2013 Asian Nations Cup: Day 1, Session 4

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Mongolia fighting back

anc-day1-075539Table 1, hand #109.

Action is folded to Asi Moshe in seat 5 who finds the calling chips, Yang follows suit in seat 6, Bold Uundai raises to 200 on the button. Sangeeth Mohan calls from the SB as do both Asi and Yang. The flop comes out 9d 10s 2h. Check-check is followed by a 600 bet from Yang. Bold finds a raise to 2,000 and Yang immediately announces all-in, Bold calls. Hands revealed: Yang is ahead with Q 10, Bold is holding 10 8, no flush draws. The turn brings a queen leaving Bold with extremely slim chances to catch up, he needs a jack and a jack only. The river – a jack!! Mongolia makes a dent in the Chinese lead.

Play is almost coming to an end for day 1, most of the players have headed for dinner, and we will be rounding off the Day 1 action in our next update.

Standings after 120 hands:

PositionNation4th Session PointsChange
1stAustralia580
2ndChina577
3rdCPG544.5
4thIsrael543
5thSingapore537
6thJapan514=
7thIndia504
8thMongolia484.5

A minute with Joe Barnard

Standings after 110 hands:

PositionNation4th Session PointsChange
1stChina542=
2ndAustralia530=
3rdSingapore499=
4thCPG498
5thIsrael496.5
6thJapan473.5
7thMongolia461.5
8thIndia459.5

A minute with Joe Barnard

anc-day1-5220As a relatively new format and technology the Match Poker concept is under constant scrutiny and always in the process of improving. After a hectic start to the day we found a more relaxed “COO” Joe Barnard in the corner of the room with a bottle of water in his hand, catching a moment for himself. Guess we ruined that moment when we asked him a couple of questions:

Your immediate thoughts on the event today? “This is living and breathing proof that poker is a sport.” On the question of where Joe has seen the most important improvements since the European nations Cup in Cyprus Joe replies “improved and faster technology, pot-limit preflop, shorter sessions with no substitutions, multiple seat draws from session to session, mood of the staff and in particular for the teams and their players a much better service in shape of frequent and actual standings and stats made available for analysis”.

Standings after 100 hands:

PositionNation4th Session PointsChange
1stChina492=
2ndAustralia476=
3rdSingapore458
4thIsrael455.5
5thCPG455=
6thIndia425.5
7thJapan425
8thMongolia413=