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

Event Info

Players 250

Chen Snatches Chip Lead Back

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Yan Chen stacking up chips
Yan Chen stacking up chips

Yan Chen bumped it up from the button to 25,000 and Mike Wattel made the call from the big blind.

Both players drew one with Wattel checking over to Chen who opted to fire out with a 40,000-chip bet.

Wattel deliberated for a minute or two before making the call.

Chen tabled his nine-seven perfect - or in other terms his {9-}{7-}{4-}{3-}{2-} - and Wattel flashed a {10-} before folding.

With that pot, Chen returns to where he started the heads-up battle - 620,000 in chips - as Wattel slips to 505,000.

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Wattel Three-Bets Chen

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Yan Chen opened to 25,000 only to have Mike Wattel again three-bet to 75,000.

Chen took his time before folding to slip to 550,000 in chips as Wattel still retains a slight chip lead with 575,000.

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Walk, Walk, Walk, Wattel

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After three consecutive walks we finally saw some action with Yan Chen opening to 25,000 from the button and Mike Wattel making the call.

Chen drew two and Wattel drew one before firing out 35,000.

"Wow" stated Chen before folding indicating that he was was close to drawing perfect.

The two players then exchanged some inaudible banter before they burst out in a few fits of laughter.

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Small Ball

Mike Wattel
Mike Wattel

Mike Wattel and Yan Chen have been trading blinds back and forth without much net chip movement. Here are the last few hands.

1) Wattel raised to 20,000, Chen reraised to 65,000, and Wattel folded.

2) Chen raised to 25,000, and Wattel called and drew two. Chen took one, and after both players checked, he took the pot with a {j-}-{8-}.

3) Wattel raised to 20,000, and Chen folded.

4) Chen raised to 25,000, and Wattel folded.

5) Wattel raised to 20,000, and Chen folded.

6) Chen folded, giving Wattel a walk.

"Are your arms getting tired?" Wattel asked. "Yeah, they are," Chen said. "This could be awhile."

"Ready to play a big one?" Wattel asked. "Sure," said Chan. The next hand, Wattel gave him a walk.

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Wattel Captures Chip Lead

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Now sitting on top
Now sitting on top

Mike Wattel made it 20,000 from the button and Yan Chen three-bet to 65,000 from the big blind.

Wattel took his allotted time before making the call as both players stood pat.

Chen checked, as did Wattel, before he stated he had a bad ten while tabling his {10-}{9-}{8-}{3-}{2-}.

Chen mucked and Wattel raked in the pot to move to 590,000 and take the chip lead from Chen.

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Three-Bet Aggression From Chen

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Mike Wattel opened to 25,000 from the button only to have Yan Chen announce "raise!"

He tossed in three additional 5,000-denomination chips to firstly match the bet before cutting down an additional 50,000 in chips to amount to a 75,000-chip raise.

Wattel didn't take too long in producing a fold as Chen took down the pot.

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