Main Event

A Limp-Raise Gets It Done

• Level 3: 150-300, 0 ante

Zhao Feng called the big bling of 300 from UTG. Action folded around to Quan Zhou, in middle position. While Zhou was thinking, Leo Damien Kwan put 1,000 into the middle out of turn. Zhou then raised to 1,100. Kwan pulled his chips back and the dealer told him it needed to stay. Other players started getting into the discussion and the floor was called.

The situation was explained and the floor went to get another supervisor. The ruling came down that since the raise of Zhou changed the action, Kwan could take his chips back and have all options open to him. He was also told if he did it again, he would receive a penalty. Kwan retrieved his chips and folded.

There were still a few people to act but only Yan Cai, the big blind, made the call. Play was now back to Feng, who originally limped, and took advantage of the situation and reraised to 3,500 which prompted a fold from everyone.

Tags: Leo Damien KwanQuan ZhouYan CaiZhao Feng

Huang is Maintaining

• Level 3: 150-300, 0 ante
Bryan Huang
Bryan Huang

We happened upon the table just as PokerStars Team Pro Bryan Huang was faced with a 1,600 river bet and the board showing {2-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{6-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. The bet gave him pause and he eventually made the call showing {j-Hearts}{q-Clubs}. His opponent was sliding his cards into the muck when Huang talked him into showing and he turned over {k-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}.

Huang is playing solid and gathering intel proving he is a force to be reckoned with.

Bryan Huang sg
Bryan Huang
sg 39,000 4,000

Tags: Bryan Huang

Kuo Doubles Up

• Level 3: 150-300, 0 ante

We arrived at the table with the board reading {10-Clubs}{k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} and over 10,000 chips in the middle of the table.

As soon as the dealer produced the turn card, Kitty Kuo moved all in for her remaining 5,575 in chips. Her opponent in the hand then tanked for a few minutes before finally making the call.

Kuo: {A-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Opponent: {J-Clubs}{j-Hearts}

Kuo was in front with her higher pair, and scooped in the pot when the {2-Hearts} fell on the river.

Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
tw 22,000 9,000

Tags: Kitty Kuo

Aces Cracked

• Level 3: 150-300, 0 ante

Zhenjian Lin opened the action from middle position with a bet of 800. It folded to Yu Xia, in the small blind, who made the call as did Wei-chuan Hsu from the big.

The flop came {8-Clubs}{9-Spades}{9-Hearts} and Xia led for 1,700. Hsu made the call and Lin raised to 4,000. Having both her opponents covered, Xia didn't hesitate to announce "all in". Hsu followed by moving his chips into the middle as did Lin.

The hands looked like this:
Xia: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}
Hsu: {j-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
Lin: {9-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

The {8-Diamonds} turn came to give both Lin and Hsu a full house. The {j-Diamonds} river then fell, giving Hsu a better full house, the pot and eliminating Lin from the tournament.

Wei-Chuan Hsu
Wei-Chuan Hsu
Yu Xia
Yu Xia
Zhenjian Lin
Zhenjian Lin

Tags: Zhenjian LinYu XiaWei-chuan Hsu

Im Moves All In

• Level 3: 150-300, 0 ante
PokerStars Team Pro Vivian Im
PokerStars Team Pro Vivian Im

On a flop reading {q-Spades}{10-Hearts}{k-Spades} Vivian Im checked her option from the blinds before her opponent put in a bet. Im then raised it up to 2,500 but was met with another raise to 6,500.

Im then opted to move all in for her remaining 18,125 in chips, which forced a fold from her opponent about a minute later.

Im now sits on 27,000 in chips.

Vivian Im kr
Vivian Im
kr 27,000 8,000

Tags: Vivian Im

Back to Work

• Level 3: 150-300, 0 ante

After a quick ten minutes, the players are back in their seats and the cards are in the air.


Break Time

• Level 2: 100-200, 0 ante

The players are on their first 10-minute break of the day.

First Uproar of the Day

• Level 2: 100-200, 0 ante

After hearing an uproar from a table, we came to find a board of {10-Hearts}{9-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{2-Clubs} on the board and Minhui Lian showing {k-Clubs}{k-Spades} and Qifeng Duan holding {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}. It may have been the first time a few of the players at the table have seen quads as the cameras came out. The ruckus brought plenty of people running to see what was happening as the chips were being counted to see where things stand.

In the end, Minhui Lian was left with 1,575. And Duan nearly doubled up. Lian folded the next two hands when he realized there were raises in front of him. It was on the third hand that Lian was eliminated by Duan, when he failed to beat Duan's pair.

Qifeng Duan
Qifeng Duan
39,000 39,000

Tags: Minhui LianQifeng Duan