HANS WINZELER WPT BESTBET JACKSONVILLE FALL POKER SCRAMBLE (LIVE STREAM) PROFILE

Hans Winzeler

Hans Winzeler

Career Stats

Earnings $148,336
Cashes 2
Final Tables 1
Titles 0
Tournaments Played 14

Current Standings

Est. Current Chipcount

Est. Average Chipcount
14,310,000

Current Chipleader
-

Chipcount History

Day 2
700,000

Day 3
1,965,000

Day 4
4th

 

Noah Schwartz Quickly Takes Down the WPT bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

By Diana Cox 

Topping a field of 477 players Noah Schwartz earned his first career WPT title and became the latest member of the WPT Champions Club during the early evening hours of November 13 at the WPT bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble. 

Schwartz came to the final table with nearly half of the 14 million chips in play and a mere sixty eight hands later, Schwartz and runner-up Byron Kaverman began the heads-up match with nearly even stacks. Hand number 80 would prove the end of Kaverman's tournament life and ensure Schwartz his long-awaited WPT title and $402,970. 

"Finally," a smiling Schwartz said as he was presented with the winner's trophy. 

Schwartz and Kaverman stayed fairly even throughout the short heads up match with no big pots playing out until the final hand of the night.

Schwartz completed from the small blind and Kaverman raised to 250,000. Schwartz called to see a flop of 10heart9spade3heart, Kaverman bet 400,000 and Schwartz again called. The turn was the 4spade, Kaverman fired out a bet of 700,000 and Schwartz responded by pushing 1,925,000 to the middle of the table. Kaverman announced he was all-in and Schwartz called. Kaverman flipped over 10club9club for two pair, tens and nines, and Schwartz turned up Qspade10spade for a pair of tens. With both players and their rails on their feet the dealer peeled off the river card, the Qclub, giving Schwartz the winning hand. 

Kaverman walked away from his second official WPT final table with $236,592. 

Lee Markholt, who won the WPT Season VI World Poker Challenge and was the only former WPT champion at the final table, was the first to go, seeing his chance at becoming a repeat champion snuffed out on the very first hand of the day. 

Hans Winzeler raised to 80,000 from the cutoff, Brian Senie re-raised to 200,000 from the button, Schwartz made it 570,000 to go from the small blind and Markholt shoved all-in for 1,715,000 from the big blind. Winzeler and Senie got out of the way but Schwartz made the call with QdiamondQspade. Markholt held AdiamondKclub and when the board completed 10club5club5heartJclub7diamond Markholt made his exit as the sixth place finisher, adding $61,819 to his nearly $3 million in lifetime live tournament earnings. 

Senie, who was seated at his first major tournament final table, followed Markholt as the fifth place finisher for $77,083. Senie moved all-in from the button with Qclub10heart and from the small blind Schwartz would pick off his second victim of the night. With Kspade10club Schwartz called to see a board of AheartKclub8spade4heart8club and eliminate Senie. 

Winzeler followed Senie to the rail as the fourth place finisher for $106,848, but his tournament ended at the hand's of Kaverman. Kaverman raised to 120,000 from the button and Winzeler pushed all-in from the big blind for his last 1,025,000. Kaverman called with 3club3heart against Winzeler's AspadeJclub. The dealer spread Kheart9heart6diamondQclub9club and Kaverman'won the pot with two pair, nines and threes. 

Having hung on with a short stack for much of the final table, Ryan Hartmann's tournament came to an end as the third place finisher for $153,403. Kaverman announced he was all-in from the small blind and being down to just 765,000 Hartmann made his move. 

"It's time to gamble," he told the table and called all-in for less than Kaverman. 

Kaverman showed 8heart8club and Hartman revealed QdiamondJdiamond. After a flop of Qheart7heart5club Hartmann looked in good position to double up but the 6spade on the turn gave Kaverman additional outs to take the lead again. One of those outs, the 9heart, turned up on the river to give Kaverman the nine-high straight and relieve Hartmann of the last of his chips. 

