19Jul
Matt Waxman Wins World Poker Tour Prix de Paris 2011

Day 5 of the World Poker Tour Prix de Paris and the results are in. Only six players remained to duke it out on each other on the final table. Bryon Kaverman was the leading chip holder during the start of the day, but he ultimately lost his lead and it was Matthew Waxman from the US who took the trophy and €518,750.

The Final Table

The final table of the World Poker Tour Prix de Paris was consisted of only six players, namely Matthew Waxman, Byron Kaverman, Mikko Sundell, Martin Jacobson, Fred Magen, and Hugo Lemaire. The first player to get eliminated was Martin Jacobson who started the day as the short stack. He was eliminated to sixth place by Micco Sundell’s pair of J’s. A few moments later, Matt Waxman started to make his moves and he was able to take down Sundell during the 32nd hand of the final table. Later on the day, there was another exciting event between Fred Magen and Byron Kaverman. Magen started with 250k chips on the spot and Kaverman went all in. Magen then called and revealed his A, 7 as Kaverman had a Q, 9. The board read K, Q, 10, J, and 7 which gave Magen a straight, sending Kaverman straight to elimination valley. Not too long after, Waxman was also able to eliminate Fred Magen during the 100th hand. Waxman set an all in against Magen, which Magen ultimately called. In the end, Waxman’s A, K is better than Magen’s K, Q as no improvement on the board came for Magen, thus sending Magen to third place. Then the heads up match between Waxman and Hugo Lemaire wherein Waxman had a huge advantage over Lemaire in terms of chip count. Waxman eventually took down Hugo to second place later on.

The Final Results

Matthew Waxman is then crowned the champion of the world Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris with a total of €518,750 in winnings and a trophy. On second place is Hugo Lemaire with a good €311,100. Fred Magen sits on third place with a total of €211,100 as the chip leader at the start of the day Byron Kaverman ended up on fourth with €155,550. Next on the list is Mikko Sundell with a good €133,330 in total and lastly, Martin Jacobson is on sixth with €88,900.

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