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

Levy Bluffs Out Geshkenbein

Grant 'grunter' Levy in action
Grant 'grunter' Levy in action
Vladimir Geshkenbein opened to 28,000 from middle position and Grant Levy made the call from the big blind.

Levy lead out for 38,000 on the {A-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{2-Spades} flop and Geshkenbein made the call.

The turn landed the repeating {2-Clubs} and a bet of 84,000 followed from Levy.

"Will you show me if I fold?" asked Geshkenbein.

"Only cause you asked nicely" said Levy, and with that, Geshkenbein folded his {K-Spades}{8-Spades} face up.

Levy sheepishly rolled over his {Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} saying, "I thought Queen-high was ahead," as he raked in the pot to climb to 1,330,000 and snatch the chip lead from Geshkenbein.

Slow Rolling...

The overall pace of play at our nine-handed unofficial final table seems to have slowed to a crawl, as we await the bubble burst. The one exception might be chip leader Vladimir Geshkenbein who seems to be involved in just about every other pot. Aussie pros Grant Levy and Jonathan Karamalikis appear to be patiently waiting for spots to exploit the action-loving Swiss table captain, but otherwise, we're in the calm before the storm stage.

Game On

Players in the High Roller's Event have returned to their seats and the cards are back in the air.

Break Time

The remaining nine players are on a 10-minute break.

Grunter Gaining Momentum

Grant 'grunter' Levy
Grant 'grunter' Levy
Grant Levy has moved past the 1.2 million mark in chips, largely due to a recent three-way pot he played with chip leader Vladimir Geshkenbein and In Wook Choi.

Geshkenbein opened with a raise to 26,000 and Choi called from late position; Levy from the small blind.

All three players checked the {6-Clubs}{2-Spades}{5-Spades} flop and watched the dealer burn and turn the {2-Diamonds}. First to act, Levy checked and Geshkenbein fired a bet of 51,000. Choi made the call and when the action returned to level, he deliberated for a moment before raising to 132,000.

Geshkenbein and Choi quickly folded and Levy raked in the pot, narrowing the gap between him and Geshkenbein at the top of the leaderboard.

Huynh Slipping

Vladimir Geshkenbein entered the pot with a raise to 27,000 before Danny Huynh made it 75,000 to go. Neil Arce asked for a count before making the call as Geshkenbein passed.

The board to the river was checked down with it reading {K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}.

Huynh took a stab on the river by splashing the pot with a bet of 75,000, only to have Arce slid a stack amounting to around 500,000 into the pot.

Huynh quickly folded and Arce took down the pot to move to 730,000 in chips as Huynh slips to a dangerously low 230,000 and change.

Arce Doubles

Neil Arce
Neil Arce
Neil Arce opened to 31,000 from middle position, only to have Grant Levy bump it to 117,000 from the button.

With the action folding back to Arce, he deliberated for just on two minutes before pushing his last 250,000 into the middle. Levy made the call and the cards were tabled.

Arce: {4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}
Levy: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}

Levy would hit the front on the {K-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop, and when the turn fell the {Q-Clubs}, Arce would need to find one of the two remaining fours to stay alive.

As the onlookers pressed hard against the rai, the dealer burned and turned the {4-Hearts} to see Arce leap to joy hi-fiving his supporters on the rail.

With that rivered set, Arce doubles through to 580,000 as Levy slipped to 965,000 in chips.

Tonight's Gameplan

According to Tournament Director Danny McDonagh, the High Roller's Event is scheduled to take an hour to an hour and a half break once the field reaches eight players.

When the players return, pending the status of the Main Event, they'll either be moved to the feature TV table, or resume play where they're currently situated, until the feature table is clear.

Chan Gets Aggressive

In Wook Choi opened the button to 22,000 and Nicolas Wong made the call from the small blind before Johnny Chan bumped it 122,000 total.

Both players folded and Chan took a nice pot.

The following have Vladimir Geshkenbein opened to 26,000 and Chan made the call from the small blind.

The flop of {9-Spades}{A-Hearts}{7-Hearts} was checked to the {8-Spades} land on the turn and a bet of 100,000 follow from Chan.

As Geshkenbein folded he told Chan that he could pick one.

Chan choose the {J-Clubs} and commented, "two jacks huh," and Chan raked in the pot to move to 290,000 in chips.