High Roller: Joseph Cheong Has Taken the Chip Lead

$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guarantee | StructurePayouts
Level 19:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 93

Joseph Cheong
Joseph Cheong

With the board showing AhJc5cQd on the turn, Tim Capretta checked from the big blind, Joseph Cheong bet 250,000 from under the gun, and Capretta called.

The river card was the 3d, and both players checked. Capretta showed Jh10c for a pair of jacks, but Cheong turned over KhQc to win the pot with a pair of queens.

Cheong has taken a solid chip lead with 2.8 million (70 bb).

Seat 1.  Dan Colpoys  –  1,250,000  (31 bb)
Seat 2.  Jonathan Jaffe  –  1,870,000  (47 bb)
Seat 3.  Eli Berg  –  1,110,000  (28 bb)
Seat 4.  Tim Capretta  –  2,100,000  (53 bb)
Seat 5.  Joseph Cheong  –  2,800,000  (70 bb)

With five players remaining from a field of 93, the average chip stack is about 1.86 million (47 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $130,935 each.