Aura Asilo has just knocked out July Macau Poker Cup champion Kenichi Takarabe after a wild pre-flop sequence.
It started early as the UTG player raised to 1,400. Action went over to Kenichi, who shoved all-in for his last 6,600 in chips. Stephen Lim, who was next to act, made the call, only to have seatmate Aura go all-in as well for her remaining stack of about 15,000!
The UTG then made the fold, and Stephen agonized over his decision before finally folding face up. With Aura and Kenichi as the only two left in the hand, the cards were tabled:
The flop and turn blanked as they came but the table reacted loudly as the river brought the to give Aura top pair and knock Kenichi out of the tournament.
As the dealer sent the chips in Aura's direction, the table was abuzz. Apparently, the UTG player had folded , and with Stephen open-folding , that meant that the king on the river was the only one remaining in the deck.
She is now at about 27,000.