APPT Cebu: Level 20 updates

Live updates from day 3, level 20 (blinds 8000-16000, ante 2000) 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.

7pm: Two birds with one stone

Two eliminations on the same hand have left Rody Kaka in 15th and Wei Sha 14th. Kaka, the cousin of last year's APPT Manila winner Van Marcus, was crippled when he ran pocket sevens into the pocket aces of Korea's Sim Somyung and bit the dust when pocket aces of his own - A♥ A♣ - and the A♦ K♥ of Wei Ska were overtaken after Dong-bin Han's A♣ J♣ improved to a straight on a board of [10d] 6♦ Q♦ 2♠ K♣.


Rody Kaka finished 15th in his first major tournament appearance

6.45pm: Kers cursed by Ker

Now they're coming thick and fast ... Yow Hui (Jack) Ng is our 17th-place finisher after Alexandr Tikholiz's A♦ Q♥ took the biscuits against the father of Team Asia Pro Bryan Huang. Ng showed A♠ [10h] and there was no love from a board of 6♠ J♠ 7♥ 9♣ J♣.

Pontus Kers completed another impressive APPT performance with a 16th here to go with his fifth in Macau. The end came for the Swedish PokerStars Qualifier when Beng Hong Ker's pocket kings found a friend on the flop against Kers' pocket aces.

6.30pm: From penthouse to poor house

David Hilton's chip lead has been slashed after a tough level 20. The US PokerStars Qualifier is down to 335,000 from a tournament-high of 960,000. The latest hit came when he called the all-in of Oleg Poluzhnikov with K♣ Q♣. The Russian showed A♥ [10c] but fell behind when the flop came Q♦ 8♥ [10h]. However, the turn [10d] gave Poluzhnikov trips and he took down a pot worth 215,000 when the river fell J♠.

6.15pm: Bumpas bumped

Brian Bumpas has been eliminated from the APPT Cebu Main Event in 18th position, good for PHP 230,000. The American shoved all-in with 6♣ 6♥ but found Mark Pagsuyuin waiting with K♥ K♠. The Filipino called and watched in delight as the board fell [10h] Q♥ J♦ 9♣ 3♠, sending his stack north of 450,000.

6pm: Tech, Sato sent to the rail

Two eliminations in quick succession have reduced the APPT Cebu Main Event field to 18. John Tech's short stack didn't last long, with his Q♠ [10d] well behind the A♥ A♦ of Wei Sha. The aces held firm on a board of 3♥ 3♠ 2♥ 4♠ 8♥, and having Tech covered by just 5000, Sha scooped up the modest pot of 170,000.


Kazuhiro Sato now has two APPT cashes to his name from events in the Philippines

Kiwi Phillip Willcocks had been tumbling down the chip count until he halted the fall with black kings against the pocket eights of chip leader David Hilton. At an adjacent table, Kazuhiro Sato put his tournament life on the line with A♣ 6♣ with Pontus Kers making the call, and showing K♥ J♠. The K♦ on the turn pout the Swede ahead and ended Sato's hopes of emulating his 2007 APPT Manila final table appearance.