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India Leads Into the Final Table

• Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Amit Varma is the chip leader

Well folks, an exciting end to an exciting day of poker sees Amit Varma head into the final table of the APPT Cebu Main Event as the chip leader.

Each and every one of the 28 returning players would be guaranteed cash today, but would, of course, be looking to make the final table. Unfortunately the likes of Kitty Kuo (23rd), Alvin Cheam (20th), Chris Edgar (19th), Sammy Huang (16th), Bobo Chen (14th) and Carter Gill (13th) would all fall short of making the final nine.

As we got closer and closer to the final table, the play slowed right down. But that wouldn't last for long as arguably the most exciting hand of the day played out between Jacky Wang and Antoine Amourette. Just a few moments after that hand and Sungsik Bae would be heading home as the final table bubble. Details of both of these hands can be read below.

While Amourette managed to survive with 50,000 after his rumble with Wang, he will now return tomorrow with only a few big blinds and as the table short stack.

Interestingly it is the two players from India that have the biggest stacks, with Sameer Rattonsey joining Varma at the top of the counts. Don't rule out any of the other players though as they have shown they have what it takes to play poker at a very high level.

2012 APPT Cebu Final Table Lineup

SeatNameCountryChips
1Antoine AmouretteUnited Kingdom50,000
2Sameer RattonseyIndia908,000
3Alistair DuffAustralia486,000
4Nicholas WongHong Kong142,000
5Jacky WangAustralia402,000
6Hoang Anh DoVietnam810,000
7Michael KanaanAustralia399,000
8Jae Kyung SimKorea205,000
9Amit VarmaIndia1,241,000

Make sure to join the PokerNews Live Reporting Team tomorrow from 12.10 pm as we return to the Waterfront Hotel and Casino for the final day of play. One of the above players will become an Asia Pacific Poker Tour champion, but who will it be?