Noah Schwartz Wins Biggest Score Ever At WPT Alpha8 FloridaJanuary 23, 2015 2:02 pm
The WPT Alpha8 Florida $100,000 super high roller may not have been the largest tournament Noah Schwartz has ever entered, but it certainly proved to be his most lucrative after the Florida pro beat five other players to take down the biggest score of his career worth $585,000. Schwartz’s latest victory comes less than one month after he captured another WPT Alpha8 title, the $100,000 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Las Vegas for $539,550, although that time he did at least have a field of 55 players to compete against.
This time around, Noah Schwartz took his seat alongside some of the biggest names in the game, including Jason Mercier, Dan Colman, Bryn Kenney, Jake Schindler, and Byron Kaverman, in what turned out to be the World Poker Tour Alpha8’s first winner-take-all event.
Jason Mercier (A-Q) then proceeded to eliminate Bryn Kenney (A-9) in 6th, before a little later moving all-in with A-9 himself against Jake Schindler (A-8) who got lucky on a J-7-4-6-5 board to send Mercier to the rail in 5th.
Jake Schindler (K-Q) followed up by doing likewise to Dan Colman (A-5) in 4th, and after Noah Schwartz (3-3) took care of Byron Kaverman (A-5) in 3rd, the heads-up phase of the mini-competition got underway for the title, and the $585,000 top prize. Before long, however, Schindler’s stack had grown short and so he moved all-in for his last roughly 12bb with K-5, only to be called by his opponent with Q-9. The Q-6-3-6-Q board subsequently sealed Schindler’s fate, who then had to walk away empty-handed, while Noah Schwartz claimed all the honors, and all the money.
Later taking to Instagram to express his delight at the victory, Schwartz wrote: “What a true blessing & historic at the same time to become the 1st player in history to win @WPT & @alpha8 titles. No one can take that from me. Thanks for all the support it means the world to me.”