APPT Manila Main Event

Van Marcus Refuses to Say "Die"

People may start rubbing Van Marcus for luck.
Van Marcus has been incredibly lucky throughout this tournament, to the point where one has to wonder what good deeds he performed to enjoy all of his incredible fortune. Was he handing out bananas to homeless people last night? Down to 158,000 chips, he opened the pot with an all-in raise. Hyoung Jin Nam let out a bit of a frustrated sigh, asked for a count, then called. Everyone else folded, allowing Marcus to see the bad news.

Marcus: {7-Clubs} {7-Hearts}
Nam: {Q-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds}

Marcus was once again in search of a two-outer. If you've been following our coverage the last few days, you know that Marcus laughs in the face of two-outers.

The flop {3-Hearts} {7-Spades} {A-Hearts} hit him square in the face, giving him middle set. Only a queen on the turn or river could eliminate him from the tournament. Marcus took a deep breath and put his fingers in his ears, but he had no cause to worry. The turn and river were broadway cards, but neither was a queen: {K-Clubs} and {A-Clubs}. Marcus doubled up again.