2013 Asian Nations Cup: Day 1, Session 3

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Leaders locking horns

anc-day1-065724Hand 86, Table 1:

China’s Yang Chong Xian UTG raises to 175 and action is folded to Australia’s Queenie in the SB who calls followed by another call from Israel’s Asi Moshe in the BB. Flop comes 4c Jh 9s. Queenie leads out with a bet of 700, Asi folds, Yang calls. The turn reveals Jc, Queenie continues with a bet of 1,600, Yang calls. The river is 8d. Queenie triple barrels with a bet of 3,000. After a second or two Yang moves all-in, and Queenie tanks. Eventually she says “I don’t think you have a jack” and calls the all-in. She was right and wrong at the same time. Yang did not have the jack but his pocket pair of 10s was enough to beat the Aussie’s K8 and he scoops a nice pot for the home team.

Standings after 90 hands:

PositionNation3rd Session PointsChange
1stChina432
2ndAustralia422
3rdIsrael411.5=
4thSingapore407
5thCPG403
6thJapan393
7thIndia388.5
8thMongolia383

Australia back on top

After briefly conceding the top rank to the host from China the Aussie team has retaken the lead by a mule’s hair.

Standings after 80 hands:

PositionNation3rd Session PointsChange
1stAustralia380
2ndChina379.5
3rdIsrael377=
4thIndia352.5
5thSingapore352
6thMongolia347.5
7thCPG346.5
8thJapan345=

More on points

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As mentioned in an earlier post the points system rewards first the team’s relative performance based on their total score in a hand by ranking it 1st through 8th, crediting the hand winners 8 points and the biggest losers just 1 point. That makes the average score in a hand 4.5 points and logically by the end of the competition the average score will be 240 hands * 4.5 = 1,080 points, making that the probable threshold for each team as half the field will qualify for the Nations Cup Final.

There is a lot of play left and there will be plenty of opportunities to catch up to the current leaders. After day 1 the team captains will be provided with full stats on today’s action so they can analyze and strategize before the final run tomorrow Sunday.

Standings after 70 hands:

PositionNation3rd Session PointsChange
1stChina336.5
2ndAustralia332.5
3rdIsrael324.5=
4thSingapore319=
5thIndia306=
6thCPG302
7thMongolia300.5
8thJapan299