APPT Macau: Big names blitzed
News that there isn't a scheduled dinner break doesn't seem to have gone down well with the players, judging from the flow of traffic exiting the tournament area midway through day 1A at the PokerStars.net APPT Macau main event.
The list of eliminations includes PokerStars Sponsored duo Eric Assadourian and Celina Lin, Liz Lieu and Tony Dunst.
Assadourian, last year's PokerStars.net APPT Macau High Roller champion, found himself in a three-way hand with a flop that read 8c 4h 5h. He bet 1000, one player folded but Kofi Farkye made it 3500. Assadourian committed the rest of his chips with pocket kings, while Farkye showed 8d 7d for top pair and an inside straight draw.
The turn came Ads before the 6s came sailing down the river to fill Farkye's gutshot and end Eric's day after just five levels.
There was already 4000 in the pot when PokerStars Sponsored player Celina Lin watched the flop come 5h 6d 9s. Her opponent Daisy Wain checked, Celina bet 2000, the check-raise came 4000 and Lin called. The money went in on the turn of 4c, with Wain showing 5c 5d for a set, while Celina showed pocket queens and failed to hit on the river.
Celina joined her partner Tony bond18 Dunst on the rail after he his A-K was busted by John Juanda's pocket jacks, while Liz Lieu (who reached the final table of both events here in Macau last year) exited at exactly the same moment.
Indonesia's Steven Djingga, who finished 19th in last year's PokerStars.net APPT Manila event, is the current chip leader on 60,000, followed by Anthony Rivera (42,000), China's Guo Liang Xu (38,000), American Kofi Farkye (38,000) and Turkey's Guray Turkay (35,000).