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Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 5,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 8,656,280 HKD
Main Event
Day 4 Completed

Congratulations to Alexandre Chieng, Winner of the 2013 PokerStars.net APPT Macau Main Event (HKD 2,165,000)!

Mateusz_Pater • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
2013 APPT Macau Main Event Champion, Alexandre Chieng
2013 APPT Macau Main Event Champion, Alexandre Chieng

The 2013 PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau Main Event completed on Sunday after a long five days of action. Nine players returned for the final table with Kenneth Leong in the front seat. He held the chip lead for most of the final table, but wouldn't be the one walking away with the title. That man was Alexandre Chieng. He topped Leong in a very quick heads-up play, to claim victory and earn himself HKD 2,165,000.

The first player to be eliminated at the final table was the man with the most live, major final table experience, Khac Trung Tran. After an open from Leong, and a call by Nan Hong, Tran moved all in. Only Leong made the call as he tabled his {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts} which trailed Tran’s pair of tens. The flop of {3-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} was good for Tran, however, the {8-Hearts} and {2-Hearts} completed the board, giving Leong the flush.

Moments later we lost the only female at the final table, Jay Tan. She came into the day's play as the shortest stack, and was able to make one pay jump, before hitting the rail. She found herself behind with {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} against Ling Tong’s {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds} after she moved all in pre-flop, but found no help on the {5-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} board.

In the space of one orbit, we had lost our third player. This time it was Hao Tian, who after facing an open bet of 45,000 from Tong, moved all in for his last 400,000 in chips. Tong instantly made the call and showed his {a-Spades}{A-Clubs} which were dominating Tian’s {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}. Tong would flop aces-full, as he eliminated his second opponent in the matter of a few hands.

We waited almost an hour, before Shuyang Yu would be eliminated in 6th place. He would jam all in pre-flop with {7-Spades}{7-Hearts} and get called by Dinesh Alt holding {J-Spades}{J-Diamonds}. The board would brick-out, leaving us with five players.

The chips were even after that elimination, with Nan Hong, Leong, Alt and Tong all hovering around the 1.6 million mark, with Chieng sitting on 1.1 million. Alt and Leong gained some momentum, winning several pots between them, before the latter was involved in a massive pot that saw Hong eliminated from the tournament. Leong opened to 80,000 and was met with an over-bet all in of 900,000 from Hong. He realized it was a big call, but made it, as he tabled his {J-Clubs}{J-Spades}. He was in front of Hong, who held {a-Clubs}{7-Spades}, and when the flop brought the {J-Diamonds} he had moved up into the chip lead.

Leong then continued on his ways, taking out Dinesh Alt in the biggest pot of the day. It started with Chieng and Tong limping into the pot, before Leong raised to 140,000. Alt tanked before raising to 490,000, as he sat back waiting on Leong. Not to long had passed, as Leong moved all in for 2,000,000 in chips, and Alt made the call as the cards were shown. Leong was in great shape with his {j-Diamonds}{J-Spades} against Alt’s {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} when the flop came down {4-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{J-Clubs}. He would sweat out the remaining {4-Clubs} and {3-Clubs} on the turn and river as he rocketed up to 4.2 million in chips.

Like earlier in the day, one elimination followed another one within the space of a few hands. Tong moved all in for his last chips with {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} and was called by Chieng who had {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}. Another flopped set would see the demise of a player, as we were left with just two in no time at all.

Heads up lasted all of six hands, as a few pots were exchanged before the final one saw Chieng turn Leong, cracking his aces and awarding him the title of APPT Macau Champion. A great effort for the local player, who’s efforts see him walk away with a magnificant trophy, a seat into the Macau ACOP Main Event in October, and the first place prize of HKD2,165,000.

PlacePlayerPrize (HKD)Prize (USD)
1Alexandre Chieng2,165,000$278,940
2Kenneth Leong1,390,000$179,088
3Ting Long779,000$100,367
4Dinesh Alt606,000$78,077
5Nan Hong476,000$61,328
6Shuyang Yu389,000$50,119
7Tian Hao303,000$39,038
8Jay Tan238,000$30,664
9Khac Trung Tran173,180$22,312

That’s it for us here at the City of Dreams. Make sure to stay tuned to PokerNews as we bring you all the live coverage from the next stop on the APPT, from the picturesque and beautiful Queenstown in New Zealand.

