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

Unofficial Final Table Seat Assignments

Now that we've reached our final nine, the players have redrawn for new seats. Here's the new seating chart:

Seat 1 - Grant Levy
Seat 2 - Jonathan Karamalikis
Seat 3 - Young Kim
Seat 4 - Vladimir Geshkenbein
Seat 5 - Danny Huynh
Seat 6 - Neil Arce
Seat 7 - In Wook Choi
Seat 8 - Nicholas Wong
Seat 9 - Johnny Chan

Michael Marvanek Eliminated in 10th Place

Michael Marvanek
Michael Marvanek
Australian Michael Marvanek opened with a raise to 26,000 from the cutoff. Action then folded to big stack (and big bully) Vladimir Geshkenbein, who moved all in.

Marvanek made the call, tabling {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} -- a slight favorite against Geshkenbein's {4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}.

Today wouldn't be Marvanek's day, however, as the board ran out {K-Spades}{5-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{3-Diamonds} giving Geshkenbein a straight.

While Marvanek exited the tournament area one spot shot of reaching the unofficial final table, Geshkenbein stacked up 1,330,000 in chips -- still top dog in the room.

Updated Chip Stacks

Johnny Chan - 165,000
Neil Arce - 320,000
In Wook Choi - 540,000
Nicholas Wong - 305,000
Young Kim - 675,000
Grant Levy - 1,106,000
Michael Marvanek - 290,000
Danny Huynh - 270,000
Vladimir Geshkenbein - 1,140,000
Johnathan Karamalikis - 790,000

Yevgeniy Timoshenko Eliminated in 11th Place

Yevgeniy Timoshenko
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
Shortly after losing the bulk of his stack in a heads-up confrontation with Nicholas Wong, Yevgeniy Timoshenko found himself all in again -- this time with his tournament life on the line.

Timoshenko moved all in over the top of two limpers (Johnny Chan and Johnathan Karamalikis) for a total of 80,500 holding {K-Clubs}{8-Hearts} and was given action by Karamalikis who looked him up with {A-Spades}{5-Spades}.

The {4-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{5-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} board sided with team Karamalikis who moved to 810,000 in chips after the hand.

Wong Doubles Again

Moments after doubling up through Johnny Chan, Nicholas Wong duplicated the feat, this time courtesy of Yevgeniy Timoshenko.

Johnathan Karamalikis opened the pot with a raise to 18,000 from the button and Wong three-bet to 49,000 from the small blind. The action then fell to Timoshenko in the big who moved all in. Karamalikis folded and Wong made the call for less, about 131,500.

Wong: {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}
Timoshenko: {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades}

The board ran out {A-Hearts}{9-Spades}{5-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} and Wong's kicker played to earn him the pot.

Timoshenko fell to 85,000 with the loss.

Wong Doubles Through Chan

Nicholas Wong just secured a double-up, albeit a small one, to jump to 169,000 in chips.

Johnny Chan opened the pot with a raise holding {A-Clubs}{7-Clubs}, Wong moved all in with two black fives and Chan made the call.

The {2-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{3-Hearts}{Q-Spades} board was a safe one for Wong's fives, and the Hong Kong native, though still the tournament's smallest stack, earned a bit of extra breathing room.

Set Over Set Eliminates JJ Liu

Turned by Levy to elimination
Turned by Levy to elimination
Grant Levy opened to 21,500 from under the gun and both JJ Liu called on the button, as did Gap Young Kim out of the small blind.

Kim checked the {3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{9-Clubs} flop to see Levy fire 43,500. Liu made the call, as did Kim before both Kim and Levy checked the {K-Hearts} on the turn.

With the action on Liu, she splashed the pot with four red 25,000-denomination chips amounting a 100,000-chip bet.

Kim passed and after three minutes in the tank, Levy moved all in. Liu took her time, but made the call for her last 195,000 behind and the cards were tabled.

Liu: {3-Clubs}{3-Hearts}
Levy: {K-Clubs}{K-Spades}

With Levy being outdrawn on the flop, and then Liu on the turn, she would need to find the last three in the deck to stay alive.

Unfortunately Liu would see the {J-Spades} on the river to see her hit the rail as Levy soars to 1,170,000 in chips.

Derek Cheong Eliminated in 13th Place

The rich are getting richer over on Table 6, as Vladimir Geshkenbein just added an extra 150,000 to his stack with the elimination of Hong Kong resident Derek Cheong. Danny Huynh recalled the details of the hand for us:

Geshkenbein opened with a raise to 22,000 holding {A-?}{4-?} offsuit. Cheong then moved all in over the top for a total of ~140,000 with {Q-?}{3-?} off. Geshkenbein made the call sending the hand to a showdown, where he managed to spike an ace on the turn to take down the pot.

Geshkenbein now sits with just over 1.3 million in chips, alone at the top of the leaderboard.

Natural Nine For Karamalikis

Johnny Chan opened to 20,000 from the button and Jonathan Karamalikis made the call from the small blind.

The flop of {9-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} was checked by both players to see the {6-Clubs} fall on the turn and a bet of 35,000 from Karamalikis.

Chan deliberated for about ninty seconds before making it 80,000 to go.

Karamalikis looked Chan up and down before making the call and checking the {4-Hearts} on the river, along with Chan.

Karamalikis tabled his {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for two pair, and once Chan mucked, Karamalikis raked in the pot to climb to 710,000 as Chan slipped to 200,000 and change.