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

Cheong Takes 7MM from Duhamel


"Don't go spending that all in one place," your mother might have told you when you were a child. Jonathan Duhamel had 51.0 million chips after eliminating Matt Affleck but has quickly given some back.

Joseph Cheong started the pre-flop action with a raise to 575,000. Duhamel was in the big blind with all of those new-found chips and three-bet to 1,650,000. Cheong called that raise, then called another 1,395,000 on a 7-high flop, {7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}. Both players checked the {4-Hearts} turn. When the river came the {8-Diamonds}, Duhamel bet big, 4,375,000 total. Cheong made a lightning-fast call and turned up {j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}, a diamond flush. It was the winner.

Cheong now has about 25.0 million in chips. Duhamel is down to 43.5 million.

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