Kenneth Leong Eliminated in 2nd Place (HKD1,390,000)

Mateusz_Pater • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Alexandre Chieng opened to 120,000 before being met with a raise to 340,000 from Kenneth Leong. After a slight pause, he made the call, as both players saw the flop come down {5-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{10-Spades}. Both were happy to check their options on the flop, as the {7-Hearts} fell on the turn. Leong reached for some chips, and slid out 285,000. Chieng raised to 600,000, applying the pressuer back on Leong. It didn't take him long to announce all in, totaling 2,685,000. Leong stood up from his chair, and stood by his rail, facing away from the table.

This was a big decision for Chieng, who spun around in his chair with his hand on his head, in the direction of Leong. With Leong facing away from the table, Chieng wasn't able to pick up on any tells, as he asked the dealer for an exact count, before making the call with a few chips more behind.

Leong: {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}
Chieng: {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}

Chieng looked very pleased with his call, as he found himself in front with his trip sevens. He closed his eyes, and tried to hold in the excitement, before the dealer rolled over the {10-Hearts} to give him the victory.

Chieng Leads

Mateusz_Pater • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Kenneth Leong limped into the pot, before Alexandre Chieng raised to 140,000. The bet was called, as both players saw the flop come down {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}. Chieng bet out 150,000 which was called, as the {A-Spades} fell on the turn. Chieng didnt slow down, betting out another 250,000 in chips. This time Leong took longer to decide, before making the call, as the {4-Hearts} completed the board.

Chieng didn't bet out straight away, thinking about his decision, before betting out 300,000. It was enough to take down the pot, as he raked in the biggest pot of heads-up play, and take the chip lead.

Alexandre Chieng fr 4,505,000 1,210,000
Kenneth Yuen Kiong Leong 3,200,000 -1,210,000

First Hand Goes to Leong

Mateusz_Pater • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Alexandre Chieng opened with a bet and was called by Kenneth Leong as the board came down {8-Clubs}{9-Spades}{5-Diamonds}. Leong led out first, with a bet of 80,000 which was called, as the {K-Spades} came on the turn. Leong threw out another bet, this time 180,000, which was met with a call as both players saw the {4-Spades} come on the river.

Both were happy to check as Leong tabled his {7-Spades}{4-Hearts}. The rivered pair was good enough to see Chieng muck his hand, much to the delight of Leong, who gave a little fist-pump, as he raked in the opening pot.

Kenneth Yuen Kiong Leong 4,410,000 350,000
Alexandre Chieng fr 3,295,000 -350,000

Ling Tong Eliminated in 3rd Place {HKD779,000)

Mateusz_Pater • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

No sooner had Dinesh Alt been eliminated from the tournament, were we about to see another play leave as well.

Kenneth Leong folded on the button, As Ling Tong looked down at his cards, before moving all in for his last 355,000 in chips. Alexandre made the call as both players tabled their cards.

Chieng: {4-Hearts}{4-Spades}
Tong: {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}

Board: {3-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

As has been the case for the entire final table, the pair pre-flop was able to his a set on the flop, and almost guarantee the win right there. With the turn and river bringing no help to Tong, he would be sent to the rail in 3rd place, collecting HKD$779,000 for his outstanding deep run.

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Dinesh Alt Eliminated in 4th Place (HKD606,000)

Mateusz_Pater • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Both Ling Tong and Alexandre Chieng limped into the pot, before Kenneth Leong raised it up to 140,000 in chips from the small blind. Dinesh Alt was next to act, and tanked over his decision for a few minutes. He then raised it up to 490,000 as both limpers got out of the way. This time it would be Leong who would tank over his own decision. He finally moved all in for nearly 2,000,000 in chips as Alt paused, before making the call.

Alt: {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}
Leong: {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades}

For the second time on the final table, Leong had flopped a set of jacks, and was able to hold as the board ran out {4-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{J-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs} to see him rocket over 4,000,000 in chips, as Alt was left with just 225,000.

The very next hand, Chieng opened from the cut-off, as Alt committed the last of his chips into the pot. He was called as both players tabled their cards.

Chieng: {A-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}
Alt: {K-Clubs}{9-Spades}

There was no help for either player on a board of {4-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{7-Spades}, as Chieng's ace-high was good enough to send another player to the rail.

Kenneth Yuen Kiong Leong 4,200,000 1,900,000
Dinesh Alt ch Busted

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