Main event

Queen on the Flop Doubles Victor Chen

Danny talks to Raymond and Victor.

Pre-flop, Victor Chen made a raise to 58,000 and Kevin Tapley shoved all-in for his stack of 110,000. Victor then tanked for a while, debating whether to call.

While he was thinking, Team PokerStars Asia Pro Raymond Wu came over and the two had a quick exchange. Finally, Victor made the call and the cards were tabled:

Victor: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Kevin: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

Victor was behind against Kevin's ace-king but he let out a shout of excitement as the flop came {5-Hearts}{j-Spades}{q-Hearts} to pair his queen.

The turn and river blanked out and Victor got a big double-up.

After the hand, tournament director Danny McDonagh penalized Victor one hand for talking to another player before he had made his decision to call.

We're sure he doesn't mind after winning a hand where he was behind pre-flop.

Kevin, meanwhile, was left with 1,000 in chips and was eliminated on the very next hand.

Tags: Danny McDonaghKevin TapleyRaymond WuVictor Chen