MPCC: Level 11 & 12 updates

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Live updates from day 1, level 11 (blinds 1000-2000, ante 300) & level 12 (1500-3000, ante 200) of the Macau Poker Cup Championship Main Event brought to you by Sean Callander from the Grand Lisboa Hotel and Casino in Macau. Click refresh to see the latest updates below.

10.30pm: Lin leaves, Huang hangin' on

Just five tables of eight players remain with almost 75 per cent of the Macau Poker Cup Championship field on the rail midway through level 12 on day one.

PokerStars.net Team Asia Pro recently joined the exodus after losing most of her stack to teammate Raymond Wu after racing A-10 against pocket fours, then Jack Lee scooped up the remainder when he rivered a full-house against Lin's two-pair.

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Celina Lin's impressive 2009 campaign, which included a Red Dragon win in July, is over

It looked as if Bryan Huang would join Lin on the sidelines but the PokerStars.net Team Asia Pro has doubled up to 60,000 to keep his tournament hopes alive. Others to be eliminated in the past 30 minutes include Kyle Morris, Jeppe Drivsholm, Julian Cohen and Mike Marvanek.

10pm: WA all the way

PokerStars Macau officials were thrilled to welcome a contingent of 13 players from the Western Australian Poker League (WAPL) this week. The group, who play regular in a pub-based competition around the suburbs of Perth, tried their luck in a Phase 2 satellite, with two of the 13 qualifying for the MPCC Main Event.

The gold and black colours of the WAPL team dominate the rail as their last man Patrick Healy tears up table six. Healy just took down a massive pot against Henry Wang, and eliminated another player soon after to snare the outright chip lead on 235,000.

At the other end of the table, Korean Yong Hyun Yoo has also amassed an impressive stack, and is firmly entrenched in top five with 165,000.

9.30pm: Taiwan on top

Players tumbled at a rate of one every two minutes in a dramatic level 10, with the field slashed to 57 in the early stages of level 11 in the Macau Poker Cup Championship.
Terry Fan has stretched his lead at the head of the chip count to 175,000, and it's a Taiwanese one-two at this stage with Henry Wang almost level in chips.

Another big mover since the dinner break has been Tournament of Champions runner-up "Victor" Chen Chih Yen. After twice doubling up, the May 2009 Red Dragon champion has some breathing space for the first time today with a stack of more than 80,000.

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"Victor" Chen Chih Yen has been one of the form players in the MPC series this year

Malaysia's Daren Yoon has also been riding the proverbial roller coaster but has recently bounced back to 75,000 after his 7♥ 8♥ was initially in bad shape against the A♥ J♥ of Derek Cheung, but the board flowed K♣ 6♥ 4♥ 5♠ K♠ to make Yoon's straight.