APPT Macau Main Event

The "One Time!" Crew Invades Asia

Poker has truly arrived in Asia -- poker catch-phrases are being hurled around the tournament floor here in Macau. With the flop showing {3-Clubs} {4-Spades} {A-Clubs}, the small blind bet 2,000 into Carter Gill, who raised to 8,000. Gill's opponent came over the top of him all in, prompting a snap-call from Gill. The hands were opened, revealing a double-gutshot draw for Gill's opponent with {5-Hearts} {7-Spades}, and bottom two pair for Gill with {4-Clubs} {3-Hearts}.

"Hold!" shouted Gill. "One time!"

The turn came {5-Clubs} and brought with it extra outs for Gill's opponent. Any ace, any five, any six, or any seven that was not a club would give him the pot, and they would split the pot if a non-club deuce came, but the river was a face card -- the {Q-Hearts}. Gill's opponent is out and he is up to 80,000.