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Lester's Queens Shot Down

Lester Edoc
Lester Edoc

On a flop of {8-Spades}{2-Spades}{4-Clubs}, Perennes Thierey bet out 5,000 from the small blind and big blind Lester Edoc responded by going all-in. Perennes thought for a while and finally decided to make the call.

Lester: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Perennes: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

It wasn't looking good for Lester, whose overpair was dominated by an even bigger one.

The turn and river blanked out for him, giving Perennes a big double-up to about 43,000.

Lester, meanwhile, is at about 10,000 in chips again.

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Prize Pool Announced

Lloyd Fontillas
Lloyd Fontillas

Tournament director Lloyd Fontillas has put up the prize pool information on the televsision screens scattered throughout the room.

With a total of 227 players combined after the first two days, the prize pool is set at US $550,475.

27 players get paid, with the champion receiving US $176,700 in prize money. Players who finish between 19 to 27 receive US $5,500 for their efforts.

In addition, the top three players will receive seats to APT Macau 2010 worth US $4,500.

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Lee's Kicker Takes Down the Pot

Lee Myungchan
Lee Myungchan

After some standard pre-flop betting, Lee Myungchan and another player got to see a flop of {j-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}. Lee got the betting started, throwing in 900. His lone opponent made the call.

Both players then proceeded to check down the turn of {2-Hearts}.

The action got re-started on the river {7-Hearts} as Lee's opponent quickly flung 1,500 in chips into the middle. Lee thought for a few seconds and made the call to find that his {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} was good against the other player's {j-Hearts}{q-Hearts}.

He is now at over 21,000 in chips.

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Sae Jin Stares Down Opponent

Sae Jin Lee
Sae Jin Lee

Pre-flop, Sae Jin Lee raised to 500 only to meet a big blind player who went over the top with 1650. Lee called.

Flop: {2-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{10-Spades}

The BB player raised another 1,900 but Lee would have none of it as he went over the top this time with 2,250. BB player folded and Lee wins another pot.

Lee is getting very comfortable at the Resorts World Manila. After all, he won the RWM Inaugural Poker Championships 5 months ago.

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One Step at a Time

Marc Rivera
Marc Rivera

Filipino pro Marc Rivera saw his stack dip to about only 1,100 after a recent hand.

Pre-flop, after the UTG player had limped, Marc raised to 2,500 from the cut-off and everybody foldedb back to the UTG, who called.

Flop: {k-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}

The UTG player got things started, firing out a bet of 2,000. Marc quickly made the call.

When the turn {7-Clubs} appeared, the UTG player bet out 3,000 and Marc made the call again.

On the river {2-}, the player stayed aggressive, splashing 7,000 into the pot. Marc thought for a while before finally calling. Unfortunately for him, his opponent showed {k-}{q-} -- just a notch higher than his {k-}{j-}.

With his stack at about 1,000 or so, Marc went for it all a few hands later, going all-in with {6-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and getting called by a player with {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}.

This time Marc had better luck as the flop and turn blanked but a six landed on the river to give him the quick double.

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For The Win... ANOTHER Bust Out!

Win Carlos
Win Carlos

Here we go again with Win Carlos.

Pre-flop, he called a player who went all-in with around 10,000 in chips, giving him a shot at eliminating his second player in the last ten minutes.

Opponent: {6-}{6-}
Carlos: {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}

Flop: {A-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{K-Hearts}
Turn: {10-Hearts}
River: {5-Clubs}

Win is now at more than 40,000 in chips.

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For The Win... a Bust Out!

Win Carlos
Win Carlos

From the small blind, Win Carlos called his opponent who raised to 1000.

Flop: {8-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}

First to act, the hijack player bumped up the stakes with an all-in totaling to around 9000, which Carlos immediately called.

Opponent: {A-}{5-}
Carlos: {J-}{J-}

Turn: {5-Clubs}
River: {7-Spades}

The hijack player is booted out by pocket-Jacks. Carlos has now a chip stack worth roughly 22000.

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