Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)



Waxman Stacked

Shamus • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Soon after surviving in that hand with Harry Bienenfeld, Matt Waxman was just now all in and at risk again, only this time things didn't fare so well for him.

Waxman had slipped back to about 128,000 when he saw Kyle White open for 17,000. Waxman shoved with {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}, White called with {J-Hearts}{J-Clubs}, and five cards later — {Q-Spades}{A-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{K-Spades} — Waxman's Event #32 run had ended in 20th place.

Kyle White ca
Kyle White
ca 262,000 27,000
Matt Waxman us
Matt Waxman
us Ausgeschieden

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Max Steinberg Lets One Go

• Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

On a board of {9-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}, Max Steinberg and Dan Smith both checked to bring the {k-Hearts} on the turn.

Steinberg checked a second time, and then called Smith's 25,000 bet. When the {7-Spades} arrived on the river, Steinberg checked once more, and finally folded to Smith's bet of 68,000.

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Sowers is Back

• Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

The hand started with Allen Bari opening to 16,000 from under the gun, before Mike Sowers moved all in for 107,000 from the button. Connor Driman then re-shipped all in, covering both players. Bari quickly mucked, as the other two tabled their cards.

Driman: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Sowers: {a-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

“I had {k-}{8-},” said Vasile Buboi, as the dealer spread out the flop of {J-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{J-Hearts}. Driman wouldn’t have minded that too much as
he dodged the flop, and then the {2-Spades} on the turn. However, the {Q-Diamonds} fell on the river, counterfeiting his pair, as Sowers would win the hand with an ace-kicker.

Mike Sowers us
Mike Sowers
us 239,000

Tags: Allen BariConnor DrimanMike Sowers


Waxman Wins One Race, Eyes Another

Shamus • Level 19: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Matt Waxman
Matt Waxman

Matt Waxman has been open-pushing his short stack several times during Level 19, and just now got a taker in Harry Bienenfeld. Waxman had {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and Bienenfeld {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}, and when the next five cards came low — {4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{3-Hearts} — Waxman had won the race to survive.

Soon after the hand Erick Lindgren called over from the next table and subsequent chat brought up the
WSOP Player of the Year race in which Daniel Negreanu (who busted this event in 39th earlier this evening), with Tom Schneider not far behind.

"I think if I win I take the lead," said Waxman to Lindgren. "Yeah, but Schneider has two," replied Lindgren, alluding to Schneider's two bracelets won this summer.

"Yeah, but so would I," noted Waxman, referring to his win in Event #7 $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em.

For now, Waxman's hopes for a second win and a boost in that WSOP POY race remain alive.

Matt Waxman us
Matt Waxman
us 222,000 117,000
Harry Bienenfeld us
Harry Bienenfeld
us 128,000 -132,000

Tags: Erick LindgrenHarry BienenfeldMatt Waxman

Elimination Sends Buboi to the Million!

• Level 19: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

James Miller limped into the pot, before Luke Staudenmaier moved all in for 117,000 from the small blind. Vasile Buboi snap called the bet, as the option was back on Miller.

“I’ll let you boys fight this one out,” Miller stated, as his hand went into the muck.

Staudenmaier: {J-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Buboi: {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}

The board ran out {Q-Spades}{A-Hearts}{8-Spades}{10-Spades}{6-Diamonds} to see Staudenmaier exit in 21st place, as Buboi sees himself as the first player to reach 1,000,000 in chips.

Vasile Buboi
Vasile Buboi
1,000,000 15,000
Luke Staudenmaier
Luke Staudenmaier

Untitled (How Does it Feel)

• Level 19: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Ryan D'Angelo in Day 2 Action
Ryan D'Angelo in Day 2 Action

On a board of {8-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}, Erick Lindgren watched Ryan D'Angelo lead out for a bet of 18,000, and he plunked out 46,000 for a raise. D'Angelo called to bring the {2-Spades} to the table on the turn, and both players checked.

When the {K-Spades} arrived on the river, D'Angelo fired a bet of nearly 100,000 into the pot, and Lindgren released his hand with a pained smile on his face.

Erick Lindgren us
Erick Lindgren
us 712,000 -50,000
Ryan D'Angelo us
Ryan D'Angelo
us 635,000 220,000

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Sowers Crippled

• Level 19: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

The action started with Mike Sowers opening from the cut-off, before Connor Drinan raised to 25,000 from the small blind. Sowers then opted to re-raise to 52,000, before being met with an all in shove for 171,000 in chips. He snap called, before both players tabled their cards.

Sowers: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Drinan: {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {7-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} to see Drinan hit his ace on the turn, and eventually win the hand. After both players counted out their chips, Sowers was left with just 40,000 in chips.

Connor Drinan us
Connor Drinan
us 353,000 3,000
Mike Sowers us
Mike Sowers
us 40,000 -12,000

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Buboi Eighty-Sixes Boosted J

Shamus • Level 19: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Justin Smith
Justin Smith

Vasile Buboi and Justin "Boosted J" Smith had already built a decent-sized pot by the time the flop arrived {5-Clubs}{4-Spades}{Q-Spades}, at which point Buboi checked, Smith bet 31,000, and Buboi called. The turn then brought the {7-Diamonds} and another check from Buboi, and when Smith announced he was all in for his last 100,000 or so, Buboi instantly called.

Smith had {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} for top pair of queens, but Buboi had hit the perfect turn card as he showed {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs} for an eight-high straight. Smith exhaled and stood as the meaningless {A-Clubs} fell on the river, and quickly left having been removed from the tournament in 22nd place.

"That's my favorite hand right there," said Buboi to the table afterwards. "Eight-six."

Vasile Buboi
Vasile Buboi
985,000 220,000
Justin Smith us
Justin Smith
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