Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Cheong Strong

Shamus • Nivel 4: 150-300, 25 ante
Joseph Cheong

A player in middle position opened for 800, the player to his left called, and it folded around to Joseph Cheong in the big blind who called as well.

The flop came {6-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}. Cheong checked, the preflop raiser bet 1,500, the third player called, and Cheong called as well. The turn was the {K-Hearts}. Cheong checked again, and the raiser kept at it, firing 4,000 this time. His neighbor to his left folded, and Cheong considered the situation. He asked what his opponent had left -- about 11,000 -- then called the bet.

The river brought the {4-Diamonds}, a possible filler of straight or flush draws. Cheong didn't hesitate at all, setting out a column of chips totaling 37,000, well above what his opponent had left. About 15 seconds later, his opponent's cards were heading to the dealer face down, and the pot was being swept to Cheong.

After that one, last year's third-place finisher in the 2010 WSOP Main Event is now sitting with about 54,000.

Taguri: Joseph Cheong