Main Event

Raising Eyebrows

We haven’t heard much from overnight chip leader Antonio Martins so far today. He’s been on a tough table and it’s only recently become a lot tougher with the addition of Team PokerStars Pros Celina Lin and Raymond Wu.

We caught Martins in a recent pot when he led for 4,200 on a flop of {7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. His opponent on the button made the call and the {9-Clubs} hit the turn. Martins checked, and then quickly called a bet of 9,500 as the {8-Diamonds} was the river card. Martins checked and his opponent also rapped the table.

Martins went to show but held back when his opponent flipped over {k-Spades}{j-Clubs} for a backdoor straight. Martins raised his eyebrows and mucked.

Antonio Martins pt 76,000 -66,000

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Sameer Takes It Down

We arrived at the table to see Indian Sameer Rattonsey all in for his tournament life on a flop of {q-Spades}{4-Spades}{7-Diamonds}. We’re not sure how the pot had ballooned so quickly, but Rattonsey was all in for 54,500 following a bet of 16,200 from an early position player, and a third player was deep in the tank.

The player eventually folded, but the early position player called with {k-Spades}{k-Hearts} for the overpair as Rattonsey showed {6-Spades}{7-Spades} for a pair and flush draw. Meanwhile the tanker was beside himself as he claimed to have folded pocket aces.

That didn’t matter when the {8-Spades} appeared on the turn to complete Rattonsey’s flush. He didn’t want to see anymore spades though, and the {9-Clubs} river was nice and safe for the double up.

Sameer Rattonsey in 148,000 108,000

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Not Too Much For Jacky

We have a new chipleader and he comes in the form of Singaporean / honorary Australian, Jacky Wang.

When we came to the table, an early position player had put in a min-raise and a middle position player had made the call. It was then on Wang in the big blind and he three-bet to 15,400. The early position player folded and it was on the player in late position.

"How much?" asked the player.

"You can not call. It is too much," replied Wang.

"I call," the player said with gusto, almost daring Wang to tell him what he can and cannot do.

When the {2-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop was spread across the felt, Wang led out for 25,400.

"How much?" asked the player in his thick Russian accent.

"Too much! Way too much," replied Wang, goading his opponent to call.

The player obliged with a call and the {8-Hearts} was dealt on the turn. At this point Wang bet 57,500.

"How much?" asked the player yet again.

"I told ya, it's too much for you!" quipped Wang.

As soon as the words had exited Wang's lips, the player had shoved all in and Wang had instantly called.

Wang's opponent tabled {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}, far too weak for the {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades} which Wang held. The {5-Diamonds} completed the board on the river and with that huge hand, Wang is now sitting behind the biggest stack in the room.

Jacky Wang 280,000 142,000

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Mohan Gone

Sangeeth Mohan has just been spotted wandering around the tournament are and since his seat is empty, it's safe to assume he has busted the tournament.

Sangeeth Mohan in Busted

Gill And Wang

Carter Gill and Jacky Wang have been rumbling much of the afternoon, but the two seem quite friendly in their poker battle. At this point Wang is doing far better than gill chip-stack wise, but Gill's stack is certainly healthy enough to scare at this point in the tournament.

Recently we arrived at the table and Wang and Gill were involved in a hand against one other opponent. All three players checked a {k-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{a-Diamonds} flop and a {4-Hearts} was dealt on the turn.

This time Gill would bet 6,000 and Wang and the other player would get out of the way. At this point Gill flipped over an {a-Hearts} and him and Wang began chatting and making cracks at each other again.

Carter Gill 75,000 -5,000

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Break Time Number Two

• Level 10: 700-1,400, 200 ante

The remaining 64 players have been sent on 10-minute break here at the 2012 APPT Cebu Main Event.

Bye Bye Occy

ANZPT Adelaide champion Octavian Voegele is the latest casualty from the APPT Cebu Main Event. We don’t have a lot of details, but Voegele was all in preflop with pocket eights against an opponent’s ace-queen.

The flip went the way of his opponent as the board ran out {k-Spades}{2-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{j-Spades} to pair the ace and send Voegele back to his hotel room.

Octavian Voegele Busted

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