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

Cheong Takes Some From Hellmuth


Phil Hellmuth limped from the small blind and Joseph Cheong checked his option from the big. The {5-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{7-Spades} flop saw Hellmuth check-call a bet of 60,000, and then he checked dark headed to the {Q-Spades} river. Cheong bet 110,000, Hellmuth called again, and the {A-Diamonds} completed the board on the river.

This time Hellmuth took the initiative and led out for 190,000, which Cheong called. "Queen," Hellmuth said while tabling {Q-}{6-}, but it was no good against Cheong's {Q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} flopped two pair.

Player Chips Progress
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 5,000,000 -400,000
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 2,315,000 400,000

Tags: Joseph CheongPhil Hellmuth