2014 Macau Millions: Closing in

Alex Chieng has been chipping up and is now up to 122,000.

First he had a double up.

Tetsuya Tsuchikawa and Chieng got it all-in preflop and Chieng tabled A♣J♦ to Tsuchikawa's K♠J♣.

The board came 9♣4♦3♣J♥5♠ and Chieng's stack grew to about 70,000.

After taking down another small pot, Chieng won a large, preflop confrontation.

After a raise to 3,500 from middle position, Chieng re-raised to 12,500 from the hijack. Action folded back to the initial raiser, who made it 34,000.

Chieng thought for some time and then moved all-in.

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Alex Chieng, keeping his cool while all-in

Chieng's opponent wasn't pleased and then folded after a couple of breaths.

Chieng was up to 122,000.

At the same time, one table over, the other Day 1A survivor was busting. Iori Yogo moved all-in with ace-king but had the misfortune of running into A♣A♦. No help came for Yogo and he was eliminated from Day 1A.

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Iori Yogo

K.C. Wong, our chip leader, continued to bust players and chip up. Wong raised to 9,000 from middle position and Mayruh Aggarwal moved all-in from the cutoff. Wong called and showed Q♥Q♣ to Aggarwal's 2♣2♥.

There was an 8♥[7]9♥4♥8♠ board and the tournament lost another player while Wong's stack grew to 138,000.

Fifteen players remain. Play stops at 10.