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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $337,500
Entrants: 250

Event 14 - $1,500 2-7 No-Limit Lowball

  • Jun 05, '10 - Jun 07, '10
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 07, 10)

 
 

Yan Chen Wins Event No. 14: $1,500 2-7 Draw Lowball

Mike WattelWattel Finishes 2nd ($57,375)

After gradually pulling away from Mike Wattel, Yan Chen held a commanding chip lead when Wattel went all in for the final time.

In that hand, Chen raised to 24,000 and Wattel pushed his last 98,000 in. After some consideration, Chen called and both players stood pat in hopes that their hands were golden. Their cards were:

Wattel: Q-J-10-9-4
Chen: 10-8-7-6-2

Chen’s 10-low bested Wattel’s queen-low and earned him his first WSOP win and the $92,817 that came with it.

Wattel has begun another strong WSOP, and came up just short of winning another WSOP title to go with the one he took down in 1999. His runner-up finish earned him $57,375.

Player Tags: Michael Wattel,   Yan Chen
 

Dinner Break

When you’re playing for a gold bracelet, every meal is the most important of the day.
Players are dining. Check back in an hour.

 

We Are Heads Up

Derric HaynieEnd of the Road for Haynie, 4th Place ($25,839)

Derric Haynie had chips to play with but got it all in for 143,000, and after taking a few minutes to think over his decision, Mike Wattel called.

Haynie decided his hand was strong enough to stay pat — 9-8-6-5-3. Unfortunately for him, Wattel had made the right choice to call, staying pat and tabling 8-6-4-3-2.

Haynie was eliminated in 4th place and Wattel increased his stack to around 450,000 in chips.

Nick BingerBinger Falls Short of Heads Up, Out in 3rd ($37,857)

Nick Binger moved all in one hand after Haynie was eliminated and was called by the man who did Haynie in, Mike Wattel. Binger drew two and Wattel drew one. Their hands:

Wattel: 9-6-5-2… drew a 10
Binger: 7-3-2… drew a 6… and a Q.

Binger busted in 3rd and the final table was down to two. Wattell and Yan Chen remain, both with around half a million in chips.

 

And there were 4

Chip Counts:

1. Yan Chen — 475,000
2. Make Wattel — 380,000
3. Derric Hayne — 145,000
4. Nick Binger – 85,000

KravchenkoKravchenko is The Day’s First Victim, Finishes in 7th Place ($9,568)

Alexander Kravchenko was all in for his last 35,000 and was called by chip leader Mike Wattel. Kravchenko drew one and Wattel stood pat. Their hands:

Wattel: J-7-6-5-4
Kravchenko: 9-8-4-3-4

Kravchenko paired his 4 and was eliminated in 7th place, taking $9,568 in prize money.
Meanwhile, Wattell saw his stack grow to 310,000.

James BordJames Bord Falls in 6th Place ($12,997)

James Bord pushed his last 100,000 in and was called by Yan Chen. Bord drew one and Chen stood pat. Their hands:

Bord: 6-5-4-3-3
Chen: 9-7-6-4-3

Chen held the 9-low, and Bord paired his 3. Chen’s stack rose to 423,000, busting Bord in 6th place.

Bui Bounced in 5th ($18,096)

Todd Bui moved all in for 38,000 from the small blind and Yan Chen called, standing pat. Bui drew one and they showed down:

Chen: 10-8-7-4-3
Bui: 10-6-3-2… Bui’s drew an ace and was eliminated in 5th place. Chen soared into the chip lead, with 470,000 in chips.

 

Shuffle Up And Deal

The cards are in the air. The final 7 players have started their journey toward WSOP gold.

 

Final Table Begins at 3 p.m.

Nick BingerAfter some tight play throughout the wee hours of the morning, the final table of event No. 14, $1,500 2-7 draw lowball, has been set.

Plenty of big names saw their dreams of winning the event shattered throughout day 2. Once the money bubble was passed the tournament lost Ted Forrest, J.C. Tran, Erik Seidel and Scott Seiver, to name a few.

After being the chip leader for much of the day Chino Rheem busted in 9th place, and soon after Daniel Nicewander became the final victim of the night, finishing in 8th.

All remaining players are guaranteed at least $9,568.

Returning to action at 3 p.m. are:

Seat 1: James Bord – 83,500
Seat 2: Alexander Kravchenko – 144,500
Seat 3: Mike Wattel – 146,000
Seat 4: Yan Chen – 182,500
Seat 5: Derric Haynie – 189,000
Seat 6: Nick Binger – 309,500
Seat 7: Todd Bui – 68,500

Player Tags: Nick Binger
 
 
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