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2007 World Series of Poker

Event 38 - $1,500 No Limit Holdem

Day 3 Completed

Posted 06-26-2007 03:36 GMT-7
Event 38 - $1,500 No Limit Holdem
Day 3 Completed

Hand #90 - Robert Cheung Wins Event #38 ($673,628)

Hand #90 - Richard Murnick has the button, he raises, Cheung moves all in, and Murnick calls with {8-Diamonds}{7-Spades}. Cheung shows {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}, and Murnick needs to improve to stay alive.

The board comes {J-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{4-Spades}, and Cheung wins the hand -- and the bracelet -- with two pair, aces and fours.

Richard Murnick is eliminated in second place, earning $417,117.

Robert Cheung wins Event #38 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold'em), earning $673,628, a Corum watch, and a coveted WSOP bracelet.

Here are the final table payouts:

1st - Robert Cheung - $673,628
2nd - Richard Murnick - $417,117
3rd - Erica Schoenberg - $261,646
4th - John Kranyak - $170,639
5th - Andrew Lee - $119,447
6th - Chris Bjorin - $87,215
7th - Suey Wong - $68,255
8th - Ernie Crespo - $51,192
9th - Nick Goodall - $40,195

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10-Minute Break

The players take a short break before heads-up play begins. Here are the official chip counts:

Robert Cheung - 7,125,000
Richard Murnick - 1,180,000

And the final table payouts so far:

1st - ? - $673,628
2nd - ? - $417,117
3rd - Erica Schoenberg - $261,646
4th - John Kranyak - $170,639
5th - Andrew Lee - $119,447
6th - Chris Bjorin - $87,215
7th - Suey Wong - $68,255
8th - Ernie Crespo - $51,192
9th - Nick Goodall - $40,195

15-Minute Break

There is a 15-minute break before the blinds increase to 80,000-160,000, with a 20,000 ante. Here are the official chip counts:

Seat 1 - Robert Cheung - 5,650,000
Seat 4 - Richard Murnick - 1,180,000
Seat 8 - Erica Schoenberg - 1,505,000

Hand #88 - John Kranyak Eliminated in Fourth Place ($170,639)

Hand #88 - Robert Cheung has the button in seat 1, he raises to 240,000, Murnick calls from the small blind, Kranyak thinks for a bit before he reraises from the big blind, Cheung thinks for several minutes before he moves all in, Murnick immediately folds {6-Spades}{5-Spades} face down, and Kranyak immediately calls, showing {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}. Cheung shows {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts} and says, "Yes! Yes!" Kranyak will need to improve to survive.

The board comes {8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{7-Spades}{3-Spades}, and Cheung's pocket kings hold up to win the pot.

John Kranyak is eliminated in fourth place, earning $170,639. The next player eliminated will receive $261,646 for third place.
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