With all the hubbub of the player introductions for the heads up end to this CPC Main Event over, it’s now down to the business of finding out who will be crowned its champion.
With both players starting with such even stacks, we had thought we might be here for a while as the war of attrition slowly grinds away, but from the first few hands it looks like this isn’t in Mengmeng Zhang’s gameplan. He seems to have adopted a strategy of big over-bets to rattle Chao Ma.
In one hand he raised it up seven times the blind to 700,000 after a limp from Ma on the button. Ma let that one go and two hands later limped on the button again.
This time around Zhang checked his option and the two went to a flop of 3♦ 6♥ J♥. Zhang then check-raised Ma’s 150,000 bet to 600,000. Ma decided to stick around on this occasion. At the turn 3♣ Zhang kept up the aggression and pushed all in. It’s too much for Ma and he makes the laydown.
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