APPT Sydney: Can Vanessa halt Martin-mania?

We’re heads-up in the APPT Tournament of Champions, with Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Rousso a big chip leader (4:1) over new APPT Grand Final champion Martin Rowe.

Players eliminated in the past hour have included Sydney young gun and 2007 APPT Macau High Roller champion in fifth. His close friend and Melbourne rival Van Marcus called down Eric’s all-in move on the turn. In Eric’s own words he was “looking for a miracle”. Eric put his arm around Van and covered his eyes as he missed the draw.


Eddy Sabat's TOC experience ended in fourth spot

Reigning APPT Macau champion Eddy Sabat was next to go. Vanessa Rousso called down Eddy’s all in with pocket 4s and Eddy was looking for an ace to hit the board but the youngest player in the field failed to connect.

Then Van Marcus was eliminated in third spot. His chosen charity was Child Fund and he was disappointed he couldn’t send them a cheque.

“I have been paying some money into Child Fund every month now for some time. I really hate to see children suffering and I try to do what I can. I would have liked to have won this event but I might make a bigger donation this month,” he said.