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Old 11-15-2010, 01:59 AM   #26
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Re: Nosebleed Cash Games at APT Macau (Durrrrr, Ivey, Juanda, Giang)

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Old 11-15-2010, 02:10 AM   #27
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Re: Nosebleed Cash Games at APT Macau (Durrrrr, Ivey, Juanda, Giang)

There was an APPT event in Cebu, Philippines at the same time as APt Macau (Mark posting for Tom)
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:58 AM   #28
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OWLS - Just to confirm numbers are all HK$ not US$ reported. All cash chips on the table no credit allowed in the casino for this sort of game. Agregus - read earlier posts from Page 19, game is in Macau not HK.

The "Poker King" Poker room Chip Update as provided by Winfred 5 min ago for today's session is Phil up HK$15m, Tom up HK$4m, Table regulars up HK$2m, Chau up HK$300k, Johnny Chan down HK$800k, John Juanda down HK$1.5m (but up big for the week overall and has left town for a trip), 2 Beijing visitors down HK$10m each. Currently main game is 4 handed with Phil, Tom and 2 regulars playing HK$10/20k. Second game features Jeff Lisandro, Ted Forrest and others playing either 2k/4k or 5k/10k

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Old 11-15-2010, 06:35 AM   #29
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Biggest Pot of the session approx HK$10m between Phil and Tom Dwan, flop Axx, turn 3, both all in, Durrrr turns over A3, Phil AK, river.... K

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Old 11-15-2010, 08:45 AM   #30
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The game is now usually being played at the normal level table rather than the raised VIP level table.

Quote from Winfred Yu, Poker King poker room manager "I actually asked why the other day to which one of the regulars replied - The VIP table is too far from the restrooms, I missed 2 hands the hands the other day"

The VIP table can be no more than 30m from the rest rooms, the main level table is about 7m

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Old 11-15-2010, 09:00 AM   #31
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OWLS - Just to confirm numbers are all HK$ not US$ reported. All cash chips on the table no credit allowed in the casino for this sort of game. Agregus - read earlier posts from Page 19, game is in Macau not HK.

The "Poker King" Poker room Chip Update as provided by Winfred 5 min ago for today's session is Phil up HK$15m, Tom up HK$4m, Table regulars up HK$2m, Chau up HK$300k, Johnny Chan down HK$800k, John Juanda down HK$1.5m (but up big for the week overall and has left town for a trip), 2 Beijing visitors down HK$10m each. Currently main game is 4 handed with Phil, Tom and 2 regulars playing HK$10/20k. Second game features Jeff Lisandro, Ted Forrest and others playing either 2k/4k or 5k/10k

(Mark F posting for Tom)
From Winfred - "He's still up as per above post the HK$10m pot. Up strong the day before too after a first day losing session. Up overall, but he can update you all himselves when he chooses to do so. Not for us to steal the man's news"
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:12 AM   #32
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Re: Nosebleed Cash Games at APT Macau (Durrrrr, Ivey, Juanda, Giang)

Here you go guys, this photo ain't mine, credits to the anonymous photographer...

This was at Hard Rock Casino during the APT event

The round chips at the bottom are 1million, the "biscuits" are 100K each.

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Old 11-15-2010, 09:16 AM   #33
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Correct, JJ is sitting with just under HKDollars 9 million at that point, was there watching!! City of Dreams HK$1m chips grey oval large plaques, HK$100K red plaques, HK$10k yellow chips and HK$1K small grey chips.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:26 AM   #34
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Guys, I have to go to bed for a few hours (and I need to let Mark go home who is doing all the thread reviewing), an old man like me can't cope with a hard week of poker tournament and affiliated drinking and cash games that was the week that was the APT. Still haven't recovered from whoever poured all that tequila down my neck at the player party.

Think the game has just broken for the session anyway. More updates will follow as the week progresses. Winfred Yu the Starworld Poker King poker room manager will join the thread tomorrow and will continue the more regular posting as games continue.

