PokerStars Championship Macau: Ramos busts, Smith leads with 19 left in the $100K

Just 19 players remain in the HK$100K High Roller. Unfortunately, PokerStars Team Pro Felipe Ramos is not one of them.

Ramos got his money all in with pocket queens, which Sergey Lebedev called with ace king. Unfortunately for the Brazilian, he lost the race and went to collect his cash.

There are still plenty of other big names still alive though. Dan Smith is the chipleader, while Nick Petrangelo, Daniel Dvoress, Manig Loeser, Michael Addamo, Troy Quenneville, Xiaoyang Luo, Sergey Lebedev and Adrian Attenborough are still in contention.

Here are the chip counts as players return from their dinner break:

Dan Smith1,047,000
Raghav Bansal980,000
Sergey Lebedev752,000
Troy Quenneville736,000
James Chen648,000
Yang Wang515,000
Michael Addamo464,000
Ben Lai462,000
Xixiang Luo440,000
Ryan Yu395,000
Sosia Jiang395,000
Nick Petrangelo386,000
Daniel Dvoress375,000
Adrian Attenborough340,000
Masaya Nakagawa331,000
Manig Loeser230,000
Xiaoyang Luo178,000
Zhong Wang159,000
Shuo Li115,000

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Dan Smith yesterday - gown but not out

The bubble burst not too long ago - you can read how it happened here.

Since then, we've lost Morten Mortensen, Martin Kozlov and Dmitry Yurasov, all of whom cashed for HK$175K. Mortensen lost an all in with pocket eights against Dan Smith's pocket jacks; Kozlov's ace king lost to Troy Quenneville's ace queen; and Yurasov busted to James Chen.

Nariman Yaghmai, Lee Wai Kiat, Danny Tang, and Yan Shing Tsang have also been eliminated. Check out the full payouts page for the prizes.

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Kozlov's gone

This tournament is running at a particular fast speed. That means the stacks are pretty deep, so we should have some very interesting action from here on in.

For live updates of this event, head over to our friends at PokerNews.

Jack Stanton is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.

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