Main Event

Young Out


Kim Gap Young called a raise from Grant Levy out of the big blind. Levy had raised from under the gun to 550. The flop came down {10-Clubs}{8-Spades}{5-Hearts} and Young checked. Levy bet 625 and Young check-raised all in for 6,325. Levy thought for a tiny bit and then called.

Young: {J-Spades}{7-Diamonds}
Levy: {J-Hearts}{10-Spades}

The turn was the {A-Diamonds} and river the {8-Diamonds}. Young's jack-high fell to Levy's two pair and he was eliminated here at the 2011 APPT Macau.

Grant Levy 62,000 13,500
Kim Gap Young Busted

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The Numbers Are in and Up

• Level 3: 100-200, 25 ante

The numbers are in at the 2011 APPT Macau Main Event and this year is now on pace to be the biggest APPT Macau event ever.

Last year there were 88 players who took to the felt on Day 1a. There were three Day 1 flights in that year and there would eventually be 341 players in the 2010 APPT Macau Main Event

Today, there were 269 players who took their seats and with a similiar amount of players expected to play tomorrow, this year's event is looking like it is going to crush the number from last year.

Levy Taking Chips

We came to the action at Grant Levy's table with him in a pot and going up against Kim Gap Young with a flop showing {5-Hearts}{j-Spades}{4-Diamonds}.

The players checked to watch as the {5-Clubs} hit the turn. Young again checked, but this time Levy opted to kick into action, throwing out a half-pot sized bet. It took a few minutes but young eventually made the call and the two players watched the {j-Clubs} land on the river.

Young again checked and this time Levy would bet 6,750. Young then went deep into the tank. Eventually one of the players called the clock on Young, which prompted him to finally make a decision.

A call from Young would see Levy's {j-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} land on the felt, enough to send Young's cards into the muck.

Grant Levy 48,500 18,500

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Sheikh Chips Up


On the {A-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs} flop, a player bet 1,700 in [Removed:163]. Sheikh put in a raise to 5,200 and the player went into the tank for a bit. Eventually, he folded and Sheikh won the pot to chip up.

[Removed:163] 33,000

Bring It On

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey was in action on this hand from the small blind against an opponent in the big blind. We didn't catch the preflop action, but there was about 3,000 chips in the middle on the {10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop when Ivey checked. His opponent bet 2,200 and Ivey made the call.

The turn was the {A-Clubs} and Ivey checked. His opponent checked behind and the dealer rolled out the {K-Spades} on the river. Ivey checked and his opponent checked. Ivey tabled the {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} for two pair and his opponent angrily mucked his hand.

Phil Ivey 38,000 5,500

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Aces, Aces, Aces, Ouch

Roger Spets will be wishing he never came back from the break after he got one of the worst beats we've seen today, and well, most days in fact.

It was a typical all-in preflop situation between Spets and Erdenebold Begzjav with both the players jamming their stack in the middle holding pocket aces.

Begzjav: {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}
Spets: {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}

Nothing suss in this hand yet, as it was looking like the players would be chopping up the pot.

By the time the board had ran out {4-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}, Spets would have a sweat as the hearts on the board gave him something to worry about.

When the {5-Hearts} landed on the river, Spets immediately got up out of his seat in disbelief as his aces had been cracked by... aces.

Spets now has around 20,000 while Begzjav takes the lucky double-up to move to around 75,000.

Erdenebold Begzjav 75,000

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Back to Play

• Level 3: 100-200, 25 ante

The players are back in their seats and ready for more action in the 2011 APPT Macau Main Event!