Heads up is set!
The crowd here is really livening up as the bar overlooking the final table is filling with observers all cheering on the final table players.
They only have two to sweat now though with the other two who were in contention finding the rail here.
Xie was in good shape to double through but the flop of 5♠2♣6♣ hurt his chances. The 6♦ turn was the nail in the coffin as Cheng made trips and locked up the hand. The 4♣ landed on the river to give Cheng an unnecessary full house and Xie shook the hands of the three remaining before leaving the tournament area. Xie collects HK$698,000 (US$90,024) for his fourth place finish.
It was a fair fight and with a board run out of 4♣6♠2♠10♥Q♣ Cheng’s threes would hold to bring us into heads up play. Campomanes did well to run it up after an early double today but finds the exit two shy of the title for HK$926,000 (US$119,423).
Cheng will start with a commanding chip lead after a host of eliminations. His opponent Weijie Ye trails with more than a 2:1 deficit.
Heads Up Chip Count
Yat Wai Cheng – 6,750,000
Weijie Ye – 3,115,000
A crowd is gathered around the table now as we continue the action and find out who becomes our APPT9 Macau Main Event champion. Who will it be? Stay tuned to the PokerStarsBlog to find out!