Hand #109: Mike Watson limped the button and then called when Sam Higgs raised to 24,000. Both players checked the flop as well as the turn, and then action repeated itself on the river. Higgs showed kings with the and Watson mucked.
Hand #110: In what would be the final hand of the tournament, Higgs limped from the button and then called when Watson raised to 24,000. The flop saw Higgs call a bet of 48,000, and then Watson moved all in for his last 87,000 on the turn. Higgs thought for awhile before dropping in a call and saying "gamble."
Watson was ahead with kings and an open-ended straight draw, while Higgs was drawing to a flush and a straight draw of his own.
"More outs than I thought," Higgs said optimistically. The dealer then burned and put out the . Higgs hit his straight, and for the third time Watson had to settle for a runner-up finish is a WSOP event.