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APT Macau Main Event

Event Info

Players 326

Level Info

Level 23
Blinds 10,000 / 20,000
Ante 3,000

Small Pot for Steicke

We've seen very few walks at this final table. Almost every hand is going to a flop and often a turn. That was the case when Adrien Allain opened for 35,000 and David Steicke called from the big blind. Both players checked the {k-Spades} {9-Diamonds} {5-Spades} flop. Steicke took the pot down with a bet of 33,000 after the turn came {A-Spades}.

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Three Pair No Good

J.C Tran raised to 30,000 and Adrien Allain made the call. They saw a flop of {a-Clubs}{9-Spades}{7-Hearts} and both players checked. The turn was the {A-Spades} and Allain checked to Tran who fired 30,000. Allain quickly called.

The river brought the {Q-Diamonds} and Allain checked and again quickly called the 50,000-chip bet from Tran.

Tran flipped {K-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} for a rivered pair of queens as his king kicker gave him the pot as Allain flashed {Q-?}{9-?}. Tran is now up to around 700,000 and starting to look very threatening.

Chip Count Update

Adrien 'zlatan35' Allain - 1,350,000
Inwook Choi - 700,000
David Steicke - 600,000
J.C. Tran - 550000

Tran's Check-Raise Does the Trick

J.C. Tran is currently the short stack at the table but is doing his best to accumulate chips. He called Adrien Allain's raise to 35,000 from the big blind, then checked a flop of {Q-Spades} {j-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds}. Allain bet 55,000 and quickly folded to Tran's check-raise to 140,000. Tran showed one card - a four.

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Feeling Flushy

David Steicke limped into the pot, Adrien Allain completed from the small blind and Inwook Choi checked his option in the large.

The flop fell a monotone {5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and Allain led out for 30,000. Choi popped it up to 95,000 as Steicke stepped aside. Allain made the call.

The turn was the {7-Clubs} and both players slowed down to check before the {5-Spades} hit the river. Allain was first to act and fired out 100,000. Choi thought for a few minutes before making a crying call.

Allain tabled {K-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} for the king-high flush which was good to take it down as Allain's good run on this final table continues.

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Savage Cheeky as Steicke and Tran Chop

David Steicke limped into the pot from the small blind before big blind J.C. Tran declined his option in the big blind. Both players checked the {7-Spades} {5-Diamonds} {3-Hearts} flop. Steicke fired for 16,000 when the turn fell {4-Spades}. Tran called.

On the river {A-Diamonds} Steicke led out for 24,000 more. Tran called again. Each player made a five-high straight, Steicke with {2-?} {4-?} and Tran with {2-?} {5-?}.

"Deuce-four, deuce-five. Both offsuit. Championship poker up here," deadpanned TD and MC Matt Savage.

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Allain Finds Fifth Gear

Adrien Allain
Adrien Allain
Three players each committed 30,000 preflop to see a flop of {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}.

Inwook Choi led out from the blinds with a bet of 70,000 which forced a fold from David Steicke, before Adrien Allain made it 180,000 to play. Choi deliberated and committed calling chips.

The pot was very healthy as the {3-Hearts} hit the turn. Choi checked and Allain fired another 180,000. Choi quickly gave it up and Allain flashed {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}!

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Steicke Gets One Back

David Steicke popped it up to 42,000 from the button and J.C. Tran called from the small blind.

These two are certainly clashing frequently here this afternoon, but this was one of the first opportunities for Steicke to have position. It was effective for him, as he took down the pot with a bet of 42,000 on the {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}{j-Spades} flop.

Tran Gets Maximum Value

J.C. Tran was out of position for a pot he played against Adrien Allain but managed to extract maximum value all the same. Tran called Allain's raise to 35,000 from the big blind. Both players checked the {k-Clubs} {8-Diamonds} {8-Clubs} flop. Train checked again when the turn fell {9-Spades}, then called a bet of 40,000. Tran check-called one last tim on the river {j-Hearts}, with Allain making the price 80,000. Allain didn't seem to be thrilled to turn his hand over, realizing that if Tran had called he could probably beat {5-Diamonds} {5-Spades}. Indeed he could; Tran table {K-Spades} {q-Hearts} to take down the pot.

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Allain Cautious with Queens

We had our first multi-way pot of the day that didn't involve an all-in player. Adrien Allain opened to 30,000 and was called by small blind David Steicke and big blind J.C. Tran. Steicke and Tran checked an all-small flop, {2-Hearts} {6-Spades} {4-Diamonds}. Allain made a bet of 70,000 that only Steicke called.

Both players checked the {8-Hearts} turn and the {7-Diamonds} river. Steicke might have thought his {A-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} ace-high had a chance to drag the pot, but Allain turned up two queens -- {Q-Diamonds} {Q-Spades} -- to take it down.

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