APPT Macau: Countdown to High Roller final table
2pm: Players are completing their TV interviews, and there's a real buzz around the TV final table studio ahead of the final day in the PokerStars.net APPT High Roller event.
Watch APPT Macau 008: Final Table Intro on PokerStars.tv
What a line-up, with two WSOP bracelet winners (dual main event winner Johnny Chan and Quinn Do), a WPT champion (Nam Le), four players who've featured at APPT final tables over the past two years (Charles Chua, PokerStars Sponsored players Ivan Tan and Van Marcus, plus David Steicke, who finished third in this event last year), a rising star of the game (Will Ma) and a genuine High Roller, who's changed his focus from black jack to poker (Andrew Scott).
After last night's marathon battle to decide the final table line-up, it was PokerStars Sponsored player Eric Assadourian who was the unlucky one to miss out. But the four-hour stint to eliminate the final player has left several players dangerously low on chips including Tan, Chan, Chua and Marcus.
Can Steicke hold off the world-class field to go further than last year? It promises to be an enthralling day as we conclude the nine-day carnival of poker that has been the 2008 PokerStars.net APPT Macau.
Seat 1: Nam Le, Los Angeles, CA, USA (107,000 in chips)
Seat 2: Quinn Do, El Monte, CA, USA (105,000 in chips)
Seat 3: David Steicke, Hong Kong (391,500 in chips)
Seat 4: Will Ma, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (186,000 in chips)
Seat 5: Johnny Chan, Las Vegas, NV, USA (47,000 in chips)
Seat 6: Charles Chua, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (61,000 in chips)
Seat 7: Zhong Wei 'Ivan' Tan, Singapore (60,500 in chips)
Seat 8: Andrew Scott, Australia (226,000 in chips)
Seat 9: Van sirens Marcus, Melbourne, Australia (43,000 in chips)
Blinds have been wound back one level, with the structure for today's play:
Level 13: 1500/3000 (ante 500; 30 minutes)
Level 14: 2000/4000 (ante 500)
Level 15: 2500/5000 (ante 500)
Level 16: 3000/6000 (ante 1000)
Level 17: 4000/8000 (ante 1000)
Level 18: 5000/10,000 (ante 1000
Level 19: 6000/12,000 (ante 2000)
Level 20: 8000/16,000 (ante 2000)