Cheung Busts to Salas; Chandler Doubles
$1,675 NLHE Event #25 Day 2 39/224
Level 15: 1,200-2,400 / Ante 400
Just before the end of the level, Adrian Chandler defended his big blind with the 10s 9s and flopped two pair to crack the aces of Gerald Mortensen. The latter moved up to 125,000 while Mortensen has 55,000 left. Howard Cheng A June has been able to build the stack to 170,000 and Nicholas Brochot next to him recovered from 16,000 to 110,000.
But the last big pot of level 15 was played one table over and it resulted in the elimination of Robert Cheung. In a preflop raising war he ended up all in and at risk for 120,000 and faced Nicola Salas in a battle of the pocket pairs.
Cheung: Qs Qh
Salas: Kd Kh
The board ran out Ah 6h 5h Jd 2c and the kings held to eliminate Cheung and boost Salas’ stack to 450,000.