Championship: Matt Waxman Rivers a Knockout

$3,500 WPT Showdown Championship (Re-Entry)
Level 9: 400/800 with a 100 Ante
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Matt Waxman

A player in middle position opened to 2,000, and Matt Waxman defended his big blind.

The flop was 9d7d4c. Waxman checked, the raiser continued for 3,000, and Waxman check-raised to 9,500. His opponent called. The turn was the 9c, and Waxman checked again. The other player took his cue to bet 9,000, but Waxman check-raised all in for right around 50,000 effective with a stack of barely more than that himself. His opponent called all in, putting himself at risk.

Waxman: KdTd (flush draw)
Opponent: KcKh (kings up)

Waxman’s opponent needed to fade only a diamond, but he could not. The river was the 8d, and Waxman won the knockout pot with a flush, essentially doubling up in the process.

Matt Waxman – 145,000