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

Cheong Taking Charge

Joseph Cheong opened to 12,000, and Fabrizio Baldassari flatted for a flop.

It brought {10-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds} {6-Clubs}, and Baldassari check-called 14,000. He checked again on the {6-Clubs} turn, and Cheong put out another 27,000. This time, though, Baldassari check-raised to 80,000, and Cheong was the one doing the calling. The {J-Hearts} was the last card off the deck, and Baldassari kept the heat on with another 100,000. Cheong bumped it up to 200,000, though, and Baldassari tank-called.

Cheong tabled {7-Clubs} {8-Spades}, and that was a decent flop for his hand. The straight earns him the pot, and with it comes a pretty commanding chip lead.

Joseph Cheong us 1,195,000 315,000
Fabrizio Baldassari it 370,000 -315,000

Tagit: Fabrizio BaldassariJoseph Cheong