Seat 1: JJ Liu
Seat 2: Gap Young Kim
Seat 3: Takashi Ogura
Seat 4: Grant Levy
Seat 5: Danny Huynh
Seat 6: Choon Siang Tan
Seat 7: Vladimir Geshkenbein
Seat 8: Derek Cheung
Seat 1: Johnny Chan
Seat 2: Jonathan Karamalikis
Seat 3: Nicholas Wong
Seat 4: Yevgeniy Timoshenko
Seat 5: Ikeuchi Kazuki
Seat 6: In Wook Choi
Seat 7: Neil Arce
Seat 8: Michael Marvanek
With the tournament seeing nine bust outs and two broken tables in a little over a level and a half - we are now down to the final two tables.
Only one will reach the money, and understandably after the initial onslaught of eliminations, play has began to slow down.
Currently players are slowly starting to jostle for position as they make their run at the $266,690 first prize, coveted trophy and title of APPT Macau High Rollers Champion for 2009!
"I've seen better days..."
Terrence Chan has just been eliminated from the High Roller's Event by Australia's Jonathan 'xMONSTERxDONGx' Karamalikis, who played the hand back for us:
Neil Arce opened the pot with a raise to 15,000. Chan then bumped it to 44,000 and when the action got around to Karamalikis, he kicked it up to 100,000. Arce surrendered, returning the action to Chan who moved all in for just over 200,000. Karamalikis made the call holding pocket queens and Chan tabled two jacks.
For a moment it looked like Chan would catch a break after spiking a set of jacks on the flop, but Karamalikis resucked on the turn, spiking a third queen to win the pot and send Chan to the rail.
After the hand, Karamalikis stacked up 760,000 in chips to move into the overall chip lead.
Allan Le now on the rail
We found a three-way all in pot brewing with both Allan Le and Michael Marvanek at risk.
The flop of
kept Marvanek in the lead, but when the
fell on the turn, Marvanek would have to sweat a diamond as Le already started making his way to the rail.
Although the river would land a red card, it would be the
to see Le eliminated and Marvanek triple to 270,000 in chips.
Will Ma on the rail
Will Ma three-bet all in over a Neil Arce preflop raise, and once Arce made the call, the cards were tabled.
The flop of
saw Ma surge into the lead with top set, and leave Arce only drawing to running cards for a straight or Quads.
landed on the turn, Arce would need one of the six remaining Kings or eights to make a straight that wasn't a spade.
Unfortunately for Ma, he will be unable to replicate his 2008 final table when the
was dealt on the river to see him hit the rail as Arce climbs to 260,000 in chips.
Lee Nelson eliminated
A sombre Daniel Chan
Andrew Chen eliminated
With the action folding round to Gap Young Kim in the small blind, he bumped it up with a raise and Andrew Chen defended his big blind.
Bets were exchanged on a
flop before the rest of the money went in when the turn landed the repeat
With Chen drawing dead thanks to Kim's turned full house, he would make his way to the rail before even having a chance to see the river land.
Kim has now surged back into the chip lead with roughly 630,000 in chips.
Elton Tsang before elimination