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Portnoff Out

Robin Portnoff open shoved his last 36,300 with {q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}, and Mikael Rosen called with {A-Hearts}{k-Hearts}. The board ran out {7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{2-Hearts}, giving Rosen the nut flush to eliminate Pornoff in 36th place. He earns HK$63,700.

Tags: Robin Portnoff

Holley Gone in Crazy Pot

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Matthew Holley
Matthew Holley

Matthew Holley had the {A-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and called Barbara Rose's all in. She held pocket nines. After a board of {K-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{8-Spades}{3-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}, Holley sent the chips over to Rose and was left with just 10,200. On the next hand, things got interesting for Holley.

Holley moved all in from the under-the-gun position for 9,700. Action folded to Alexander Chieng on the button and he made the call. Timothy Cherep raised from the small blind to 39,500 before Mikael Rosen moved all in from the big blind for 107,500. Holley couldn't have found a better spot to get the most bang for his buck. Chieng held his hand up and showed he had the {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}, but folded it quite easily. Cherep then snap-called and held the {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}. Rosen had the {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades} in the big blind and Holley had the {J-Diamonds}{3-Spades}.

The board ran out {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{Q-Hearts} and Rosen made a full house with his nines. Holley was sent home in 37th place.

Tags: Alexander ChiengBarbara RoseMatthew HolleyMikael RosenTimothy Cherep

Lindberg Hits Set, Green Hits Straight

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Niklas Lindberg
Niklas Lindberg

Brian Green had the {Q-}{7-} and had a shorter-stacked opponent all in. That player was Niklas Lindberg and he held pocket nines. The flop came down {A-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and not much was there for Green as he tried to send a player to the rail.

The turn brought the {9-Diamonds}, setting up Lindberg. The tournament announcer stated that Green was now drawing dead, but the players at the table were quick to correct him and state that a six could come on the river to make Green a straight. The river was just that, the {6-Hearts}, and Green hit his gutter ball. Lindberg was sent home in 38th place while Green bumped himself up in chips and now has 240,000.

Tags: Brian GreenNiklas Lindberg

Luske Only Plays the Nuts

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Marcel Luske
Marcel Luske

One player raised to 9,000 from early position and then another player reraised to 26,000 from middle position. Action folded to Marcel Luske in the small blind and he four-bet to 71,000. One might ask, what range of hands would Luske be doing this with? Well, after the two other players folded, Luske showed that he had pocket kings.

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Suzuki Gone

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Takuya Suzuki
Takuya Suzuki

Takuya Suzuki was all in with the {A-Spades}{5-Spades} against Alexandre Chieng's {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. Suzuki was much shorter than Chieng. The board ran out {8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{7-Spades}{J-Diamonds} and Chieng was able to hit a pair of sevens to improve and send Suzuki to the rail in 39th place.

Tags: Alexander ChiengTakuya Suzuki

Nguyen Makes a Straight Flush to Bust Haabak

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Jesse Haabak
Jesse Haabak

Jesse Haabak was all in with the {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs} against Binh Nguyen's {A-Spades}{Q-Spades} in preflop action. Haabak was shorter stacked than Nguyen and at risk in the hand. The flop made things even worse for Haabak when it came {10-Spades}{9-Spades}{5-Clubs} and added a flush draw for the already-leading Nguyen.

The turn sealed the deal with the {8-Spades}, making Nguyen's flush draw and leaving Haabak drawing dead. The river even improved Nguyen's hand with the {J-Spades} to give him a straight flush. He's now got over 325,000 while Haabak was the first player out in 40th place.

Tags: Binh NguyenJesse Haabak

Level:
16
Blinds:
2,500/5,000
Ante:
500

Ogura Claims Bubble Glory

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Meet your bubble boy
Meet your bubble boy

Takashi Ogura was all in with the {A-Spades}{J-Spades} versus the two red tens for Mikhail Mazunin. The two players had to wait until every other table was finished until the dealer ran out the board which seemed to make both players very anxious in anticipation. Ogura was more anxious as he was the all-in player facing a possible bubble elimination if he couldn't get there.

The flop came down {5-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and Ogura picked up a straight draw along with his two overs. The turn was the {4-Spades} and now Ogura added a spade flush draw. The river completed the board with the {3-Hearts} and didn't complete any type of hand for Ogura. He was eliminated at the hands of Mazunin and sent home as the official bubble boy.

Tags: Mikhail MazuninTakashi Ogura

Hand-for-Hand Time

With the last elimination, we are now hand-for-hand.

Bubble King Survives

Mikael Rosen
Mikael Rosen

Jeppe Drivsholm opened to 9,000, and Takuya Suzuki raised to 25,100. Then short-stack Mikael Rosen moved all in for a meager 31,600. The big blind tank-folded, and then Drivsholm called. Suzuki could only call as well. The flop came {9-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Diamonds}, and Drivsholm quickly bet 100,000. Suzuki folded, and it was time for showdown.

Rosen, who bubbled APPT Manila when his kings were cracked by ace-jack, was ahead with {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} against Rosen's {j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}. The {5-Spades} turn gave Rosen an extra flush draw, and the {k-Hearts} was a blank. He breathed a huge sigh of relief to triple up and dodge yet another bubble finish.

Tags: Jeppe DrivsholmMikael RosenTakuya Suzuki