Michael Cua may have gotten most of his chips through his many timely all-in moments, but he has shown a whole new dimension in his game here in heads-up play.
Pre-flop, Mike Puno raised to 75,000 and Michael made the call.
Both players then proceeded to check down the flop of , and the turn was dealt:
When an ace landed on the turn, Michael checked and Mike took the opportunity to bet 250,000. After thinking for a while, Michael made the call.
Michael, who was first to act, checked over to Mike, who bet 250,000. After some consideration, Michael made the call.
When the cards were turned over, everybody was caught by surprise. Michael had only called with for third pair, but it was good enough to beat out Mike's bluff with !
Michael has now taken a commanding chip lead with 2,905,000 compared to Mike's 500,000.