BYRON KAVERMAN WPT BESTBET JACKSONVILLE FALL POKER SCRAMBLE (LIVE STREAM) PROFILE

Byron Kaverman

Byron Kaverman

Career Stats

Earnings $626,539
Cashes 10
Final Tables 2
Titles 0
Tournaments Played 33

Current Standings

Est. Current Chipcount

Est. Average Chipcount
14,310,000

Current Chipleader
-

Chipcount History

Day 1-A
162,700

Day 2
578,000

Day 3
1,075,000

Day 4
2nd

 

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 #80: Noah Schwartz Wins! ($402,970)

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

2422 Jeanine Deeb and Noah Schwartz
Noah Schwartz completes the small blind to 100,000, Byron Kaverman raises to 250,000, and Schwartz calls.

The flop comes 10heart9spade3heart, Kaverman bets 400,000, and Schwartz calls.

The turn card is the 4spade, Kaverman bets 700,000, Schwartz raises to 1,925,000, and Kaverman moves all in.

Schwartz calls with Qspade10spade for top pair with a spade flush draw. Kaverman turns over 10club9club for top two pair, and he'll need it to hold to stay alive.

The river card is -- the Qclub!

Noah Schwartz catches a queen on the river to win the pot -- and the WPT title -- with two pair, queens and tens.

Byron Kaverman finishes as the runner-up, earning $236,592.

Noah Schwartz wins the WPT bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble, earning $402,970 and a WPT Champions Trophy. That amount includes Schwartz's entry into the season-ending WPT World Championship in Las Vegas, and his name will be engraved on the one-and-only WPT Champions Cup along with every other WPT champion in history.

Congratulations to Noah Schwartz!

1st:  Noah Schwartz  -  $402,970
2nd:  Byron Kaverman  -  $236,592
3rd:  Ryan Hartmann  -  $153,403
4th:  Hans Winzeler  -  $106,848
5th:  Brian Senie  -  $77,083
6th:  Lee Markholt  -  $61,819

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Noah Schwartz, Byron Kaverman, Season XI, bestbet Jacksonville
06:16 PM, 11/13/12

Hand #68: Ryan Hartmann Out in 3rd Place ($153,403)

Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Byron Kaverman moves all in from the small blind, and Ryan Hartmann (big blind) says, "It's time to gamble." Hartmann calls with QdiamondJdiamond, and Kaverman turns over 8club8heart. Hartmann will need to improve to stay alive.

The board comes Qheart7heart5club6spade9heart, and Hartmann pairs his queen on the flop, only to see Kaverman catch a runner-runner nine-high straight to win the pot.

Ryan Hartmann is eliminated in third place, earning $153,403.

There will be a short break before heads-up play between Byron Kaverman and Noah Schwartz, who are nearly even in chips.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Ryan Hartmann, Byron Kaverman, Season XI, bestbet Jacksonville
05:38 PM, 11/13/12

Hand #52: Ryan Hartmann Triples Up

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

Ryan Hartmann moves all in from the button for 380,000, Noah Schwartz calls from the small blind, and Byron Kaverman calls from the big blind.

Schwartz and Kaverman check it down on a board of AheartQdiamond4diamond5heart2club. Schwartz shows KspadeQspade for a pair of queens, and Kaverman mucks. But Hartmann turns over Aclub5diamond to win the pot with two pair, aces and fives. Ryan Hartmann triples up in chips.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Ryan Hartmann, Byron Kaverman, Noah Schwartz, Season XI, bestbet Jacksonville
04:57 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

Hand #27: Byron Kaverman Doubles Thru Noah Schwartz

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

Hans Winzeler min-raises from the cutoff to 100,000, Noah Schwartz calls from the small blind, and Byron Kaverman moves all in from the big blind for 810,000.

Winzeler folds, and Schwartz calls with 4diamond4heart. Kaverman turns over AdiamondJspade, and he'll need to improve to stay alive.

The board comes Qclub6club6heartJclubAclub, and Winzeler wins the pot with two pair, aces and jacks, to double up in chips.

Seat 2.  Byron Kaverman  -  1,745,000  (34 bb)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Byron Kaverman, Noah Schwartz, Season XI, bestbet Jacksonville
03:23 PM, 11/13/12

Seat 2: Byron Kaverman (1,075,000)

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

Seat 2:  Byron Kaverman
Age:  26
Hometown:  Columbis, Ohio
Chips:  1,075,000  (26 bb)
Career Earnings:  $1,005,548

Byron Kaverman has made a few deep runs on the World Poker Tour. His first final-table appearance came at the Grand Prix de Paris during Season X, where he finished in fourth place for $218,680. The last time the WPT was in Jacksonville Kaverman made a deep run to seventh place, just missing the televised final table. He is guaranteed to finish one spot better than that today. Kaverman has a million in career earnings spread out over 24 cashes. He has two tournament wins but if he takes home the title today that would be his first major title.

Sorted In: Season XI, bestbet Jacksonville, Byron Kaverman
01:55 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

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
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