APPT Sydney: Day 2, level 10 updates

Live updates from day 2, level 10 (blinds 800-1600, ante 200) of the APPT Grand Final brought to you by Sean Callander and Landon Blackhall from Star City Casino in Sydney, Australia. Click refresh to see the latest updates below, while the latest selected chip counts can be found by clicking here.

4.15pm: Pair of queens still in the hunt

The run of New Zealand's Phillip Willcocks in the APPT Grand Final has come to an end at the hands of Australian Effie Bouyioukos, who is up to 150,000 in chips and is one of the two remaining ladies in the field (Jackie Glazier is the other, currently on 35,000).


Melbourne's Jackie Glazier is one of the last remaining female players in the APPT Grand Final field

The money moved all-in over the betting line before the flop and Bouyioukos' [10h] [10d] was behind Willcocks' A♠ A♣, but the flop of [10c] J♦ 7♥ gave the Aussie the set and it held all the way when the turn and river ran out Q♦ 2♦.

The stack of ANZPT Adelaide winner Karl Krautschneider has been crippled down to 39,000 by an opponent who had him dominated with A♦ A♣ against the Q♥ Q♣ of "King Karl" and never improved on a board that spread 2♦ 9♣ 4♣ [10h] 6♠.

4pm: Delaney clubs opponent

Ben Delaney has scored a boost to his chip stack, now on 191,000 in chips after eliminating an opponent when they got their money into the middle on a flop that read 2♣ 3♣ 8♣, but the opponent's Q♣ [10c] was dead and gone against Delaney's A♣ 9♣. The turn and river 9♥ 3♥ completed the board, purely for aesthetic purposes.

We've also seen cult hero David Steicke head to the rail after he was busted by Aussie David Busine. Having moved all-in for his last 10,000 in chips holding K-10, Busine called with pocket threes. Steicke managed to hit top pair on the flop of 8-10-2, improved to two pair with a king on the turn but then was sucked out by the three on the river.

3.45pm: Sim sinks; Joel's jumpin'

Korea's Sim Somyung has not been able to add to his third-place finish from APPT Cebu as he was just eliminated by Australian Stewart Davidson.

The money was all in the middle pre-flop; Somyung's A♥ 3♥ was trailing the A♦ K♣ of Davidson but the Korean took the lead after the flop and turn of 7♠ 7♣ 4♣ 3♣. However the Australian would have the last laugh when the dealer snapped up the river 9♣ for the flush, sending Somyung back to Seoul.


Joel Cohen has maintained a spot near the top of the chip count throughout the afternoon

Meanwhile fellow Aussie Joel Cohen has moved up to 185,000 in chips after eliminating compatriot Steve Pappas when his J♦ J♣ held all the way down the board of 9♥ J♥ 7♣ K♦ 8♠ against Pappas' A♥ Q♠.

3.30pm: Nelson's set beset by bigger set

Lee "Final Table" Nelson's hopes of adding an APPT title to his 2006 Aussie Millions success have ended early in the second level of day two. After a pre-flop raising war, Nelson called an opponent's all-in and found his 6♥ 6♠ up against [10s] [10c]. The board fell K♥ A♠ 6♣ 3♠ - nice - then the [10h] on the river - not so nice.


Lee Nelson's departure means just two Team Pros remain: Eric Assadourian and Grant Levy

Australia's Rody Kaka managed to get 15th place in his debut tournament at the APPT Cebu Main Event, but he is looking the worse for wear after a hand with Australian PokerStars Qualifier Jason Van Dyke.

The money was all in the middle pre-flop; Van Dyke was the all in player and tabled 8♦ 8♣ and won the race against Kaka's K♣ Q♠ on a board that was spread 2♦ 4♥ 2♥ 6♥ 7♣, leaving Kaka with 22,000 in chips.

Van Dyke then had a chance to double through to more than 60,000, moving all in K♥ K♦ before the flop and was called by Leo Boxell who was trailing with 6♠ 6♦ but was eliminated after Boxell rivered a full-house on a board of 7♣ 4♥ [10c] 7♥ 6♣.

3.15pm: Lights out for The Poker Star

It's all over for The Poker Star champion Amanda De Cesare as she was just eliminated at the hands of Wenjiang "Alex" Lin. She moved the last of her stack into the middle holding 9-8 on a flop that read 6-7-2, but Lin called and rolled up pocket two for a set. A queen blanked out on the turn and Lin had it sealed with a repeat two for quads to send De Cesare to the rail.


Amanda De Cesare's APPT Grand Final hopes ended early on day 2

The "Great Wall of Steicke" has come crumbling down to just 40,000 at the hands of Team Australia Pro Eric Assadourian. With a board of 6♥ 3♥ 4♥ 4♣ 5♣, Hong Kong's Australian David Steicke had tabled Q♥ J♥ for the flush but Assadourian rolled up A♥ 9♥ for what the young kids call "the nizzles". Assadourian is now on the charge, up to 220,000 in chips.