Danny McDonagh and crew have just released the numbers everyone has been waiting for. The 429 players who registered for this year's APPT Season 3 inaugural event here in Macau generated a total prizepool of HKD $16,130,400 or roughly $2,081,000 USD.
The top 48 finishers will leave Macau with more than they came with (pending they haven't spent too much time at the baccarat tables or at the spa), while the tournament's eventual winner will take home over half a million dollars.
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Andrew Scott was all smiles after sending Zhi Hong Ma to the rail. The two were heads-up by the turn, , with 10,000 chips in the middle already. Scott had placed his whole stack of 25,000 chips in the middle. It was effectively a bet of 15,000, the total number of chips Ma had left.
Ma tanked, and tanked, and tanked some more. There was a three-way all in at a neighboring table that drew lots of attention, but still he tanked. Finally he slammed his whole stack down into the middle.
"I have two pair," Scott calmly said. He showed down . Ma dejectedly showed . The river safely blanked to give Scott a stack of about 50,000 chips.
Corwin Cole is seated to the left of the chip leader, Sida Yuen, and at least for now he's loving it. The two clashed in a pot that had 10,000 chips in it by the river. With the board showing , Yuen bet 7,225. Cole took about 60 seconds before he re-raised all in. Yuen had Cole covered but didn't even think about calling. He quickly folded.