APPT Macau High Rollers Event

Event Info

Prize Pool $701,818
Players 64
Players Left 64

Level Info

Level 17
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 5,000

Play Resumes

The players have returned from their very short intermission and the cards are back in the air.

Impromptu Pee Break

Vladimir Geshkenbein has been pounding the beers this afternoon and pleaded with the tournament director for a break after the level.

"We just took a break!" was the floorperson's response.

"But I really have to pee! Just two minutes." he begged.

And thus, we're on a quick five-minute break. Back momentarily.

Danny Huynh Eliminated in 4th Place ($63,164)

Danny Huynh eliminated in 4th place
Danny Huynh eliminated in 4th place
After pushing all in the previous three hands, Danny Huynh tried it once more for his last 320,000.

Neil Arce followed suit, pushing all in himself to prompt folds from both Johnny Chan and Vladimir Geshkenbein in the blinds.

Huynh: {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}
Arce: {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}

The flop fell down {J-Spades}{10-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} to give both players a gutshot straight-draw.

As Huynh's supporters called for a Queen, they would see the {j-Hearts} land on the turn to give both players chop outs.

Unfortunately for Huynh, the {K-Hearts} would land on the river to see Arce make a Broadway straight to send Huynh to the rail in 4th place.

As Huynh collected $63,164 for his efforts, Arce raked in the pot to climb to 1,740,000 in chips.

Huynh Dodges a Bullet

Short-stacked and all in before the flop holding {A-Spades}{3-Clubs} against Neil Arce's {A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}, Danny Huynh would need a little help from the board to avoid elimination and he got just that.

The {J-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} flop was huge for Huynh, as it improved the likelihood of a chopped pot. The {8-Hearts} fell on the turn, giving Arce additional outs to win the pot, but the {4-Diamonds} fell on the river ensuring a chop.

Chan Doubles With Top Set

Danny Huynh opened on the button to 65,000, only to have Johnny Chan three-bet to 150,000 from the big blind.

Huynh asked for a count, and after finding out Chan had 209,000 behind, he just called.

The flop landed {A-Spades}{2-Hearts}{8-Spades} and Chan checked and was immediately followed by Huynh pushing all in. Chan quickly obliged and the cards were tabled.

Huynh: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}
Chan: {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}

With Huynh drawing virtually dead, the {4-Clubs} on the turn would lock the pot for Chan, and once the meaningless {2-Diamonds} fell on the river, Chan was pushed the pot to climb to 742,000 in chips.

Geshkenbein Bluffs The Champ

With the action on Johnny Chan on the button, he splashed the pot with a raise of 75,000.

Vladimir Geshkenbein then announced all in and slid a stack of red 25,000-denomination chips into the pot.

Danny Huynh passed from the big blind as did Chan.

"No, no, no, I had my favourite hand" spoke Geshkenbein in broken English as he tossed over his {9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}.

Huynh threw his head back and Geshkenbein raked in the pot to push back to 3,890,000 in chips.

Grant Levy Eliminated In 5th Place ($49,127)

Grant Levy eliminated in 5th place
Grant Levy eliminated in 5th place
Grant Levy entered the pot with a raise to 60,000 from under the gun.

Vladimir Geshkenbein was next to speak, and followed with a raise to 200,000. Everyone else passed and Levy slid his remaining 500,000 or so into the middle with Geshkenbein instantly calling.

Levy: {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts}
Geshkenbein: {A-Spades}{10-Hearts}

The flop of {5-Spades}{3-Clubs}{8-Spades} kept Levy in the lead and Geshkenbein drawing to any Ace or running cards for a straight or flush.

"The four of spades is perfect" stated Levy, only to see a different spade land - the {K-Spades}.

Levy would now need to fade any Ace or spade to stay alive, but unfortunately for him the {Q-Spades} would land on the river to see him exit in fifth place.

For Levy, he wouldn't be going home empty handed as he collects $49,127 for his deep run in this tournament as Geshkenbein soars to 3,510,000 in chips.