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Pool Pro Takes Act to the Table

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Alex Pagulayan
Alex Pagulayan

In one of the livelier tables of the day, we saw top-ranked pool player Alex Pagulayan strut his wares at the felt against Lim Choon Kwang.

The flop showed {7-Diamonds} {A-Spades} {A-Diamonds} as Pagulayan fired 600 which was immediately called by Kwang.

After the turn {7-Spades}, Pagulayan once again fired about 1000 only to be called again.

The river had {A-Clubs} completing the fullhouse on the board as Pagulayan tried to steal the spot with another healthy bet but Kwang wouldn't go away and called the raise.

Pagulayan: {J-Spades}{Q-Spades}
Kwang: {4-Diamonds}{7-Spades}

Apparently, the final ace on the board saved Pagulayan, who had only flushes to Kwang's full 7's before the river to split the pot.

Tags: Alex PagulayanLim Choon Kwang

Kristoffer Takes One Out with Big Slick

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Kristoffer Myhre
Kristoffer Myhre

Pre-flop, Kristoffer Myhre made a raise to 500 from the button and a short stack who had limped in from early position re-raised all-in. Kristoffer made the call and the cards were tabled:

Kristoffer: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
Opponent: {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

Kristoffer was behind pre-flop and it wasn't looking good as the flop came {8-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{4-Clubs} to keep his opponent ahead.

The turn just brought what he needed, though, as it came the {a-Hearts} to give him top pair.

The river {3-Clubs} was a total blank, sending the at-risk player out and giving Kristoffer a stack of about 21,000.

Tags: Kristoffer Myhre

Level:
4
Blinds:
100/200
Ante:
0

The Champ Doesn't Intimidate Tao Jin

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Tao Jin
Tao Jin

Pre-flop, Tao Jin made a raise to 400 and got callers in defending APT Philippines champ Neil Arce and another player in middle position.

Flop: {8-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

After the first three cards came, Tao bet out 850 and Neil made the call while the other player folded.

When the turn brought the {7-Spades}, it was the same story as Tao bet 1,600 and Neil flat-called again.

On the {k-Diamonds} river, though, Tao stepped on the gas just a little harder and bet out 4,750. Since a call and loss would put his stack in serious danger, Neil tanked for a while to consider his options. He finally decided the better of it and folded his hand, sending the chips Blondie's way.

Tags: Neil ArceTao Jin

Catching a Boat on the Turn

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Alex Wu
Alex Wu

We didn't see what happened pre-flop on this hand, but it ended up with Alex Wu from the Poker King Club going all-in on a turn of {3-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} and getting a call from a bigger-stacked player.

The big stack showed {a-}{j-} for trip aces but Alex had something better as he tabled {10-}{10-} for the turned full house.

He still had to avoid another ace or three on the river and that's what happened as the {k-Spades} blanked out to give him the double-up.

He is now at about 33,000 in chips.

Tags: Alex Wu

Level:
3
Blinds:
75/150
Ante:
0

First Break

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We're on our first ten minute break of the day. Players will be back in a while for Level 3.