Main Event

Torres Shoves on Cheong

Torres and Cheong

From the button, chip leader Victorino Torres limped in. Chong Cheong raised to 175,000 from the big blind and Torres made the call. The two players took a flop of {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{8-Spades} and Cheong fired 400,000 with four tall stacks of yellow chips. Torres thought for a minute or so beofre he began to stack the larger-denomination red chips in front of him. He then stuffed them into the middle and announced that he was all in.

Cheong went into the tank while everyone around the final table arena stood up in anticipation. Eventually, he announced a fold, but many people thought he said call. Cheong doesn't speak very good English and can be easily mistaken. It was a false alarm and the chips were sent Torres' way. He's now up to about 5.7 million and Cheong was left with just one million. Torres did show the {A-Hearts} from his holecards meaning he held at least a pair of aces.

Tags: Chong CheongVictorino Torres