Event #7: €10,450 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Cheong & Smith Flip for 600K in Six-Bet Pot

Dan Smith

Action folded to Joseph Cheong in the small blind and he put in a raise. Dan Smith was in the big blind and pushed back with a three-bet to 24,000, only to have Cheong four-bet to 69,000. Smith thought for a few moments before five-betting 118,000, and then snap-called off for nearly 300,000 when Cheong six-bet all in.

Smith: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Cheong: {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}

It was a classic flip, and the {8-Spades}{6-Spades}{7-Clubs} flop made things even more interesting as it gave Cheong a flush draw to go with his overs. As if things couldn't get more exciting, the dealer burned and turned the {10-Spades}. "Oh wow," both players said almost in unison. Cheong had made his flush but Smith picked up a set and could still win the pot if the board paired on the river.

Cheong barely had Smith covered, so essentially the next card would determine both of their fates. The dealer burned one last time and put down the {J-Spades}. The board did not pair and it would be the last hand Smith would see in the 2012 WSOP Europe Main Event.

Player Chips Progress
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 610,000 285,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us Busted

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