Thanks to all who came to support the APT.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:42 AM   #35
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Re: Nosebleed Cash Games at APT Macau (Durrrrr, Ivey, Juanda, Giang)

Is that 15M HK$ about 2 million US Dollars?
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:47 AM   #36
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yes (/ by 7.8)
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:12 PM   #37
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Tom Hall shipped 1 mill USD in that game too before quitting. perhaps hes too modest to report that little detail
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:28 PM   #38
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Re: Nosebleed Cash Games at APT Macau (Durrrrr, Ivey, Juanda, Giang)

I am back in the US now so the updates will have to come from Tom and hopefully Winfred.

Tom Hall did win about 1 million USD in 4 sessions is confirmed.

I am at Commerce for a week and then off to Marrakesh where the PLO games are some of the biggest in the world.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:34 AM   #39
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Re: Nosebleed Cash Games at APT Macau (Durrrrr, Ivey, Juanda, Giang)

Morning from Asia - Update from Winfred from the Poker King Room at Starworld for you all.

"Game was regulars only last night (plus Uncle Chau Giang) and usual Asian visitors with Phil and Durrr getting some sleep. Visitors dropped HK$30m last night, regulars won most of it with Chau picking up a nice win too. Second table played a mix of 100/200 limit and 200/400 no limit with jeff Lisandro, Ted Forrest amongst the players."

The exciting stuff - Durrrr has been challenged to a heads up session tonight by a local player who is bringing HK$20-30m. A Durrrr Challenge x 5 in size. More info will be posted ahead of tonight!!!"

Tom adds that he had a nice win but it wasnt as much as US$1m and after paying the bar bill for the party there wasn't much left.

(Mark F posting for Tom)
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:25 AM   #40
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Re: Nosebleed Cash Games at APT Macau (Durrrrr, Ivey, Juanda, Giang)

Hi All,

Would just like to say on behalf of Poker King Club thank you to everyone for their interest in our High Stakes Macau game. As i've read some of the previous threads, our friends Tom & Matt have done an excellent job giving updates, as well as bringing Phil and Durr over to Starworld to play this action packed game. As of right now...Durr & Phil are taking a break, catching up on some sleep....and there are two local guys sitting right in front of me playing $50k-$100k HKD heads up. They've been playing since 9am....it's about 4pm now....and they're still going strong. One guy has a massive chip lead on the other ....but the other guy's determined to continue playing it seems. As the days go by, this game is getting stronger and bigger than ever. With ante's and props....who knows what the future will hold when it comes to limits.

This game has been going on in Macau at Level 3 Starworld...Poker King Club for over a year already. And consists of mostly Macau/China businessmen who have converted their passion from Baccarrat to Poker. It's definetly an entertaining game to watch, i've seen some players improve over the years and come out consistent winners each session. Yet i've seen others continue to try and chase very expensive gut shots or flush draws just because "they could feel it"...lolz. With the addition of Durr, Phil, and other world champions, the game's atmosphere has really gotten even more exciting. Everyday new challenges come out, and as Tom Hall said earlier, some guy from Beijing has challenged to play Durr heads up, if he flies in tonight, i'll keep everyone posted on what happens. Thanks! =)

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Hand of the Day:

Last night all the regular high roller Chinese guys were playing..along with World Champion Chau Giang. (Durr and Phil were taking a nap and getting some rest)

How it went down:
Blinds: $10,000, $20,000HKD blinds, $10,000 Ante/person
There was a straddle of $40,000 HKD.
Chinese guy: bumps it up to $100,000HKD (with Ace, Jack)
Chau Giang: raises to $500,000HKD (with Ace, Ace)
Chinese guy: calls ....(everyone else folds) it's now heads up

Flop comes out: J, J, 10

Chau Giang: Checks (two pair, aces and jacks)
Chinese guy: bets $1.2 million (with trip Jack's, ace kicker)
Chau Giang: Calls

Turn: Ace ( WOW, Chau Giang has now made a Full house Aces over Jacks....While Chinese Guy has Full house Jacks over Aces)

Chau Giang: first to act ....Checks!
Chinese guy: pushes All IN ...around $9 Million HKD
Chau Giang: Calls

River comes a 3: Chau Giang takes down the over $20 Million HKD POT!!!!!!!

