Day 4 completed
|Prize Pool||15,552,600 HKD|
|Blinds||100,000 / 200,000|
Day 4 completed
Congratulations to Randy Lew, Winner of the 2011 PokerStars.net APPT Macau Main Event (HKD 3,772,000)!
The 2011 PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau Main Event completed on Sunday after a long Day 4 of action. There were 15 players that returned to action on the last day of play, which made things last a tad bit longer than normal. At the start of the day, Sangeeth Mohan was the man in charge. He held the chip lead to enter the day, but wouldn't be the one walking away with the title. That man was Team PokerStars Online player Randy Lew. He topped Jimmy Pan in heads-up play to claim victory and earn himself HKD 3,772,000.
Sparrow Cheung was the first player eliminated on Day 4 and he was followed out the door by Josh Barrett, Tsugunari Toma, Daoxing Chen and Baton Fung before the tournament fell on the final table bubble. Two tables were stacked with five players each with the final nine making the official APPT final table.
Falling on the final table bubble was the start-of-the-day chip leader Mohan. With the blinds at 25,000/50,000/5,000, Mohan opened from the button to 110,000. Kai Yat Fam was in the small blind and reraised to 380,000. Action moved back to Mohan and he four-bet to 710,000. Fam called.
The flop produced the and Fam checked to Mohan. Mohan bet all of his chips and Fam quickly called with the . Mohan had flopped top set with the , but wasn't in the clear yet. Fam held a big draw and spiked it on the turn when the fell to give him a flush. The river failed to pair the board and Mohan was eliminated to officially set the final table.
Final Table Seat Draw and Chip Counts
|6||Kai Yat Fam||4,515,000|
|9||Zheng Tai Tan||1,685,000|
The first player to be eliminated at the final table was the man with the most live, major final table experience, David Steicke. Steicke was crippled down to just a few big blinds before getting the last of his money in with the . He was up against Daniel Nordstrom and his . Despite flopping a straight draw on the board, the turn and river failed to give Steicke what he needed.
Next to go was Zheng Tai Tan in eighth place. He was all in preflop with pocket deuces, but crushed by Jeff Rossiter's pocket eights. The board ran out and Tan hit the rail.
Nordstrom went out in seventh place and he fell at the hands of Rossiter as well. Then, in sixth place, was Fam. He was eliminated by Lew. After that, Zuo Wang fell in fifth and Fabian Spielmann in fourth.
When three-handed play began, Rossiter held the chip lead, but it would all soon disappear. Rossiter got into a battle with Lew that saw the two flip for nine million chips. Lew held the and Rossiter the . Rossiter had five-bet all in with Lew making the call to put his tournament life on the line. A clean board of followed and Lew had secured a double up.
Rossiter was eliminated on the next hand when he shoved the button with the and ran into the for Jimmy Pan. The board ran out .
When heads-up play began, it was Lew who had the slight edge. He was up nine million to the 8.25 million for Pan. At the beginning of the match, Lew began to pull away, but then Pan doubled up to take the lead ten million to seven million. Lew stayed focused, though, and fought his way back in front. But then, he lost the lead again and saw himself back up against the wall.
Lew came storming back to the lead after his pocket sixes held up against the for Pan. Lew was all in preflop for around six million and flopped a set with a six in the window. That win gave him a big lead of 13 million to 4.25 million. and the match ended shortly thereafter.
On the final hand, Lew and Pan got all of the money in on the flop. Lew held the for top two pair and was up against the for Pan. The turn brought the , which left Pan needing just a king on the river. The fell and that was it. Pan was eliminated in second place while Team PokerStars Online's Lew took home the title.
This win is by far the largest of Lew's career. Prior to this score, his largest live cash came back in January when Lew took 10th place in the Aussie Millions Main Event for A$100,000.
Final Table Results
|6||Kai Yat Fam||653,000|
|8||Zheng Tai Tan||373,000|
Congratulations to all of the winners and especially to Randy Lew on his amazing victory! With that, PokerNews' coverage of the 2011 PokerStars.net APPT Macau Main Event has wrapped up. Be sure to check back often for all of your live reporting needs.
The last hand of the evening started when Jimmy Pan opened the button with the customary min-raise. PokerStars Team Online Pro Randy Lew made the call and both players watched as the flop was dealt.
Lew led on the flop for 400,000 at which point Pan announced he was all in. Lew immediately made the call and the two players turned their hands over.
Lew was in front with two-pair and when the hit the felt on the turn and Pan would need a king, and only a king, if he was going to survive at the 2011 APPT Macau Main Event. When the hit the felt, Lew celebrated in excitement while Pan went over to graciously shake his opponent's hand. Lew congratulated Pan on a gallant effort and with that, it was all over in Macau!
Randy Lew opened the pot before Jimmy Pan popped it to 1,050,000. Lew then moved all in for around 6,600,000. Pan tumbled a chip onto the felt and announced the call.
The window card was a good one for Lew - the . The rest of the board looked like this - , an ace not enough for Pan as Lew moves out in front.
Jimmy Pan opened the pot to 400,000 and Randy Lew made the call as the flop was dealt. Both players opted to check as the hit the turn. This time Lew checked and Pan bet 400,000. Lew made the call and the hit the river. This time Lew would lead, sliding out 800,000.
Pan shrugged and made a quick call as Lew turned over for a full house. Pan laughed as he showed a for the lower full house and sent the pot to Lew.
Jimmy Pan opened the pot to 325,000 and Randy Lew popped it to 825,000. Pan then four-bet all in and Lew snap-called.
The rail screamed for an ace and while it was quite an ace, the did house a queen for Pan. Lew wasn't dead yet with any nine or ten giving him a good chance to win the hand, but the on the turn was no help and when the river was the meaningless , it was a big dent to Lew and a nice double to Pan.
Randy Lew opened the button for 325,000 and Jimmy Pan made the call before a flop was dealt. Pan check-called 325,000 and then the hit the turn. This time Pan check-called a bet of 700,000.
The river was the and again Pan check-called, this time a bet of 1,500,000 from Lew. When Lew turned over , it was good enough to take down the nice pot and increase his chip lead.
PokerStars Team Online Pro Randy Lew opened the button to 325,000. Jimmy Pan raised it up to 925,000 and Lew called.
Pan led for 925,000 on a flop showing and Lew made the call before the hit the turn. This time Pan checked and Lew bet 750,000. A call from Pan would see the complete the board.
Both players checked the river and Lew's would be good enough to send the of Pan into the muck and secure a chip lead for Lew.
Here is how the counts look going into heads-up play here at the 2011 APPT Macau Main Event.