Matt Woodward (Las Vegas, NV)
Chad Batista lost most of his chips to Russ Dykshteyn, then got all-in for his last 183k against Cliff Josephy.
Chad had 72 suited against Cliff's pocket 5s. The board came T 7 3 4 A and Chad doubled up.
Matt Woodward opened for 65k utg, then Russ Dykshteyn raised to 165k from the middle.
Matt gave it some thought, then 4-bet to 365k. Russ checked out his remaining stack, then moved all-in.
Matt insta-called, showing pocket Aces.
Russ had pocket Jacks.
The board came K Q 6 6 J and Russ rivered a 2-outer to take the pot.
Matt Woodward finished in 8th place, earning $35,768.
Matt has been a professional poker player for the last ten years. He's amassed over $2 million in tournament earnings, most of which came from his second place finish in the EPT Monte Carlo Championship in April 2009 ($1.8 million). Today's 8th place finish is his first cash in a Borgata Open event.