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Mike Watson Eliminated in 2nd Place (AU$79,099)

Chad_Holloway • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Mike Watson - 2nd Place

Hand #109: Mike Watson limped the button and then called when Sam Higgs raised to 24,000. Both players checked the {j-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop as well as the {A-Spades} turn, and then action repeated itself on the {4-Spades} river. Higgs showed kings with the {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}{9-Spades}{2-Hearts} and Watson mucked.

Hand #110: In what would be the final hand of the tournament, Higgs limped from the button and then called when Watson raised to 24,000. The {5-Clubs}{j-Spades}{q-Clubs} flop saw Higgs call a bet of 48,000, and then Watson moved all in for his last 87,000 on the {4-Diamonds} turn. Higgs thought for awhile before dropping in a call and saying "gamble."

Higgs: {4-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Watson: {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}

Watson was ahead with kings and an open-ended straight draw, while Higgs was drawing to a flush and a straight draw of his own.

"More outs than I thought," Higgs said optimistically. The dealer then burned and put out the {10-Spades}. Higgs hit his straight, and for the third time Watson had to settle for a runner-up finish is a WSOP event.

Player Chips Progress
Sam Higgs au
Sam Higgs
au 1,200,000 170,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca Busted

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