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 flop. When the turn came , 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 , 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, .
"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."