Chen and Waxman win bracelets at WSOP
Two more gold bracelets were dished out at the WSOP on Tuesday night as the final tables of events six and seven played down to a winner.
They were both huge field no-limit Hold’em events, yet both had plenty of big names fighting for the gold. Event six was the $1,500 no-limit Hold’em Millionaire Maker which guaranteed a $1,000,000 to the winner. It attracted 6,343 runners meaning the champion would actually pocket $1,198,780. Favourite at the start of the final was Dan ‘djk123’ Kelly, despite starting second in chips Kelly lost a flip to bust in fifth place and it was start of final table chip leader Benny Chen, a restaurant manager from Canada, who took down the title defeating Michael Bennington in a short heads-up battle.
There was nothing short about the heads-up battle in event seven - $1,000 no-limit Hold’em – as Matthew Waxman and Eric Baldwin. Their heads-up match lasted 187 hands and involved the shorter stacked player doubling up 11 times. In the end though it was Waxman who claimed his first bracelet and the winner’s cheque of $305,952, Baldwin, who was chasing his second bracelet, picked up $189,200 for his runner-up finish.
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