APPT Macau Main Event
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Dalessandri Stays Alive With Aces

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John Dalessandri
John Dalessandri
John Dalessandri has just survived a big three-way clash within sight of the money bubble.

Dalessandri held {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds} but would still have to sweat the flop as his opponents tabled {A-Hearts}{K-Spades} and {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}.

The board fell {2-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{8-Hearts}{5-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Dalessandri survived to find some breathing room with 38,000 chips.

Level:
13
Blinds:
1,200/2,400
Ante:
400

Sunny Days for Wintermans

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Keith Wintermans, who started the day with only 6,700 in chips, is now sitting pretty with around 175,000 after he flopped a set of deuces on a {7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Clubs} flop. His opponent tried an all-in check-raise with {A-Clubs}{K-?} but ran into trouble as Wintermans snap-called.

The turn was the {8-Diamonds} and river the {Q-Clubs} to give Wintermans a mighty stack as we enter the money stage of the tournament.

The Bubble Draws Nearer

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We are inching closer to the bubble...there are currently 60 players remaining with four more eliminations until we are in the money!

Juanda Doubles Up

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John Juanda wearing a face mask today, we assume due to the smokers on the rail
John Juanda wearing a face mask today, we assume due to the smokers on the rail
The player under the gun opened with a raise to 5,500 before the Michael Jackson of poker, John Juanda popped it up an additional 11,000 from the cutoff. The blinds folded and the UTG player called.

The flop came {Q-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and it was checked to Juanda who fired out 12,000. His opponent then check-raised all in and Juanda made a quick call. Juanda flipped {A-Spades}{A-Clubs} to be in great shape against his opponent's ambitious play with {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}.

The turn was the {10-Clubs} and river the {4-Clubs} to give Juanda a huge double-up to 110,000 in chips!

Waterman Doubles Through Juanda

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Dennis Waterman
Dennis Waterman
Dennis Waterman has doubled through John Juanda, with Waterman's {J-Spades}{K-Spades} spiking a pair of jacks to double through to about 32,000. Juanda is back to 55,000.

Steicke Eliminates Matloubi

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Mansour Matloubi Eliminated
Mansour Matloubi Eliminated
Our last World Champion had just been eliminated from today's field. The 1990 World Champion, Mansour Matloubi has been eliminated after getting his short stack in the middle with {7-?}{9-?} against the {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} of David Steicke.

The board bricked out and Matloubi was sent to the rail as Steicke climbs to 180,000 chips.

Hicks Stack on the Rise

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Kenneth Hicks is chipping up. He called the all-in bet of a short-stacked player for 10,000, as did Xinzheng Xu. On the {j-Hearts} {5-Clubs} {7-Hearts} flop, Hicks bet 20,000 and Xu called. When the turn came {10-?}, Hicks moved all in for 80,000, bringing a fold from Xu. Hicks showed {A-Clubs} {J-Diamonds} for the main pot and was ahead of the short stack's {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. He stayed that way on the {3-Diamonds} river.

Tiikkaja Suffers a Huge Blow

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As the bubble approaches, Taneli Tiikkaja has lost a huge pot to Tian Chen. With the board reading {4-Spades} {3-Diamonds} {9-Hearts} {6-Hearts}, Tiikkaja check-raised all in. Chen snap-called and tabled {6-Clubs} {6-Diamonds}. Tiikkaja was drawing dead with {j-?} {9-?} but managed to make two pair on the {J-Hearts} river anyway. Chen is now up to 340,000 while Tiikkaja has to be content with just 93,000.