APPT Macau Main Event

Juanda Doubles Opponent

John Juanda raised from under the gun to 8,000 before the cutoff player moved all in for 28,000. Juanda made the call and tabled {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts} for the best hand against his opponent's {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}.

However that changed when the board fell {4-Clubs}{A-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades} to slide Juanda back to the field with 125,000.

Gill Doubles Up at Cornell's Expense

Carter Gill gets it done against Big Slick.
Carter Gill gets it done against Big Slick.
Carter Gill has moved over the 200,000-chip mark by crippling Tyler Cornell. Gill made it 3,000 preflop before Cornell raised to 11,000. Mark Walsh called Cornell's raise only to see Gill ship it all in when the action came back to him. Cornell made the call. After Walsh folded the hands were opened:

Gill: {7-Clubs} {9-Clubs}
Cornell: {A-Hearts} {K-Hearts}

Gill had two live, suited, semi-connected cards. He paired one on a flop of {5-Spades} {5-Hearts} {7-Diamonds} and had it hold up through the {2-Diamonds} turn and {9-Hearts} river. When the stacks were counted down, Cornell had Gill covered by just 8,000 chips.

Gill is now up to about 210,000.

Choi Steamrolls Another Player

Marius Bobinas is out courtesy of one of our chip leaders, J Choi. Bobinas was short-stacked and got all in preflop with pocket tens. Choi called with king-nine and managed to catch a king on the turn to send Bobinas to the rail, where he collected $5,673.

Final Warning

The players have been given a final warning about the use of headphones at the tables. Of course now that we are in the money, the use of any sort of headphones or iPods is forbidden. The players have been warned and if anyone is caught again they will be issued a one round penalty.


Break Time

Players are on their last break of the day. The 100-chips are being raced off during this ten-minute break. There will be one more level after the break before the day concludes.

Recent Eliminations

The following players were recently eliminated and will take home $4,862 for their efforts here at the APPT in Macau:

50th - Tyrone Kerrigan
51st - Manlee Wan
52nd - Elton Tsang
53rd - Doron Tourgman
54th - Emad Tahtouh
55th - John Babatsikos
56th - Chris Levick

Elton Tsang Eliminated

Elton Tsang Eliminated
Elton Tsang Eliminated
Elton Tsang fired out a bet of around 9,000 on the flop of {Q-Spades}{3-Hearts}{8-Spades} before Keith Wintermans popped it up to around 22,000 before Tsang declared he was all in. Wintermans made a crying call as he was drawing with {10-Spades}{9-Spades} for straight and flush draws against Tsang's {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}.

The turn was the {10-Clubs} to give Wintermans even more outs but the {4-Spades} on the river brought the flush to send a disappointed Tsang to the rail.