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Noah Schwartz Wins Event 6 - €3,250 Mixed Max Pot-Limit Omaha (€104,580)

Noah Schwartz wins his first ever bracelet.
Noah Schwartz wins his first ever bracelet.

It took just 62 hands for Noah Schwartz to overturn a 2:1 chip deficit and defeat Ludovic Lacay heads up for his first ever bracelet.

Schwartz previously made the final four of the No-Limit Mixed Max a few days ago but this is the first time he's made it the distance.

Earlier today the American knocked out Jyri Merivirta in a fairly quick battle while Lacay dispatched Vitaly Lunkin when he called the Russian's big bluff on the river.

Hand #32 proved the turning point of the heads-up battle. Lacay had check-raised for 251,000 on the turn of a 9 8 5 4 board with Schwartz making the call to create a pot for over half the chips in play. The 5 came on the river and the Frenchman quickly folded when Schwartz moved all in.

After this, the heads-up match was always going to be an uphill struggle for Lacay as Schwartz was the more experienced player. Lacay picked up €64,800 for his second place while Schwartz will be €104,580 better off when he looks at his bank statement tomorrow.

 

Noah Schwartz Speaks about First WSOP Bracelet Win


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Ludovic Lacay Eliminated in 2nd Place (€64,800)

Hand #62

Ludovic Lacay had the button and called. Noah Schwartz raised to 32,000 and Lacay called. The flop came 5 6 K and Schwartz continued for 42,000 and was raised to 100,000. Schwartz shoved and Lacay called all in!

Lacay: 8 Q 5 6 for two pair.

Schwartz: K A 8 7 for top pair an open ended straight draw.

The board ran out A 3 to make Schwartz a better two pair.

Schwartz completed a great turnaround to claim his first WSOP bracelet.

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Smallballin'

Hand #58

Ludovic Lacay gave Noah Schwartz a walk.

Hand #59

Noah Schwartz raised to 20,000 and won the pot.

Hand #60

Ludovic Lacay raised to 20,000 and Noah Schwartz called. The flop was J 4 2, Schwartz checked, Lacay bet another 20,000 and Schwartz called.

The turn was the Q, both players checked and the river was the 6.

Both checked, Lacay showed A Q 7 5 and won the pot.

Hand #61

Noah Schwartz raised to 20,000 and Ludovic Lacay folded.

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No Action

Hand #53

Noah Schwartz checked after a limp from his opponent. Ludovic Lacay bet for 10,000 on the J 8 T flop but folded when Schwartz raised to 40,000.

Hand #54

Noah Schwartz faced a 20,000 raise that he called. The T 9 Q 9 A board was checked all the way down. Ludovic Lacay opened Q T 5 4 and Schwartz folded.

Hand #55

Noah Schwartz raised to 20,000. Ludovic Lacay called and then took the pot down with a 25,000 bet on the turn with the board reading J K 8 9.

Hand #56

Ludovic Lacay opened to 20,000 and Noah Schwartz called to the 6 J 4 flop. The action was checked to the river where the last two cards were Q 9. Schwartz bet 25,000 and Lacay folded.

Hand #57

A walk Noah Schwartz.

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Still Grinding Away

Hand #48

Noah Schwartz raised to 20,000 on the button and Ludovic Lacay made the call. The flop was 8 7 K and both players checked. On the 3 turn, Lacay fired 25,000 and Schwartz folded.

Hand #49

Ludovic Lacay gave Noah Schwartz a walk.

Hand #50

Noah Schwartz limped in from the button/small blind and Ludovic Lacay checked. The flop was 9 4 A, Lacay checked and Schwartz bet 11,000, quickly winning the pot.

Hand #51

Ludovic Lacay raised to 20,000 and Noah Schwartz folded.

Hand #52

Noah Schwartz gave Ludovic Lacay a walk.

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Action Goes Limp

Hand #43

Ludovic Lacay raised to 20,000 and folded after Noah Schwartz three-bet to 60,000.

Hand #44

A Q 8 6 flop came after a limp and check pre flop. Noah Schwartz bet when checked to him and Ludovic Lacay folded.

