Joseph Cheong Leads The Way Heading Into Day 4 Of The WSOPE Main Event
We started play in the WSOPE Main Event yesterday talking about one final tablist and ended talking about another as Octo-Niner Jesse Sylvia busted out before the money and 2010 November Niner Joseph Cheong turned up the heat to cement the overall chip lead.
It was actually Cheong who busted the 888poker.com-sponsored Sylvia when the latter’s short-stacked push with Ad 9d was picked off by Cheong holding pocket tens, with the pair holding up to drag what would be just one of many pots that went his way on Day 3.
When all was said and done, Cheong bagged up a total of 1.381m chips at the day’s end, putting him some 300,000 ahead of his closest rivals, Paul Tedeschi and Sergii Baranov, with the trio of players representing the only three to make it over the million chip mark so far.
However, it is perhaps the names further down among the chasing pack that will give Cheong the most cause from concern as just below the top-three players lurks a formidable line-up that includes Jason Mercier, Phil Hellmuth, Scott Seiver and Andrew Frankenberger.
In terms of UK interest, there are still a quartet of players from the British Isles still in contention, with Chris Brammer currently in pole position for the Brits in 4th place, followed by Max Silver in 7th, Toby Lewis in 12th and Liv Boeree bringing up the rear in 14th when play begins this afternoon.