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Mr. Macau Pulls a Houdini

Charles Chua

Charles "Mr. Macau" Chua saw his stack dwindle during the last level but is in good shape again after a huge triple up.

Pre-flop, three players, including Charles, went all-in:

Charles: {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Opponent 1: {5-}{5-}
Opponent 2: {9-}{9-}

Mr. Macau was in big trouble as he was facing not one, but two opponents who were statistically ahead of him. Of course, this is Mr. Macau, and he isn't about to exit a tournament that easily.

Flop: {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

"Ooohh!" came the cry from the whole table as Charles flopped a full house! The turn and river did nothing for his shocked opponents and he triples up to about 17,000.

"The legend continues," remarked tournament director Danny McDonagh.

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