MPCC: Level 17 updates (final table)
Live updates from the final table, level 17 (8000-16,000, ante 2000) 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.
7.45pm: Tang goes bang on Chang
Level 17 ended with one of the few pots that went to showdown with without an all-in bet, and the action was tasty between Devan Tang and Chun Chieh Chang. After betting on every street, Tang bet 80,000 on the board of 5♥ [10h] K♠ J♦ 3♠.
Chang again couldn't decide, so spun the card protector, it came up paint and he called. Tang showed K♦ [10d] for two-pair, Chang tapped the table in acknowledgment and sent his cards into the muck. The pot was worth 270,000 between the two chip leaders, and sent Tang to the top of the count.
7.30pm: Tae Joon Noh eliminated in eighth place, HKD $104,000
PokerStars.net Team Asia Pro Tae Joon Noh was all-in again, and Chun Chieh "Michael" Chang was clearly interested in making the call for an extra 115,000. So he flipped his card protector, and made the call.
The Korean was in reasonable shape holding A♠ J♦ against his Taipei opponent's K♦ 6♦, and the flop of A♦ A♣ 7♦ brought something for everyone. Chang took the lead when he filled his flush on the turn 9♦, but Tae Joon Noh had several outs for a full-house.
The 3♣ wasn't one of them, and the emerging young star was out eighth, just three spots short of winning the Asian Player of the Year title, which will now be awarded to Taipei's Kitty Kuo.
7.10pm: Raise, fold, raise, fold, raise, fold
"And he takes the blinds and antes," APPT tournament director Danny McDonagh said for the umpteenth time this level with the remaining eight players content to shuffle chips among themselves during level 17 of the MPCC Main Event final table.
But the lack of action hasn't quelled the audience's interest with the bleachers around the final table still packed, and curious onlookers still popping past to see what all the fuss is about. And they've got the Ricky Martin soundtrack to enjoy in the background!