APPT Cebu Main Event

Tony Hachem Eliminated

Another Aussie has been knocked out of the tournament. Tony Hachem, who was engaged last night, did not have the same good fortune at the tables.

On a flop of {7-Diamonds} {10-Diamonds} {4-Hearts} , Johnny Hanes moved all-in for around 35,000 in chips. Hachem tanked for a long time before finally calling, showing pocket fours for the set against the {K-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} diamond flush draw of Hanes.

It wasn't meant to be, though, as the {Q-Diamonds} fell on the river to eliminate Hachem from the tournament.

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Raymond Chow Eliminated

Raymond Chow, who was definitely noticed during the 2009 APT Macau event with a side event win and his flashy antics, has been eliminated when he went all-in with pocket nines against pocket tens.

The board ran out {J-?} {Q-?} {7-?} {8-?} {Q-?} to eliminate him from the tournament.

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Tae Jun Noh Eliminated

One of PokerStars' Asian pros, Tae Jun Noh, has been eliminated. Noh, who was able to get back from a short stack earlier, lost out when he got his {A-Hearts} {9-Hearts} all-in on a {10-Hearts} {8-Hearts} {3-?} flop.

Unfortunately for him, his opponent had flopped a set of threes and the two nines that came on the turn and river did not change anything.

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Tan Can't Buy the Pot

Ivan Tan was in position on a board of {6-Spades} {A-Spades} {5-Clubs} {4-Spades} {7-Spades}. By the time we came to the table he had 3,050 chips out as a bet, but we're not sure if he bet that amount or raised that amount after his opponent bet. Regardless, his opponent seemed agonized by his decision on such a straighting and flushing board. Finally, he called.

Tan was clearly not happy to see the call. "King-high," he said, showing a red king. His opponent turned over {A-Diamonds} {A-Clubs} for top set and dragged the pot.

"I guess that was a good river for me," he joked afterwards.

"Not really," Tan replied. "I was going to bet the river anyway!"

Tan has slipped to 15,000 in chips.

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Tommy Le Straightens Out Ramil Tandoc

Ramil Tandoc liked what he saw, when he looked down preflop at {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}.

But he didn't like it near as much, when all the money went in on the {7-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{4-Clubs} flop and Tommy Le rolled over {6-Spades}{5-Hearts}.

The board blanked out {2-Diamonds} turn and {4-Diamonds} river to ship Tandoc's stack to Le.

Le moves up to 35,000 and Tandoc hits the rail.

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Straightforward Poker So Far for Hall

Present in today's field -- as he is in many of the big buy-in poker tournaments that take place across Asia -- is Tom Hall, CEO of Asian Logic. Hall has had smooth sailing so far. At this stage of the proceedings he seems to be playing in a straightforward manner. With position on a four-way flop of {Q-Clubs} {6-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds}, Hall raised to 3,600 after the player on his right opened for 1,200. Everyone else folded, including the original bettor, who showed pocket jacks. Hall obligingly opened the {Q-Hearts}.

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Eric Assadourian Sold Down the River

Eric Assadourian has been eliminated in cruel circumstances.

Preflop, Assadourian made an opening raise from under-the-gun with {5-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and was three-bet out of the big blind by Dustin Bowman to 1,600. Assadourian made the call and they proceeded to the {q-?}{5-?}{6-?} flop.

On the flop Bowman led 2,400 and Assadourian popped him up to 7,100. Bowman called and a {2-?} hit the turn.

This time Bowman checked, and Assadourian took the invite to move all in. After thinking about Bowman made the call and tabled {A-?}{a-?} to trail Assadourian's two pair. That was until a repeat {Q-?} spiked the river to give Bowman the bigger two pair and send Assadourian out of the tournament.