Championship Day 1A: Joseph Cheong Doubles Up

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Day 1A Entries:  1,010

Joseph Cheong
Joseph Cheong

After a flop of 9s8s6c, Joseph Cheong got his short stack all in with 7d5c for a nine-high straight, and he needed it to hold to stay alive against his opponent’s Jx10x (open-ended straight draw).

The turn card was the As, the river card was the 8h, and Cheong won the pot with his straight to double up in chips.

Joseph Cheong  –  52,000  (43 bb)

Registration remains open with a single re-entry per starting flight until the start of Level 9, around 9:20 pm, and action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:20 pm.