WPT bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble final table results: 

1. Noah Schwartz - $402,970
2. Byron Kaverman - $236,592
3. Ryan Hartmann - $153,403
4. Hans Winzeler - $106,848
5. Brian Senie - $77.083
6. Lee Markholt - $61,819


Sorted In: Featured Blog, Noah Schwartz, Byron Kaverman, Ryan Hartmann, Hans Winzeler, Brian Senie, Lee Markholt, Season XI, bestbet Jacksonville
07:43 PM, 11/13/12

Hand #50: Hans Winzeler Out in 4th Place ($106,848)

Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Byron Kaverman min-raises from the button to 120,000, Hans Winzeler moves all in from the big blind for 1,025,000, and Kaverman calls with 3club3heart. Winzeler turns over AspadeJclub, and he'll need to improve to stay alive.

The board comes Kheart9heart6heartQclub9club, and the pocket threes hold up for Kaverman to win the pot and eliminate Hans Winzeler in fourth place, earning $106,848.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Hans Winzeler, Byron Kaverman, Season XI, bestbet Jacksonville
04:44 PM, 11/13/12

Hand #44: Byron Kaverman Doubles Thru Hans Winzeler

Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Hans Winzeler min-raises from the button to 100,000, Noah Schwartz calls from the small blind, and Byron Kaverman calls from the big blind.

The flop comes 8heart8diamond2diamond, it checks to Winzeler, who bets 165,000. Schwartz folds, and Kaverman check-raises to 370,000. Winzeler calls.

The turn card is the 10club, Kaverman bets 380,000, and Winzeler calls.

The river card is the 8club, and Kaverman moves all in for 615,000, and Winzeler tanks for several minutes before he calls. Kaverman shows 10spade8spade to win the pot with quad eights and double up in chips.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Byron Kaverman, Hans Winzeler, Season XI, bestbet Jacksonville
04:14 PM, 11/13/12

Seat 4: Hans Winzeler (1,965,000)

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Seat 4:  Hans Winzeler
Age:  26
Hometown:  Miami, Florida
Chips:  1,965,000  (49 bb)
Career Earnings:  $914,981 

This final-table appearance is the first career cash for Hans Winzeler on the World Poker Tour and he is guaranteed $61,819.  Winzeler has cashed 15 times in his live poker career, pulling in close to $1 million in the process. His largest career cash was a runner-up finish at the $5,000 Six-Max Pot Limit Omaha event at the 2011 World Series of Poker. He took home $383,075. Winzeler could book an even larger cash today with a WPT victory.

Sorted In: Season XI, bestbet Jacksonville, Hans Winzeler
02:01 PM, 11/13/12

WPT Final Table: Official Chip Counts

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The final six players are set for tomorrow afternoon's WPT Final Table, which begins at 2:00 pm ET. The WPT Live Stream will be on a 30-minute delay (w/ holecards), so it will begin at 2:30 pm, with live commentary from Tony Dunst and Jonathan Little.

Here are the official chip counts:

1.  Lee Markholt  -  1,720,000  (43 bb)
2.  Byron Kaverman  -  1,075,000  (26 bb)
3.  Ryan Hartmann  -  1,400,000  (35 bb)
4.  Hans Winzeler  -  1,965,000  (49 bb)
5.  Brian Senie  -  1,865,000  (46 bb)
6.  Noah Schwartz  -  6,255,000  (156 bb)

Noah Schwartz catapulted into the chip lead in the final minutes of the night, and he enters the final table with more than 43% of all the chips in play.

On the other side of the table, Lee Markholt will be going for his second WPT title.

Return to WPT.com tomorrow (later today?) at 2:00 pm for complete hand-for-hand coverage of all the action, from the first shuffle to the final river card.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Lee Markholt, Byron Kaverman, Ryan Hartmann, Hans Winzeler, Brian Senie, Noah Schwartz, Season XI, bestbet Jacksonville
02:56 AM, 11/13/12

Hand #61: Noah Schwartz Doubles Thru Hans Winzeler

Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #61  -  Chipleader Hans Winzeler min-raises from early position to 80,000, Brian Senie calls from the hijack, and Noah Schwartz reraises from the button to 285,000. Winzeler moves all in, Senie folds, and Schwartz tanks for a while before he calls all in for about 2.25 million.

Winzeler shows AspadeQdiamond, but Schwartz turns over a dominating AheartKspade.

The board comes Kheart8diamond7diamond4club7heart, and Schwartz wins the pot with two pair, kings and sevens, to double up in chips.

