APPT Macau 2007 High Roller Event: Lieu first out in APPT Macau High Roller event
By Sean Callander
Liz Lieu has completed a remarkable run at the PokerStars.net APPT Macau: Asian Poker Open to reach the final table of both events. But the Vietnamese-born US player has been the first player eliminated from the final table of the $15,000 APPT Macau High Roller event.
Liz Lieu 8th position ($US27,648)
“It sucks, but I’m happy with the way I’ve played this week; it’s been a great tournament,” she said as she walked away from the table and out of the TV studio. We’re down to seven players, and Emad Tahtouh remains a big chip leader.
Hand 9: Liz Lieu eliminated by Tony Ng in 8th position ($US27,648)
Button: Assadourian (seat 6) – Lieu bumps it up to 11,000, Ng gets them all-in with a raise of 50,000. She calls after a long deliberation, and shows As 10h; Ng has Ah Qh – he has Lieu covered. The flop is Js 2c Ks, the turn 10s (giving Ng his straight), and the river 8s, sending Liz Lieu out in eighth position.
Hand 8: Bo Sehlstedt
Button: Lieu (seat 5) – Sehlstedt makes it 8500 and takes his first pot.
Hand 7: Liz Lieu
Button: Sehlstedt (seat 4) – Steicke raises to 6000 and Lieu shoves all-in from the small blind. Assadourian shows A J and folds, and Steicke folds.
Hand 6: Tony Ng
Button: Tahtouh (seat 3) – Ng is first into the pot with a raise of 7000, and Lieu calls in the big blind. She has position after the flop of Ah Qd Jd. She checks, Ng bets another 7000 and Lei folds.
Hand 5: Scott Numoto
Button: Numoto (seat 2) – Steicke is back in action with a raise to 6000, and Numoto again shoves all-in for 43,000. Steicke requests a count but there’s no call.
Hand 4: Scott Numoto
Button: Juanda (seat 1) – Numoto moves all-in from the small blind and takes down his first pot of the final table.
Hand 3: David Paul Steicke
Button: Steicke (seat 8) – Steicke raises 6000, which is enough to take it two out of the first three pots for the Hong Kong-based Australian trader.
Hand 2: Emad Tahtouh
Button: Ng (seat 7) – Tahtouh pops it up to 9000 in middle position, and takes it down.
Hand 1: David Paul Steicke
Button: Assadourian (seat 6) – Blinds are starting at level 14 (1500/3000 with a 500 ante). Steicke fills the small blind against Juanda. The flop is 2h 8s 4s, Steicke checks, Juanda bets 10,500 and Steicke reraises the same amount. Juanda folds and Steicke wins the first pot.