APPT Macau: Level 10 updates
Live updates from day 2, level 10 (blinds 800-1600, ante 200) of PokerStars.net APPT Macau Main Event brought to you by Sean Callander and Landon Blackhall from PokerStars Macau at the Grand Lisboa Hotel and Casino. Click refresh to see the latest updates below, while the latest selected chip counts can be found by clicking here.
3.30pm: Takashi swept away by river
Jenn Barr has just watched the end of Takashi Ogura's tournament. The Japanese Mahjong pro re-raised his opponent pre-flop from the button. His opponent shoved and Ogura called with his A♣ K♠. The other player showed A♥ 8♥. The flop came 4♣ [10h] 6♣, keeping Ogura ahead, but his opponent was walking on water when the 9♥ landed on the turn, giving him both straight and flush draws, in addition to the three 8s. The Q♥ on the river sealed Ogura's fate. "That's poker," he said, we assume in Japanese!
3.20pm: Sida shoots to lead
UK PokerStars Player Sida Yuen is the new chip leader with more than 270,000. We just watched as he aggressively bet pre-flop against Josh Ang Pang, with a shove of 130,000 enough for the frustrated Singaporean to throw his cards into the muck, only after several minutes of deliberation. Shortly after, he went bowling with A♠ 9♠ against an opponent's 8♦ 8♣ after the flop showed 9♦ 2♠ [2c. The turn A♥ and Q♣ kept Yuen's nose in front as he overtakes Tom Hall for the chip lead.
3.10pm: Celina's sad farewell
Macau Poker Cup leader and PokerStars.net Team Asia Pro Celina Lin has been eliminated from her "home" APPT event. Short-stacked all day, Lin made her final stand A♠ Q♠ against the A♣ K♣ of Shawn Buchanan. The board flowed out A♥ [10s] 6♦ [10c] 5♣, meaning the Canadian's king played and the Asia's own poker princess was on her way to the rail.
3pm: Van's afternoon out with four ladies
Almost one-third of the field has been KOed early on day two of the PokerStars.net APPT Macau Main Event, with recent departures including Russian Yury Kerzhapkin, Aussie PokerStars Qualifier Ricky Kroesen and Kristian Lunardi. David Long has also departed after his opponent made runner-runner quads against the American's A-Q, which completely missed the board. PokerStars Sponsored Player and 2008 APPT Manila champ Van Marcus also just took down a nice pot with quad queens, which he flopped! His opponent's 10-8 actually improved to a full-house, but all too late.
2.50pm: Hall-mark of success
Well-known Asian poker personality Tom Hall started the day prominently placed and has maintained his lofty spot, with thanks Wing Cheong Chong. After Hall's pre-flop raise, he found himself in four-way action on a flop of J♣ K♥ Q♠. Hall bet big after the flop, with Chong along for the ride. The Kong Kong player pushed in 20,000 on the turn of 5♠, Hall shoved all-in and Chong reluctantly folded. Hall flashed red aces, and added a slab of Chong's chips to his stack, which now comprises 180,000.
2.40pm: Demes back in the spotlight
Day 1A chip leader and PokerStars Player Brandon Demes is back near the top of the chip count after taking down a big pot against Andrew Scott. With a board of 6♦ 8♥ 2♠ [10s] 2♥, the action was checked on the river, with Demes thrilled to find his A♥ J♦ was good, propelling him up to 175,000.