APPT Macau Main Event
Days:

Lau Straightened Out

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Phil Lau during day one action
Phil Lau during day one action
Van Binh Pham opened with a raise to 3,600 from the hijack, only to have Phil Lau essentially click it back to 7,500 from the small blind.

Once the big blind passed, Pham announced raise and mulled over amount before settling on 12,000.

Lau quickly pushed all in for over 30,000 and Pham made the call while he was still putting chips into the middle.

Lau: {9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
Pham: {Q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

"What the hell is going on here?" commented Hui Chen Kuo who sat there in amazement.

Lau took the lead on the {K-Spades}{3-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} flop and called for no Jack.

When the turn landed the {4-Clubs} Lau stood up and screamed, "no Queen, Jack or club, no Queen Jack or club!"

No Queen or club would fall, but the {J-Hearts} would to see Pham make his gutshot straight and send the Hong Kong native to the rail while climbing to 115,000 in chips.

Cheong Clips Torres

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The players seems to be a little sleepy this morning, with action (as of yet) hard to find. Over along the rail, the bold, aggressive Chong Wing Cheong has been active at Table 15. After Victor Torres opened for 2,500, Cheong called and the big blind, Ye Wei Wu, also called. They took a flop of {J-Hearts} {2-Clubs} {K-Diamonds}. Wu checked to Torres, who fired out 4,000. Cheong quickly raised to 12,000. Wu tanked a long time, his fingers shaking badly, before ultiately folding his hand. Torres quickly followed suit.

Huntly Eliminated

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On the rail
On the rail
On the first hand of the day Dennis Huntly moved all in for his last 4,300 and was called by the big blind.

Huntly: {K-Spades}{J-Hearts}
Opponent: {5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}

The flop of {Q-Clubs}{4-Spades}{6-Diamonds} would see Huntly behind and needing some help to stay alive.

The {Q-Hearts} on the turn gave him an additional three outs to a six, but when the {7-Diamonds} landed on the river, Huntly was out the door.
Level:
8
Blinds:
500/1,000
Ante:
100

Players Taking Their Seats

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The players are slowly finding their Day 2 seats and unbagging their chips in preparation of a big day on the felt. We expect to still be around ten minutes away from kick off.

Day 2 Starting Stacks and Seat Assignments

(Table 1)
Seat 1: Dennis Huntly - 4400
Seat 2: Yik Hei Lo - 34700
Seat 3: Jaime Ballester - 29400
Seat 4: Shen Yu - 6100
Seat 5: Wing Leung (Andrew) Chung - 41300
Seat 7: James Potter - 48100
Seat 8: Dbinder Singh - 79900
Seat 9: Rodrigo Meneses - 13500
Seat 1: Dominic Mykhaltso - 46400

(Table 2)
Seat 2: Feng Wang - 17300
Seat 3: Casey Kastle - 21500
Seat 4: Jonathan Lin - 25800
Seat 5: Pieter Tielen - 22900
Seat 6: Elton Tsang - 17300
Seat 7: Boon Teck Suen - 11400
Seat 8: Tarik Keast - 18100
Seat 9: Troy Burkholder - 15900

(Table 3)
Seat 1: Kenny Ng - 46000
Seat 2: Isaac Galazan - 44200
Seat 3: Suen Kit Cheong - 118300
Seat 4: Foo Yong Cheong - 27800
Seat 5: Matt Russell - 11300
Seat 6: Neelesh Chudasama - 78400
Seat 7: James Kerrane - 55500
Seat 8: I-tsau (Peter) Wang - 18000
Seat 9: Peter Anh Nguyen - 55000

(Table 4)
Seat 1: Michael Collins - 45300
Seat 2: Allie Prescott - 9300
Seat 3: Gavril Constantin - 39000
Seat 4: Theo Tran - 62600
Seat 5: Darkhan Botabayev - 124500
Seat 6: Chad Siu - 34600
Seat 7: Mark Cornwall - 79000
Seat 8: Min Soon Lim - 49100
Seat 9: Hung Chang Lin - 23300

(Table 5)
Seat 1: Kim Endsjø - 38500
Seat 2: Han Ching Wang - 52900
Seat 3: Mick Noya - 13400
Seat 4: David Long - 60400
Seat 5: Dermot Blain - 45700
Seat 6: Ziad Alameddine - 25300
Seat 7: Ro Woong Park - 24800
Seat 8: Sungling Li - 42400
Seat 9: Wei Cheng (Jacko) Chiang - 124800

