Joseph Cheong Eliminated in 2nd Place ($296,956)
And just like that, it's all over.
Joseph Cheong had the button, and opened to 50,000. Aubin Cazals three-bet to 130,000, and Cheong put in the second four-bet of the match, making it 350,000. Cazals responded with the first five-bet of the match, re-raising to 730,000, and Cheong moved all in for 2,936,000.
Cazals nodded, checked his cards one more time, and called.
The flop gave Cazals a set of kings, but Cheong could still make a straight with a running five and six. The on the turn was all she wrote though, and a meaningless fell on the river.
It took the tournament staff around three minutes to verify that Cazals had Cheong covered, and once they did, the spectators gave the competitors a round of applause.
Cheong fell short of the gold, but he'll take home $296,956 for his efforts.