• After several uncalled raises preflop, we finally got to see a flop. GACKT raised to 18k and Jun Saito called defending his big blind. The flop ran J♠ 4♣ 8♦, Saito checked, GACKT continued with a bet and Saito with a quick fold.
  • Anthony Gabitan was a happy camper having avoided elimination with a sweet double up.Gabitan 10♦ 10♠
    GACKT K♣ Q♥The board ran low with no faces arriving and Gabitan climbed to 177k.
  • GACKT and Czardy Rivera tangled for a pot the began with a raise to 25k by GACKT then a three-bet to 65k by Rivera. GACKT called and the board landed J♥ J♦ 3♦. Both players checked. On the turn of 7♦, Rivera bet 40k and won it without a challenge from GACKT.
  • Anthony Gabitan began the day as the shortest stack but impressively brought it up to be a bit of a threat at the table. He three-bet all in on top of Czardy Rivera’s 22k raise that was called by GACKT, and won the pot with no challenge. He now has 230k. 

  • GACKT has just lost a little more chips, this time to Karl Peter Charly Wittmann. Action kicked off with Wittmann raising to 22k and GACKT called.The flop came Q♣ 10♦ 5♦, Wittmann checked, GACKT bet 30k, and Wittmann check-raised to 85k. This was enough to win the pot with GACKT folding. Wittmann showed his pocket queens set.
  • In seaparate hands, GACKT and Czardy Rivera take turns raising, and both won the blinds and antes with no callers. They eventually get into a pot together. GACKT raised to 25k, and Rivera called on the button. At the flop of 5♠ Q♠ 2♣, GACKT laid out a continuation bet and Rivera quickly let go of his hand.
  • Big stacked Czardy Rivera and GACKT entered a preflop war. Rivera raised to 26k, GACKT three-bet to 62k, Rivera moved all in, and won it with GACKT folding.
  • GACKT and Czardy Rivera aren’t the only ones muscling the table, Samad Razavi also got in the action. Rivera raised to 28k, GACKT called, then Razavi shoved. He won the pot with no callers.
  • We are down to the final ten players. They are all guaranteed a payout. They will play down to the Final 8 today. Leading in chips is Czardy Rivera with over 1M in chips. His closest opponent is Karl Peter Charly Wittmann with 768k. Including Rivera, there are also two past APT Main Event champions in the running, UK’s Samad Razavi and Filipino Alexis Lim, joined by GACKT and TAKUMI Samejima in the top ten.
  • We finally saw a flop. Action started with Czardy Rivera raising to 42k and GACKT defending his big blind with a call. The flop came 7♣ 9♥ 10♦, GACKT checked, Rivera continued with a 52k bet, and won it with a fold from GACKT.
  • Yin Zhang is looking to rise out of the short stack zone having lost over half his starting stack prior to the final ten. He raised to 32k from the hijack seat and was called by both blinds, GACKT and Yoichi Uesugi.
    At the flop of 3♦ 9♠ 10♥, they all checked. On the turn of J♦, GACKT led for 40k, Uesugi folded, and Zhang announced all in for 208k. GACKT folded.
  • Charly Wittmann and GACKT got involved in a hand together. Wittmann raised to 32k and GACKT called. Both players checked it down 2♠ 9♥ 7♥ J♣ 2♣ and Wittmann won with his pocket eights to GACKT’s A-8.
  • GACKT took down the next good pot at the final ten up against Samad Razavi. The hand began with two players limping in on Charly Wittmann’s big blind.
    At the flop of K♦ 7♥ 2♠, sb player Samad Razavi bet 15k, Wittmann folded, and GACKT called. On the turn of 10♣ Razavi bet 20k and again GACKT called. The river of 9♦ saw Razavi check, GACKT bet 30k, and Razavi called. GACKT showed K♥ Q♥ and won the pot with Razavi mucking.

  • GACKT went up against Alexis Lim for this pot which started with Lim laying out a 42k bet. GACKT defended his big blind and called.
    At the flop of A♥ 10♣ 2♠, GACKT led for 25k and Lim called. On the turn of Q♣, GACKT continued and bet 30k, Lim called. On the river of 6♠, action was no different with GACKT betting 35k, and Lim with the call. GACKT turned open A♣ K♠ for the win
  • Alexis Lim just lost a pot to GACKT and proceeded to lose two more with the first one against the leader Czardy Rivera. The hand saw Rivera limp in from the sb seat and Lim check. The board ran 7♥ A♣ 4♥ 8♦ 6♠ with both players checking all the way. Rivera won with his K♣ 6♦ pair.
  • Czardy Rivera has been the chip leader for some time and rightfully so as he continues to accumulate chips. In this hand against GACKT, Rivera raised to 68k and limper GACKT called.
    The flop of K♠ 4♣ A♥ saw both players check for a free turn card of 5♥. GACKT checked, Rivera bet 45k, and GACKT called. On the river of 10♠, GACKT checked, Rivera bet 85k, and was again called. Rivera showed A♦ Q♠ top pair and GACKT mucked his hand.
  • After losing the previous pot to the leader, GACKT entered the next hand and successfully won the pot. He limped in from the utg+1 seat, joined by sb Charly Wittmann, and Yin Zhang on the big blind checked.
    At the flop of 7♣ 8♦ 10♠, action was checked to GACKT who bet 40k and won the pot with both opponents folding.
  • Takumi Samejima has just become the second player to cross the million mark. After eliminating Yin Zhang, Samejima won another big pot. It started with Yoichi Uesugi laying out a 40k raise and both blind Samejima and GACKT with the call.
    At the flop of 9♠ 3♠ 3♦, action was checked to Uesugi who bet 80k and was check-called only by Samejima. On the turn of J♣, no betting action took place and the river J♠ was felted. Changing gears was Samejima with a big bet of 105k and Uesugi flat called. Samejima turned open 9♥ 9♦ for a dominating full house over Uesugi’s K♠ Q♠ flush. Samejima now at 1.2M in chips.
  • With the elimination of Anthony Gabitan, the Final 8 of the Main Event has been established. They will be returning at 130pm tomorrow for the race to the first APT Main Event championship title of 2017. Here are the Final 8 contenders.
    Czardy Rivera – Philippines – 1,276,000
    Takumi Samejima – Japan – 1,193,000
    Charly Wittmann – Germany – 749,000
    GACKT – Japan – 721,000
    Samad Razavi – UK – 385,000
    Yoichi Uesugi – Japan – 211,000
    Alexis Lim – Philippines – 130,000
    Phua Si Yang – Singapore – 126,000
    Stand by for the Day 3 recap. The Final 8 will be aired in the APT Twitch channel tomorrow with a 30-minute delay.

Source: theasianpokertour.com/live-reporting

Translation: GACKT ITALIA Team

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