The 2010 World Series of Poker is well underway and event #14 recently finished up. The event was a $1,500 Deuce to seven draw lowball event and saw 250 players competing. The total prize pool up for grabs was $337,500 and first place would take home just over $92,000.
In the end it would be Yan Chen and Mike Wattel meeting in heads up play. Both had fell early in the event in 2009 and this time around they wanted to take the title win. Both would take out the final table before meeting in heads up play. In the end the chip stacks would be even and both would have to continue to fight to see who would win the bracelet. Eventually Chen would pull away and claim the victory. Let’s take a look at how the final table action when down.
The first player to be eliminated would be Alexander Kravchenko. He would take his last 35,000 and go all in with 9-8-4-3-4 and would be called by the chip leader Mike Wattel. Wattel would take the hand and Alexander would be out in seventh place.
Next to go would be James Bord. Bord would go all in with his last 100,000 and would be called by Yan Chen. Bord held 6-5-4-3-3 while Chen held 9-7-6-4-3. Chen held a 9-low and he would win the hand leaving Bord out in sixth place.
Todd Bui would go out in fifth place when he went all in with the 38,000 he had left. He would be called by Chen who held 10-8-7-4-3. Bui held 10-6-3-2 and then he drew and ace which would eliminate him in fifth place.
Fourth place would go to Derric Haynie when he went all in with 143,000. He would be called by Wattel. Haynie held 9-8-6-5-3 and Wattel held 8-6-4-3-2. Wattel had the better hand and Haynie would go out in fourth place.
Third would go to Nick Binger who would be called by Wattel. Binger would hold 7-3-2 and would draw a 6 and a Queen while Wattel held 9-6-5-2 and would draw a 10. Binger would be out in third and final table play would begin.
Like we mentioned earlier, when final table play began the two players would be even in chips. Eventually Chen would pull away and gain the lead. On the final hand Wattel would go all in and Chen of course would call.
Wattel held Q-J-10-9-4 and Chen held 10-8-7-6-2 and Chen’s 10 low beat Wattel’s queen low to give him his very first World Series of Poker bracelet. Chen would earn $92,817 for the win while Wattel earned $57,375 for runner up.
1. Yan Chen — $92,817
2. Mike Wattel — $57,375
3. Nick Binger — $37,857
4. Derric Haynie — $25,839
5. Todd Bui — $18,096
6. James Bord — $12,997
7. Alexander Kravchenko — $9,568