APPT Macau 2007 High Roller Event: Assadourian can sniff dinner and victory in Macau


Australian Eric Assadourian is in the box seat to claim the $US368,640 first prize as the $15,000 APPT Macau High Roller champion. Just four players remain at the final table, which started with a field of eight.

Assadourian leads the chip count from Sweden’s Bo Sehlstedt, locally based player Tony Ng and expat Australian David Steicke.

Players eliminated today were Liz Lieu (eighth), Scott Numoto (seventh), John Juanda (sixth) and the chip leader coming into the final table, Emad Tahtouh (fifth).

Looks like pizza for dinner – as good as anywhere in the world, but it’s the only time we’ve ever seen corn used as an ingredient. Makes a nice change after a LOT of Chinese meals. See you in an hour.

Hand 78: Bo Sehlstedt

Button: Ng (seat 7) – Sehlstedt gets a walk on the last hand before the dinner break.

Hand 77: Eric Assadourian

Button: Sehlstedt (seat 4) – Assadourian raises to 24,000: no callers. He’s now taken four of the last five pots

Hand 76: Eric Assadourian

Button: Steicke (seat 8) – Steicke’s raise is 16,000 and Assadourian calls in the big blind. The flop is 4d 9h 7s, both players check, 5s, both players check, 8d. Assadourian bets 20,000 and we’re all done.

Hand 75: David Steicke

Button: Ng (seat 7) – It’s fold to Steicke in the small blind, who calls. Sehlstedt checks and we see a flop of 3c 8h Ah. Steicke bets 16,000, and the chips are his.

Hand 74: Eric Assadourian

Button: Assadourian (seat 6) – Assadourian pops it up to 21,000 and gets no interest.

Hand 73: Eric Assadourian

Button: Sehlstedt (seat 4) – It’s heads-up between the blinds and the board shows 7s 9c 8h 9h. Assadourian sniffs at the pot and takes it.

Hand 72: David Steicke

Button: Steicke (seat 8) – Steicke raises the min and gets a call from Assadourian. The flop reads Qs 7c 6h, Steicke bets 24,000 and there’s no call from the young Aussie.

Hand 71: Tony Ng

Button: Ng (seat 7) – Assadourian raises to 22,000, Tony Ng pushes all-in for an extra 28,000 with Ac 6c and Assadourian continues his roll with pocket (black) kings. Ng calls for the Kh, but the flop is even better for him – 6d 6s 10d, giving him trips. The 7d on the turn and the 10s gives him a full house and he doubles through.
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