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

Hand #219: Joseph Cheong Eliminated in 3rd Place ($4,130,049)

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Joseph Cheong

John Racener has the button.

Joseph Cheong moves all in from the small blind for 17.5 million. Jonathan Duhamel makes the call after getting a count. Cheong is all in and at risk with the {Q-Spades}{10-Clubs} against the {A-Spades}{2-Clubs} for the chip leading Duhamel.

The flop comes down {K-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and Cheong misses, but he does add a gunshot. The turn pairs the board with the {6-Hearts} and everyone grows eager for the river, especially Racener who is standing and watching anxiously. The river completes the board with the {7-Clubs} and that does it! Cheong is eliminated in third place, earning $4,130,049 for his finish. Both Racener and Duhamel are mobbed by their fans as they've made it to Monday's heads-up battle for the most coveted piece of gold jewelry in the poker world: a WSOP Main Event bracelet!

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