2017 PokerStars Championship Macau

Main Event
Dias: 6
Event Info

2017 PokerStars Championship Macau

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
2,877,500 HKD
Event Info
42,400 HKD
Prize Pool
20,796,800 HKD
Informações sobre o nível
150,000 / 300,000

Main Event

Dia 6 Iniciado

A Champion Will Be Made; Elliot Smith Leads Final 6 on Day 6

Elliot Smith
Elliot Smith

Today, the first-ever PokerStars Championship Macau will crown its Main Event winner inside the PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room in the City of Dreams complex. They will earn HK$3,130,000 and they’ll receive the honor of being just the third person to win a PokerStars Championship since the new tour began.

It will be one of the six players remaining with Canadian Elliot Smith best position to accomplish the task. He will return to the table when play resumes at noon with 4,585,000 chips. Right on his heels is China’s Tianyuan Tang with 4,500,000 while nobody else at the table has reached the 2,000,000 mark, making it a top-heavy field with two players in control of most of the chips.

Also in contention is Aymon Hata from the U.K. (1,970,000), Australian Daniel Laidlaw (1,855,000), Canadian Avraham Oziel (1,735,000), and Taiwan’s Yen Chen (1,170,000).

Play paused last night when the tournament reached six players and Level 27 had just begun. Play will resume at noon today with the remainder of that level and continue until just one player remains.

Day 6 Level Structure

LevelDurationSmall BlindBig BlindAnte

The PokerNews live reporting team will be doing hand-for-hand coverage of this final table, so follow along right here on this page to catch every moment of the action until a champion is made.

Tags: Avraham OzielAymon HataDaniel LaidlawElliot SmithTianyuan TangYan Chen

Nível: 27

Blinds: 30,000/60,000

Ante: 10,000

Shuffle Up and Deal!

Nível 27 : 30,000/60,000, 10,000 ante

Play is now underway for this six-handed final table. There are 77 minutes remaining in Level 27 from when play paused last night. Follow along with our hand-for-hand coverage all day!

Hands #1-5: Right in the Feelers

Nível 27 : 30,000/60,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #1: Aymon Hata opened to 125,000 from the button and folded when Tianyuan Tang three-bet to 280,000 out of the small blind.

Hand #2: Avraham Oziel opened to 125,000 in the small blind and Yen Chen called out of the big blind. The flop came {10-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} and both players checked to see the {9-Diamonds} on the turn. Both players checked again and the {k-Spades} completed the board on the river. Oziel fired out a bet worth 175,000 and took down the pot.

Hand #3: Elliot Smith was given a walk.

Hand #4: Tang opened to 130,000 from late position and received a call from Daniel Laidlaw in the big blind. A {10-Clubs}{k-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop was seen and Laidlaw check-called a bet of 150,000 from Tang. The {a-Hearts} fell on the turn and both players checked to the {9-Spades} on the river. Laidlaw led out with a bet of 225,000 and Tang folded.

Hand #5: Action folded to the players in the blinds and Laidlaw limped in. Hata checked and the flop came {q-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. Laidlaw bet out 90,000 and won the pot as Hata folded.

Tags: Avraham OzielAymon HataDaniel LaidlawElliot SmithTianyuan TangYan Chen

Hand #6: Yen Chen Eliminated in 6th Place (HK$705,000)

Nível 27 : 30,000/60,000, 10,000 ante
Yen Chen
Yen Chen

Yen Chen looked down at cards he was ready to commit his tournament life to. He pushed all in for about 950,000 from the hijack seat and action folded around to Tianyuan Tang in the big blind. He quickly said, "I call."

Chen: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Tang: {j-Clubs}{j-Spades}

Chen was in bad shape and Tang celebrated his situation, being well ahead. Then the flop came {3-Hearts}{10-Spades}{6-Diamonds} and Chen politely tried to suppress a smirk as he took the lead with a set.

The turn was the {6-Hearts} and players on the rail started calling for the jack.

The river fell {j-Diamonds} and Tang jumped out of his seat, yelling in celebration of hitting one of only two cards in the deck that would win him the pot. He shook Chen's hand who left the table to collect HK$705,000 for finishing in sixth place.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Tianyuan Tang cn
Tianyuan Tang
6,300,000 1,800,000
Yen Chen tw
Yen Chen

Tags: Tianyuan TangYen Chen

Hands #7-9: Chips For Tang

Nível 27 : 30,000/60,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #7: Avraham Oziel was given a walk in the big blind.

Hand #8: Tianyuan Tang raised to 130,000 from the button and got a call from both players in the blinds — Avraham Oziel and Elliot Smith. The flop came {9-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and it checked to Tang. He bet 200,000 and won the pot when his opponents folded.

Hand #9: Tang raised to 130,000 from the cutoff and won the pot when everyone folded.

Tags: Avraham OzielElliot SmithTianyuan Tang

Hands #10-14: Smith Puttin' On the Pressure

Nível 27 : 30,000/60,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #10: Daniel Laidlaw completed from the small blind and folded when Aymon Hata shoved in the big blind.

Hand #11: Elliot Smith raised to 125,000 from the cutoff and took down the pot.

Hand #12: Laidlaw opened to 135,000 in the cutoff and folded when Avraham Oziel three-bet jammed from the big blind.

Hand #13: Smith got a walk.

Hand #14: Smith opened to 155,000 in the small blind and Laidlaw folded in the big blind.

Tags: Avraham OzielAymon HataDaniel LaidlawElliot Smith

Hand #15: Aymon Hata Eliminated in 5th Place (HK$950,000)

Nível 27 : 30,000/60,000, 10,000 ante
Aymon Hata
Aymon Hata

Elliot Smith opened to 125,000 from the button. Aymon Hata looked down at his cards and announced "all-in." Smith snap-called.

Smith: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Hata: {j-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

A dream flop for Hata was crushed on the turn as the dealer delivered a {j-Clubs}{q-Spades}{3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} board and Hata was knocked out in fifth place, taking home HK$950,000.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Elliot Smith ca
Elliot Smith
6,700,000 2,115,000
Aymon Hata gb
Aymon Hata

Tags: Aymon HataElliot Smith