"At least now you can get a good rest before tomorrow," one of the players at Joseph Cheong's table said to him as Cheong gathered his things and made his way out of the tournament area.
Just prior to the start of this level we filled everyone in about Joseph Cheong's troubles with scheduling his heads-up battle for the WSOP bracelet in the $5,000 Mix-Max event. It was going to conflict with Day 2 of this event, which he was looking set to be involved in. Well, that's not the case anymore as Cheong has just been eliminated.
In the hand in question, Cheong three-bet all in for around 21,000 after a player opened it up to 2,300. Cheong's opponent made the call and the two players turned their hands over.
The board ran out with no help for Cheong as the dealer spread along the felt. And with that it is time for Cheong to focus on the $5,000 Mix-Max event.
There is arguably no better consolation prize to busting a WSOP event, then the fact that in under 12 hours time you will be playing heads-up for a bracelet. Dozens of players wished him luck for tomorrow as Cheong headed out the door and so to do we here at PokerNews.