Day 1A action of the Asian Poker Tour Philippines 2011 Main Event has ended here at the Resorts World Manila. For the official chips counts of today’s survivors, visit this tab. For a full recap of Day 1A, go to the PPA front page.
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|4||Hyun Shik Yun||47,875|
In another case of just calling a preflop bet with big pockets, Alan Escano again set the trap for an over the top squeeze play.
This time around, Ben Abrahams bet 1600 preflop from early position, Escano made the call with pocket queens and the small blind player, Jason Rankin, went all in for 5775. Abrahams moved out of the way and Escano makes the call with all going according to his plan so far.
Rankin turns over just K♠ 7♠ and the flop of 2♣ 3♥ 8♠ extends Escano’s lead. The A♦ turn means Rankin is just drawing to one of the three kings left in the deck and his lifeline comes on the K♣ river.
Such is the proof that sometimes even the best laid plans can easily go awry.
Short stacks shoving? That’s probably the norm at this point in the tournament.
After a middle position player raised to 1,100 and another from late position called, Andrew Scott decided for an all-in re-raise worth over 13,000! This was enough to scare off the initial raiser but put the other player in tank mode…
… He would eventually make the fold as Scott breathed a sigh of relief to not put his tournament life at risk.
With all the money in preflop, Thomas Bihl and Margus Koval turned over K♦ K♠ and K♣ K♥ respectively. The board delivered A♦ 8♣ 2♦ 3♦ to give Koval the sweat for a bad beat but it wasn’t to be on the 5♥ river and both players stay alive.
With K♣ 8♣ Mikael Rosen bet 1050 preflop from the hijack and found a caller in Antonio “Tonypet” Albano – 2009’s Filipino Poker Tour Metro Anniversary winner.
The dealer tabled 4♣ 6♣ J♥, which was enough for Rosen to semi-bluff for another 600. Albano moves all in and puts Rosen into the tank. He eventually calls and Albano turns over pocket fours for the flopped trips. Albano then says “No clubs, no clubs.” The dealer heard him on the K♥ turn but clearly forgot the request on the 3♣ river, which signals his exit.
With an all spade flop of 7♠ K♠ 4♠, Stevie Moon and Phacara Wongwichit indulged in a big-pot battle.
Wongwichit was first to act and checked, prompting a 4,000 bet from Moon. Wongwichit tanked long and hard before he decided to go all-in with his last 24,325!
Moon made the call and showed J♠ Q♠ for what was a flopped flush! Wongwichit had A♠ 9♣.
The tide turned quickly against Moon however, when the 6♠ came! Drawing dead, Moon dropped to less than 20,000 as Wongwichit climbs to over 49,000 in chips.