Hand #45

Another limped pot brought a K A J flop that was checked to the 5 turn. Lacay bet 10,000 and Schwartz folded.

Hand #46

Again there was little action until the turn of a A 3 T 3 board. Ludovic Lacay bet 20,000 and Noah Schwartz folded.

Hand #47

Another limped pot brought a 6hQh8d flop. Ludovic Lacay bet folded to a Noah Schwartz raise.

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Five Quick Hands

Hand #38

The blinds went up in this hand. Noah Schwartz raised to 22,000 and won the big blind.

Hand #39

Ludovic Lacay raised to 20,000 and Noah Schwartz folded.

Hand #40

Noah Schwartz raised to 20,000 and Ludovic Lacay made the fold from the big blind.

Hand #41

Ludovic Lacay raised to 20,000 and Noah Schwartz folded once again.

Hand #42

Noah Schwartz gave Ludovic Lacay a walk.

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Lacay Potting the Action

Hand #36

Ludovic Lacay called a 16,000 raise from Noah Schwartz to see a T 2 3 flop. Schwartz bet 18,000 before Lacay raised to 86,000. Schwartz folded.

Hand #37

Ludovic Lacay had the button and raised to 16,000. Noah Schwartz called and the flop fanned 6 K 8. Check-check. Schwartz led on the 2 turn and Lacay folded.

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Schwartz Takes Big Lead

Use the Schwartz!
Use the Schwartz!

Hand #31

Ludovic Lacay gave Noah Schwartz a walk.

Hand #32

Noah Schwartz called from the button. Ludovic Lacay raised to 24,000 and Schwartz made the call again.

The flop was 9 8 5, Lacay checked and Schwartz bet 22,000. The Frenchman making the call.

The 4 came on the turn, Lacay checked a second time and Schwartz bet 53,000. Lacay check-raised for pot to 251,000. Schwartz made the call for the biggest pot of the final so far.

The river was 5, Lacay checked and Schwartz moved all in. Lacay instantly folded.

Hand #33

Ludovic Lacay raised to 16,000, Noah Schwartz folded in the big blind.

Hand #34

Noah Schwartz limped in prefop and Ludovic Lacay checked. The flop was 3 7 3 and both players checked, the 4 came on the turn and both checked again. The river was the Q, Lacay checked once more, Schwartz bet 9,000 and Lacay quickly folded.

Hand #35

Noah Schwart got a walk.

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Lacay Re-Takes Lead

Hand #26

Noah Schwartz opened to 17,000 and Ludovic Lacay folded.

Hand #27

Ludovic Lacay raised to 16,000 and Noah Schwartz called to the T A A flop. They checked to 6c turn where Lacay bet 10,000. Call. On the 3 river, Lacay bet 22,000 when Schwartz checked to him. Call. Lacay opened A 8 3 Q for a full house and Schwartz mucked.

Hand #28

Ludovic Lacay got a walk.

Hand #29

Ludovic Lacay raised to 16,000 and was three-bet up to 43,000. Fold.

Hand #30

A raise and take from Noah Schwartz.

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Big Pots Go Both Ways

HU4ROLLZ?
HU4ROLLZ?

Hand #21

Ludovic Lacay raised to 16,000 and Noah Schwartz called. The flop was 3 4 K, Schwartz checked and Lacay bet 20,000 which the American called.

The J came on the turn, Schwartz fiddled with some chips before leading out for 42,000. Lacay, with his hand over his mouth again, made the call.

The river was the A. Schwartz took about a minute before betting 101,000. Lacay picked up the 101,000, rechecked his cards and made the call.

Schwartz turned over Q 5 3 2 for a rivered wheel to win the pot.

Hand #22

Noah Schwartz gave Ludovic Lacay a walk.

Hand #23

Ludovic Lacay raised to 16,000 on the button and won the pot.

Hand #24

Noah Schwartz limped in preflop and Ludovic Lacay checked. The flop was 4 T 5 and Lacay led out for 10,000, Schwartz quickly folded.

