APPT Manila Main Event

Ellis Crippled But Still Fighting

Tasha Ellis has just taken a massive hit in a huge pot with Chang Yong Suk. With the pot already huge on a board of {10-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}, Suk led out for 70,000 and Ellis went into the tank for a long time before declaring a call.

Suk tabled {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades} for quads and the stone-cold nuts as Ellis could only sigh "nice hand" as she was crippled to only 11,000 chips.

However, next hand she was all in with Lee Nelson and Dimitrios Pappis calling in the blinds. The flop of {2-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{A-Clubs} was checked between the live players, but then Nelson fired 25,000 on the {8-Diamonds} to force a fold from Pappis. Nelson tabled {A-Spades}{7-Clubs} for two pair but Ellis had outs with {9-Clubs}{6-Clubs}. She hit when the {10-Diamonds} fell on the river to complete her straight and a triple-up to 37,000 chips!