Main Event

Powell Makes a Good Call


On the river, the board read {A-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} and Julian Powell was faced with a bet of 3,800. He tanked for some time before eventually tossing in the chips to make the call. His opponent acknowledged that she was beat by tossing in her hand face down. Powell tabled the {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs} and won the pot. He's over 60,000 in chips now.

Julian Powell 62,000 29,000

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Vos Picking Up Chips

• Level 6: 300-600, 50 ante

We came to the action with a flop showing {k-Spades}{7-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} and Mark Vos in a hand against one opponent.

Vos made the call when his opponent led for 2,150 and the players watched as the {j-Spades} hit the turn.

The turn card prompted Vos' opponent to tank before checking, while Vos quickly decided to check behind. The {2-Spades} on the river would see both players again check.

When Vos' opponent turned over {6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}, Vos threw down his {a-Clubs}{7-Spades}, enough to take down the pot.

"I thought i was in fronr on the flop, but thought i'll just call and see what happens," Vos said as he raked in his new chips.

Ivey Getting Them Back

Phil Ivey has got a few chips back to see his stack again sit around 75,000.

We came to the action with Ivey in a raised pot and a flop showing {5-Spades}{8-Hearts}{j-Clubs} and with Ivey up against two opponents.

A check from one players prompted a bet of 2,600 which Ivey called before the original checker got out of the way.

The {7-Spades} on the turn would see the aggressor continue, with him throwing out 5,000. Ivey then casually dropped three 5,000 denomination chips on to the felt.

Ivey's opponent thought for a while before deciding to let his cards go, sending the pot to Ivey.

Phil Ivey 75,000 9,000

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Petersen Surviving

PokerStars Team Online Pro Mickey 'mement_mori' Petersen has sat behind a small stack of chips for most of the day but has just managed to pick up some much needed chips.

The under the gun player limped before two more players limped. Petersen was on the button when the action came to him and it didn't take him long to slide his stack in the middle. One limper asked for a count before getting out of the way when he found out Petersen was all in for almost 9,000. With the rest of the players out of the way, Petersen took down the pot and survives with 13,000

Mickey Petersen 13,000 1,400

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A Dream

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

From early position, Phil Ivey raised to 1,000. One player called from middle position and the player in the big blind also called. The flop produced the {K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and the big blind checked. Ivey bet 1,800. He got a call from the middle-position player, but a fold from the big blind.

The turn went check, check after the {3-Clubs} landed. The river was the {Q-Diamonds}. Ivey tossed out a bet of 4,000 and his opponent made the call. Ivey tossed his hand forward, face down, to signify he was bluffing and got caught. His opponent tabled the {K-Spades}{J-Spades} for top pair and won the pot.

Phil Ivey 66,000 -4,000

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Levy Sends One Home


Action folded to the player on the button and he raised to 1,025. The small blind put in a three-bet to 2,800 and then action fell on Grant Levy in the big blind. He made it 7,425 to go with a four-bet. The button took some time and then moved all in for approximately 26,000. The small blind folded and Levy quickly made the call with the {K-Hearts}{K-Spades}. His opponent held the {J-Hearts}{J-Clubs}.

The flop came down {K-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{6-Spades} and Levy added to his lead with a set of kings. The turn {3-Clubs} left the button drawing dead before the {9-Hearts} fell on the river to complete the board.

From the looks of it, Levy is the current chip leader with just under 100,000 in his stack.

Grant Levy 95,000 39,000

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Updated Chip Counts

There has not been many eliminations up to this point as 240 players still remain in the 2011 APPT Macau Main Event.

David Steicke 76,000 11,000
Phil Ivey 70,000 36,000
Jackson Zheng 62,000 32,000
Grant Levy 56,000 10,000
Alex Kravchenko 49,000 12,000
Raemin Alexander 39,000 9,000
Mark Vos 39,000 30,000
Andrew Scott 36,000 6,000
Julian Powell 33,000 3,000
Joanne "JJ" Liu 31,000 1,000
Jonathan Karamalikis 24,000 -3,000
Mickey Petersen 11,600 -6,400
Emanuel Seal Busted

Kanaan Can Do

Michael Kanaan was the winner of this year's PokerStars ANZPT event and he has just managed to double here in the APPT Macau Main Event.

Kanaan was all in preflop for around 24,000 holding {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} and was going up against the {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs} of an opponent who had him covered.

The board ran out {7-Spades}{a-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{3-Hearts}, with the ace on the flop all but sealing the victory as Kanaan moves to around 50,000.

Michael Kanaan 50,000