Hand #25

Ludovic Lacay raised to 16,000 and Noah Schwartz called. The flop was 8 T 7 and both players checked. The 2 came on the turn and Schwartz bet 14,000, Lacay raised to 45,000 and Schwartz made the call to see the 3 on the river.

Schwartz checked and Lacay bet 100,000. Schwartz thought for several minutes before making the call.

Lacay showed 9 7 6 2 for the second nut straight and won the pot.

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Short Break

Players are on a short break.

Noah Schwartz – 578,000
Ludovic Lacay – 570,000

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No Walk in the Park for Lacay

Hand #15

Ludovic Lacay raised to 12,000 and Noah Schwartz folded.

Hand #16

Noah Schwartz raised to 12,000 and his French opponent folded.

Hand #17

Ludovic Lacay raised and Noah Schwartz called to a K J 4 flop. The action was checked to T turn and through the 2 river. Lacay opened K 9 3 5 and took the pot.

Hand #18

Walk for Ludovic Lacay.

Hand #19

Ludovic Lacay raised to 12,000 before Noah Schwartz three-bet to 32,000. Call. The flop fanned 5 T#$c and Schwartz continued for 35,000. Lacay called to the 2 turn where he faced an 81,000 bet. It was too much and he folded.

Hand #20

Noah Schwatrz gives Ludovic Lacay another walk.

 

Ludovic Lacay2013 WSOP EuropeEV063K PLO Mixed MaxFinal TableGiron8JG1401
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Lacay Holds on to Chip Lead

Hand #10

Noah Schwartz raised to 12,000 and Ludovic Lacay folded.

Hand #11

Ludovic Lacay raised to 12,000 and Noah Schwartz called. The flop was 2 6 7, Schwartz checked and Lacay continued for another 12,000. Schwartz made the call.

The turn was the 9, Schwartz checked again and Lacay bet 35,000. Schwartz, playing with his chips, thought for a moment before calling.

The river was the 9 and Schwartz checked again, Lacay checked back. Schwartz showed 8-5 for a straight in his hand to win another pot.

Hand #12

Noah Schwartz raised to 12,000 from the button and Lacay made it 36,000 in the big blind. Schwartz called to see a 3 5 6 flop. Lacay checked and Schwartz fired out a bet of 46,000 and Lacay quickly folded.

Hand #13

Ludovic Lacay raised to 12,000 and Noah Schwartz called to see a T 7 7. Schwartz checked then folded to a 14,000 bet from the Frenchman.

Hand #14

Noah Schwartz raised to 12,000 and Ludovic Lacay called. The flop was 9 A 3, Lacay checked and Schwartz bet 14,000 with Lacay making the call.

The J came on the turn, putting two flush draws out there. Both players checked.

The river was the 5 and Lacay led out for 35,000. Schwartz made the call, Lacay tabled 6 3 3 2 for trips to win the pot.

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Level Up (3,000/6,000)

Hand #5

Noah Schwartz got a walk.

Hand #6

A 4 T 6 flop appeared after a limp and check pre flop. Both players checked and a Ludovic Lacay bet on the 7 turn and took it down.

Hand #7

Ludovic Lacay raised to 12,000 and took the pot.

Hand #8

Ludovic Lacay received a walk.

Hand #9

Ludovic Lacay raised to 12,000. Call.

The action checked all the way to the river of a 8 6 6 9 J board where a Noah Schwartz bet of 14,000 was good to win the pot.

 

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Schwartz Strikes First

Hand #1

Ludovic Lacay raised to 10,000 and Noah Schwartz called to see the first flop of heads-up. The flop was 6 Q K. Both players checked and Lacay accidently exposed the 5. The turn was the 7 and Schwartz checked, Lacay bet 10,000 and Schwartz folded.

Hand #2

Noah Schwartz limped on the button and Ludovic Lacay checked. The flop was T 6 6, Lacay checked and Schwartz bet 6,000. Lacay made the call to see the 5 on the turn.

Lacay checked again and Schwartz bet 11,000. Lacay rechecked his cards and then folded.

