APPT Cebu Main Event
APPT Cebu Main Event
Day 2 completed

Day 2 Concludes with 40 Remaining Players

Day 2 has finally come to an end with the in-the-money players all coming back tomorrow to try and make the final table.

Leading the field are Phillip Willcocks and Dong-bin Han, who both have more than 350,000 in chips. Local player Jojo Tech also has more than 300,000, while The Poker Pack pro Nam Le currently has a little less than 200,000.

Check back tomorrow for the latest updates from the APPT Cebu event!

Tags: APPT Cebu 2009Nam LePhillip WillcocksJojo TechDong-bin Han

The Last of the Mongolians

The last of Team Mongolia has departed the tournament, just short of the money. Bold Uundai open-shoved his last 9,500 and was called in one spot before Rody Kaka moved all in from the big blind for 90,000.

"Come on Elton!" said Kaka in disgust. "F***! It had to be you man?" Kaka seemed pained to lay down his hand, but he eventually did, showing a pair of eights.

"I'm doing you a real favor," Tsang replied. He opened {A-?} {A-?} against Uundai's {2-?} {2-?}. Uundai was overjoyed to see a deuce in the window of the flop, but there was also a matching ace, {2-Hearts} {10-Spades} {A-Clubs}. The turn {8-Clubs} would have made a crippling set for Kaka. The river bricked {3-Spades} and our last Mongolian headed for the exit.

Tsang is up to about 115,000.

Tags: Elton TsangRody KakaBold Uundai

Two for the Price of One

On one of the first hands to be played after the break,Beng Hong "Joe" Ker vaulted himself near the top of the leaderboard. There was an open-raise to 10,000 before a short-stacked player moved all in for 24,400. Action packed to Yong Suk Chang on the button, who moved in for 107,000. Big blind Ker asked for a count, and as soon as he got it announced a call. That moved the action back to the initial raiser, who would have to call all in for less if he wanted in to a massive four-way pot. He opted to fold {A-Clubs} {K-Spades}, taking us to a three-way showdown instead.

Short stack: {6-Spades} {6-Diamonds}
Chang: {A-Spades} {3-Spades}
Ker: {K-Clubs} {K-Hearts}

Ker was in great shape to eliminate two players on the same hand. That's exactly what he did when the board rolled out {8-Clubs} {7-Hearts} {2-Diamonds} {3-Hearts} {Q-Spades}. Ker now has about 320,000.

Tags: Yong Suk ChangBeng Hong Ker


Jay Morales Runs Into the House of Willcocks

Filipino player Jay Morales thought that he had a big hand but unfortunately ran into a bigger one.

Morales called a check-raise on a {A-Spades} {K-Spades} {A-Clubs} board with {A-Hearts} {4-Hearts} for trips only to find out that his opponent, Phillip Willcocks, had {K-Diamonds} {K-Hearts} for the full house.

The turn and river brought Morales no good and he makes an exit with less than 50 players left in the main event.

Willcocks, on the other hand, now looks like the tournament chip leader with around 370,000.

Tags: Jay MoralesPhillip Willcocks