2012 World Series of Poker

Event 6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max
Days: 5

Joseph Cheong Eliminated in 2nd Place ($296,956)

Level 24 : 10,000-20,000, 2,000 ante
Joseph Cheong - Eliminated in 2nd Place.
Joseph Cheong - Eliminated in 2nd Place.

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.

Cheong: {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}
Cazals: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}

The {k-Clubs}{7-Spades}{3-Spades} flop gave Cazals a set of kings, but Cheong could still make a straight with a running five and six. The {7-Hearts} on the turn was all she wrote though, and a meaningless {9-Clubs} 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.

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