$100,000 Challenge

Robl Back with a Vengeance; Eliminates Watson

Mike Watson

Andrew Robl was the first player to bust from the tournament today, but he opted to fire a second bullet. Apparently he's come back with a vengeance as he's now the chip leader after eliminating Mike Watson.

It happened when Igor Kurganov opened for 6,500 from the hijack and Robl three-bet to 17,000 from the button. Watson then four-bet to 37,000 from the big blind, Kurganov folded, and Robl five-bet the pot. Watson announced that he was all in for 177,000 and Robl, who barely had him covered, made the call.

Robl: {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}
Watson: {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}

Robl was a huge favorite and looking to dodge an ace. According to the PokerNews Odds Calculator, Watson had just a 29.74% chance of winning the hand, though that jumped a bit to 30.30% as he picked up a gutshot straight draw. The {q-Diamonds} turn was no help, and Watson watched his chances of survival be cut in half to 15.91%. Unfortunately for him, that hit zero when the {3-Spades} blanked on the river. The stack were verified, and then Watson made a hasty exit from the tournament floor.

Player Chips Progress
Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 365,000 192,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca Busted

Tags: Andrew RoblMike WatsonIgor Kurganov