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Old 11-16-2010, 05:30 AM   #41
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Re: Nosebleed Cash Games at APT Macau (Durrrrr, Ivey, Juanda, Giang)

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Hi All,

Would just like to say on behalf of Poker King Club thank you to everyone for their interest in our High Stakes Macau game. As i've read some of the previous threads, our friends Tom & Matt have done an excellent job giving updates, as well as bringing Phil and Durr over to Starworld to play this action packed game. As of right now...Durr & Phil are taking a break, catching up on some sleep....and there are two local guys sitting right in front of me playing $50k-$100k HKD heads up. They've been playing since 9am....it's about 4pm now....and they're still going strong. One guy has a massive chip lead on the other ....but the other guy's determined to continue playing it seems. As the days go by, this game is getting stronger and bigger than ever. With ante's and props....who knows what the future will hold when it comes to limits.

This game has been going on in Macau at Level 3 Starworld...Poker King Club for over a year already. And consists of mostly Macau/China businessmen who have converted their passion from Baccarrat to Poker. It's definetly an entertaining game to watch, i've seen some players improve over the years and come out consistent winners each session. Yet i've seen others continue to try and chase very expensive gut shots or flush draws just because "they could feel it"...lolz. With the addition of Durr, Phil, and other world champions, the game's atmosphere has really gotten even more exciting. Everyday new challenges come out, and as Tom Hall said earlier, some guy from Beijing has challenged to play Durr heads up, if he flies in tonight, i'll keep everyone posted on what happens. Thanks! =)

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Hand of the Day:

Last night all the regular high roller Chinese guys were playing..along with World Champion Chau Giang. (Durr and Phil were taking a nap and getting some rest)

How it went down:
Blinds: $10,000, $20,000HKD blinds, $10,000 Ante/person
There was a straddle of $40,000 HKD.
Chinese guy: bumps it up to $100,000HKD (with Ace, Jack)
Chau Giang: raises to $500,000HKD (with Ace, Ace)
Chinese guy: calls ....(everyone else folds) it's now heads up

Flop comes out: J, J, 10

Chau Giang: Checks (two pair, aces and jacks)
Chinese guy: bets $1.2 million (with trip Jack's, ace kicker)
Chau Giang: Calls

Turn: Ace ( WOW, Chau Giang has now made a Full house Aces over Jacks....While Chinese Guy has Full house Jacks over Aces)

Chau Giang: first to act ....Checks!
Chinese guy: pushes All IN ...around $9 Million HKD
Chau Giang: Calls

River comes a 3: Chau Giang takes down the over $20 Million HKD POT!!!!!!!

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Thanks Stella, was nice to meet you in Macau and keep the updates coming
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:12 AM   #42
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tell me it's not blinds
Yes my friend! it was blinds.....$50,000 -$100,000 HKD blinds....but no Ante...just heads up. The session last night started off $10k-$20k with ante....and u can see the monster pot Chau won last night on my last thread....It then eventually bumped up to $20k-$40k with ante early morning, and at about 9am the rest of the players called it quits, while two Chinese guys (one very regular player) decided to bump it up to $50k-$100k heads up. Our regular player had a massive chip lead, and I guess the other chinese guy was trying to challenge him, so they bumped it up to $50k-$100k....by 4pm the next day (today), the game finished. And our regular chinese guy came out a winner with +$18 Million. The other chinese guy, bought in for $5 Million and finished with the same amount, so didn't lose anything in the heads up session. Except maybe some sleep....lolz.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:54 AM   #43
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Stella, thanks for taking over the posts properly, Mark will be able to get back to his proper job.

