MPCC: Level 15 updates (final table)
Live updates from the final table, level 15 (4000-8000, ante 1000) of the Macau Poker Cup Championship Main Event brought to you by Sean Callander from the Grand Lisboa Hotel and Casino. Click refresh to see the latest updates below, while the latest chip counts can be found by clicking here.
5.30pm: Huang back in the hunt
Bryan Huang is back in the hunt after taking down a pot worth more than 520,000. The PokerStars.net Team Asia Pro shoved all-in over the top of Vincent Chung's pre-flop raise, with the American making the call.
The Singaporean was in great shape with A♦ Q♣ against Chung's Q♦ 8♦, and it stayed that way on a board that fell 5♣ 5♥ 6♠ 3♦ 7♥. That propelled Huang into the top four while Chung slips back to the field on just over 500,000.
5.15pm: Double-up, but Tae Joon needs more
Tae Joon Noh is grimly clinging to his tournament life, but just received a timely transfusion of chips when his pocket jacks held up against the pocket nines of Daren Yoon. That took the PokerStars.net Team Asia Pro up to 65,000, but still in a world of hurt.
Vincent Chung has overtaken Devan Tang at the top of the chip count to lead on 760,000, ahead of Chun Chieh "Michael" Chang on 600,000 and Tang on 500,000. However, the chips remain evenly spread among the top five so a dominant player is yet to emerge.
5pm: Ming Fang eliminated in 10th place, HKD $74,300
It took just two hands for the first player to be sent on his way from the MPCC Main Event final table. Short-stacked Ming Fang thought he was in good shape when he shoved with pocket queens, only to find Chun Chieh "Michael" Chang holding pocket aces. Neither hand improved on the board of J♦ J♣ 7♥ 8♣ 9♠, and Fang was out in 10th, while Chang closed on leaders Devan Tang and Vincent Chung.
4.45pm: We're underway!
After a break for TV commitments and media interviews, the 10 players who'll contest the first Macau Poker Cup Championship final table have taken their seats. Blinds have been wound back two levels to 4000/8000 with an ante of 1000.
We've relocated from PokerStars Macau onto the main gaming floor in the Grand Lisboa Casino, and scores of interested onlookers have wandered over the see what all the fuss is about. Poker is again centre stage in Macau! The final table line-up is:
Devan Tang (Hong Kong) 610,000
Vincent Chung (USA) 573,000
Chun Chieh "Michael" Chang (Taipei) 499,000
Yong Hyun "James" Yoo (Korea) 396,000
Wing Bor "Paul" Cheng (Hong Kong) 326,000
Daren Yoon (Malaysia) 238,000
Bryan Huang (Singapore) PokerStars.net Team Asia Pro 194,000
Yew Fatt "Raiden" Kan (Hong Kong) 190,000
Ming Fang (China) 83,000
Tae Jun Noh (Korea) 52,000