Hand #3

Ludovic Lacay raised to 10,000 and Noah Schwartz folded.

Hand #4

Noah Schwartz raised to 10,000 and Ludovic Lacay made it 30,000 in the big blind. Schwartz called.

The flop was 9h5 4. Lacay, with his hand over his mouth, bet 35,000 and Schwartz made the call.

The J came on the turn and Lacay quickly checked, Schwartz checked back.

The river was the 3 and Lacay checked again. Schwartz asked how much was in the pot before betting 72,000. Lacay made a quick call and Schwartz showed a rivered set of threes to win the pot. Unfortunately, we weren't able to see his cards.

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Shuffle Up and Deal

The cards are in the air for the heads up match for the sixth bracelet of the series!

Heads UpNoah SchwartzLudovic Lacay2013 WSOP EuropeEV063K PLO Mixed MaxFinal TableGiron7JG9100

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Scotty Nguyen Makes it into the Hall of Fame

While the heads up is just setting up, enjoy this video of Ty Stewart telling Scotty Nguyen he's just made it into the Hall of Fame. 

The heads-up battle will be starting at 1:30pm local time and there are just under 4 minutes of 2,500/5,000 blinds left.

Noah Schwartz - 362,500
Ludovic Lacay - 780,000

 

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Vitaly Lunkin Eliminated in 3rd Place (€34,500)

Lunkin - 3rd place.
Lunkin - 3rd place.

A lot of people were saying that Vitaly Lunkin was going to grind his match out to try and get back in it. Not so. The Russian made an audacious river bluff but was picked off by Ludovic Lacay.

Lunkin opened to 12,000 and Lacay called to a 5 6 Q where he check-called a 15,000 c-bet.

Lunkin checked back the A turn and that invited Lacay to bet out for 25,000 on the 4 river.

Lacay took a good few minutes to make a decision to call with T 9 Q 2 for a flush. It was good as Lunkin opened 8 3 9 3.

Lacay will move on to meet Schwartz in the final.

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Jyri Merivirta Eliminated in 4th Place (€34,500)

On a flop of 4 K 2, Noah Schwartz had raised Jyri Merivirta's flop bet to set the Finnish player all in. Merivirta called off his last 35,000 and was at risk.

Schwartz: J T 5 3

Merivirta: A Q J 7

The 8 on the turn helped neither player but the T on the river made Schwartz second pair. Not much, but enough to win him the pot and knock out Merivirta in third place. Schwartz will play the winner of the Ludovic Lacay/Vitaly Lunkin match, but he'll go in with 362,500 chips whereas Lacay/Lunkin will have 780,000.

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Lunkin Doubles

Both Vitaly Lunkin and Ludovic Lacay flopped two pair but the former’s were the higher ranked and he doubled.

On a 6 J 7 flop Lunkin check-raised Lacay’s 5,000 bet up to 25,000. Call.

Lunkin shoved his remaining 26,000 in on the 3 turn and Lacay called.

Lacay: 7 6 2 T

Lunkin: J 7 5 5

The river came as the A and Lacay paid off Lunkin saying, “Nice hand!”

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Lacay Bluffs Lunkin

Vitaly Lunkin raised to 10,000 preflop and Ludovic Lacay made the call. Both players checked the T 8 T flop before Lacay fired out 13,000 on the 2 turn. Lunkin made the call to see the J on the river.

“Pot,” said Lacay, betting 46,000.

Lunkin tanked for a several minutes, “Full house, set, flush...” said the Russian and then he mucked.

Lacay showed A Q 3 2 for a bluff.

“I was thinking of calling with sixes,” said Lunkin.

“If you call with sixes, I shake your hand and leave,” replied Lacay.

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Merivirta Doubles

Noah Scwartz is angry with himself after making a call when drawing dead to Jyri Merivirta.

Schwartz raised to 15,000 and bet 9,000 on a 3 K T flop. Merivirta called pre flop and check-raised to 20,000 on the flop.

Schwartz called and then tank-called when Merivirta shoved for 28,000 on the J turn.

