Main Event

Muehloecker Hits To Survive

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 100 ante

Thomas Muehloecker opened the action and then faced a three-bet from Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov to 5,600. With the blinds out of the way Muehloecker eyed up his opponent and threw in the calling chips.

They both checked the flop of {9-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and on the turn card {7-Clubs} Muehloecker moved all in and was snapped off by Katchalov.

Katchalov had top set {10-Spades}{10-Clubs} and Muehloecker was on a draw, at risk, with one card to come. That card was the {j-Diamonds} to give him a straight.

Thomas Muehloecker at 49,000 49,000
Eugene Katchalov ua 38,000 -58,000

Tags: Eugene KatchalovThomas Muehloecker

Mizzi the Bully

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 100 ante

Sorel Mizzi has perhaps the biggest stack in the tournament at the moment and he certainly has at has table by a long way.

Mizzi has been opening a decent amount of pots and in a recent hand when it was folded to him on the button he raised and the big bind complained jokingly, “Don’t bully us.” Mizzi took the pot uncontested and showed {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs} pleading he only ever did it with legitimate hands. The table didn’t look convinced.

Sorel Mizzi ca 258,000 68,000

Tags: Sorel Mizzi

WSOP Main Event Champs Fall

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 100 ante

World Series of Poker Main Event champions Greg Merson and Jonathan Duhamel have recently been eliminated from play. Merson was short-stacked for most of the day and was unable to gain momentum as play progressed. We came upon Duhamel's table in time to see him move all in for roughly 20,000 on a board of {6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{9-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}.

Duhamel's opponent instantly called, prompting the 2010 WSOP Main Event champion to roll over {10-Spades}{8-Spades} for a spade flush. Duhamel's opponent had that beat, however, with {2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} for a full house of deuces full of treys.

"Yeah that wins," remarked Duhamel as he stood from the table.

Jonathan Duhamel ca Busted
Greg Merson us Busted

Tags: Greg MersonJonathan Duhamel

Kanit Chat

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 100 ante

Steve O’Dwyer opened the action for 2,800 and got called by Jason Mo to his left. Mustapha Kanit in the big blind made it 7,000 and after giving it some Zen contemplation O’Dwyer passed. Mo put out the calling chips. A flop of {8-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} saw a bet of 9,000 from Kanit and a fold from Mo.

The fold prompted the talkative Kanit to ask Mo, “Why did you call?”

“I wanted to see a flop.”

“There’s no good flops for you.

“There’s a lot of good flops for me.” Mo insisted.

Kanit replied that he was more interested in busting O’Dwyer anyway.

Mustapha Kanit it 80,000 5,600
Steve O'Dwyer ie 20,000 -3,000

Tags: Jason MoMustapha KanitSteve O'Dwyer

Huge Payouts for the 2014 ACOP Main Event

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 100 ante

After the staggering US $3.4 million prize pool was announced earlier today we spoke to APPT President Danny McDonagh about the big increase compared to last year. In 2013 the ACOP Main Event had a field of 203 players and that record was smashed by this year's 291 players. The future is bright for poker in Macau and here's what McDonagh had to say.

Tags: ACOPACOP 2014MacauDanny McDonagh

Sick Kitty Out

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 100 ante

We didn't catch the exit hand but Kitty Kuo is out of the Main Event. Poker's Queen of Twitter gave her own assessment on her performance...

kuo hui chenAfter lost twice quad in two days n I played 4 hands bad n questionable,I think if I can control my unstable status,I can be a sick player
Kitty Kuo tw Busted

Tags: Kitty Kuo

Liu Exits

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 100 ante
JJ Liu
JJ Liu

Reports have reached us the JJ Liu moved all in with {5-}{5-} and was looked up by Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand Grospellier holding {a-}{8-}.

Liu was safe on the flop but a final board of {k-}{k-}{7-}{8-}{a-} spelled her doom.

JJ Liu tw Busted

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierJJ Liu


More Chip Counts

• Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Dong Guo cn 190,000 85,000
Joseph Cheong us 155,000 60,700
Mike McDonald ca 130,000 88,000
Daniel Colman us 97,000 9,000
Shashank Jain in 95,000 68,200
Jian Yang cn 86,000 -61,600
Julius Collman 85,000 -10,300
Billy Argyros au 60,000 60,000
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru 46,000 14,000
Jonathan Duhamel ca 39,000 5,600
Byron Kaverman us 23,000 5,300
Takashi Ogura jp 17,000 -22,000
Philipp Gruissem de Busted
Dejan Putoslemsek Busted
Oerjan Skommo no Busted