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Sparrow Cheung Eliminated in 2nd Place (HK$1,445,528)

RazorSharpPro • Level 28: 250,000-500,000, 75,000 ante
Sparrow Cheung played a great game

The epic heads-up battle has come to a close and the 2017 Suncity Cup Finale Macau now has a new champion in the form of Korea’s Je Ho Lee.

The hand that settled things once and for all started off innocuously enough with Lee limping the button and Cheung checking his option in the blinds and the flop came down {q-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. This is when all the fireworks happened with Cheung moving all-in and Lee making a quick call.

Sparrow Cheung: {j-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Je Ho Lee: {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

Cheung was the at-risk player with a dominated flush draw, though we have seen the Hong Kong player stage sicker comebacks than this. The watching rail crowded around calling for a jack or a three and Cheung waited with baited breath as his fate was decided.

The {6-Spades} saw Lee maintain his lead and the {a-Diamonds} sealed the deal. That was an epic heads-up battle and one where both players gave it their all. Sadly for Cheung he finished on the wrong side of it today, but the Hong Kong player has had the best year of his professional career and can be proud of the effort he has put in today.

Cheung shook Je Ho Lee’s hand and the Korean was clearly pleased as punch at taking down his first major title. That was some great poker and was a pleasure to watch. We hope you enjoyed reading about it as much as we enjoyed writing about it. Full end of day wrap to follow shortly.

Player Chips Progress
Je Ho Lee kr
Je Ho Lee
kr 22,080,000 7,500,000
Sparrow Cheung hk
Sparrow Cheung
hk Busted

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