Main Event
Main Event
Day 3 completed

Final Table Set; Mcgarrity Leads!

• Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Final Table chip leader, Thomas Mcgarrity
Final Table chip leader, Thomas Mcgarrity

Day 3 here at the 2014 PokerStars.net APPT Macau Main Event has come to a close, and what an eventful day it was. What started as 51 players was slowly whittled down to the final nine after a lengthy 10.5-hour day.

When play began today, all of the remaining players were already in the money, guaranteed at least HK$38,000 for their efforts. Steve Yea would be the first player out when he moved all in for his last 13,000 in chips and was called by Jean Marie Peyron. His {a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} would be out-flopped by Peyron’s {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} on a {8-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{q-Spades} flop to see him hit the rail after no help on the turn or river.

Coming into Day 3, it was Daniel Demicki who had the most chips, holding a slight lead over Jiajun Liu and Hao Tian. Demicki would leave in 25th place, with Tian nine places later in 16th. Liu, though, was able to find himself as one of the remaining nine. He is lucky to still be around after getting it all in with pocket tens against Yat Wai Chen’s aces and flopping a full house to survive, and he'll have 1.915 million heading into the final table.

Some prominent players who managed a deep run include Emi Hibuse (37th) and J.J. Liu (33rd) who were the only two females to make the money. Others were Day 1b chip leader Peter Chan (30th), Australian Michael Kanaan (23rd) and 2014 APPT Seoul runner-up Christian Haggart (12th) place.

Of course, what everyone wants to know is who is still in contention for the title. It will be Thomas Mcgarrity who will return tomorrow with the overwhelming chip lead, bagging up a huge 2.865 million. Mcgarrity was able to slowly chip away at the short stacks including Feng Wen Chen, who was eliminated in 10th place.

2014 APPT Macau Final Table

SeatPlayerChips
1Carlos Kuo Chang935,000
2Thomas Mcgarrity2,865,000
3Billy "The Croc" Argyros325,000
4Sailesh Verma405,000
5Jean Marie Peyron435,000
6Jiajun Liu1,915,000
7Chen Yen Han520,000
8Yat Wai Cheng875,000
9Andre Cyril1,545,000

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Chen Just Misses Out

• Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The final hand of tonight's play has seen Feng Wen Chen eliminated from the tournament as the final table bubble.

The action started with Thomas Mcgarrity moving all in for 2.5 million in chips, applying the pressure on both blinds. Billy Argyros got out of the way, but Chen made the call.

Mcgarrity: {a-Spades}{2-Diamonds}
Chen: {Q-Spades}{j-Diamonds}

It was all but over when the dealer produced the {2-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop to give Mcgarrity trip deuces. The {q-Hearts} got the crowd rowdy, as it gave Chen outs to a victory. However, the {9-Clubs} completed the board sending Chen home in 10th place, HK$130,000 richer.

Tags: Billy ArgyrosFeng Wen ChenThomas Mcgarrity

"The Croc" Doubles

• Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The Croc is back! Billy Argyros has just landed a big double up to now have some chips to do a little damage.

Action folded to Thomas Mcgarrity in the small blind and he announced all in to put maximum pressure on Argyros and his stack of 325,000 in the big blind. However Argyros squeezed out {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs} and made a pretty easy call to have Mcgarrity in bad shape with an adventurous {j-Hearts}{4-Clubs}.

The board was spread {6-Hearts}{a-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} to see Argyros climb to a more comfortable 700,000 chips while Mcgarrity is still in good shape with 1.45 million.

Thomas Mcgarrity 1,450,000 325,000
Billy "The Croc" Argyros au 700,000 370,000

Tags: Billy ArgyrosThomas Mcgarrity

"The Croc" Getting Short

• Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The hand started with Billy "The Croc" Argyros opening to 100,000 from under the gun. Feng Wen Chen was on the button and raised it up to 200,000. The decision fell back on Argyros who made the call and instantly turned his head to the side and checked dark.

The flop came down {3-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{10-Hearts} and Chen immediately bet out 80,000 with the option now on him. Argyros looked back at the table and made the call. When the {q-Hearts} dropped on the turn, Argyros again checked, and watched as Chen slid in a big bet of 300,000.

With only 330,000 behind, Argyros decided to muck his hand and wait for another opportunity to strike.

Billy "The Croc" Argyros au 330,000 -190,000

Tags: Billy ArgyrosFeng Wen Chen

Level:
25
Blinds:
20,000/40,000
Ante:
5,000

On The Final Table Bubble

• Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Soo Jo Kim has become the tournament latest casualty, meaning we're one elimination away from the final table.

Kim's final hand started when Andre Cyril bet out 60,000 from the cut off. The decision fell to Kim in the small blind and he instantly moved all in for just short of 300,000 in chips. The big blind got out of the way, and Cyril called.

Kim: {a-Spades}{7-Clubs}
Cyril: {A-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

Kim was behind from the start, and couldn't improve as the board ran out {j-Hearts}{10-Spades}{9-Spades}{2-Hearts}{6-Clubs} to see him fall in 11th place.

Soo Jo Kim kr Busted

Tags: Soo Jo KimAndre Cyril

Peyron Doubles Through Kim

• Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

The action started with Soo Jo Kim opening to 60,000 from the cut off before Jean Marie Peyron moved all in over the top for 485,000 in chips. The decision fell back on Kim who snap called and both players tabled their cards.

Peyron: {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Kim: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

The board ran out {10-Clubs}{6-Spades}{7-Spades}{2-Spades}{10-Diamonds} to see Peyron hold with his pocket pair as he jumped over the one million chip-mark.

Jean Marie Peyron 1,015,000 290,000
Soo Jo Kim kr 325,000 -475,000

Tags: Jean Marie PeyronSoo Jo Kim

Haggart Falls Short

• Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

2014 APPT Seoul runner-up Christian Haggart has been unable to go one better in this event after recently being eliminated from the tournament.

Carlos Kuo Chang got things started with a bet of 60,000 from under the gun. Christian Haggart was in the cut off, and opted to move all in for his last 195,000 in chips.

With the decision back on Chang, he thought for just a moment before making the call.

Chang: {K-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Haggart: {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {k-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{3-Spades}{5-Clubs}{j-Hearts} giving Haggart nothing as he was sent to the rail in 12th place.

Tags: Carlos Kuo ChangChristian Haggart