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APT Macau Day 1B Recap

Poker News - August 22nd, 2009 - Written by Bruce

Friday's Day 1B at the Main Event of the Asian Poker Tour's Macua stop brought out 193 players looking to survive the day's action. Some of poker's biggest names were part of Friday's field, but many of them had their tournament come to an end before the day's play was complete. Chino Rheem made the final table of the 2008 WSOP Main Event, but saw his APT Macau Main Event come to an end early. He had the lead against his opponent's KK going into the river, but a K spiked on the river which send Rheem to the rail. His fellow "Poker Pack" member, Tommy Le, also was eliminated early in the day. Le flopped two pair with his 6-8, but his opponent hit a two outer on the turn when a 3 came giving him a set. Other notable eliminations on Friday were 2009 WSOP Main Event final table member James Akenhead, Amnon Philipi, Chau Giang, John Juanda, and Vivik Rajkumar.

When the chips were counted up after the play was complete on Friday, Eugene Teh had emerged as the chip leader with a massive stack of 93,500 chips. Right on his heels is the 2009 Aussie Millions champion Stewart Scott, who is currently second in chips with a stack of 90,700. Scott bested an opponents KK when his AK spiked an A on the flop, which earned him a crucial double up. Well known poker pro J.C. Tran had a roller coaster day which saw him battle back from a short stack early on. He got lucky in one hand to triple up when his A3 made a straight against two opponents. Towards the end of the night's action, Tran made a very impressive call against an opponent trying to bluff him, which helped him finish the day with a healthy stack of 47,000 chips.

Day 1B had 51 players survive the day's action, putting the total number of players remaining at 88. The top four chip stacks remaining all came from Friday's Day 1B field. The chip leader from Day 1A, David Steicke, will enter Saturday's Day 2 in fifth place with 86,200 chips. Ten time WSOP bracelet winner Johnny Chan, will begin Day 2 in good position sitting comfortably in 23rd place. Steve Sung in 55th place, David Chui in 63rd place, and Steve Wong in 74th place will all be players to keep an eye on. Day 2 will begin at noon local time on Saturday, with the remaining players expected to play down the final table of nine.

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