Steicke Sticks It To APT Macau High Rollers

Posted at 14:46 2009-08-19
The high roller’s glory just keeps coming for David Steicke with the popular Australian taking down the HK$160,000 High Rollers Event at the 2009 APT Macau. High Rollers domination is nothing new to Steicke adding the APT Macau High Rollers title to his already impressive list of honours including first in the 2009 Aussie Millions $100,000 buy-in event, a final table at the EPT Grand Final High Rollers Event, third and fifth place finishes in the APPT Macau High Rollers the last two years, and a World Series of Poker final table appearance.
The eccentric pro brings his own unique playing style to the table which appears to overwhelm many of his opponents. It seems to work for him with Steicke adding another AU$155,527 (HK$1,000,000) to take his career cashes to over AU$2 million in less than three years in the game.
The tournament turning point was a typical Steicke hand with the Australian holding {4x}{5x}, calling Joseph Marchal’s short-stacked preflop {jx}{tx} all-in move. Zhou Yueqing also called with {jx}{jx} and things got a little more interesting on the {4x}{5x}{4x} flop. Zhou would move all in on the {tx} turn with Steicke’s full house holding up to eliminate Marchal and leave Zhou on tournament life support.
David Steicke has made an art-form of dominating the late stages of tournaments and this tourney was no different with the Australian controlling play from four-handed down to his heads-up battle where he overcame APT Poker Pack pro Nam Le.
To take down the title he had to beat out an impressive field of players including the already mentioned Nam Le, as well as JC Tran, and defending APT Macau champion Yevgeniy Timoshenko.
Other high profile players have also grabbed their own share of the glory during the APT Macau poker festival with David "Chino" Rheem shipping the title and AU$10,010 in event 4, a re-buy and add-on event. Bryan Huang also grabbed an event win and AU$7,775 in event three. While Nam Le’s second place finish in the High Roller event paid a rather rewarding AU$66,467.
Australians are flocking to Macau en masse, with most of the Australian circuit regulars confirmed starters for the Asian Poker Tour Macau Main Event starting on Thursday. The Main Event buy-in is approximately AU$5,364, with a full range of satellites and side action being held before and during the Main Event at the StarWorld Hotel and Casino in Macau.


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