(Table 6)
Seat 1: Christian Jagersbacher - 21100
Seat 3: Raymond Wu - 51600
Seat 4: Krestian Mathiesen - 28200
Seat 5: Young Phan - 40900
Seat 6: Tony Hachem - 50400
Seat 7: Tran Linh - 23600
Seat 8: Wally Sombero - 46900
Seat 9: Joshua Field - 93700

(Table 7)
Seat 1: Roy Arnaud - 10000
Seat 2: Roger Spets - 24100
Seat 3: Rytis Praninskas - 12700
Seat 5: Hui Chen Kuo - 23600
Seat 6: Aditya Agarwal - 93300
Seat 7: Van Binh Pham - 68100
Seat 8: Wei Sha - 28200
Seat 9: Tony Makasovski - 64800

(Table 8)
Seat 1: Jonathan Karamalikis - 29900
Seat 2: Antoine Zaatar - 17300
Seat 3: Eric Assadourian - 35300
Seat 4: Daniel Aldridge - 28000
Seat 5: Yujian Zhou - 38300
Seat 6: David Chiu - 44000
Seat 7: Hyunshik Yun - 15800
Seat 8: Patrick Hanoteau - 64800

(Table 9)
Seat 1: Preetinder Bhayana - 99300
Seat 2: Sven Runing - 33900
Seat 3: Tu Thanh Le - 67700
Seat 4: Ang Pang Leng - 45900
Seat 5: Kristopher Cunz - 41000
Seat 6: Sida Yuen - 72800
Seat 7: David Steicke - 82300
Seat 8: Tee Heng Neo - 17300
Seat 9: Yuen Lance Lee - 25800

(Table 10)
Seat 1: Justin Ostrowski - 80500
Seat 2: Yalcin Kaya - 66000
Seat 3: Jarno Lahdenpera - 19600
Seat 4: Kwok Man Lau - 21800
Seat 5: Stewart Scott - 45100
Seat 6: Ramon Cserei - 64900
Seat 7: Daniel Hansson - 110500
Seat 8: Anders Christensen - 70200

(Table 11)
Seat 1: Kejing Tang - 24500
Seat 2: Kristoffer Myhre - 183400
Seat 3: Bjorn Verbakel - 600
Seat 4: Chen An Lin - 13900
Seat 5: Hong Cheng Wu - 35700
Seat 6: Brandon Huynh - 33800
Seat 7: Farmhn Khaligh - 28400
Seat 8: Tom Nicholas Rafferty - 21100

(Table 12)
Seat 1: Shawn Ryan - 62000
Seat 2: Gia Dang Trinh - 21900
Seat 3: Jan Vos - 40500
Seat 4: Man Waii Paul Siu - 21500
Seat 5: Yu Wang - 40500
Seat 6: Tremzin Gleb - 57900
Seat 7: Daoxing Chen - 42400
Seat 8: Brandon Demes - 102200
Seat 9: Uten Ungchusak - 31500

(Table 13)
Seat 1: Phi Long Luu - 29100
Seat 2: David Paananen - 52600
Seat 3: Cheng Lun Tsai - 15700
Seat 4: Tommy Den Vartog - 4200
Seat 5: Stanley Hou - 43800
Seat 6: Youngshin Im - 40400
Seat 7: Jung Chou Lee - 43500
Seat 8: Richard Barnes - 10000
Seat 9: Claus Carlsen - 6500

(Table 14)
Seat 1: Frank Gu - 34700
Seat 2: Kristian Lunardi - 57900
Seat 3: Chih Fang - 47400
Seat 4: Iakov Onuchin - 15500
Seat 5: Benjamin Haun - 30400
Seat 6: David Ewing - 17100
Seat 7: Derek Hoi Wing Cheung - 36800
Seat 8: Ikeuchi Kazuki - 76400
Seat 9: Christopher Chau - 16200

(Table 15)
Seat 1: Ye Wei Wu - 70700
Seat 2: William Te - 18500
Seat 3: Tom Hall - 120700
Seat 4: Darren Devery - 27200
Seat 5: Michael Tat Woo - 38900
Seat 6: Victorino Torres - 22500
Seat 7: Leo Gar Bon Kam - 39800
Seat 8: Wing Cheong (John) Chong - 64500
Seat 9: Bertrand (ElkY) Grospellier - 60700

