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Day 1d completed

Day 1D Final Chip Counts


After a long day which featured two overlapping Day 1 heats, we are finished here at PokerStars Macau.

The chip leader for Day 1D is Jimmy King, who used a late surge to jump to the top of the chip count leaderboard.

Day 1E starts this afternoon at 2:10 pm. See you all later!

Jimmy King 355,000 -15,000
Raiden Kan 244,500 34,500
Pan Xiao Long 187,000 39,000
Richard Hu us 156,000
Tom Chou 149,500 -3,500
Jason Wong gb 104,500
Michael Che 103,500
Kai Yang us 103,000 -7,000
Il Hyun Yoon 100,500
Yiu Wai Bing 67,000
Damien Kerneis 66,000 -23,000
Kuan Chi Keong 54,000

Day 1D is Over!

Pan Xiao Ling
Pan Xiao Ling

Pre-flop, Pan Xiao Ling went all-in and got a single caller in one of the shorter stacks on the table.

Pan: {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}
Opponent: {a-}{k-}

Pan's short-stacked opponent was in big trouble against pocket aces. The flop {2-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} did not help him and his fate was sealed when the {8-Spades} landed on the turn.

A meaningless {k-Clubs} landed on the river as the player was gathering his belongings.

With only 12 remaining, Day 1D is over. We'll get you the official counts in a while.

Tags: Pan Xiao Ling

Jimmy Rides the Express Elevator to the Top

Jimmy King
Jimmy King

We just had a huge monster pot take place with Jimmy King emerging from the dust as the new chip leader.

Pre-flop, the UTG player went all-in with his short stack and the player next to him went all-in as well. Action went over to Jimmy King, who also declared he was all-in!

UTG: {7-Hearts}{7-Spades}
UTG+1: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Jimmy: {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}

The board ran out {10-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{4-Spades}, eliminating the UTG player and leaving the UTG+1 short stacked.

Jimmy, meanwhile, is now the new chip leader for Day 1D (as well as the whole tournament, at the moment) with 370,000!

Tags: Jimmy King

Jimmy Takes Out a Lady

Jimmy King
Jimmy King

There are no more female players in today's field as Jimmy King just took out the last one.

Pre-flop, the lady player raised to 20,000 and Jimmy shoved all-in. The lady called and the cards were tabled:

Jimmy: {k-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}

Jimmy was ahead pre-flop but the lady seized the lead as the flop came {10-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}.

He still had a lot of outs, though. The {6-Clubs} did not bring anything, but the rivered {j-Diamonds} completed his straight, eliciting a shout from Jimmy and sending his opponent to the rail.

He is now at about 130,000.

Tags: Jimmy King

Kuan's Kings Get Smashed

Kuan Chi Keong
Kuan Chi Keong

A few hands ago, Kuan Chi Keong's stack got a huge boost after he woke up with aces and ended up eliminating Ricky Foo.

This time around, he thought he was en route to another big win after he woke up with kings and called the big blind's shove.

Kuan: {k-}{k-}
Big Blind: {10-}{10-}

It was looking good for Kuan with the bigger pocket pair but the flop came {10-}{8-}{9-} to give his opponent a set.

The turn and river blanked out, doubling up the other player and sending Kuan's stack to about 143,000.

Tags: Kuan Chi Keong


And Then There Were Sixteen

Raymond Wu and Ricky Foo
Raymond Wu and Ricky Foo

A sudden rash of all-ins have left us scrambling to take notes as players dropped like flies on three consecutive hands.

On the first hand, a player went all-in with {a-}{k-} and got called "Benny" with {a-}{9-}.

The player with ace-king was looking like he was ready to double up but it wasn't meant to be as the flop came {9-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{3-Clubs}.

The turn and river blanked out and the disgusted player hit the rail.

Just as he busted out, there was a commotion on the other table as PokerStars Team Asia Pro Raymond Wu had gone all-in with {q-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and was called by Raiden Kan with {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}.

Raymond was in pretty bad shape and was sent to the rail after the board ran out {j-Spades}{9-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{a-Spades}.

The very next hand, it was Ricky Foo shoving all-in for his stack of 79,000 and was instantly called by Kuan Chi Keong.

Ricky was in big trouble as Kuan showed {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} against his {5-Hearts}{6-Hearts}.

The flop came {q-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{7-Hearts} to give Ricky the outs to a straight but the turn and river blanked out to send him out of Day 1D.

Kuan, meanwhile, is at about 183,000 in chips.

Tags: Kuan Chi KeongRaiden KanRaymond WuRicky Foo