After a series of bets and raises before the flop, David Douglas found himself all in and at risk for his last roughly 160,000 against Terrence Chan. The cards were exposed to find Chan in a dominating position.
The board ran out clean as hit the felt, keeping Chan's pocket aces out in front. Douglas was eliminated from play in 20th place and Chan boosted his stack up to about 570,000.
Ami Barer opened with an early positioned raise to 16,000 only to have Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin three-bet ship for 72,000 from two seats over. Dimitar Danchev was next to act and he flatted Lin's all in raise. Action folded back to Barer and he moved all in over the top, only to find a call from Danchev. The hands were exposed and the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event winner had two opponents all in and at risk.
The flop came down , pairing Barer's king and giving him the lead in the hand. The touched down on fourth street and the completed the board on the river. Lin's fours were unable to improve and she was eliminated as the 22nd place finisher. Barer, on the other hand, doubled through Danchev and now has about 590,000 to his name.
Bodo Sbrzesny opened to 16,000 from early position and it folded to Sorel Mizzi two seats over. He three-bet the action to 38,000, prompting folds all of the way around the table and back to Sbrzesny. He moved all in for 128,000 and Mizzi instantly called.
The board fell down , keeping Sbrzesny's pocket tens in the lead. He scored the double up and now has about 280,000 to his name.
Welcome to Day 4 of the ACOP Main Event here at the PokerStars LIVE poker room at the City of Dreams here in Macau where this the record field enters its penultimate day.
Yaxi Zhu from China begins the day as chip leader and the only player over 1 million chips with 24 players remaining. Zhu grabbed the lead late yesterday when she eliminated Mike McDonald and eventually bagged up 1,019,000.
Russia’s Konstantin Pogodin lies second with 901,000 and another Chinese player, Meng Dian Peng, is third with 834,000.
Last year’s champion Sunny Jung still has a great chance of defending his title sitting in fourth place on the leader board with 822,000. Some of the other big names in this talented field we will be reporting on include Joseph Cheong (527,000), Day 3 chip leader Sorel Mizzi (362,000) and Vladimir Troyanovskiy (351,000).
Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin nursed a short stack for most of yesterday to make it into the money and returns with 91,000 and hopes to spin it up.
Play resumes at level 19 with blinds at 4000 / 8000 / 1000 and the plan is to play down to an official final table of nine before they return for the final day of play for a shot at the title and a chance to win HK$6,300,000.
Cards are in the air at 3 p.m. so stay tuned as the PokerNews Live reporting team will keep you up to date all the way through to the end of play and keep you entertained with some exclusive videos from Remko Rinkema.