Event #14: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball
Days:
123

Event Info

Players 250

Big One Around The Corner

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Yan Chen opened the button to 24,000 and Mike Wattel raised it up to 69,000.

Chen didn't take too long in deciding upon a fold to give Wattel the pot.

"I can feel it" stated Wattel before adding, "I can feel a big one coming!"

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Chen Extends Lead

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Mike Wattel entered the pot for a 25,000-chip raise from the button only to have Yan Chen three-bet to 70,000 from the big blind.

Wattel quickly folded as he slipped to 450,000 while Chen climbed to 675,000 in chips.

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One for Chen

Mike Wattel raised to 25,000 on the button, and Yan Chen called. Chen drew one, and Wattel needed two. Chen paused a moment before checking, and Wattel bet a strong 35,000. Chen said something in French to Wattel and studied him before calling with a {9-}{8-}{5-}{4-}{3-}. That was more than enough to scoop the pot.

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Ten-Nine For Wattel

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Yan Chen opened the button to 24,000 only to have Mike Wattel bump it to 69,000.

After some deliberation, Chen made the call and drew one as Wattel stood pat.

Both players checked it through to see Wattel tabled his {10-}{9-}{7-}{5-}{2-} to take down the pot.

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Chen Returns Three-Bet

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Mike Wattel opened the button to 25,000 and Yan Chen three-bet to 65,000 to force a quick fold from Wattel.

Chen must not have enjoyed being three-bet tthe last hand, and consequently decided to return the favor.

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First Hand Victory For Wattel

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On the first hand back from dinner break, Yan Chen opened for a min-raise to 24,000 only to have Mike Wattel three-bet to 69,000.

Chen thought for a little before folding his hand to see Wattel take down the pot.

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Dinner Break

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Mike Wattel and Yan Chen have decided to take a one-hour dinner break with the chip counts sitting as follows:

Yan Chen - 606,000
Mike Wattel - 519,000

See you all at 8:45pm PST for the continuation of this heads-up battle.

Game Change

Mike Wattel jokingly suggested they change the game to limit triple draw. Yan Chen pounced. "Yeah, yeah." He's widely thought to be the world's best triple draw player. Wattel laughed it off, but Chen wasn't giving up so easily. He called over the floor, trying to convince them that Wattel's offer was binding. They laughed too, but Chen kept going. We're still not sure if he was serious or not.

The next hand, still no-limit single draw, Chen raised to 25,000, and Wattel called. Chen drew two to Wattel's one. Both players checked, and the {a-} and {j-} Chen caught to make an {a-}{j-}{8-}{5-}{4-} were good enough to win the pot.

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King-Queen Low For Wattel

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It had been a while since we had seen a draw, but finally after Mike Wattel raised the button to 20,000, Yan Chen made the call.

Wattel stood pat as Chen drew two with both players checking it down.

Wattel tabled his {K-}{Q-}{9-}{7-}{3-} to prompt a fold from Chen.

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