WSOPC 2010 Atlantic City Won By Matt WaxmanDecember 16, 2010 12:36 pm
The 25-year-old poker pro from Florida known as Matt Waxman has continued to show his pedigree as a player after taking down the $1,650 buy-in WSOPC main event in Atlantic City for $117,797.
The young pro picked up the impressive amount after besting a top class field of 352 players over three days at the tournament, which included such players as Dwyte Pilgrim, Paul Darden, Amnon Filippi and Matt Brady.
With his latest victory Matt Waxman now takes his live tournament earnings to more than $540,000, with an equivalent amount of online winnings recorded at cardplayer.com. Commenting on his win in Atlantic City, Matt Waxman said:
“I’ve been winning a lot of major online tournaments but only coming close in the live ones, so it really feels great to lock one up. There are so many great players out there nowadays that it gets harder each year to stand out from the pack.”
After the first day of the tournament the 352 player field had been reduced to 71 players, and then just 9 by the end of day two, who returned to battle it out the following day at the final table.
By the time the heads-up phase had been reached, Waxman found himself at a 3:2 disadvantage against Jesus Cabrera of Atlanta. The duo then battled for three hours until the defining hand was dealt with Waxman holding pocket 3’s to Cabrera’s pocket 6’s.
Waxman spiked a set on the flop to relegate the 46-year-old Cabrera to the runner-up position worth $72,824, while full honours went to Matt Waxman, who was crowned the WSOP Circuit Atlantic City Main Event Champion.
The $117,797 won by Waxman is his second largest live win to date, whose career best cash is finishing 6th at the 2009 WSOP No Limit Hold’em Six Handed event for $138,393. Waxman also won $453,663 online after finishing 1st at the $500 Tilt Poker FTOPS XIII Main Event in 2009.