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A Little Duff

Posted 2012-04-30 GMT+8

The action has really slowed up here over the last hour, with no player able to get much momentum going. In a recent pot, Hoang Anh Do raised the button to 105,000 and Alistair Duff made the call in the small blind to see a flop of {q-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}.

Duff check-called for 130,000 before both players checked the {5-Clubs} turn. The river fell the {9-Hearts} and Duff led out for just 100,000, but that was enough to force a fold from Do.

Chip Counts
Alistair Duff 1,850,000 -250,000 neg
Hoang Anh Do 1,750,000 50,000 pos

Duff Rising

Posted 2012-04-30 GMT+8

Hoang Anh Do opened the button and Alistair Duff three-bet to 265,000 from the small blind. Nicholas Wong got out of the way in the big blind and Do made the call as a {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{10-Clubs} flop was dealt.

Duff checked the flop and then called a bet of 215,000 by Do. When the {2-Hearts} hit the turn, Duff again checked and this time so too would Do.

The {2-Diamonds} on the river paired up the board and again Duff would check. Do also checked again and Duff turned over his {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}. It was too strong for Do as he sent his cards into the muck and sent the pot to Duff.

Chip Counts
Alistair Duff 2,100,000 480,000 pos
Hoang Anh Do 1,700,000 -270,000 neg

More Do

Posted 2012-04-30 GMT+8

Hoang Anh Do min-raised the button and, not one to give up his blinds easily, Nicholas Wong made the call to see a flop of {j-Spades}{7-Hearts}{j-Clubs}.

Both players checked and the {q-Clubs} hit the turn. Wong checked and Do slid 150,000 across the betting line. Wong matched the bet and the river brought the {J-Hearts}. It looked like an interesting card, but Wong checked and immediately folded when Do reached for chips.

Chip Counts
Hoang Anh Do 1,970,000 370,000 pos
Nicholas Wong 1,400,000 -180,000 neg

Three Stacks

Posted 2012-04-30 GMT+8

Back from the break and here is how the three players are looking at the moment. It's evened right out and with not much action going on, expect three-handed play to last quite some time.

Chip Counts
Alistair Duff 1,620,000 -330,000 neg
Hoang Anh Do 1,600,000 -100,000 neg
Nicholas Wong 1,580,000 -20,000 neg

Level 26 started


Break Time Number Three

Posted 2012-04-30 GMT+8 • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The three players have been sent on another 10-minute break here at the final table of the 2012 APPT Cebu Main Event.

Small One For Wong

Posted 2012-04-30 GMT+8

Nicholas Wong opened with a raise to 95,000 from the small blind with Hoang Anh Do calling in the big. They took a flop of {3-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Wong check-called a bet of 75,000 from Do. Both players checked the {3-Diamonds} turn before the {8-Hearts} landed on the river.

Wong fired out a bet of 270,000 which was too much for Do.

Chip Counts
Hoang Anh Do 1,700,000 200,000 pos
Nicholas Wong 1,600,000 300,000 pos


Posted 2012-04-30 GMT+8 • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The most exciting hand we have seen in over 20 minutes has just occurred and maybe even the only flop we've seen in just as long. It started when Hoang Anh Do raised out of the small blind. Alistair Duff was in the big blind and a {2-Spades}{4-Hearts}{k-Spades} flop was dealt.

On the flop, Do checked and Duff bet 110,000. Do then insta-raised to 25,000. It was enough to scare Duff away as his cards went flying into the muck.


Posted 2012-04-30 GMT+8 • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Since Hoang Anh Do and Nicholas Wong couldn't stop battling it out, the play has slowed to an absolute crawl. We have barely seen a flop in the last ten minutes.

Three-Handed Count Update

Posted 2012-04-30 GMT+8

The Australian out in front, but not by much.

Chip Counts
Alistair Duff 1,950,000 400,000 pos
Hoang Anh Do 1,500,000
Nicholas Wong 1,300,000 -400,000 neg
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Winner Hoang Anh Do
Winning Hand ♠A♠8
Prize 5,927,000

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info