Joseph Cheong opened to 12,000, and Fabrizio Baldassari flatted for a flop.
It brought , and Baldassari check-called 14,000. He checked again on the 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 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 , and that was a decent flop for his hand. The straight earns him the pot, and with it comes a pretty commanding chip lead.