Main Event
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Gill Takes Hit

The action started with an open to 11,000 from Sameer Rattonsey in the cutoff. Carter Gill flat-called from the button after studying Rattonsey's stack and Hyung Kook Shin called from the big blind as three cards would be spread across the felt.

On the {7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{a-Hearts} flop, Shin checked and Rattonsey bet 14,000. Gill made the call, Shin got out of the way and the dealer flipped over a {6-Diamonds}. This time Rattonsey would get down to business, announcing he was all in. Gill immediately jumped out of his seat and said, "count it!"

It turned out Rattonsey had Gill covered and Gill looked pained as he decided what to do. Eventually Gill would fold, turning over {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for a flush draw and gut-shut straight draw.

Carter Gill 75,000 -65,000

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Huang Doubles Up

There was approximately 55,000 in the pot already when we walked up to Table 2. The board showed {3-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}, and the out-of-position player, Victor de Guzman, was faced with an all-in bet of 42,500 from his opponent, Sammy Huang. Guzman agonized for a minute before slamming a call into the center of the table. His {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} was in bad shape against Huang's pocket jacks, but picked up a lot of life when the turn came {2-Hearts} to give him a flush draw to go with his overcards. The river {3-Clubs} was a total blank to secure the double-up for Huang.

Sammy Huang 140,000 -74,500

Tags: Chun Tat LeeSammy Huang

Ouch, Indeed

• Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Four players were in the pot for a {10-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} flop, including cutoff Jacky Wang and button Amit Varma. Wang made the first bet after two checks, tossing 18,500 into the pot. Varma raised to 38,500, driving the other two players out of the hand. Wang called.

Both players checked the {5-Spades} turn. Wang also checked the {j-Clubs} river, then sighed when Varma bet 35,000.

"Queen-jack?" he asked as he called the bet. Varma showed {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} for a rivered set of jacks.

"Or jacks," Wang answered himself. "You're good."

He sighed again. "Ouch."

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Gill Makes The Double

"Carter, did you double!?" called out Jacky Wang from one of the other two tables remaining in this tournament.

"Yeah, got in ace-six against eights and hit my ace on the turn," replied Gill.

The hand in question was against Antoine Amourette, with the French player now having doubled-up two players early in the day.

Carter Gill 140,000 87,500
Antoine Amourette fr 65,000 -75,000

Tags: Antoine AmouretteCarter Gill

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

Double For Alvin

Alvin Cheam's double-up hand all started when Antoine Amourette opened it up to 8,500 from early position. Cheam was in the small blind and he would three-bet shove for his remaining 66,000. Amourette thought hard for some time, eventually making the call.

It was just {a-Spades}{a-Clubs} for Cheam, while Amourette held {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}.

The board was spread {8-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{5-Clubs}, with Cheam staying ahead, staying alive and staying in contention for this tournament.

Alvin Cheam 155,000 93,500
Antoine Amourette fr 140,000 -55,000

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No More Ladies

The run of Kitty Kuo has come to an end. She got her last chips in with pocket tens against the {a-Spades}{q-Spades} of Nick Wong, but couldn’t win the coinflip as the board ran out {5-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades}.

For her effort, Kuo goes home in 23rd place for a PHP 175,500 score and the title of "last lady standing" here in the APPT Cebu Main Event.

Kitty Kuo tw Busted

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Bobo At His Best

We love the entertainment value that Bobo Chen brings to a tournament, but when things get this deep, Bobo’s drawn out stalling can start to rub everyone the wrong way.

We’ve seen the clock called twice on him already today, both times preflop.

Recently Chen three-bet from the small blind to a hefty 50,000 following an opening raise to 11,500 from Sammy Huang on the button. Only problem was that Antonio Martins woke up with a big hand in the big blind and moved all in. Huang folded but Chen went into the tank.

He stood from his chair and pointed to the chips on several occasions before time was eventually called. It was 60,000 more so the price looked attractive but Chen eventually folded his {a-Clubs}{10-Spades}.

Antonio Martins pt 180,000 77,500
Bobo Chen 120,000 -52,000

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Lee Out and Twenty-Four Remain

When we arrived at Chun Tat Lee's table, he was up out of his seat and pushing his chips towards Bobby Zhang. We didn't get to see Lee's hand or how it went down, but Zhang's {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades} was still on the felt and the {10-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} board was still spread.

With that, Lee is out in 25th place and we are down to twenty-four players.

Bobby Zhang au 300,000 130,000
Chun Tat Lee Busted

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