APPT Macau: Level 17 updates

Live updates from day 3 of 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.

Level 17 (blinds 4000-8000, ante 500)


Andrew Chung is off to the cage to collect more than HKD $80,000 for 29th

3.40pm: Linh lands Chung's scalp

Andrew Chung is our 29th-place finisher after running his Q♦ Q♥ into the A♠ A♦ of Canadian Tran Linh, who won his seat for the APPT Macau Main Event here at Pokerstars Macau. The Hong Kong player watched as the board ran low - 5♣ 8♣ 2♦ 8♦ 5♦ - giving Linh a better two-pair and a stack of 420,000. And as quick as he stacked them up, Andrew Scott has just sent more than 150,000 in chips to Norway's Remy Bakke when his pocket 10s were overtaken by the Scandinavian's A-Q after an ace landed on the flop. Bakke is to 295,000.

3.30pm: Scott's got some game

We're still at 29 players in the APPT Macau Main Event, with recent double-ups for Frenchman Bernard Vu after shoving all-in on a flop of K♣ J♣ A♠, after which Tom Rafferty and Darkhan Botabavzv scampered out of the way. There was also a massive double-up for Andrew Scott through chip leader Brandon Demes. After some fierce pre-flop action, Demes pushed all-in and Scott called. "This is the fourth time you've done this to me," Demes quipped. "Yes, I'm a genius," Scott bellowed as he showed A♠ J♥, which led Demes' A♣ [10c]. The board came A♥ 8♠ 8♥ 4♥ 5♦, Demes was down to 425,000 and Scott, who hasn't had a significant results since his runner-up finish in last year's High Roller event here, is up to 490,000.

3.10pm: Steicke rolled from high stakes event

The 2009 APPT Macau High Roller Event is underway, with at least 56 players as confirmed entrants. The field includes Team PokerStars Pros Joe Hachem and Bertrand ElkY Grospellier, Team Asia's Dan Schreiber, Jonathan Lin and Celina Lin, Team Australia's Grant Levy and Emad Tahtouh, PokerStars Sponsored Player Lee Nelson, Johnny Chan, JJ Liu, David Steicke, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Theo Tran, Jonathan Karamalikis, Jay SEABEAST Kinkade, Bill Jordanou, Masa Kagawa, Daniel Neilson, Chris Parker and Vivek Rajkumar. Kagawa, a high stakes Japanese player, has already sent Steicke to the rail after flopping a set of 10s. That ended Steicke's hopes of a third successive APPT Macau High Roller title.


Tony Makasovski turned a PokerStars Macau satellite win into HKD$80,650

3pm: Two down and we're at 29

Two eliminations in quick succession have reduced the APPT Macau Main Event field to 29. Tony Makasovski, who won his seat here PokerStars Macau, was more than happy to see the last of his money invested with A♦ A♥ against the 9♥ 9♠ of Dermot Blain, until the flop landed 7♣ 2♥ 9♦. No joy on the turn 5♥ or river 4♥, and the Aussie leaves in 31st position. Tom Hall then used K♣ K♠ to bust Benjamin Haun in 30th, with the American's 8♦ 8♥ finding no love on a board 4♦ [10d] 2♥ A♦ 9♥.


Andrew Scott charges towards another Macau final table

2.40pm: Marcus sets new APPT mark

The roller coaster ride of Van Marcus in the 2009 APPT Macau Main Event is over. The PokerStars Sponsored Player sent his remaining chips to work with A♥ K♦ against Andrew Scott's A♠ Q♣. Scott, who was second in the High Roller event here last year, pumped his first as the flop came Q♠ 3♠ 8♠, turn 6♠ 9♥. Marcus, who placed 32nd, is now firmly entrenched in the APPT record books as the first player to cash four times on the tour to go with his three final tables. Shortly after that hand, Charles Lam was it again, doubling through Tom Rafferty with pocket aces against the Aussie's pocket fours.