Sunday October 20,2013 : SCHWARTZ CLAIMS HIS FIRST WORLD SERIES OF POKER BRACELET
Poker pro bests Lacay in PLO Mix Max.
Poker pro Noah Schwartz claimed his first World Series of Poker winner's bracelet over the weekend after several close-but-no-cigar attempts at the coveted jewellery.
Playing in the Euro 3,250 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Mix Max event at the World Series of Poker Europe currently taking place in France, he mastered a substantial chip disadvantage to best a rampant Ludovic Lacay in the final heads up clash of the event after both men won their respective semi-final matches.
The Lacay vs. Schwartz heads up, in which Schwartz started at a 2 to 1 disadvantage, was a fitting finale to an exciting event that kept the railbirds thoroughly entertained.
Battling his way through his chip deficit to ultimately gain supremacy and win the match, Schwartz took home Euro 104,580 and the bracelet, leaving his opponent with a runner up prize of Euro 64,600.
Schwartz’s bracelet is the culmination of a long and respected professional playing career with earnings of almost $4 million which has nevertheless denied him a WSOP bracelet until now.
Other finalists in the event were thrid placed Vitaly Lunkin of Russia and fourth Finland's Jyri Merivirta, both of whom took home Euro 34,500.