Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Ends with Final 22 Players in the Money; Kanaan Leads
Day 3 of the 2012 PokerStars.net APPT Macau: Asia Championship of Poker Main Event has concluded with the bubble bursting on the very last hand of the day.
Just 22 players remain, and all of them are officially in the money here in Macau. With each player guaranteed HKD$173,000, Michael Kanaan leads the way by a narrow margin. His finishing stack of 627,500 just barely eclipses the 626,500 for Andrew Gaw.
Other notables still remaining are Mike Watson, Day 1 chip leader Gary Lam and Team PokerStars Pro Raymond Wu. Wu finished the day with 227,000.
The penultimate Day 4 will kick off tomorrow at 3:10 p.m. local time here at the Grand Waldo Hotel in Macau, and the goal will be to reach the final table. However long that may take, PokerNews will be right here with the coverage, so don't miss out. Until then, enjoy your night, but don't party too hard. We've got that taken care of.
Done for the Night
Play has ended for the night, and we'll have a recap posted shortly.
Day 4 Seating Assignments and Chip Counts
|1||6||Ying Kit Chan||Hong Kong||385,500|
|3||5||Raymond Wu||Chinese Taipei||227,000|
|3||6||Henry Hung Tu Wang||Chinese Taipei||145,000|
End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)
Linh Tran Bubbles ACOP Main Event
On the very next hand after James McCarty doubled through him, Aaron Lim finished off the day by bursting the bubble. In order to send everyone into the money, Lim eliminated Linh Tran on the following hand.
Action folded to Tran in the cutoff seat, and he raised all in for 38,000. Lim reraised all in from the button, and everyone else folded. Lim held the , and Tran the . Tran was the player at risk and looking to double up.
The flop came down and just about closed the door completely for Tran. He now needed running aces, kings or threes to double up.
After the hit the turn, Tran was officially drawing dead. The river completed the board with the , and the day was over.
McCarty Doubles On the Bubble
From the cutoff seat, James McCarty raised all in for 48,500. Aaron Lim requested a count from the small blind, thought for a minute, then called. Everyone else got out of the way, and it was McCarty's at risk against the for Lim.
The board ran out , and despite a heart sweat on the turn, McCarty doubled through.
Three More Hands
Just three more hands will be played before the day will be done. We are still on the money bubble
There were just five minutes remaining in the level, but tournament director Danny McDonagh just announced there would be added time. Hand of hand play has been going on for the last 40 minutes and that has chewed up quite some time off the tournament clock. An additional 15 minutes will be played before the day is done, regardless if the bubble bursts.
Tran Dodges The Flush
Linh Tran was down to just 22,500 when he moved all in from the small blind. Aaron Lim called almost immediately and took a shot at bursting the bubble. When the hands at the other tables were completed we witnessed the following showdown.
The board ran out and Tran survived this crucial all in. Everyone was rooting for a spade to appear, but the bubble did not burst.