7:05pm: Our final table is set!
That’s it from the Shangri-La Mactan Resort for today as we’ve reached the final table of nine in the PokerStars.net APPT Cebu Main Event.
Here’s how they will line up for the final table tomorrow:
Seat 1: Richard En – 198,000
Seat 2: Jukka Juvonen – 583,000
Seat 3: Kim Gap Young – 1,193,000
Seat 4: Raymond Lapitan – 158,000
Seat 5: Fabiano Michael – 231,000
Seat 6: Daren Yoon – 677,000
Seat 7: Mikael Rosen – 670,000
Seat 8: Young-shin Im – 639,000
Seat 9: Basilios Diakokomninos – 177,000
Our clear chip leader is Kim Gap Young who has more than 25% of the chips in play.
We’ll be back with a complete wrap of the day’s action for you shortly.
7:02pm: Seet bubbles the final table
Well, that didn’t take as long as we thought. We’ve reached our official final table following the quick elimination of Nathanael Seet.
Seet reached the final table of the Macau Poker Cup Championships Main Event just last week but he couldn’t go back-to-back after he pushed all in with A♣9♠ following the late-position raise to 35,000 from Daren Yoon who made the call with J♠J♣.
The flop was a bare 2♠6♣2♥ but Seet picked up a few more outs on the 9♦ turn. It wasn’t to be as the K♠ completed the board on the river to send him to the cashier in 10th place.
6:59pm: Tan bows out in 11th
On the first hand back from the break, Ivan Tan opened all in for about 200,000. Action passed to Kim Gap Young (who’s been busy re-building his chip stack the last hour or so) who re-raised all in. Once everyone else folded, it was time to flip for stacks. Tan had the pocket pair with presto, 5♥5♠; Kim was drawing with A♠Q♥. Kim seemed crestfallen when he missed the flop, K♠8♥6♦, but things changed around in a hurry with the A♣ turn. That card left Tan looking for one of the last two fives on the river. He got a two-sided card, but it was the 4♥.
Tan’s out in 11th place. We’re now on the final table bubble.
6:55pm: Play resumes
The players are back with two more eliminations required before we can call it a day.
APPT Cebu reporting comes courtesy of bloggers Heath “TassieDevil” Chick and Dave “F-Train” Behr.