Thanks to everyone who followed our coverage from Macau over the past few weeks. It's been a lot of fun and we've witnessed some fantastic poker, supporting the exciting growth of poker in this region. Our thanks to the crew at the APPT, PokerStars and the Grand Waldo Casino for their hospitality and for such a superbly run tournament.
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Nam Le has won almost every single pot of heads up play. He is relentlessly chipping Andrew Scott down, one big blind and ante at a time. The two players are playing very passively preflop, with hardly any raising, and then a single bet by Nam Le at some point after the flop is usually enough to win the hand. The result of this tournament appears to be a foregone conclusion unless Andrew Scott manages to turn it around soon.
The crowd is clearly bored by this heads up contest. In the last few minutes we've seen a pathetic attempt at a Mexican wave, a call of "Come On Nam!" by Eric Assadourian rivaled by a "Come On Andrew!" from David Steicke, all ended with a spontaneous round of applause (for no apparent reason) by most people in the room.
Clearly they want something exciting to cheer for ...unfortunately it doesn't look set to happen any time soon.
Another hand, another pot to Nam Le. Andrew Scott completed the small blind and Nam Le checked to a flop of . Le checked, and finally Scott came alive with a bet of 20,000. Le called. Both players quickly checked the turn and the river. Nam opened for a pair of deuces and a winner.
Andrew Scott has been trying to play small ball with Nam Le, but it hasn't been working. He has had to release several hands due to pressure raises from Le, and those hands he hasn't had to release he's lost anyway by being outflopped. Scott is steadily chipping down, having lost the last five pots.
Nam Le limped in from the button and Andrew Scott announced a raise from the big blind. He added another 60,000 into the pot, but it wasn't enough to scare Le as he declared a reraise of an additional 180,000. Scott folded and Le collects another pot as he appears to be in control of this heads up contest.