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Edward Sabat Wins APPT Macau

by AintLuck.com Poker Team

The PokerStars Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) broke new ground and signaled a new era in the Asian gambling arena. With 538 participants and an impressive prize pool of $12,643,000 HKD ($1,62 million), the second season of the APPT Macau was a record breaking success. The 2008 APPT Macau is the largest poker tournament held in Asia to date with 15% of the entrants hailing from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Macau.

The final table saw big action throughout the day from the international group of players. The days chip leader, Eddie Sabat, started off from a strong position but endured several ups and downs. As the day went on players were eliminated one by one until the last two men were standing, Eddie Sabat of the US and Charles Chua of Malaysia. As the chip lead switched between the players several times before the deciding final hand was played.

Chua opened the hand for 150,000. Sabat called and the flop showed 6c-Qd-6d. He checked, Chua bet 275,000, Sabat then check raised to 550,000 causing Chua to push all in to which Sabat called. Sabat revealed Kd-Jd for a flush draw and Chua showed Qs-3c, giving him two pair. Ac came on the turn which brought more outs but the 2d on the river guaranteed Sabat’s victory.

About Edward (Eddie) Sabat

By taking down the win at the final table, Eddie is the youngest player to ever make the final table. He was taught poker by his brother who is in medical school. The PokerStars qualifier has had some impressive results over the past 12 months, including third in the WSOP Circuit Series event at Harrah’s Rincon in San Diego, worth $70,680 USD in February. He also added a cash finish to his resume in the PokerStars.net LAPT event in Brazil last month and finished in the money twice at the 2008 WSOP. Though the 22 year old recently completed his studies to become an accountant at USC, he considers his new classroom to be the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles where he’s a regular in the cash games.

2008 PokerStars Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau results:

1st Edward Sabat USA $3,540,040 HKD
2nd Charles Chua Malaysia $2,275,740 HKD
3rd Diwei Huang Singapore $1,201,080 HKD
4th Mikael Rosen Sweden $847,080 HKD
5th Jeppe Drivsholm Denmark $632,150 HKD
6th Kuok Wai Will Cheong Macau $443,500 HKD
7th Tian Chen USA $328,720 HKD
8th Javed Abrahams UK $240,220 HKD
9th So Myung Sim South Korea $177,000 HKD

APPT Macau High Roller Event Begins

Day 1 of the PokerStars.net APPT Macau High Rollers event kicked off today with a guaranteed prize pool of $10,000,000 HKD. Sixty players have begun play, competing for the first prize of $3,800,000 HKD with registrations continuing to file in.

Team PokerStars Pros Joe Hachem, Lee ‘FinalTable’ Nelson, Barry Greenstein, Hevad Khan, Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier and Isabelle Mercier along with PokerStars sponsored players Emad Tahtouh, Van Marcus, Terrence Chan, Assadourian, Ivan Tan and Celina Lin are headlining at the event.

The $150,000 HKD buy in three day event gets under way with a start bank of 20,000 in chips with 75 minute levels and pay out to the top eight players.

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