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

Watson and Herm Tangling

• Nivo 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Mark Herm got the better of Mike Watson in the last of their clashes, but the heads-up match continues on

The first few hands between Mike Watson and Mark Herm have seen each player draw blood.

First, the two played a limped pot and saw the flop come {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}, with Watson check-calling a 24,000 bet to see the {10-Clubs} fall on the turn. Watson then check-called a bet of 42,000 and both tapped the table on the {6-Clubs} river. Watson rolled over {k-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} for the second nut flush draw and a rivered pair, but Watson had him pipped with the {A-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} for the nut flush draw and a better pair.

Watson rebounded by four-betting to 275,000 on the next hand of note, coming over the top of Herm's 125,000 three-bet to force a fold.

Soon afterward, Watson struck again with a three-bet to 135,000 after Herm raised his button to 50,000. Once again, the pressure play worked to perfection.

Finally, Herm evened things up when the two saw a flop of {2-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} and Watson fired out for a 100,000 wager. Herm flatted and the turn fell {5-Hearts}, prompting both players to check. The river card was the {5-Spades} to pair the board, and Watson tapped the table once more to prompt a big bet of 310,000 by Herm. Watson couldn't stand the heat and soon his hand hit the muck, sending a sizable pot across the table to Herm.

Igralec Št. žetonov Napredek
Mark Herm us
Mark Herm
us 1,223,000 220,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 1,060,000 -220,000

Oznake: Mark HermMike Watson