APT Macau Main Event

Right Read, Wrong Result for Tran

The biggest pot of the tournament so far just took place on Table 1. With 130,000 already in the pot, Inwook Choi bet 85,000 on a board of {3-Diamonds} {2-Hearts} {5-Diamonds} {8-Spades}. His lone opponent was J.C. Tran, who thought things over and then called.

A crowd of on-lookers pressed closer to the table to see the {Q-Hearts} hit the river. Choi still had to act first. He cut out two stacks of orange (5,000) chips and pushed them over the betting line, a total bet of 200,000. Tran took thirty seconds and then wordlessly did the same thing.

Choi didn't immediately open his hand, perhaps not believing that Tran had called him. Then he disgustedly turned over {J-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds}, a busted flush draw that was nothing more than a pair of deuces. Tran looked at Choi's hand, asked, "Pair of deuces?", then nodded and mucked his hand! It appeared that Tran had put Choi on the right type of hand -- a busted flush draw -- but wasn't counting on Choi also having a pair of deuces to go along with it.

Choi is now the far and away chip leader of the tournament.