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Gill Takes Hit

Posted 2012-04-29 GMT+8

The action started with an open to 11,000 from Sameer Rattonsey in the cutoff. Carter Gill flat-called from the button after studying Rattonsey's stack and Hyung Kook Shin called from the big blind as three cards would be spread across the felt.

On the {7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{a-Hearts} flop, Shin checked and Rattonsey bet 14,000. Gill made the call, Shin got out of the way and the dealer flipped over a {6-Diamonds}. This time Rattonsey would get down to business, announcing he was all in. Gill immediately jumped out of his seat and said, "count it!"

It turned out Rattonsey had Gill covered and Gill looked pained as he decided what to do. Eventually Gill would fold, turning over {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for a flush draw and gut-shut straight draw.

Chip Counts
Carter Gill 75,000 -65,000 neg

Huang Doubles Up

Posted 2012-04-29 GMT+8

There was approximately 55,000 in the pot already when we walked up to Table 2. The board showed {3-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}, and the out-of-position player, Victor de Guzman, was faced with an all-in bet of 42,500 from his opponent, Sammy Huang. Guzman agonized for a minute before slamming a call into the center of the table. His {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} was in bad shape against Huang's pocket jacks, but picked up a lot of life when the turn came {2-Hearts} to give him a flush draw to go with his overcards. The river {3-Clubs} was a total blank to secure the double-up for Huang.

Chip Counts
Sammy Huang 140,000 -74,500 neg

Ouch, Indeed

Posted 2012-04-29 GMT+8 • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Four players were in the pot for a {10-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} flop, including cutoff Jacky Wang and button Amit Varma. Wang made the first bet after two checks, tossing 18,500 into the pot. Varma raised to 38,500, driving the other two players out of the hand. Wang called.

Both players checked the {5-Spades} turn. Wang also checked the {j-Clubs} river, then sighed when Varma bet 35,000.

"Queen-jack?" he asked as he called the bet. Varma showed {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} for a rivered set of jacks.

"Or jacks," Wang answered himself. "You're good."

He sighed again. "Ouch."

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Gill Makes The Double

Posted 2012-04-29 GMT+8

"Carter, did you double!?" called out Jacky Wang from one of the other two tables remaining in this tournament.

"Yeah, got in ace-six against eights and hit my ace on the turn," replied Gill.

The hand in question was against Antoine Amourette, with the French player now having doubled-up two players early in the day.

Chip Counts
Carter Gill 140,000 87,500 pos
Antoine Amourette 65,000 -75,000 neg

Level 16 started


Double For Alvin

Posted 2012-04-29 GMT+8

Alvin Cheam's double-up hand all started when Antoine Amourette opened it up to 8,500 from early position. Cheam was in the small blind and he would three-bet shove for his remaining 66,000. Amourette thought hard for some time, eventually making the call.

It was just {a-Spades}{a-Clubs} for Cheam, while Amourette held {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}.

The board was spread {8-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{5-Clubs}, with Cheam staying ahead, staying alive and staying in contention for this tournament.

Chip Counts
Alvin Cheam 155,000 93,500 pos
Antoine Amourette 140,000 -55,000 neg

No More Ladies

Posted 2012-04-29 GMT+8

The run of Kitty Kuo has come to an end. She got her last chips in with pocket tens against the {a-Spades}{q-Spades} of Nick Wong, but couldn’t win the coinflip as the board ran out {5-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades}.

For her effort, Kuo goes home in 23rd place for a PHP 175,500 score and the title of "last lady standing" here in the APPT Cebu Main Event.

Chip Counts
Kitty Kuo Busted

Bobo At His Best

Posted 2012-04-29 GMT+8

We love the entertainment value that Bobo Chen brings to a tournament, but when things get this deep, Bobo’s drawn out stalling can start to rub everyone the wrong way.

We’ve seen the clock called twice on him already today, both times preflop.

Recently Chen three-bet from the small blind to a hefty 50,000 following an opening raise to 11,500 from Sammy Huang on the button. Only problem was that Antonio Martins woke up with a big hand in the big blind and moved all in. Huang folded but Chen went into the tank.

He stood from his chair and pointed to the chips on several occasions before time was eventually called. It was 60,000 more so the price looked attractive but Chen eventually folded his {a-Clubs}{10-Spades}.

Chip Counts
Antonio Martins 180,000 77,500 pos
Bobo Chen 120,000 -52,000 neg

Lee Out and Twenty-Four Remain

Posted 2012-04-29 GMT+8

When we arrived at Chun Tat Lee's table, he was up out of his seat and pushing his chips towards Bobby Zhang. We didn't get to see Lee's hand or how it went down, but Zhang's {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades} was still on the felt and the {10-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} board was still spread.

With that, Lee is out in 25th place and we are down to twenty-four players.

Chip Counts
Bobby Zhang 300,000 130,000 pos
Chun Tat Lee Busted
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Winner Hoang Anh Do
Winning Hand ♠A♠8
Prize 5,927,000

Level Info

Level 20
Blinds 6,000 / 12,000
Ante 2,000

Players Info