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  13-Nov-12, 09:52   #1
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In a country where gambling is a way of life, the APPT Macau's main event came to conclusion yesterday when Xing Zhou and Ying Kit Chan decided to flip for the title.

Having battled their way through 182 other players, Zhou and Chan stood on the cusp of the ATTP Macau title and a $547,000 pay day.

At the start of the heads-up finale it looked as though Zhou would make quick work of his opponent as he held a commanding 8-1 chip lead.

However, after grinding harder than he's ever done before, Chan managed reduced the deficit to 2-1 before stealing the lead.

The advantage then switched between the two players until a dinner break gave them a little time to reflect on their positions.

Having returned to the table, the pair decided to play a few more hands before letting their natural desires to gamble take over.

Despite Zhou holding the chip lead, he agreed to split the prize money evenly ($454,807 each) and move all-in blind to decide who took home the trophy.

  13-Nov-12, 12:00   #2

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Wow, reducing a 8-1 disadvantage into a 2-1 is a great work from a master player. Noah Schwartz should be inducted to read this, as he is on that final table in theWPT bestbet Jacksonville with a 4-1 advantage to all the remaining 8 players, but that doesn’t mean he’s got everything under control. And after losing such an advantage, no one would expect him to refuse the split agreement. Although that ruins the fame of a tourney, and turns even more angry those who lost trying to reach the top of it.

  13-Nov-12, 20:23   #3
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Those people are all about gambling and they settle the final table in that spirit lol

Too bad we don't see too many Macau players online too, those that play online play way too tight.

  13-Nov-12, 22:04   #4
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I dont think so that i have ever seen such a deal before of splitting the money.
The deals i know come after consideration of the chip stack every player has.

  14-Nov-12, 00:00   #5
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Sorin.........well done on another superb report on what is ahppening out there in poker tournament land. Have any of you guys been to Macau? its ne place i would love to go t and is on my plan of places to get to play in.

  14-Nov-12, 01:14   #6

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I don't think a split is a bad way to settle it. I mean my concern would be the money and the trophy is just a mantel piece although it'd be nice to win.
I just wonder what they had for dinner since they waited until after they ate to split the winnings. maybe they were just wanting the freee dinner and knew they were going to split after they ate. LOL

  14-Nov-12, 10:08   #7
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Posted by damosk:
Sorin.........well done on another superb report on what is ahppening out there in poker tournament land.

Thank you Damosk,I search a lot of sites about poker and try to bring new topics for mobsters to talk about.I am not a great poker player,more of a freerolls enthusiast,start to play poker two years ago and read the basic ruls of poker and that it.I am old and lazy to make a real improvment of my game.
Good luck

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