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

Wattel Can't Make Up Ground

Mike Wattel really, really needed to win one. He has is last T5,000 pink chips in the middle to pay his blind, leaving only orange T1,000s in his stack. Yan Chen raised to 24,000, and Wattel called in 24 orange chips. Wattel drew one, and Chen thought for a minute before discarding two. Wattel bet out 40,000. "Good bet," Chen said as he folded.

Wattel tried to keep the momentum going and raised to 25,000 the next hand. Chen called, and each drew one. Chen fired 35,000, and Wattel didn't know what to do. He counted out a call at least ten times, shuffling the chips back together each time. Finally, he pulled the trigger and tossed them toward the middle. "Jack," Chen said, showing {J-}{10-}{8-}{3-}{2-}. Wattel just shook his head and mucked. Wattel fell to 120,000 while Chen is up to 980,000.

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