,000 and won the pot.

Hand #262: Matt Waxman raised to 240,000 and Eric Baldwin called. Baldwin then check-folded to a bet of 340,000 on the     flop.

Hand #263: Eric Baldwin limped the button and then folded when Matt Waxman moved all in.

06/04/13 10:42:56 PM PST
 
Waxman Doubles Into the Lead
 

Hand #252: Matt Waxman folded the button.

Hand #253: Eric Baldwin moved all in from the button and Matt Waxman called off for 1.495 million.

Baldwin:   
Waxman:   

Baldwin got it in good but would not hold as the board ran out      .

Hand #254: Matt Waxman raised the button and Eric Baldwin folded.

Hand #255: Eric Baldwin limped and then folded when Matt Waxman moved all in.

Hand #256: Matt Waxman moved all in and Eric Baldwin folded.

Matt Waxman3,000,0001,140,000
Eric Baldwin2,511,000-1,140,000
06/04/13 10:32:12 PM PST
 
Baldwin Pulling Away
 

Hand #247: Eric Baldwin limped from the button and Matt Waxman checked his option from the big blind. Waxman proceeded to check-call a bet of 135,000 on the     flop and then both players checked the   turn. When the   peeled off on the river, Waxman checked and Baldwin bet 220,000. Waxman woke up with a check-raise to 620,000 and Baldwin made a quick call.

Waxman sheepishly turned over the    for ace high and Baldwin took down the pot with the    straight.

Hand #248: Matt Waxman limped from the button and then folded when Eric Baldwin moved all in.

Hand #249: Eric Baldwin folded the button.

Hand #250: Matt Waxman raised to 240,000 and then folded when Eric Baldwin moved all in.

Hand #251: Eric Baldwin folded the button.

Eric Baldwin3,651,000941,000
Matt Waxman1,860,000-941,000
06/04/13 10:25:47 PM PST
 
One for Each of Them
 

Hand #245: Eric Baldwin opened for 200,000 and Matt Waxman called. The     flop saw Waxman bet 210,000, Baldwin call and then both players checked the   turn. Waxman fired out 420,000 on the   river and Baldwin folded.

Hand #246: Matt Waxman limped and Eric Baldwin checked his option. Baldwin then check-called a bet of 135,000 on the     flop, the   turned, and Baldwin led out for 180,000. Waxman raised to 380,000 and then folded when Baldwin three-bet to 600,000.

06/04/13 10:15:35 PM PST
 
High Five
 

Hand #240: Matt Waxman opened for 200,000 and Eric Baldwin called. The latter then check-called bets of 140,000 on the     flop and 235,000 on the   turn, and then both players checked the   river. Baldwin tabled the    for a pair of sevens and it was good.

Hand #241: Eric Baldwin limped the button and Matt Waxman checked his option. Waxman check-called a bet of 105,000 on the     and then the players checked both the   turn and   river. Waxman showed the    and Baldwin mucked.

Hand #242: Matt Waxman opened the button for 200,000 and Eric Baldwin folded.

Hand #243: Eric Baldwin limped and then called a raise to 260,000 from Matt Waxman. The latter fired out 240,000 on the     flop and Baldwin folded.

Hand #244: Matt Waxman limped, Eric Baldwin checked and the flop fell    . Baldwin checked and then folded to Waxman's 110,000 bet.

06/04/13 10:04:11 PM PST
 
Baldwin Folding the Button
 

Hand #236: Matt Waxman limped from the button and Eric Baldwin checked his option. The     flop saw Baldwin bet 100,000, Waxman called and the   turn. Baldwin check-called a bet of 210,000 and then both players checked the   river. Baldwin showed the    while Waxman tabled the   . Chop it up.

Hand #237: Eric Baldwin folded the button.

Hand #238: Matt Waxman limped the button and then folded when Eric Baldwin raised to 265,000.

Hand #239: Eric Baldwin folded the button.

06/04/13 09:53:59 PM PST
 
Here We Go Again on a Break
 

The two players have decided to take a short break. They're essentially even in chips.

Matt Waxman2,801,000-340,000
Eric Baldwin2,710,000340,000
06/04/13 09:51:09 PM PST
 
Baldwin Shoves
 

Hand #229: Eric Baldwin folded his button.

Hand #230: Matt Waxman raised to 200,000 on the button, Eric Baldwin called and then both players checked the     flop. Baldwin proceeded to check-call bets of 105,000 and 405,000 on the   turn and   river respectively, but mucked when Waxman tabled the    for two pair.

Hand #231: Eric Baldwin raised to 200,000 on the button and Matt Waxman called before both players checked it down on a       board. Baldwin tabled the    for king high and it was good as Waxman could only muster queen high.

Hand #232: Matt Waxman raised the button to 200,000 and won the pot.

Hand #233: Eric Baldwin limped, Matt Waxman checked and the flop camd wont    . Waxman bet 100,000, Baldwin called and the dealer burned and turned the  . Waxman bet 240,000 and this time it was enough as Baldwin folded.

Hand #234: Matt Waxman opened for 200,000 and then folded when Eric Baldwin moved all in for 2.17 million.

Hand #235: Eric Baldwin limped from the button and Matt Waxman checked. Waxman then check-folded to a bet of 100,000 on the     flop.

Matt Waxman3,141,000851,000
Eric Baldwin2,370,000-851,000
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