Championship: Joseph Cheong Wins a Pot to Reach 1.15 Million

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining:  204 of 1,566

Joseph Cheong
Joseph Cheong

With the final board showing 9d5c2h7cQs and roughly 150K already in the pot, the UTG player checked, Joseph Cheong bet 165,000, and the UTG player tanked for a very long time before he called.

Cheong turned over 9h9c to win the pot with a set of nines, and his opponent mucked. Cheong is now over the one-million mark in chips.

Joseph Cheong  –  1,150,000  (192 bb)

With 204 players remaining from a field of 1,566, the average chip stack is about 307,000 (51 big blinds). The final 196 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $5,265 each.

There will be a 90-minute dinner break after Level 16 (around 6:30 pm), and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 20 (around 12:15 am).