H-58: $10,300 Thursday Thriller [Bounty]

Watson Surges to Chip Lead

elron66 • Level 7: 1,500-3,000, 450 ante
Mike Watson

After an early raise, Mike Watson reraised the middle to 15.5K, then called when Anatoly Filatov raised the button to 40.75K. Watson check-called for 23,325 on the {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}{9-Clubs} flop, and they both checked the {7-Spades} turn. Watson shoved for 205,475 on the {8-Hearts} river, and Filatov called it off with less.

Mike Watson: {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Anatoly Filatov: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

Board: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{7-Spades}{8-Hearts}

Filatov flopped best with the ace, but the Canadian Watson got there on the river with the straight. He picked up another pot the following hand to be the first player to stack up more than 500K in chips so far today.

Player Chips Progress
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 514,582
Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
ru Busted