Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Cheong Back Out in Front

Just before the break...

We picked up the action on a {Q-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} {5-Clubs} flop, and Joseph Cheong was betting 265,000 as we walked up. Scott Clements was his heads-up opponent, and "BigRiskky" made the call to continue to fourth street.

It was the {2-Spades}, and Cheong fired right out again -- 735,000 chips this time. Clements called again and he faced one final bet of 1.675 million on the {4-Diamonds} river. He tanked as the break clock ticked down, finally splashing in the call with a bit of a reluctant look.

And rightly so. Cheong tabled {3-Clubs} {4-Clubs} for the turned straight, and he even managed to get a call after the scary river card.

Clements is down to 7.945 million now, while Cheong re-takes the chip lead at 24.3 million.

Tags: Scott ClementsJoseph Cheong