APT Cambodia Main Event: Day 3 Recap and Final 8 presentation

Just 16 players remained at the start of Day 3 with each player still having plenty of work to do in order to make the money and to qualifiy for the final table.

Ten players in the money

The clock hadn't been going long before the first names started to fall today. Ruth Graham was the only lady left in the field, and after starting the day fairly short, unfortunately fell just before the money. She was soon accompanied on the rail by French player residing in Cambodia, Franck Bravo. Aces versus a flopped set ended his challenge. Patrick Honsel was an experienced online player in the field, but with a short stack, he was forced to take risks. This led to his elimination when shoving a small Ace and being called by a big pocket Kings. Julien Thabault finished 10th for USD$4,100 and Svyatoslav Belyaev took 9th place for USD$4,500 leaving us with just 8 left standing.


Unofficial Table (9 left)

Final 8 presentation

Oscar Alache Orrego – 846,000 (Chile)

Oscar Alache Orrego will bring a commanding lead to the final table with 846,000 chips. He made more ground on day 3 than any other player, which isn't a surprise when you look at everything he has achieved in South America. He makes an extremely high number of final tables and incredibly, manages to finish top 3 in two thirds of the events that he cashes. He has over USD$500,000 in live winnings and will be the favourite tomorrow, and with good reason.


Oscar Alache Orrego

Linh Tran –  530,000 (Vietnam)             

Chasing down the chip leader is Linh Tran, who has a lot of consistent live results on the Asian circuit, with over USD$330,000 in cashes. He brings 530,000 to the table tomorrow and remains the biggest threat to Orrego's hopes of taking victory here.

Charly Mouline – 370,000 (France)  

Charly Mouline is a French national who has only 2 previous live cashes, but the way he applied pressure and got active preflop would suggest he has experience with tournament poker. He brings a very respectable 370,000 stack into tomorrow.


Charly Mouline and Linh Tran

Chris Edgar – 234,000 (Australia)

Australian Chris Edgar has had deep runs before and cashes of up to USD$14,263 but tomorrow will offer a chance for him to improve on that personal best live score. He is by no means out of contention with an average stack of 234,000 and a lot of experience on live tour events.

Daniel Tan – 176,000 (Australia)    

Daniel Tan will also be flying the Australian flag, and will have 176,000 going into tomorrow. He has both live and online experience, and lives in Pnomh Penh. He entered day 3 with the chip lead but has fallen into the pack through the course of today. If he can rediscover some momentum early tomorrow, he may still be able to mount a challenge for the title.

Van De Putte Pascal – 143,000 (France) 

From France, poker enthusiast Van De Putte Pacal will be looking for his first big result here, and will enter play with 143,000. He spends much of his time in Sihanoukeville working in the travel business and playing live poker.

Caubet Gregory – 106,000 (France)   

Caubet Gregory also comes from France and will be taking a seat tomorrow. He only has 106,000 at this point, but who knows what may change in the first few levels of play. He divides his time between Thailand and France mostly, but finds plenty of time to enjoy tournament poker, having racked up USD$132,000 in live cashes before today.


Caubet Gregory

 David Farber-  71,000 (United States)

David Farber is the only remaining player from the USA, and with no serious history of results in live poker it would be hard to see him walking away with the title. But he does have 71,000 chips and a slim shot at glory.



Chip Count


Seat #


David Farber


United States

1 (BB)


Caubet Gregory





Daniel Tan





Charly Mouline





Linh Tran





Oscar Alache Orrego





Chris Edgar



7 (DB)


Van De Putte Pascal



8 (SB)

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Louis Hartwell

Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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