APPT Cebu: Level 11 updates
Live updates from day 2, level 11 (blinds 1000-2000, ante 200) of the PokerStars.net APPT Cebu Main Event brought to you by Sean Callander and Landon Blackhall from Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa in Cebu, Philippines. Click refresh to see the latest updates below, while the latest selected chip counts can be found by clicking here.
4.15pm: Kiwi catches Lin on the river
The final nail has been hammered into the PokerStars.net Team Asia coffin as Celina Lin was eliminated at the hands of New Zealand PokerStars Qualifier Kevin Clark. The money was in the middle on a flop of 9♥ [10d] 6♥ and we caught the action as the cards were tabled; Lin was ahead holding A♣ 8♥ against Clark's K♠ Q♥.
Lin was ahead and stayed there when the dealer produced the 5♦ on the turn but Clark would take it down and bust her out when the K♦ fell on the river. Clark is one of three Kiwis in the field today, along with PokerStars Player Matt Carter and 2009 ANZPT Queensland runner-up Phillip Willcocks, who we chatted to last night before dinner.
"I've been travelling a lot since the ANZPT, I went over to the EPT London event before coming here," Willcocks said. "I haven't played a lot of tournaments and been making most of my money in cash games, but I'm looking forward to coming out to Sydney for the APPT Grand Final next month."
4pm: Tsang on song for last longer
We've been hard pressed to keep up with the rate of eliminations here in the APPT Cebu Main Event. However we spoke to Australian Andrew Scott in between hands about a last longer bet he's got going with a few of his friends.
"Where's Elton Tsang?" he kept asking us as we walked by. We found him after a while, he's just been moved to the smuggler's cove of table three. Scott and Tsang are the last two players involved in the last longer, but the Hong Kong PokerStars Qualifier is looking like he'll come out on top after Scott lost a big pot to an opponent, running A♣ 6♠ into an all-in opponent's A♦ [10s].
3.45pm: Raymond Wu - free to enjoy Shangri-La
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3.30pm: Celina left to wave the flag
The Bold Uudnai Show continues as the table-slap-happy Mongolian charges to 210,000 in chips after eliminating two opponents simultaneously. Despite being the underdog with J♦ 9♥ against the pocket threes of Dutch PokerStars Player Roel Pijpers and the A-J of another player, Uudnai spiked a pair and was good enough on the board of Q♦ 6♦ 2♠ 9♠ [10c]. Pijpers has two APPT cashes to his name (Sydney 2008 and Macau 2009) but won't be adding a third here in Cebu.
Celina Lin is now the last PokerStars.net Team Asia Pro left in the tournament after Raymond Wu was eliminated by Japanese player Kazuhiro Sato. Wu got it in good before the flop with A♠ Q♠ against Sato's J♠ 9♠ but threw his arms up in despair as the flop was spread 9♥ 2♦ 8♥. Wu was left drawing thin and there was no love as the turn and river bricked out 8♠ 2♠.
Kazuhiro Sato finished eighth here two years ago after entering the final table as the short stack. It's great to see the 47-year-old from Tokyo back in the Philippines for the third year in a row for a taste of APPT action.