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Final Table Set; Collopy Leads!

• Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Final Table Chip Leader, Jim Collopy
Final Table Chip Leader, Jim Collopy

After just six levels of play, the final table of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Cebu Main Event has been set with Jim Collopy moving up from third place on the overnight leaderboard, to chip leader heading into the final table.

Starting the day with twenty-five players, the action was conservative as we reached the money after three hours of play. Ivan Tan earned himself the title of money-bubble after he moved in with {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades}and was called by Milan Gurung who had {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}. Unfortunately for Tan, the {Q-Clubs} would come on the river to send him to the rail.

Although we hit a slight stall in action at several points, there were times when eliminations occurred at a frantic flurry. Christian Friedrich (20th), Ying Zhao (18th), Lingling Teng (16th), Daniel Francis (13th), Kevin Zhang (12th), Milan Gurung (11th) and Andrei Kaigorodtcev (10th) all fell to the rail just shy of the final table of nine.

1Jae Kyung Sim371,000
2Bawod Hyunshik Yun528,000
3Anthony Wright412,000
4Michael Allmordt34,000
5Daniel Spence450,000
6Magnus Karlsson221,000
7Jim Collopy605,000
8Andrew Nguyen316,000
9Timo Kohijoki148,000

After coming into the day slightly trailing Daniel Spence, Collopy went on an all-out attack, eliminating players at will. He took out Daniel Francis with a rivered straight, and then out-kicked Kevin Zhang when both players moved all in preflop holding and ace. He took out his third player in a row, when he out-flopped Milan Gurung holding {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts}, when he was up against {A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}. He quickly moved up to 750,000 in chips, which towered over his nearest rival, before ending the day with 605,000.

Bawod Hyunshik (528,000), Daniel Spence (450,000) and Anthony Wright (412,000) are Collopy's closest rivals with Jae Kyung Sim (371,000) and Andrew Nguyen (316,000) also in contention as the final nine battle it out for the following payouts.

PlacePayout (PHP)Payout (USD)
1stPHP 3,948,000$96,646
2ndPHP 2,538,000$62,130
3rdPHP 1,480,000$36,230
4thPHP 1,128,000$27,613
5thPHP 917,000$22,448
6thPHP 705,000$17,258
7thPHP 564,000$13,807
8thPHP 458,000$11,212
9thPHP 352,920$8,639

Make sure to join the PokerNews Live Reporting Team tomorrow from 12:15 pm PHT where we will be providing the exclusive live coverage as we look to crown another champion here in beautiful Cebu, from the magic country of the Philippines!

And just in case you're wondering where these players retreat to after their hard work at the tables...

Andrei Kaigorodtcev Eliminated in 10th Place (PHP 247,000)

• Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

In the final hand of the day, the action folded around to Magnus Karlsson on the small blind, who looked over at Andrei Kaigorodtcev’s stack in the big blind, before moving all in for around 130,000 in chips. Kaigorodtcev peaked down at his cards, before stepping up from the table, walking in a circle, returning, and committing his remaining 100,000 in chips.

Kaigorodtcev: {A-Hearts}{4-Hearts}
Karlsson: {10-Spades}{5-Spades}

Board: {10-Hearts}{6-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}

Karlsson was hoping to get a fold from the big blind, and was caught out, smiling cheekily as he turned over his cards. He was rewarded, however, when he flopped top pair to take the lead. Kaigorodtcev received some out on the turn, looking for any heart or an ace on the river to win the hand. The four {4-Diamonds} would not help, as the final player was eliminated, leaving us with our final table.

Andrei Kaigorodtcev ru Busted

Tags: Andrei KaigorodtcevMagnus Karlsson

Wright Bets Big, Wins Big

• Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Jae Kyung Sim made it 20,000 to go in early position, and Daniel Spence quickly called behind him. Action folded to Anthony Wright in the big blind, and he counted out his chips, before grabbing a 20-stack of yellow T5,000 chips, and sliding it into the middle, a three bet to 100,000. Sim got out of the way, but Spence didn't go anywhere. After about 20 seconds of thought, he slid the call in, which prompted Sim to say "woah big pot."

The flop brought all low cards, coming {5-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Spades}. Wright quickly moved all in, and Spence groaned before quickly tossing his hand straight into the muck. After that pot, Wright jumped up to 400,000, while Spence slipped to 360,000.

Anthony Wright 400,000 140,000
Daniel Spence 360,000 -180,000

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Milan Gurung Eliminated in 11th Place (PHP 247,000)

• Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Milan Gurung- Out in 11th
Milan Gurung- Out in 11th

The action started with Milan Gurung opening to 13,000 from the button, before Jim Collopy raised to 33,000 in chips. With the action back on Gurung, he quickly moved all in for 118,000, and after the dealer counted it out, Collopy made the call.

Collopy: {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts}
Gurung: {A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

Board: {8-Clubs}{7-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{K-Spades}

The window card produced the {Q-Diamonds}, propelling Collopy to the lead, and when the turn and river blanked, Gurung was eliminated from the tournament, collecting PHP 247,000 for his efforts.

Jim Collopy us 750,000 80,000
Milan Gurung au Busted

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Nguyen Pushes Allmrodt Out

• Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Andrew Nguyen made it 13,000 to go in early position, and Michael Allmrodt was the lone caller on the button. The flop came down {5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{9-Spades}, and Nguyen continuation bet to 14,000. Allmrodt thought for about a minute before putting out a min-raise to 28,000. It got back to Nguyen, and after about 30 seconds of thinking, he grabbed a stack of yellow T5,000 chips, and dropped them in the middle, putting Allmrodt all in.

As he has done throughout the day, Allmorodt took his time with his decision, tanking for at least four minutes. Eventually, he folded {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} face up, giving the pot to Nguyen, who jumped up to 210,000 in the process. Meanwhile, Allmrodt is where he has been for quite some time now, sitting on the shortest stack in the room with 85,000.

Andrew Nguyen us 210,000 -10,000
Michael Allmrodt de 85,000 5,000

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