Event 26: Chipleader Matt Waxman Knocks Out a Player to Burst the Money Bubble

$600 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  1,500/3,000 with a 2,500 ante
Players Remaining:  55 of 330

Matt Waxman
Chipleader Matt Waxman

During Hand #4 of hand-for-hand play on the Money Bubble, chipleader Matt Waxman min-raised under the gun to 6,000, and the player on the button moved all in for 40,500.

Waxman asked for an exact count, and then asked the player, “Do you want action?”

His opponent shook his head no, and then Waxman said something like, “Now I’ll feel bad if I call. Unless you have aces.”

The action finished at all the other tables, and then Waxman called and said, “Alright, man. Good luck.”

The short stack turned over AdQc, and needed it to hold to stay alive against Waxman’s KcJd.

The board came Js7s7dJc2c, and Waxman paired his jack on the flop and turned a full house to clinch the pot and eliminate his opponent in 56th place on the Money Bubble.

Matt Waxman  –  500,000  (167 bb)

With 55 players remaining from a field of 330, the average chip stack is about 120,000 (40 big blinds). The field is in the money, guaranteed at least $795 each, and the next pay jump is $840 for 48th place.