The Venetian: June 25 - 30, 2018


Yat Cheng Eliminated In 2nd Place ($392,806)

Created (6/30/2018 9:30:47 PM by Brandon Temple)
Yat Cheng

Yat Cheng raised to 550,000 from the button, and Pavel Plesuv three-bet to 1,800,000 in the big blind.

Cheng thought for a while, then four-bet to 4,500,000, over half his remaining stack.

Plesuv five-bet jammed to cover Cheng’s last 3,000,000 or so, and Cheng snapped him off!


It was a classic flip, but Plesuv pulled out to a commanding lead on the flop, giving him trips and leaving Cheng looking for a jack to survive. The turn had Plesuv’s rail chanting for a deuce, but the river was even sweeter, as the on the river gave Plesuv quads and meant that Pavel Plesuv is not only our champion but the new all-time leading money winner on the MSPT tour!

Yat Cheng - Eliminated in 2nd place for $392,806