APPT Cebu: Level 17 updates

Live updates from day 3, level 17 (blinds 4000-8000, ante 500) of the 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.

3.30pm: Kaka climbs back into contention

After being among the chip leaders for much of the first two days, the hopes of Cambodian-based German PokerStars Player Mike Gaertner have ended in 24th place. The end came for Gaertner when he walked 8♦ 8♣ into the K♥ K♦ of the final Aussie in the field, Rody Kaka.


Rody Kaka is proudly waving the Aussie flag in the APPT Cebu Main Event

The board ran out A♥ Q♠ [10c] 3♠ J♠, propelling Kaka to more than 470,000. After struggling for chips in the early going, Kaka has climbed to among the chip leaders and remains on target to emulate the feat of his cousin Van Marcus, who won this event last year when it was played in Manila.

3.15pm: previews day three of the APPT Cebu Main Event

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3pm: Tasty return for satellite winner

Swede Martin Lundegren won his seat to the APPT Cebu Main Event here and carried that form all the way to 26th place, worth PHP 175,000. The short-stacked Lundegren made his last stand with J♦ 5♦ only to find New Zealand PokerStars Qualifier Phillip Willcocks well ahead with A♦ [10c]. The board of 3♦ Q♦ 6♦ 2♦ 8♣ gave both players a flush, but Willcocks held the nuts and scooped up the last of the Swede's chips.


Jerry Delisle fell victim to Allih "Yoyong" Bansuan and is out in 25th

Jerry Delisle's solid run has also come to an end after the American PokerStars Qualifier chased a straight draw with 7♥ 8♥ against the pocket queens of Allih "Yoyong" Bansuan of the Philippines, but missed his outs on a board of 6♥ 2♠ 9♦ 4♣ 3♠. Yoyong is now up to more than 400,000 with the remaining 24 players now condensed into just three tables.

2.45pm: Hilton upgraded, Harness evicted

Players have just returned from their first break of the day, where all the talk was the massive hand that sent US PokerStars Qualifier David Hilton into the chip lead and Raleigh Harness, another PokerStars Qualifier from the US, to the rail.

In three-way action, it was the A♣ A♠ of US PokerStars Player Dustin Dorrance-Bowman against the K♣ K♥ of Hilton and Q♠ Q♦ for Harness. The room erupted when Hilton found a king on the flop of [10s] 9♦ K♦ then, unbelievably, he made quads on the turn K♠. The board ran out J♥, Bowman was down to 130,000, Harness was out and Hilton was off to the penthouse with 600,000.