APPT Cebu Main Event
Days:
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Tony Hachem Eliminated

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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.

Tags: tony hachemjohnny hanes

Raymond Chow Eliminated

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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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Level:
4
Blinds:
150/300
Ante:
25

Tae Jun Noh Eliminated

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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

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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.

Tags: Ivan Tan

Tommy Le Straightens Out Ramil Tandoc

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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.

Tags: Ramil TandocTommy Le

Level:
3
Blinds:
100/200
Ante:
25

Straightforward Poker So Far for Hall

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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}.

Tags: Tom Hall

Eric Assadourian Sold Down the River

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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.