Joseph Cheong did not let Phil Hellmuth hold onto the limelight for long. Cheong has once again overtaken the chip lead after the following hand:
On a flop of , Cheong checked to Max Silver who bet 28,000. Cheong called and the turn brought the . Cheong checked for a second time and Silver fired 64,000. Once again Cheong decided to stick around.
The rolled off on fifth street and Cheong checked one last time. Silver moved 122,000 into the middle.
Cheong thought for a moment before plopping down a large stack of red t25,000 chips into the middle. This bet was enough to put Silver all in and he was visibly upset over the size of the bet.
"This is incredibly close," said Silver, who then pulled a coin out of his wallet to help him make his decision. Ultimately, Silver opted not to use the coin, and announced a call.
Cheong showed for a straight and Silver flung his cards into the muck. They were turned over to reveal for top two pair.
With his elimination of Silver, Cheong is now our chip leader with about 2,350,000 in chips.