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Watson Crippled Then Eliminated

Chad_Holloway • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Mike Watson

We're not sure how the chips went in, but a big three-way pot went down between David Steicke, Richard Lyndaker, and Mike Watson. The former two were all in, with Lyndaker being the shortest stack.

Watson: {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Lyndaker: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Steicke: {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

Watson was ahead, but not after the {3-Spades}{7-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} flop gave both Lyndaker and Steicke a pair of aces. Lyndaker was best thanks to his kicker, but Steicke was ahead in the side pot. Neither the {10-Diamonds} turn nor {7-Spades} river changed a thing, and Lyndaker tripled, Steicke collected the side pot, and Watson was left with just 11,000.

In the next hand, Lyndaker raised to 12,000 from the cutoff and Watson called off for 10,000 from the small blind. Andrew Hinrichsen came along from the big and the two active players checked the {7-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop. When the {6-Spades} appeared on the turn, Lyndaker called a bet of 7,000 from Hinrichsen and then folded to one of 9,000 on the {5-Hearts} river.

Hinrichsen tabled the {j-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for two pair, and it was good as Watson held {k-Hearts}{8-Spades}.

Player Chips Progress
Andrew Hinrichsen au
Andrew Hinrichsen
au 810,000 45,000
Richard Lyndaker us
Richard Lyndaker
us 210,000 120,000
David Steicke au
David Steicke
au 118,000 14,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca Busted

Tags: Andrew HinrichsenDavid SteickeMike WatsonRichard Lyndaker