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

It's a Flop! It's a Turn! It's a River! It's a SHOWDOWN!


It took three players to the flop, but we found ourselves a showdown at our last table of 10 players. John Racener opened for 800,000 pre-flop. He was called by Soi Nguyen from the button and Joseph Cheong from the big blind. Cheong had first action on a king-high flop, {8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} and opted to lead out for 1,250,000. Racener called; Nguyen folded.

On the {j-Hearts} turn Cheong fired a second bullet for 1,950,000. Again Racener called. Both players checked the {9-Clubs} river. "Open, please," Robbie Thompson instructed them. Cheong opened first, showing {3-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for a pair of treys. Racener beat that with {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}, a pair of kings.

Tags: John RacenerJoseph Cheong