(Table 16)
Seat 1: Jannick Wrang - 52500
Seat 2: Sean Wilson - 67000
Seat 3: Philipp Gruissem - 34600
Seat 4: Michael Landmann - 25900
Seat 5: Terry Gonzaga - 51200
Seat 6: Celina Lin - 19400
Seat 7: Shawn Buchanan - 37700
Seat 8: Hsuan Lee - 45200
Seat 9: Yue Qing Zhou - 39900

(Table 17)
Seat 1: Remy Bakke - 31600
Seat 2: Aaron Lerner - 27400
Seat 3: Ricky Kroesen - 25600
Seat 4: Van Marcus - 38500
Seat 5: Bingjian Wu - 38500
Seat 6: Julian Schlegel - 34400
Seat 7: Edward Pham - 43500
Seat 9: David Plastik - 27600

(Table 20)
Seat 1: Jukka Kokkonen - 21900
Seat 2: Peter Nielsen - 141500
Seat 3: Danny Huynh - 18400
Seat 4: Carlos Chang - 68200
Seat 6: Takashi Ogura - 51000
Seat 7: Ambrose Ng - 49600
Seat 8: Harold Tsakmaklis - 6700
Seat 9: David Saab - 44700

(Table 21)
Seat 1: Robert Browning - 17200
Seat 2: Stefan Hjorthall - 29500
Seat 3: David Lee - 20100
Seat 4: Ken Leung - 17800
Seat 5: Bernard Vu - 66400
Seat 6: Pontus Kers - 34000
Seat 8: Winfred Yu - 53600
Seat 9: Wai Kei (Steven) Liu - 19000

(Table 22)
Seat 1: Jin Hua Li - 19400
Seat 2: Alexander Corpuz - 8700
Seat 3: Karl Mahrenholz - 43800
Seat 4: Daniel Schreiber - 78700
Seat 5: Terry Fan - 75900
Seat 6: Richard Lancaster - 37700
Seat 7: Erol Kankoc - 58400
Seat 8: Amnon Filippi - 54000

(Table 23)
Seat 1: Seungduk Yang - 52300
Seat 2: Roel Pijpers - 125500
Seat 3: Jicheng Su - 82000
Seat 4: Geert Jans - 63000
Seat 5: Hon Ming (Kim) Lee - 24100
Seat 6: David Allan - 94700
Seat 7: Ming (phil) Lau - 40400
Seat 8: Seoyong Chin - 19200

(Table 28)
Seat 1: Grant Levy - 19500
Seat 2: Jia Feng - 17700
Seat 3: Andrew Scott - 33200
Seat 4: Richard En - 20100
Seat 5: Chung Yiu Charles Lam - 32000
Seat 6: Quoc Nguyen - 12500
Seat 7: Kai Danilo Paulsen - 14700
Seat 8: Joe Hachem - 48400
Seat 9: Corwin Cole - 39700

(Table 29)
Seat 1: Yury Kerzhapkin - 15800
Seat 2: Mike Kim - 55500
Seat 3: Sergey Chumachev - 10600
Seat 4: Kent Cyrus Del Rosario - 85400
Seat 5: Kevin Ko - 21500
Seat 6: Zhong Wei (Ivan) Tan - 54500
Seat 7: Emanuel Seal - 22200
Seat 8: Dane Lomas - 45300
Seat 9: John Steger - 55200

Onwards and Upwards

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Kristoffer Myhre leads all runners
Kristoffer Myhre leads all runners
Finally, after three days of poker, we've reached Day 2 of the 2009 PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau Main Event. Three separate Day 1 flights produced a total of 429 runners. 196 return today to play another eight levels of poker.

The three different days produced a wide disparity of chip counts. On Day 1a, only one player, Brandon Demes, edged over the 100,000-chip mark. Two players managed that feat on Day 1c. Yet on Day 1b there were five -- led by young Norwegian Kristoffer Myhre's 183,400.

We expect that the eight levels today will reduce the field to about 45, just inside the money. If it reaches the end of the eighth level before he bubble bursts you can be sure the tournament organizers will opt to play to the money rather than ask players to return tomorrow on the bubble.

Play is set to kick off in about thirty minutes.