Noah Schwartz  -  4,640,000  (116 bb)
Hans Winzeler  -  2,200,000  (55 bb)

How big was Winzeler's chip lead before this hand? He was able to double up the second-biggest chip stack, and he still has enough to be second in chips when the dust settles.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Noah Schwartz, Hans Winzeler, Season XI, bestbet Jacksonville
02:23 AM, 11/13/12

Hands #43-45: Hans Winzeler Fills Up Against Byron Kaverman

Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #43  -  Hans Winzeler min-raises from the hijack to 60,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #44  -  Brian Senie min-raises from the hijack to 60,000, and Edward Gray calls from the small blind. Both players check to the turn on a board of 5club5spade4spade7diamond, Gray checks, Senie bets 130,000, and Gray folds.

Hand #45  -  Hans Winzeler min-raises from middle position to 60,000, and Bryon Kaverman calls from the big blind. The flop comes 9spade6club4club, Kaverman checks, Winzeler bets 65,000, and Kaverman calls. The turn card is the 2spade, Kaverman checks, Winzeler bets 140,000, and Kaverman calls.

The river card is the 2club, and Kaverman bets out for 200,000. Winzeler raises to 450,000, and Kaverman calls.

Winzeler shows 6diamond6spade to win the pot with a full house, sixes full of deuces, and Kaverman mucks.

Hans Winzeler  -  3,500,000  (116 bb)
Byron Kaverman  -  1,600,000  (53 bb)

Sorted In: Hans Winzeler, Byron Kaverman, Season XI, bestbet Jacksonville
01:16 AM, 11/13/12

Hand #9: Hans Winzeler Doubles Thru Shon Mekyten

Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

2075 Hans Winzeler Doubles Thru Shon Mekyten
Photo: Everyone watches as Shon Mekyten (right) calls the all-in bet of Hans Winzeler (left).

Hand #9  -  Brian Senie raises under the gun to 50,000, Shon Mekyten (UTG+1) calls, and Hans Winzeler reraises from the button to 112,000. Senie and Mekyten both call.

The flop comes 8heart4club2spade, Senie and Mekyten both check, and Winzeler bets 147,000. Senie folds, and Mekyten check-raises to 450,000. Winzeler moves all in for 797,000, and Mekyten thinks for a while before he calls with 5club5spade. Winzeler turns over AclubAspade, and he'll need it to hold to stay alive.

The turn is the 6spade, giving Mekyten a double-gutshot straight draw, but the river is the Aclub. Hans Winzeler wins the pot with a set of aces to double up in chips.

Hans Winzeler  -  1,920,000  (80 bb)
Shon Mekyten  -  770,000  (32 bb)

Sorted In: Hans Winzeler, Shon Mekyten, Season XI, bestbet Jacksonville
11:43 PM, 11/12/12

Hans Winzeler Doubles Thru John Racener

Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

In the last hand before the break, Hans Winzeler (button) and John Racener (small blind) reraise each other preflop until Winzeler is all in for 503,000 with KclubQclub. Racener turns over 8diamond8heart, and it's a race situation.

The board comes Qdiamond9diamond5diamond6spadeAheart, and Winzeler pairs his queen on the flop to win the pot and double up.

Hans Winzeler  -  1,050,000  (43 bb)
John Racener  -  665,000  (27 bb)

Sorted In: Hans Winzeler, John Racener, Season XI, bestbet Jacksonville
10:04 PM, 11/12/12

Jonathan Aguiar Doubles Up Through Hans Winzeler

Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

There is 60,000 in the pot and a board reading 8heart5heart2club when Jonathan Aguiar checks on the hi-jack and Hans Winzeler bets 25,000 on the button.

Aguiar spends some  time in the tank and then moves all in for 156,000 total. Winzeler takes a moment with his decision and eventually does make the call. Their cards:

Aguiar: Adiamond8diamond
Winzeler: 7spade7diamond

Turn and River: Aspade6heart

Aguiar doubles up on the hand to survive and Winzeler took a hefty hit to his stack.

Jonathan Aguiar - 360,000 (36 bb)
Hans Winzeler - 645,000 (64 bb)

Sorted In: Jonathan Aguiar, Hans Winzeler, Season XI, bestbet Jacksonville
03:12 PM, 11/12/12
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