Event #49: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Wax On, Wax Off, Waxman Out

Matthew Waxman

On the very last hand of the night, we lost Matthew Waxman at the hands of Erle Mankin. With Makin opening to 37,000 with {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}, Waxman moved all in for 169,000 with {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs} to put the decision back on Mankin.

After mulling over his options for a minute, Mankin commented, "I want to play the shootout tomorrow, so I don't want to come back with just 10,000 chips. If it wasn't for that I would have called you already."

Despite his fears, Mankin did indeed make the call, and his bravery was rewarded as he successfully dodged Waxman's six outs on an ensuing {9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{10-Spades} board. As a result, Waxman exits at the death, whilst Mankin inserts around 442,000 into his bag rather than two orange 10,000 chips.

Tags: Erle MankinMatthew Waxman