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

Hand #38: Cheong Finds Value with a Club Flush

Joseph Cheong

Joseph Cheong has the button in Seat 2.

Matthew Jarvis makes it 1,425,000 to go from early position. Action folds to Cheong, who is rapidly shuffling some chips with his left hand. He glances at Jarvis a few times, then re-raises to 3,525,000.

John Dolan is in the small blind and does not instantly muck. He's shuffling chips with his right hand, red baseball cap turned backwards on his head while he seems to stare into space. He cuts some chips off of his stack and calls. Jonathan Duhamel folds the big blind, bringing the action back to Jarvis. He thinks briefly before folding.

Dolan and Cheong take a flop of {9-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{10-Spades}. Dolan checks to Cheong. He checks as well, bringing the two players to the {q-Clubs} turn. Both players check again.

The river is the {j-Clubs}. Dolan checks a third time. Cheong takes a stab at the pot with a sizable bet of 8.5 million. Cheong's hands are no longer fidgeting but Dolan's are as he considers his options.

After two-and-a-half minutes of near-silence, Dolan calls. Cheong shows {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for the a club flush, the nuts. Dolan obviously can't beat that hand. We think Dolan flashed two jacks for a rivered set of jacks but we couldn't tell for certain.

In any event, Dolan is down to 24.9 million. Cheong now has 45,450,000.

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