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

Hand #197: The Big Stacks Tangle

Jonathan Duhamel

Jonathan Duhamel has the button.

He raises to what looked like 2.5 million, and Joseph Cheong calls out of the big blind.

Heads up, they take a flop of {6-Clubs} {6-Hearts} {10-Clubs}, and Duhamel continues out with 2.75 million chips. Cheong promptly announces a check-raise to 6.75 million, and nobody is more interested in the proceedings than John Racener. Duhamel makes the call.

Turn: {9-Spades}. Cheong keeps the betting lead with a small wager of 5.5 million, and Duhamel wastes no time calling. Racener is really into this pot now.

River: {K-Clubs}. Cheong is not slowing down now, and he fires 13.5 million more chips at the pot. Duhamel finally takes some time to think it over, shooting occasional glances at his neighbor. Finally, he calls.

Cheong waits to see Duhamel's {A-Diamonds} {K-Hearts} before spinning his cards into the muck. With that big swing, Duhamel has taken a commanding chip lead in this battle. He's up over 110 million now, while Cheong drops under 80 million.

Tags: John RacenerJonathan DuhamelJoseph Cheong