Both players started with a king showing, and Chris Ferguson was the bring-in with the . Mike Wattel completed, and Ferguson called.
Both players hit a five on fourth street. Ferguson was acting first and checked. Wattel checked, as well. Wattel took the lead on fifth and bet. Ferguson raised, and Wattel folded.
Currently, with today's result, Chris Ferguson is in second place on the WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard. He is behind John Monnette, who finished fifth in this event. If Ferguson manages to come back and beat Mike Wattel, he will take the lead by about three points over Monette.
Chris Ferguson was the bring-in holding the lower-suited eight. Mike Wattel completed, and Ferguson raised. Wattel called. They both hit a deuce on fourth street. Since they both had the same board cards, Ferguson acted first because he was to Wattel's right. He bet, and Wattel called.
On fifth street, Wattel checked his , and Ferguson bet his . Wattel check-raised, and Ferguson folded.
Ferguson was the bring-in on this hand, and Wattel completed. Ferguson three-bet, and Wattel called. Wattel bet fourth street when he hit the , and Ferguson called. Wattel bet again on fifth when he paired his nine, and Ferguson folded.