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Event #58: $1,500 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em

Hands #21-23: You Know My Methods, Watson

Jonathan_Zaun • Level 28: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Mike Watson

Hand #21: Mike Watson opened to 75,000 from the button and Jared Jaffee flatted. The flop came {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} and Jaffee check-called a bet of 80,000 to see the turn come {j-Diamonds}. Both players tapped the table, as they did on the {4-Clubs} river. First to turn over usually wins in this spot, and sure enough Watson tabled his {2-Clubs}{2-Hearts} for the winner.

Hand #22: Jaffee opened to 70,000 when the button passed to him, and Watson called to see the {6-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{5-Spades} flop. Watson's check elicited a bet of 85,000 from Jaffee, a wager which Watson flatted to peel the {a-Spades} on the turn. Both players slowed down by checking the scare card and the river produced the {9-Diamonds}. Once again Watson tapped the table, but he winced a bit when Jaffee checked behind before tabling {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs} for runner-runner two pair.

Hand #23: Watson made it 75,000 to go and Jaffee flatted to take the {q-Clubs}{a-Spades}{8-Clubs} flop. Both players checked and the turn came {10-Diamonds}, with Jaffee firing out for 110,000 on fourth street. Watson paused for a moment or two before making the call, and both players checked the {a-Clubs} river. Jaffee rolled over {k-Clubs}{4-Spades} for no pair and king high, while Watson tabled {k-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} for two pair and the winner.

Tags: Jared JaffeeMike Watson