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Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Babel Bounced

Nicolas Babel

Nicolas Babel opened with a raise from under the gun, and it folded around to Joseph Cheong who reraised to 420,000 from the button. The blinds got out, and Babel called.

The flop came {Q-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Clubs}. Babel checked, Cheong bet 680,000, Babel check-raised all in for 3.19 million total, and Cheong called.

Babel showed {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}, but was needing help to survive against Cheong's {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}. The turn was the {A-Hearts} and the river the {9-Diamonds}, and Babel is out in 38th place ($206,395).

Cheong is now up to 18.7 million.

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