Merivirta: A T T 8

Schwartz: K 5 6 8

The river came J to fill the Finn up. He’s up to 126,000.

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Merivirta Falling

Noah Schwartz raised to 10,000 preflop from the button. Jyri Merivirta made it 30,000 in the big blind and Schwartz called.

The flop was A 3 A and Merivirta continued with a 40,000 bet. Schwartz counted out his stack before min-raising to 80,000 and Merivirta folded quickly. The Finn has about 50,000 left now and desperately needs a double up to stay in this.

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Big Two Applying Pressure

Ludovic Lacay and Noah Schwartz are applying early pressure on their opponents with mixed results.

Lacay treated a Vitaly Lunkin limp with a raise to 12,000. Lunkin called but folded to a 15,000 bet on the 8 A 4 flop.

Meanwhile, Noah Schwartz bet 22,000 on the river of a T Q 9 J J board. Jyri Merivirta tank called and took the pot as Schwartz threw his cards into the muck.

The blinds are about to go up to 2,500/3,000 and the levels are only 30 minutes long from there on in.

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Schwartz Takes Early Lead

Jyri Merivirta raised to 8,000 preflop and Noah Schwartz repotted in the big blind to 24,000. Merivirta carefully slid out a call.

The flop was 9 T 5 and Schwartz bet 35,000. Merivirta made the call and the dealer put out the 2 on the turn.

“Pot,” announced Schwartz, betting 118,000 – leaving very little behind. Merivirta thought for about two minutes before folding.

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Shuffle up and Deal!

Cards are in the air!

There are 13 minutes of level 16 to play out before the blinds jumo to 2,500/5,000. 

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Mixed Max PLO Heads Up Matches to Commence Shortly

Lacay - in pole position.
Lacay - in pole position.

Welcome back to the final day of event 6, the €3,250 Mixed Max PLO event. Both heads up matches will be starting at midday at the same time.

It will be Ludovic Lacay versus Vitaly Lunkin and Noah Schwartz against Jyri Merivirta. Lacay has a roughly 6:1 chip lead against his Russian opponent but the Schwartz/Merivirta match is much closer, they'll start barely one big blind apart.

After both matches are concluded, the remaining two players will be heading over to the theatre to play out the final match for the bracelet.

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Event Name Event 6 - €3,250 Mixed Max PLO
Venue Casino Barrière d'Enghien-les-Bains
Date 17 October 2013
Final Day 19 October 2013
Buy In €3,250
Entrants 127
Prize Pool €373,380
First Prize €104,580
Level Ante Blinds
Level 1 0 25/50
Level 2 0 50/100
Level 3 0 75/150
Level 4 0 100/200
Level 5 0 150/300
Level 6 0 200/400
Level 7 0 250/500
Level 8 0 300/600
Level 9 0 400/800
Level 10 0 500/1000
Level 11 0 600/1200
Level 12 0 800/1600
Level 13 0 1000/2000
Level 14 0 1200/2400
Level 15 0 1500/3000
Level 16 0 2000/4000
Level 17 0 2500/5000
Level 18 0 3000/6000
Level 19 0 4000/8000
Level 20 0 5000/10000
Level 21 0 6000/12000
Level 22 0 8000/16000
Level 23 0 10000/20000
Level 24 0 12000/24000
Level 25 0 15000/30000
Level 26 0 20000/40000
Level 27 0 25000/50000
Level 28 0 30000/60000
Level 29 0 40000/80000
Level 30 0 50000/100000
Noah Schwartz

Noah Schwartz
wins
€104,580

Event 6 - €3,250 Mixed Max PLO

Top Money Finishers Prize
1. Noah Schwartz €104,580
2. Ludovic Lacay €64,800
3. Vitaly Lunkin €34,500
4. Jyri Merivirta €34,500
5. Jeremy Joseph €21,000
6. Aku Joentausta €21,000
7. Phil Laak €16,000
8. Stephen Chidwick €16,000
9. Matthew Ashton €10,500
10. Maunuel Bevand €10,500