One hand after Derric Haynie's elimination, Nick Binger moved all in from the small blind for a total of 66,000. Mike Wattel called from the big blind, and Binger knew it was bad news. He drew two, and Wattel took one. Wattel was drawing to a , and Binger held on to a . Binger's first card was a , keeping him in the game. The next one wasn't what he wanted - a . Wattel drew a , good enough to end Binger's tournament.
Wattel and Yan Chen are now heads up and fairly even in chips.
Nick Binger raised to 18,000, and Yan Chen called. Chen drew two while Binger took one. When Chen checked, Binger bet 24,000 and scooped the pot.
The next hand, Binger raised to 18,000 again. In the big blind, Derric Haynie moved all in for an additional 57,000. Binger sat frozen in his favorite Thinker pose. Michael Binger even abandoned his hand of Chinese. And finally, Binger folded.
Usually when railbirds pull out cards to start their own side games, the floor comes over to break it up. Something about gaming regulations. But this Chinese game is different. Michael Binger, Mike Matusow, and Rick Fuller had been playing three-handed. Then TD Tony Spencer came over, not to break up the game, but to play the fourth hand.