HK$50k/100k (US$7,000 / US$14,000) are the biggest blinds we have ever seen in Macau. Phil and Tom in Macau has inspired a new level of sickness at the Big Game. It really is a BIG GAME now.

Looking forward to coming back at the weekend and seeing whats going on!!



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Old 11-16-2010, 08:37 AM   #44
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thx for the awesome updates. tom's party bill is that high? close to 1million?
I was lucky to be at the first couple of Asian Poker Tour VIP Parties (Tom Hall's party) and they really are the stuff legends are made of.

The parties were held in Tom's PENTHOUSE suite, (at StarWorld) from gorgeous models and pre paid (for entire night) hookers to the finest wines and champagne money can buy. To use the term basic spirits would be an insult with Chivas Regal Gold Signature and Belvedere Vodka the cheapest drinks in the house!

From memory, Bluff Magazine, called Tom's APT party the BEST poker party of the year - edging out the Stars' WSOP party.

So a bar tab over half a million over a 2 week time frame is definitely Tom Hall Territory.
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I was lucky to be at the first couple of Asian Poker Tour VIP Parties (Tom Hall's party) and they really are the stuff legends are made of.

The parties were held in Tom's PENTHOUSE suite, (at StarWorld) from gorgeous models and pre paid (for entire night) hookers to the finest wines and champagne money can buy. To use the term basic spirits would be an insult with Chivas Regal Gold Signature and Belvedere Vodka the cheapest drinks in the house!

From memory, Bluff Magazine, called Tom's APT party the BEST poker party of the year - edging out the Stars' WSOP party.

So a bar tab over half a million over a 2 week time frame is definitely Tom Hall Territory.
If the 2+2 nerd herd could watch a day in the life of Tom Hall or Chris Parker, they would become the new Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey of NVG.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:40 PM   #46
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Was out drinking with Matt Savage, Tom Hall, Chris Parker and a load of the APT girls. Matt Savage teaching Tom some dice game and it started at HK$20 a game (where Tom won) and ended up at HK$30,000 a game where Matt won all the moolah. I guess they still have to learn a bit from Lord Savage
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:51 PM   #47
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Just catching up with this thread from Taiwan. True Mr Savage taught me a lesson in the dice games!!! Exciting times in Macau and for poker in Asia generally. I was reminded of a true story from one of the online rooms I deal with which also illustrates how new poker still is in Asia.

They had a Chinese player that deposited equiv to about US$300 a day for about 20 days in a row and he kept losing every single day, no upward swing whatsoever. Customer support thought they better get in touch with a player so determined to deposit and lose every day and see if they could give him a few pointers or send him to an educational site or something.

Turns out the guy didn't know you could actually fold (thought the fold button meant quit the game) so he either called or bet every single game to the river for 20 days. After the CS guy picked himself off the floor from laughing, the online room actually sent a guy to spend a day training him. The same player has since turned into a damn good player (has won some medium size live events in Macau as well as being a small winner online!!!

Night all!
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Gullanian, will be in UK in Jan for the ICE Gaming Show, there will be a fun party then, PM me and will get our marketing lady to send you an invite (hopefully you won't be disappointed). Must have been out the UK too long, don't get the benches line.

Matt, true Freddy Deeb took me to the Cleaners. Pot calling kettle on the shirts, from a man who routinely looks like the joker in either a purple suit or some sort of shiny green material What's your next TD event?
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Squibz, maybe it happened before somewhere else but this was from late last year. Happy to have a friendly wager / charity donation bet and post the CS chat (in chinese with translation and player name blanked) if you think its an urban myth .

When I get some time at the weekend maybe I should post some stories from the gambling world in Asia as am pretty sure you won't have heard most of them, but maybe for another thread as not all are about poker and guess best to stay on topic.

Stella what's happening??
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I hesitate to answer as having seen the photoshop skills of some of the people on 2+2, I may end up being stuck on the front/back end of a fish/donkey/some other animal but yes that would be me looking happy just before I tried to bluff Freddy Deeb and busted
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