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Day 4 completed

Binh Nguyen is Champion of the PAGCOR Chairman's Cup! (US $260,700)

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Binh with his trophy
Binh with his trophy
After six days of poker action here in Manila, we have a champion here at the PAGCOR Chairman's Cup!

Despite losing his chip lead and falling behind big in heads-up play, Binh Nguyen roared back before finally claiming all the chips on the table from Gordon Huntly.

Binh outlasted a field of 430 players that included top Asian and international poker pros.

He came into the final table with the sixth biggest stack but used a combination of great timing and good cards to lock down the trophy and US $260,700 first prize.

Congratulations to Binh Nguyen, champion of this year's PAGCOR Chairman's Cup!

From the SMX Convention Centre here at the Mall of Asia complex, we are signing off. See you all from our next event!

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Gordon Huntly Eliminated in Second Place (US $166,800)

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It is all over!
It is all over!
Pre-flop, Binh Nguyen raised to 200,000 and had Gordon Huntly re-raise to 600,000.

Binh then pushed all-in and the crowd perked up as Gordon made the call.

With everybody on their feet, the cards were tabled:

Binh: {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}
Gordon: {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}

The flop brought {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}{2-Spades}, bringing no help for Gordon and keeping Binh ahead.

The turn was a blank as well, as it was the {6-Spades}.

With Gordon's tournament life on the line and everybody on the edge of their seats, the dealer revealed the final card: the {8-Diamonds}.

Binh's supporters in the crowd roared and jumped onto the tournament area to give him a big hug as he becomes the winner of the PAGCOR Chairman's Cup!

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Binh Retakes the Lead

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Binh leads again
Binh leads again
Binh has now pulled almost even with Gordon after winning three of the last four hands.

Two of the hands played out the same -- the players would check down the flop and turn. On the river, Gordon would check, Binh would bet out, and Gordon would fold.

On the last hand, Gordon bet out with the board showing {j-Clubs}{q-Spades}{10-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{5-Clubs}. Binh made the call and tabled {q-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} which was way ahead of Gordon's {8-Clubs}{7-Spades}.

Binh is now ahead with about 4,900,000 while Gordon has about 3,600,000.

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Trimming Down

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Binh Nguyen trims down the deficit with chips being moved in his direction.

They checked the flop {8-Spades}{q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}.

Turn: {3-Spades}

Binh's bet of 175,000 is called by Gordon.

River: {a-Diamonds}

Binh makes it 500,000 to go. Gordon tanked and called to find out that his ace wouldn't win against Binh's {8-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

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Binh's Pressure Leads to Fold from Gordon

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Binh Nguyen
Binh Nguyen
After dropping to almost a 3-1 chip deficit, Binh Nguyen has taken a sizable pot to give his stack some relief.

With more than 450,000 in the pot, both players saw a flop of {q-Clubs}{5-Spades}{8-Hearts}. Binh bet 200,000 and Gordon called.

Binh bet out again after the turn produced the {9-Spades}, and Gordon once again called.

On the river {j-Hearts}, Binh pulled out all the stops and shoved his remaining stack in. Gordon went into the tank for a few minutes before finally folding to give Binh the pot of just over 2,000,000.

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Big Pot To Gordon

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Final Two
Final Two
Gordon has taken down a pot of two million.

Binh led with 200,000 with a call from Gordon before the flop.

They checked the flop {8-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{a-Spades}.

Gordon check-called Binh's bet of 300,000 on the turn {10-Diamonds}.

On the river {8-Diamonds}, Gordon added 500,000 into the pot. Binh tanked and made the call.

Gordon turned over his made flush {q-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} to take down the big pot.

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Binh with the Better Kicker

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On a flop of {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{7-Diamonds}, Gordon Huntly bet 125,000 and got a call from Binh Nguyen.

When the turn came {6-Clubs}, Gordon bet 150,000 and again got a call.

Both players then checked the {3-Spades} river and the cards were tabled:

Gordon: {7-Diamonds}{4-Spades}
Binh: {7-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

Both had paired a seven but Binh had the higher kicker, swinging the pot his way.

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Gordon Flops Trips

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Gordon Huntly
Gordon Huntly
Pre-flop, Binh Nguyen raised to 200,000 and got a call from Gordon Huntly.

Both players checked after a flop of {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}{10-Hearts}.

The turn brought the {k-Diamonds} and they both checked again.

When the river came the {2-Clubs}, Gordon counted out 400,000 in chips and Binh made the snap call.

Binh thought he was ahead with {q-Spades}{10-Clubs} but it was Gordon who would take down the pot after showing {3-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}.

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