$250,000 Super High Roller

Yong Flushed Away After Flopping a Set

Richard Yong

Action folded to Gus Hansen in the hijack and he opened for 10,500. Richard Yong was next to act in the cutoff and three-bet to 30,000, which Paul Phua called from the small blind. Hansen made the call as well and it was three-way action to the {K-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{6-Clubs} flop.

Phua and Hansen both checked, opening the door for Yong to bet 70,000. Phua got out of the way, Hansen moved all in, and Yong snap-called.



Yong had flopped the nuts with a set of kings, but Hansen was alive and drawing to a flush. Wouldn't you know it, the {10-Clubs} spiked on the river to complete the said draw, leaving Yong in need of a paired board on the river. The dealer burned and snapped off the {7-Hearts}, a blank for Yong.

It was a bad turn of events for Yong, who had a smile on his face as he shook hands with his opponents and made his exit in 14th place.

"I came to play," Hansen was heard saying after the hand.

Player Chips Progress
Gus Hansen dk
Gus Hansen
dk 525,000 265,000
Richard Yong my
Richard Yong
my Busted

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