Matt Waxman has been open-pushing his short stack several times during Level 19, and just now got a taker in Harry Bienenfeld. Waxman had and Bienenfeld , and when the next five cards came low — — Waxman had won the race to survive.
Soon after the hand Erick Lindgren called over from the next table and subsequent chat brought up the
WSOP Player of the Year race in which Daniel Negreanu (who busted this event in 39th earlier this evening), with Tom Schneider not far behind.
"I think if I win I take the lead," said Waxman to Lindgren. "Yeah, but Schneider has two," replied Lindgren, alluding to Schneider's two bracelets won this summer.
"Yeah, but so would I," noted Waxman, referring to his win in Event #7 $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em.
For now, Waxman's hopes for a second win and a boost in that WSOP POY race remain alive.