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


Massive pot for Candio

Filippo Candio raised and Joseph Cheong reraised to 1.125 million. Candio made the call.

The flop came down {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and Cheong fired 1.55 million. Candio thought and then announced a raise. He made it 4.425 million. Cheong now had the pressure back on him and tanked. He then moved all in, putting Candio at risk if he would make the call. Candio had 12.1 million and made the call, creating a massive pot of over 25 million!

Candio turned up the {7-Spades}{5-Spades} for sixes and fives. He was in a world of hurt to Cheong's {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}.

The fans rose and inched closer as Candio left his seat and took refuge behind the media desk. Cheong sat in his chair and waited patiently for the turn and river.

The turn brought the {8-Spades} and Cheong dodged one card, but Candio did pick up outs. He now had a straight draw.

The river completed the board with the {4-Clubs} and Candio spiked his straight. He began running and jumping around off the final table set before embracing with a friend in celebration. Cheong just sat in his seat and counted out the chips to be sent over to Candio. He was knocked down to about 13 million while Candio jumped to a whopping 27 million and is the new leader.

Tags: Filippo CandioJoseph Cheong