Joseph Cheong finally managed to win his first gold bracelet in at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker which takes place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The took part in an Event #34: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em and managed to win a total of $687,782. He did not have an easy task at the beginning of the tournament, as there were a total of 6,214 players who took part in it. This prize made Joseph Cheong even richer, with a total of $6,300,000 in poker earnings at WSOP events. One of the best years for Joseph Cheong was definitely 2010 since he took part in the 2010 WSOP Main Event where he finished on the third place and won approximately $4 million, in addition to several victories. In other words, Cheong had his glory day, and he was accustomed to the ups and downs that this game brings with itself. Therefore, he wasn’t particularly obsessed with his new victory, as it was just another one for him.
He stated that he had been playing the card game for a very long time and that it had been just another day at work. Pretty professional attitude, one must admit! However, given that he had been one of the most consistent grinders in the city of Las Vegas, his answer doesn’t come as a surprise. Cheong won a lot of trophies and a lot of cash from WSOP tournaments, totaling to almost 40. He finally managed to round it all up and crown it with a trophy that is considered the most prestigious in the poker world — a gold bracelet from a World Series of Poker event.
Cheong was doing pretty good throughout the tournament, as he even managed to get close to the top even before the final day started, bagging a huge chip lead just at the right time. He entered the final day with 100 big blinds and personally eliminated four players in the final table. Speaking of the final table, let’s take a look at other players that made it to the end.
Results Of the Final Table
The final table consisted of nine players, and the first one to go out was Brock Wilson, who won $60,940. He was soon followed by a French player named Ivan Deyra, who ended up in eighth place with $78,638. David Guay was seventh for $102,258, and Ido Ashkenazi ended up in sixth place for $133,970. The player who hit the rail in fifth place was Arianna Son, who won $176,820. Next, Andrea Buonocore from Italy was out as the fourth-placed player, winning $235,099. Furthermore, a Chinese player named Zinan Xu ended up third for $314,875, leaving David Ivers and Joseph Cheong to battle for the final prize. Cheong entered the heads-up play with the 3-to-1 chip lead and soon won, leaving Ivers with a consolation prize of $424,791.