Event 6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max

Cheong Takes Control

Joseph Cheong has just taken a big lead in his tough match with Brock Parker.

The two men tangled up in a preflop raising war that ended with Parker five-bet shoving. Cheong had opened to 11,000, Parker made it 30,000, then Cheong popped it back up to 81,000. Cheong was the shorter of the stacks with 318,500 chips when they got it all in, and he quickly called it off for his tournament life. He was in a great spot to double.

Cheong: {A-Hearts} {K-Clubs}
Parker: {A-Spades} {Q-Clubs}

There was no funny stuff on the {A-Clubs} {7-Spades} {5-Diamonds} {5-Hearts} {6-Diamonds} board. Cheong's aces up held the better kicker, and he's doubled his way into a big chip lead.

Joseph Cheong us 638,000 253,000
Brock Parker us 100,000 -253,500

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