High Rollers Event

Don't Discount The Chuck Truck

Dodgy Asian.
Charles "The Chuck Truck" Chua, who finished in second place in the APPT Macau Main Event, has increased his stack in the High Rollers Event to 72,000. He called a preflop raise to 3,000 by Andrew Pantling. Both players checked the {2-Clubs} {9-Diamonds} {6-Hearts} flop. When the turn came {9-Clubs}, Chua led out for 4,500. Pantling made the call.

Before the dealer could even burn and turn the river, Chua bet 10,000 dark. The river card was the {Q-Clubs}, sending Pantling into the tank for several minutes. He finally made the call, but couldn't come up with anything that beat Chua's trip nines, {A-Spades} {9-Hearts}.

"I run good," said a pleased Chua as he collected the pot.

Eric Assadourian wasn't so sure. "You've got this suspicious look."

Chua grinned and replied, "Yeah I'm just a dodgy Asian."