Originally Posted by nc_royals
This forum had people argueing that Chan should have obviously folded his pocket kings against his opponents pocket Aces.
And now we have people justifying Cheong's 6 bet allin with A7offsuit. There was only 1.4 million difference in 3rd and 2nd... I guess he thought his A7 was good.
LOL it had nothing to do with him thinking his A7o was good in that spot... please.
First question - did you watch every hand played while tourney was playing? (not the tv coverage).
Second question - were you on the final table... & were you on tables prior to the final table with Duhamel & playing as Cheong? (I'm assuming 'no'.. cuz I'm pretty sure you're not Cheong). So... do you have any remote clue as to what the metagame situation was here in this spot? a) he wasn't pot committed after the 4bet, b) he obviously assumed (wrongly ) that Duhamel wasn't strong enough to call (with Racener bein' short). AND.. Duhamel even 5bet an amount so that he could get away from it... or to make it look like he could get away from it.
There had been prior 3betting, 4betting & 5betting between these two earlier in tourney. There's alot more going on than meets the viewer's eye.
I'm not 'defending' Cheong's play but am first to admit that I don't know what he was thinking, what Duhamel was thinking he was thinking... or what he thought Duhamel thought he thought he was thinking.... & so on & so on. Cheong is a great player & imo he played better than the rest of the players on the final table.. by a longshot. Unfortunately blew it when he 6bet w A7o (if Duhamel folds there though.... .. we're screaming genius no doubt, lol).
Phil Helmuth asked Cheong about the game afterwards & Cheong stated, ~1/2 the time he was bluffing. Helmuth also had great comments to say about Cheong's play in the tournament & he also said he thought he outplayed all of the others on the table.