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The Scoop: Joseph Cheong

by Card Player News Team |  Published: May 02, 2012


Joseph Cheong has more than $5.1 million in lifetime tournament earnings, with four titles and 77 cashes to his name. The young Californian was thrown into the public eye after years of quiet success when he made the 2010 World Series of Poker main event final table. He worked his way to three-handed play with the chip lead, but went on to finish third after playing a gigantic pot against Jonathan Duhamel, who he barely covered. With a short-stacked John Racener biding his time, many thought that Cheong’s six-bet shove with A 7 was too aggressive. Cheong lost the hand to Duhamel’s Q Q, giving the eventual champ a nearly insurmountable lead heading into heads-up play. Cheong stopped by the set of The Scoop to give his side of the story in this now infamous hand. “At the time, I think that Duhamel was actually being pretty active three and ...

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