Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Waxman and Mahin's Stacks Accidentally Merged

[user68268] • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

During each break, each table does a full break down of the stacks in order to get accurate chip counts. At the table containing Matt Waxman and Scott Mahin, one of the outer feature tables, a mishap occurred that saw the two stacks merged together as one. The mistake was quickly caught shortly into the last break, and the tournament staff was immediately called over. The staff promptly went to the surveillance cameras, and it was at this point that Waxman returned back to his table to see that his stack had been mixed together with Mahin's.

Waxman stated that he texted his friends with an update that he had 3.85 million at the break. Those that counted Waxman's stack on break also had this amount, but everyone would have to wait for the staff to check the cameras.

After a few minutes of waiting, Waxman and Mahin came to the conclusion that Waxman had 3.85 million and Mahin 740,000. They counted the combined stack at 4.59 million, so this would make sense by their math, as long as the cameras could confirm. The staff eventually returned and informed the players that Mahin's stack should be 740,000, which confirmed what Waxman and Mahin had derived. The two stacks were split back up, put in front of each player's seat, and play resumed for the start of the new level.

Tagovi: Matt WaxmanScott Mahin