APPT Macau: Level 18 updates

Live updates from day 3 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.

Level 18 (blinds 5000-10,000, ante 1000)

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Darkhan Botabavzv has kicked clear at the top of the chip count

4.40pm: Lam cooked, Rafferty removed

A huge three-way pot has signalled the end of the hopes of Charles Lam and Tom Rafferty in the APPT Macau Main Event. Rafferty raised pre-flop, with Lam and Kakakhstan's Darkhan Botabavzv along for the ride as the flop fell 9♠ 6♣ 4♠. Lam shoved all-in, Rafferty also pushed all-in and Botabavzv called, showing J♠ J♣ while Lam held Q♠ 9♣ and the Aussie showed [10d] [10c]. The board ran out 7♦ 4♥, sending Lam out in 27th, Rafferty in 26th and Botabavzv up to 880,000, extending his chip lead.

4.30pm: End for En

Richard En is out of the Main Event in 28th place after Brandon Demes bet enough to put him all-in, and the Filipino quickly saddled up for the ride and showed Q♥ Q♦. The PokerStars Player held A♠ 6♣, which improved to a full-house on an unbelievable flop of 6♥ A♣ A♦. The board ran out 4♣ 9♥. There are 15 minutes remaining in level 18, with 27 players still in the hunt for a final table berth.

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US PokerStars Qualifier Michael Collins has broken into the top five chip counts

4pm: Full house at PokerStars Macau

What a day at PokerStars Macau! More than 100 players have just taken their seats for the HKD $2000 No Limit Hold'em, the APPT Macau Main Event is down to 28 players, more than 60 of the region's best are battling it out in the early stages of the APPT Macau High Roller and the cash games are fast and furious. In the Main Event, David Chiu has fallen to 300,000 after an all-in bet of Josh Ang Pang on the board of 3♠ 4♣ 7♠ Q♣ forced the 2008 WPT Championship winner to fold. The top five chip counts in the Main Event are Darkhan Botabavzv (545,000), Brandon Demes (540,000), Sunny Bhayana (510,000), Daniel Hansson (440,000) and Michael Collins (420,000).

3.50pm: That's how Marcus (high) rolls

Latest from the APPT Macau High Roller event is that there have been double-ups for JJ Liu and PokerStars.net Team Australia's Grant Levy, while PokerStars Sponsored Player Van Marcus (just KOed from the Main Event) marked his arrival in sensational fashion after flopping quad kings. Canada's Will Ma and 2009 Aussie Millions champ Stewart Scott have also joined the field. Across the floor in the Main Event, the last remaining female player Youngshin Im from Korea has just doubled through Charles Lam when he rivered a full house against Lam's turned flush.