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Cheong Doubles Through Kolev in Classic Flip

BrandonBloom • Level 22: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Joseph Cheong

Joseph Cheong opened to 65,000 on the button and Boris Kolev three-bet to 255,000 in the big blind. Cheong then jammed in his stack of 1,410,000, and Kolev called.

Joseph Cheong: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Boris Kolev: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}

The two found themselves in a classic race for a lot of chips, and the {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} flop vaulted Cheong ahead. The {j-Spades} turn provided more of a sweat as Kolev picked up more outs, but the {3-Hearts} completed the board to keep Cheong alive and send him the huge pot.

Player Chips Progress
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 2,870,000 1,155,000
Boris Kolev bg
Boris Kolev
bg 580,000 -1,420,000

Tags: Boris KolevJoseph Cheong