High Rollers Event

Call It in the Air

Ivan Tan
Even with the stacks still fairly deep, some players are happy to take a flip for a large number of chips. Ivan Tan opened a pot with a raise. Action folded around to Chong Wing Cheong in the big blind, who reraised. Tan didn't have any problem sending the rest of his chips across the betting line, and Cheong didn't have any problem calling.

Tan: {Q-Diamonds} {Q-Spades}
Cheong: {A-Spades} {K-Clubs}

"Small cards, small cards!" pleaded Tan with the dealer. "Two-three-six!" He didn't get his wish, as the flop came down {J-Spades} {4-Hearts} {10-Spades}. Cheong could take the lead with any of the remaining aces, kings or queens. The {10-Clubs} on the turn didn't improve his hand, nor did the {3-Clubs} on the river.

Tan doubled up to 61,300 while Cheong, who had a large stack early, has slipped back to the back of the counts with 14,500.