APPT Macau 2007 High Roller Event: Play slows to a crawl as the bubble looms

By Sean Callander

The ebb and flow of this $15,000 APPT Macau High Roller Event is certainly in ebb mode as play has slowed to a crawl since the last break.

The 14 players that started level 10 will almost certainly survive the hour as the blinds climb to 800/1600 with a 200 ante.

Some interesting stories are emerging: Liz Lieu has certainly wrapped up the title for MVP at the APPT Macau: Asian Poker Open. After finishing seventh in yesterday’s main event, the ‘Poker Diva’ is still in the hunt for a final table berth in this event, and currently occupies eighth spot in the chip count.

APPT Macau 2007: Liz Lieu at High Roller table
APPT Macau 2007: Liz Lieu at High Roller table

What a great fillip it would be for poker in Macau, China and Asia to see Tony Ng carry his chip lead to the final table. The Hong Kong player has met all challenges today and looks well placed for a spot in the last eight.

APPT Macau 2007 High Roller Event: Tony Ng
APPT Macau 2007 High Roller Event: Tony Ng

Daniel Schreiber is also strongly positioned to snare another APPT final table slot after he reached the last nine of his ‘home’ event in Seoul.

It’s also shaping up as a great night for the Australian contingent here in Macau, with four of the final 14 players from the land Down Under – they’re going to be tough competition when the APPT Grand Final kicks-off at Star City in Sydney early next month.

Approximate chip count

  • Tony Ng (Hong Kong) 123,000

  • John Juanda (USA) 117,000

  • Aliansandr Dzianisan (Russia) 114,000

  • Daniel Schreiber (USA) 101,000

  • Alan Sass (USA) 77,000

  • Eric Assadourian (Australia) 77,000

  • Bo Sehlstedt (Sweden) 64,000

  • Liz Lieu (USA) 60,000

  • David Paul Steicke (Hong Kong) 50,000

  • Scott Numoto (USA) 50,000

  • Jim Sachinidis (Australia) 47,000

  • Emad Tahtouh (Australia) 43,000

  • Gary Benson (Australia) 40,000

  • Phillip Elden (USA) 25,000,/li>

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