Live updates from day 3 of PokerStars.net APPT Macau Main Event brought to you by Sean Callander and Landon Blackhall from PokerStars Macau at the Grand Lisboa Hotel and Casino. Click refresh to see the latest updates below, while the latest selected chip counts can be found by clicking here.
Level 20 (blinds 8000-16,000, ante 2000)
6.45pm: Bakke’s exit signals redraw
The remaining 16 players in the APPT Macau Main Event have just been redrawn into two tables of eight after Remy Bakke was eliminated in 17th position. The Norwegian, who won his into the Main Event through Pokerstars Macau, shoved all-in with K♠ J♣ but found Brandon Demes waiting with A♥ K♣. The board showed Q♥ 4♠ 4♣ 7♥ 10♣, sending Bakke to the cage to collect his payout of HKD $ 96,800.
Seat 1: Youngshin Im 350,000
Seat 2: Daoxing Chen 180,000
Seat 3: Dane Lomas 285,000
Seat 4: Brandon Demes 1,360,000
Seat 5: Daniel Hansson 280,000
Seat 6: Josh Ang 350,000
Seat 7: Tran Linh 365,000
Seat 8: Darkhan Botayabev 635,000
Seat 1: Michael Kim 490,000
Seat 2: Dermot Blain 580,000
Seat 3: Michael Collins 985,000
Seat 4: Stefan Hjorthall 200,000
Seat 5: Pontus Kers 240,000
Seat 6: Jicheng Su 365,000
Seat 7: David Chiu 230,000
Seat 8: Dbinder Singh 870,000
6.20pm: Hachem rolled from High Roller
After a barnstorming start to the APPT Macau High Roller event, Masa Kagawa has been eliminated, joining Singapore’s Nathanael Seet, Aussies Daniel Neilson and Jay SEABEAST Kinkade and Team PokerStars Pro Joe Hachem on the rail. Hachem’s demise came when he pushed over the top of a bet of 10,000 from Jonathan Karamalikis on a flop of J♥ 5♦ 3♦, with Guillaume Patry also pushing all-in. It was Hachem’s flush draw A♦ 9♦ against the two-pair of Patry 5♥ 3♥ and the 3♣ 3♠, making a set for Karamalikis. Hachem found the J♦ on the turn but that gave Karamalikis a full-house and the pot worth 225,000. The chip leader is Gap Young Kim (400,000) ahead of Karamalikis, Emanuel “Curly” Seal (210,000), Sean Keeton (205,000) and PokerStars.net Team Asia Pro Daniel Schreiber (175,000).
6.05pm: Hall falls in 18th
Tom Hall had been steadily leaking chips all afternoon and finally had to take a stand. The time came when Hall hit middle pair with Q♠ 6♥ on a flop of 4♥ 6♦ 10♣ but he’d been outflopped by Daoxing Chen, who held 10♦ 8♠. Chen found a second pair on the turn 8♦ with the river 2♠ confirming the Pokerstars Sponsored Player’s exit in 18th position. The tournament has taken an interesting turn, with no player holding less than 20 big blinds, so we might be here for a while before the final nine players are decided.