The Chuck Truck finally broke down. Charles Chua had first action and opened the pot for 150,000. Edward Sabat made the call. Fireworks commenced on a flop of
. Sabat opened with a check, leading Chua to bet 275,000. Sabat then check-raised to 550,000, but Chua wasn't fazed. He reraised all in.
Sabat leaned back in his chair and scrunched up his face, trying to puzzle out what Chua might have. Chua looked nonplussed, taking a couple of swigs from a bottle of Coke and looking around.
The talking began after that with Sabat asking Chua "Do you have a queen?" They engaged in some back-and-forth, but from media row it was difficult to make out everything that was said. Either Sabat liked what he heard or he decided to gamble, because at the end of the conversation he made the call.
Chua was the all-in player, but he had the best hand with two pair, queens and sixes. Sabat was drawing quite live with an overcard and a flush draw. The turn
gave him even more outs, bringing a gutshot straight draw into play. With a dramatic pause, the dealer burned and turned the
on the river to fill Sabat's flush and send Chua to the rail to collect $291,761 for his impressive second place finish.
With Chua's elimination, Edward Sabat has been crowned the champion of the 2008 APPT Macau Main Event!