APPT Macau 2007 High Roller Event: Schreiber bows out three short of money

By Sean Callander

We’ve just ticked over the 12-hour mark in the $15,000 APPT Macau High Roller final table at the Grand Waldo Hotel and Casino, with players taking a break as tournament staff color up.

In the past two hours, just two players have been eliminated: the popular Alan Sass in 14th and Phillip Elden in 13th. Players returned with blinds at 1000/2000 and antes at 300.

Since the break, the action has started to pick up with Jim ‘Satch’ Sachinidis bowing out in 12th spot when fellow Australian Gary Benson called Sachinidis’ 4000 pre-flop all-in from the big blind holding the Ac 6d, while Sachinidis showed Kh 10d.

The board came 8c Ad 4s Js As giving Benson trip aces, and eliminating Sachinidis from the tournament.


APPT Macau 2007 High Roller Event: Jim Sachinidis
APPT Macau 2007 High Roller Event: Jim Sachinidis


Next out was Daniel Schreiber, the second last member of Team PokerStars left in the field. Sydneysider Eric Assadourian continued his march towards the final table. Schreiber moved in from the cut-off with K 7, and Assadourian called with A Q. he made trip aces on the flop, thus sending Schreiber on his way.


APPT Macau 2007 High Roller Event: Dan Schrieber
APPT Macau 2007 High Roller Event: Dan Schrieber


Approximate chip count


  • Emad Tahtouh (Australia) 160,000

  • Aliansandr Dzianisan (Russia) 140,000

  • Eric Assadourian (Australia) 123,000

  • Bo Sehlstedt (Sweden) 112,000

  • John Juanda (USA) 95,000

  • Tony Ng (Hong Kong) 92,000

  • Scott Numoto (USA) 70,000

  • Gary Benson (Australia) 49,000

  • Liz Lieu (USA) 38,000

  • David Paul Steicke (Hong Kong) 20,000

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