MPCC: Level 16 updates (final table)


Live updates from the final table, level 16 (6000-12,000, 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.

6.30pm: Daren Yoon eliminated in ninth place, HKD $89,100

Daren Yoon was unable to get much going at the MPCC Main Event final table and decided it was time to again commit his short stack just before the first break. But this time, Yew Fatt "Raiden" Kan decided to come along for the ride.


Daren Yoon was the first player eliminated for more than an hour after a tense and tight level 16

It was Yoon's 2♦ 2♥ in front of Raiden's A♥ 2♣, until the flop fell 5♥ 6♠ A♦. The board ran out [10d] J♠, and the likeable Malaysian was out in ninth place.

6.15pm: Team Pro tops up

There's barely been a flop sighted in the past 30 minutes, with a pre-flop raise enough to scoop up most of the pots. Tae Joon Noh has exploited the lack of action to bolster his stack to 150,000 after starting the final table with only 52,000. It's been a gutsy display from the Korean Team Asia player, who's been almost down and out on several occasions during the MPCC Main Event.

6pm: Bright sparks

Having spent so much time in casinos for the past few years, two questions spring to mind - who picks the carpet and who dresses the staff? Ticks all round for the décor here at the Grand Lisboa Casino, which could be described as "grandiose Casbah", but our sympathies to the security staff who have to pull on their bright - really bright - orange jackets each day. So much for the element of surprise.

5.45pm: Chung stung by Raiden

Vincent Chung's miserable start to the MPCC Main Event final table continues after losing another big pot, this time to Hong Kong's Yew Fatt "Raiden" Kan.

Chung was well ahead when he called Raiden's all-in with Q♣ Q♥. But the flop fell A♣ A♦ 8♠ to make trips for the Malaysian-born player's A♥ Q♥. The turn 6♦ and river 7♣ didn't improve Chung's hand as he slumped to 340,000 while Raiden is up to 315,000.


Yew Fatt "Raiden" Kan was the latest to take a slab of chips from former leader Vincent Chung

And to make matters worse for Chung, the Pussycat Dolls are blaring over the PA system at the Grand Lisboa for the 400th time today - sometimes life sucks.