Joseph Cheong opened to 2,500 in middle position, a player three-bet to 9,600 out of the small blind, and Cheong moved all in for 34,600. His opponent snap-called. Cheong: Opponent: The board rolled out , and Cheong hit the rail.
Joseph Cheong is one of the very best tournament players in the world, one who goes about his day terrorizing his opponents with a barrage of three, four and five bets.
David Peters has doubled up after having a set of tens paid off moments ago. We joined the action on a board reading where Peters led for 2,200 from his seat in late position.
Joseph Cheong raised to 600 from under the gun and David Peters called from the hijack. The flop fell and Cheong continued for 900. A call from Peters landed the turn which Cheong bet 1,625 at.
Further proof of the wild, swingy nature of pot-limit Omaha was provided in a big three-way all-in hand that just developed between Jared Bleznick (small blind), Joseph Cheong (middle position), and Yevgeniy Timoshenko (cutoff).
Mike Watson began the day second in chips, but after losing a big all-in hand with to Tom Marchese's his stack was more than cut in half.
Joseph Cheong limped in from early position, Marcel Luske called behind him, and so too did four other players. The dealer fanned , both blinds and Cheong checked, and Luske fired out 18,000.
Fredrik Andersson raised to 10,000 from the cutoff seat and got calls from both blinds — Joseph Cheong and Marcel Luske. The flop came , and it checked to Andersson who promptly bet 12,500. Cheong let his hand go, but Luske called.
We've counted Joseph Cheong's stack as containing 29,400 chips and that puts him in the top 10 chip counts in our book.
We didn't quite see all the action but we're pretty sure Justin Schwartz had three bet Jospeh Cheong's early open to 700 and someone in the blinds had called.
The waters of Event #49 are a little less shark infested thanks to the recent bust outs of three big names.
Russell Crane has already managed to reach the money in four events at the 2013 WSOP and is looking a good bet to add cash number five by the time Event #49 is over with.
Joseph Cheong raised it to 2,400 under-the-gun and Rachid Ben Cherif in the small blind was the only caller. Both players checked the flop and Ben Cherif checked again on the on the turn. Cheong made it 3,500 and Ben Cherif made the call.
We saw an extremely short-stacked Joseph Cheong discussing his plans to play a One Drop satellite later today, and soon enough, he was headed out the door.
We arrived to see Joseph Cheong all in and at risk against Steven Hanson. Both players drew one card and tabled their hands. Cheong: Hanson: "Well, you have a better draw than me," lamented Cheong.
We came upon David Williams all in from the small blind for his last 13,600 and was up against Joseph Cheong in the big blind. Cheong called and Williams drew one card. Cheong stood pat and tabled his hand.
Phil Laak opened the action by raising to 1,050 from under the gun. Joseph Cheong called from the next seat over and the two were joined to the draw by Richard Ashby from the small blind and the player in the big blind.
We missed the precise pre draw action but it appeared as if Joseph Cheong was all in for 7,250. Jason Mercier was all in as well (for 5,925) and Kevin Wert on the button had made the call.
Joseph Cheong raised to 600 from early position and it folded around to the player in the big blind who three-bet to 2,500. Cheong called and drew one after his opponent stood pat.
We arrived at the table, just as Joseph Cheong was standing up from his seat and heading for the exit. The board was spread out , with Cheong’s losing to his opponents .
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