Bobo Chen limped from under the gun, but chip leader Jacky Wang didn’t spot it and tossed out a raise to just 4,900. The button called and the action was back on Chen.
“You just raise the usual amount when there’s a limper?” quizzed Carter Gill to Wang.
“I obviously didn’t see the limper,” explained Wang. “It could cost me a lot of money!”
With that, Chen leapt to his feet and splashed all of his chips into the middle in a massive overbet of over 100,000 – a move that Bobo has perfected over the years. Wang and the button player quickly folded.
“How do you say bubble in Mandarin?” posed Gill.
Currently 41 players remain here in the APPT Cebu Main Event. While we are still quite far off the money bubble bursting (top 28 players paid), the play is noticeably slowing up. Just over a level and half though and it will be all over for the day regardless
Australia's Michael Kanaan and Hong Kong based Aussie David Steicke have both had plenty of success across Australasia and are both looking to add to their resumes here in Cebu. Right now they sit at the same table and both have fairly healthy stacks.
We recently caught a hand between the two players whereby the action started with Steicke opening it up to 5,600. Kanaan made the call from the big blind and the two players watched as three cards were spread across the felt.
On the flop, Kanaan checked and Steicke threw out 5,600. This is when Kanaan put in the check-raise to 14,000. It was enough to quickly send Steicke's cards into the muck.