Noah Schwartz had almost half of the 14 million chips in play when the final table of the WPT bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble Main Event kicked off last night. When the final table was 68-hands-old Schwartz and Byron Kaverman began playing heads-up with nearly even stacks. The heads-up match only lasted 12 hands and was fairly even with no big pots until the very last hand.
Schwartz completed from the small blind and Kaverman raised to 250,000. Schwartz called and the dealer revealed the first 3 cards: 1093. Kaverman bet 400,000 and Schwartz called. The turn card was the 4, Kaverman fired out a bet of 700,000 and Schwartz responded with a raise of 1,925,000. Kaverman announced he was all-in and Schwartz made the call.
Kaverman showed 109 for 2 pair, tens and nines, and Schwartz turned over Q10 for a pair of tens and flush draw. The river card was the Q, giving Schwartz the winning hand: two pair, queens and tens. Kaverman walked away from his second WPT final table with $236,592. Schwartz, who played his fourth WPT final table, finally got his long-awaited WPT title and $402,970!