APPT Cebu: Level 22 updates (final table)
Live updates from the final table, level 22 (blinds 12,000-24,000, ante 2000) 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.
5.15pm: ANZPT season two coming up
With the first season of the PokerStars.net Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT) barely consigned to history, season two is rapidly taking shape. Full details are yet to be released, but the 2010 schedule will be more extensive than this year's highly popular and successful debut.
Season two is expected to run from February to September with up to eight stops planned. Combined with the PokerStars.net APPT, it's expected that there'll be an average of one event per month!
Next year's ANZPT will again start in the summer heat of Adelaide, South Australia with SKYCITY Casino set to host the opening event from February 9-14. The main event will be a buy-in of AUD $3000. Keep an eye on www.anzpt.com for further details.
5pm: Nick Pronk eliminated in 7th place
Dutch PokerStars Qualifier Nick Pronk put Korea's Dong-bin Han to the test but came up short to be sent to the rail in seventh place. The action folded around to Han in the small blind who raised to 45,000 only to see Pronk re-raise to 135,000 in the big blind. Han called and they went to a flop of 6♠ 8♦ 9♠.
Han checked to Pronk who opened for 270,000, sending him to the tank for almost three minutes before he announced he was all-in. Pronk flashed a smile but was looking uneasy, eventually making the call for his last 180,000 and tabling 6♦ 5♦ for bottom pair and an inside straight draw.
The Dutchman was amazed to see he was ahead of Han who rolled up A♣ J♥; he kept the lead when the dealer produced the 4♣ on the turn, but the crowd groaned when the A♥ fell on the river.
4.45pm: Sums don't add up for Sim
American PokerStars Qualifier David Hilton continues to apply the pressure after taking another pot off Sim Somyung of Korea. Somyung raised to 55,000 before the flop and Hilton called from the small blind to go heads-up to a flop of Q♣ 3♣ 2♥. Hilton checked, Somyung fired out 65,000 and Hilton quickly called. Both players checked the 5♠ on the turn, but the Korean would lay his hand down after Hilton's bet of 75,000 on the river 8♠.
4.30pm: Now for Sydney
A quick note about the 2009 PokerStars.net APPT Grand Final (the final event on season three of the APPT), which will again be played at the magnificent Star City Casino in Sydney, Australia. On November 21, PokerStars will be hosting a 50,000 FPP VIP Satellite awarding nine APPT Sydney packages.
The APPT Grand Final in Sydney is a six-day poker festival, being held from December 1-6. The buy-in to the Main Event will be AUD $6300 (approximately USD $5,800) and it's anticipated that the field will comprise more than 500 players. Please see www.appt.com/tournaments/sydney for all the latest info.
Online satellites have started and will run in the weeks leading up to the event, giving you the chance to win an APPT prize package that includes tournament buy-in, hotel accommodation and money for expenses. To enter, go the PokerStars tournament lobby, click 'Events', then 'APPT'.
4.15pm: Dutch courage
Through all the carnage we haven't seen or heard much from Dutch PokerStars Qualifier Nick Pronk but he's come out swinging in a hand just before the break. The action folded around to Terry Fan who raised to 50,000, only to see Pronk move all-in for an additional 450,000. It came back around to Fan who thought for about a minute before laying his hand down to follow his tablemates out for the first break of the day.
Players are taking their first break of the day with US PokerStars Qualifier David Hilton holding a comfortable lead on 1.72 million ahead of Dong-bin Han (950,000), Sim Somyung (860,000), Mark Pagsuyuin (800,000), Terry Fan (800,000), Nick Pronk (715,000) and Kevin Clark, hanging tough with 370,000.