APPT Macau Main Event
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Dunwoodie Heads for the Exit

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Thomas Dunwoodie is going to have to find something else to do in Macau for the next few days. He got all in on the turn of a board that read {8-Clubs} {5-Spades} {3-Clubs} {A-Hearts} and was called by an opponent who tabled {A-Spades} {8-Spades}. Dunwoodie had outs with {A-Clubs} {7-Clubs}, but couldn't catch a club when the river came {7-Hearts}. He is out of the tournament.

Assadourian Up To Old Tricks

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On a flop of {2-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{6-Hearts} the action checked to Robert Dobbs who fired out 700 from the cutoff. A player called from under the gun, before Eric Assadourian popped it up to 2,000. Dobbs folded but the UTG player called again.

The turn brought the {8-Clubs} and it was checked to Assadourian who fired 3,500. His opponent thought before flashing the {Q-Hearts} and folding his hand. Assadourian raised his eyebrows and showed the {4-Spades} as he raked in the chips to move up to 19,200.

Rivera Leads From The Front

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WSOP Bracelet Winner, Anthony Rivera
WSOP Bracelet Winner, Anthony Rivera
With some big name international professionals highlighting our field today it's interesting to note that our current chip leader is actually a WSOP bracelet winner, but perhaps one that you may not have heard much about. Anthony Rivera took down arguably one of the toughest bracelets at the 2008 World Series of Poker -- the $10,000 Mixed Games World Championships. That event saw Anthony battle 191 world class players over eight different variations of poker to capture in excess of $480,000 in prize money.

Rivera has landed in Macau keen to impress in the Asian region as he strives to add an APPT title to his blossoming poker career.

Xu Saves Chips

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With 10,000 chips already in the pot and the board showing {4-Clubs} {Q-Hearts} {2-Diamonds} {2-Spades} {7-Spades}, the small blind moved in for his last 4,000. Guo Liang Xu, who has been near the top of the leader board since we started play, went into the tank for at least three minutes. He finally mucked king-queen face up. He was rewarded for his decision when the small blind flash ace-queen as he collected the pot.

Lin Accumulating

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With a limper in front, a player in late position made it 825 to go with two players, including Celina Lin making the call.

The flop came down {K-Spades}{7-Spades}{9-Clubs} and the action checked to Lin on the button who fired 2,200 and received one caller.

The turn brought the {5-Hearts} and it was checked to Lin again who this time fired a healthy 5,000 into the middle. Her opponent thought for a moment before folding, giving Lin the pot as she climbs to 20,200 chips.

Timex Doubles

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We missed the action, but caught the result. On a board of {7-Spades} {J-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} {10-Diamonds} {3-Clubs}, Michael "Timex" McDonald was put to the test when his opponent raised enough to put him all in. McDonald tanked for two minutes but ultimately made the correct decision when he called with {Q-Spades} {J-Clubs}. His opponent could only muster up ace-high with {A-Hearts} {8-Spades}.

McDonald now has about 16,000.

Turkay Takes Down Another

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Guray Turkay has been busy at his table. He raised another pot preflop, this time to 650, and was reraised by the big blind to 1,800. Turkay made the call to see a flop of {A-Clubs} {2-Hearts} {K-Clubs}. He called his opponent's bet of 2,000 on the flop. When the turn fell {9-Hearts}, Turkay's opponent checked it over to him. He promptly bet 4,000, causing his opponent to go into the tank for two minutes before finally, reluctantly, folding.

Turkay now sits on a stack of about 28,500.

Lin Wouldn't Lie

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Celina Lin
Celina Lin
On a board of {2-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{4-Spades}{Q-Spades}{10-Hearts} and with 1,600 already in the pot, Celina Lin fired out 750 into the middle and her opponent let it go.

"Were you going to call with ace-high?" quizzed Lin.

Her opponent quietly nodded in acknowledgment.

"It would've been a chopped pot then...would I be the type to lie?" giggled Lin.

"Never!" replied her opponent with a sly grin.

Lin is now up to 15,300 in chips.

Timex Can't Beat Rivered Top Pair

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Three players were in a recent pot at Michael "Timex" McDonald's table. With the board showing {6-Hearts} {3-Spades} {K-Clubs} {J-Clubs}, the big blind checked. A player in middle position made it 1,200 to go, a bet which McDonald called. The big blind then check-raised up to 4,500, folding the middle position player. McDonald again called.

Both players checked when the river fell {A-Hearts}. The big blind showed {A-Clubs} {2-Clubs} for top pair, enough to take down the pot. McDonald slipped back to 10,000 after the hand was over.

Backwards Progress for Juanda

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John Juanda
John Juanda
John Juanda has been quietly chipping up through the first three levels of play but recently lost some ground. He bet 1,200 on a flop of {5-Hearts} {5-Diamonds} {9-Hearts} and was called by the button. Both players checked the turn when it came {Q-Clubs}. The river was another Broadway card -- the {A-Spades}. Juanda bet 2,400, but had to let his hand go when the button raised to 6,000.

Despite this loss, Juanda still has 17,500.