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Level 19 (blinds 6000-12,000, ante 1000)
5.45pm: Kim climbs thanks to Kyle
The last of Kyle Cheong’s money was in after the flop after he caught a slice of the 10♦ J♣ 4♣ flop, but it wasn’t enough against the J♥ 5♣ of Mike Kim, with the Korean’s pair of jacks good enough to take the pot and send the promising Aussie youngster out in 19th position, good for HKD $ 96,800. That elimination sent Swedish PokerStars Qualifier Pontus Kers to a new table, where he was visibly shocked to see the size of the stacks held up chip leader Brandon Demes, Darkhan Botabavzv and Mike Kim. Could all be yours soon Pontus!
5.30pm: Kagawa leads in High Roller
With just 19 players in the APPT Macau Main Event (10 short of the money), it’s worth checking in on the latest from the APPT Macau High Roller. Andrew Scott has just taken his seat minutes after busting out of the Main Event, where he finds Masa Kagawa leading on 150,000 ahead of PokerStars Sponsored duo Terrence Chan (140,000) and Lee Nelson (130,000), PokerStars.net Team Australia’s Grant Levy (125,000) and JC Tran (120,000). Theo Tran and Wing Cheong “John” Chong have joined David Steicke on the rail.
5.25pm: Sun sets on Bhayana
They’re tumbling in pairs, with Canadians Shawn Buchanan and Sunny Bhayana the latest casualties in the APPT Macau Main Event. The end came for Buchanan when he unsuccessfully raced the A♠ Q♠ of Daniel Hansson with 9♣ 9♥. There was an ace on the flop of A♣ 10♦ 4♠ and no help for the PokerStars Player as the board completed 4♣ K♣ to confirm his first APPT cash in 21st. PokerStars Qualifier Sunny Bhayana had been among the chip leaders for much of day two but tumbled in 20th after pushing all-in with K♥ 2♥ on a flop of K♠ 10♣ 9♦ with Brandon Demes snap-calling and slamming down his Q♥ J♥ for the nuts. The turn 3♦ and Q♣ were no good for Bhayana, and he is our 20th-place finisher.
5.10pm: Scott, Sombero sent to rail
The bold run of Andrew Scott has ended in 23rd place after he found himself in a flip with Canadian PokerStars Qualifier Dbinder Singh. It was Scott’s A♥ K♦ against Singh’s 9♦ 9♠, and although the board of Q♣ 4♥ 5♥ 8♥ 6♦ teased Scott, the 2008 APPT High Roller runner-up was eliminated short of a second APPT final table. Larger-than-life character Wally Sombero followed soon after in 22nd after moving all-on over the top of Tom Hall’s pre-flop raise. Swede Stefan Hjorthall also moved all-in, Hall folded and it was A♣ 7♣ for Wally against the PokerStars Qualifier A♦ K♠. The flop of 8♥ 9♣ 10♦ was good for Sombero, but the turn 9♥ and river Q♦ missed his hand, giving Hjorthall a much-needed injection of chips.
4.55pm: Vu, Myhre take extended break
Eliminations have come in fits and spurts all day, with the APPT Macau Main Event field suddenly down to 23 just before players took their second break of the day. Frenchman Bernard Vu was officially 25th, after moving in the last of his chips with A♥ 8♣. Mike Kim called and showed K♣ qc], which improved to a pair of queens on the turn. Former chip leader Kristoffer Myhre struggled to get much going today, and bowed out 24th after pushing all-in on a flop showing 5♥ 6♠ 7♥. Daoxing Chen quickly called and tabled 8♣ 8♠, which led Myhre’s A♥ Q♦ to the turn. The board ran out J♣ 3♦ to end Myhre’s tournament.