Hand #73: Mike Watson raised to 18,000 and Sam Higgs called to see the flop of . Higgs check-called a bet of 18,000 and they then checked the on the turn. Higgs fired 50,000 on the river and "SirWatts" immediately released his cards.
Hand #74: Higgs limped from the small blind, Watson checked the big blind and check-folded to a bet of 10,000 on the flop.
Hand #75: Watson raised to 18,000 and claimed the pot.
Hand #76: Higgs limped, Watson raised to 18,000 and Higgs called. On the flop, Watson followed up with a bet of 18,000 and folded when Higgs raised it up to 63,000 and "SirWatts" mucked his cards.
Hand #77: Watson once again made it 18,000 to go and they checked the flop. On the turn, Higgs bet 21,000 and Watson made the call to see the on the river. Higgs bet 60,000 and Watson stared at the board before releasing his cards.
Hand #67: Mike Watson raised to 18,000 and Sam Higgs called. Higgs then check-called a bet of 18,000 on the flop before both players checked the turn as well as the river. Watson showed the for a flopped set, but it was no good as Higgs tabled the for a bigger flopped set.
Hand #68: Higgs raised to 17,000 from the button, Watson called, and the flop came down . Watson check-folded to a bet of 17,000.
Hand #69: Watson raised the button to 18,000, Higgs called, and the flop fell . Higgs check-called a bet of 18,000 and then both players checked the turn. Higgs fired out 60,000 on the river and Watson wasted little time in folding his hand.
Hand #70: Higgs raised to 18,000, Watson called, and then both players checked it down as the board ran out . Higgs showed the and it was good.
Hand #71: Watson raised to 18,000 and Higgs folded.
Hand #72: Higgs raised to 15,000 from the button, Watson called, and both players checked the flop. Watson then bet 20,000 on the turn, Higgs called, and the completed the board on the river. Watson checked and then folded when Higgs bet 55,000.
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Hand #58: Sam Higgs limped and then called a raise from Mike Watson, which brought about a flop of . Watson bet 25,000, Higgs called, and the appeared on the turn. Watson bet again, this time 75,000, and Higgs snap-called. When the completed the board on the river, Watson bet the size of the pot (236,000) and Higgs thought long and hard before releasing his hand.
Hand #59: Watson raised to 18,000 from the button, Higgs called, and the flop fell . Higgs checked and then folded to a bet of 18,000.
Hand #60: Higgs raised to 16,000 from the button, Watson called, and then both players checked the flop. Watson checked for a second time on the turn and Higgs bet 21,000. Watson woke up with a check-raise to 65,000, Higgs called, and the completed the board on the river. Watson fired out 135,000 and Higgs thought for about a minute before making the call. Watson rolled over the for a set, and it was good as Higgs folded. With that Watson took over the chip lead.
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Hand #53: Mike Watson got a walk in the big blind.
Hand #54: After a preflop raising war, Jonathan Duhamel got his last 45,000 chips in preflop and was called by initial raiser Sam Higgs.
The former World Series Of Poker Main Event champion was looking for low cards in order to avoid elimination but the flop was pretty much the exact opposite. Duhamel was drawing dead after the turn and the meaningless river completed the board.