APPT Macau Main Event

Moneymaker No More

Chris Moneymaker sent packing
Chris Moneymaker sent packing
On one of the first hands after play resumed after the break, the tournament lost Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker.

Tablemate Van Marcus informed us that Darkhan Botabayev opened to 2,400 from the cutoff and Moneymaker moved all in for his last 12,000 in chips.

Botabayev made the call holding Queens to Moneymaker's {A-?}{4-?}, and when the board ran out {3-?}{K-?}{5-?}{6-?}{4-?}, Moneymaker hit the rail as Botabayev climbed to over 117,000 in chips.

Play Resumes

Cards are back in the air. 72 players remain. This is the last level of the day.

Walking Sticks For Agarwal

Aditya Agarwal in action
Aditya Agarwal in action
On the last hand before break, Aditya Agarwal was faced with an all in push from the under the gun player.

Agarwal looked down at {7-Hearts}{7-Spades} in the big blind and made the call to be in a race against his opponent's {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}.

The board ran out {6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} to see Agarwal head to the break with over 55,000 in chips.

Botabayev Dents Moneymaker

Treys good for Botabayev
Treys good for Botabayev
Darkhan Botabayev entered the pot with a raise to 1,550 only to have Chris Moneymaker bump it to 4,000.

Botabayev made the call before checking the {7-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop to see Moneymaker continue with a 4,500-chip bet. Botabayev made the call before checking the {K-Spades} on the turn.

Moneymaker mulled over a decision for a little before tossing in a bet of 11,000 with Botabayev check-calling.

The river landed the {2-Spades} and Botabayev took a different approach - this time opting to lead for 7,000.

Moneymaker was having none of it however as he cut down a raise and slid in a stack of chips amounting to a bet of 24,000.

"I know I'm losing, but I have to call" stated Botabayev as he made the call.

"You got me . . . Ace-high" sighed Moneymaker as Botabayev tabled his {3-Clubs}{3-Hearts} for a flopped set.

As Botabayev began raking in the pot to see him soar to 96,000, Moneymaker looked down at his dwindled 20,000-chip stack and commented, "I play so bad at times!"

New Lease for Cunz

Kris Cunz was riding high earlier in the day after doubling through Young Phan. Things haven't progressed as well since, with Cunz dropping to about 16,000 in chips. He may have felt he was in a good spot to make a move after one player opened to 1,200 and was called. Cunz, sitting with the button, re-raised al in for 14,925. That re-raise knocked out everyone back to the initial raiser.

That player casually tossed three yellows (T5,000) into the pot, taking us to a showdown.

Cunz: {K-Hearts} {8-Hearts}
Opponent: {5-Clubs} {5-Diamonds}

Cunz knocked the table. "Good call," he said. But it was a flip situation, the best thing Cunz could have hoped for after e was called. He won that flip on a board of {K-Clubs} {10-Diamonds} {7-Clubs} {9-Diamonds} {7-Diamonds}. He's back in contention with a stack of about 34,000.

Table Talk

James Potter
James Potter
Dennis Huntly was recently moved to James Potter's table, where he immediately got involved in a confrontation with an unknown player sitting across the table from him.

After a solid two minutes of bickering, a floorperson settled the matter and Potter chimed in:

"Someone bring me some Valium. Valium for me!"

One table over, Van Marcus yelled back, "Get him some Viagra!"

"That'd make it worse," said the big man.

Karamalakis Doubles Up

Jonathan Karamalakis found himself moving in preflop with {A-Clubs} {K-Clubs}. Unfortunately for him, his opponent had {K-Hearts} {K-Diamonds} and made an easy call. When the flop was all babies, {5-Clubs} {5-Diamonds} {3-Hearts}, Karamalakis was in deep, deep trouble.

"Club," he instructed the dealer. He got something even better -- the {A-Hearts}, which drew a gasp from the table. The river blanked out {6-Spades} to secure a double-up to about 30,000 for Karamalakis.

Another Application of the Out of Turn Rule

Ivan Tan was under the gun and debating his preflop action when the player on his left made a minimum raise to 1,200. Tan was unsure what would happen if he called or raised and summoned Commissioner Danny McDonagh to the table.

"If you call, he calls," McDonagh told Tan. "If you raise, he gets all is options back." Tan was satisfied with that answer and put 1,200 chips into the pot. His opponent's raise stood, and was then called by Kris Cunz on the button and Young Phan from the big blind.

Each player checked a flop that came down {J-Clubs} {6-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds}. Another nine peeled off on the turn, the {9-Spades}. Action checked to the out-of-turn bettor, who fired out for 3,500. When everyone folded, he turned over unimproved {A-Spades} {10-Hearts} and collected the pot.