Main Event

Bag It, Tag It (full)

Here's how the 44 remaining players bagged up at the conclusion of play:

Kai Paulsen
Kai Paulsen
Brendon Rubie au
Brendon Rubie
au 299,300
Andriyan Lebedev
Andriyan Lebedev
250,700 110,700
Jonas Kronwitter at
Jonas Kronwitter
at 241,900 191,900
Elton Tsang cn
Elton Tsang
cn 233,000 172,675
Jeppe Drivsholm
Jeppe Drivsholm
224,400 158,400
Jukka Juvonen fi
Jukka Juvonen
fi 204,400 131,525
Brian Green us
Brian Green
us 190,900 25,900
Colin Ip
Colin Ip
189,700 134,925
Kenny Nielsen
Kenny Nielsen
166,100 134,425
Cole Swannack nz
Cole Swannack
nz 160,200 84,975
Jessica Ngu sg
Jessica Ngu
sg 149,700 39,700
Chong Cheong
Chong Cheong
148,100 97,675
Jesse Haabak
Jesse Haabak
136,700 59,400
Guillaume Patry
Guillaume Patry
127,000 102,600
Albert Kim
Albert Kim
125,300 33,300
Henrik Gwinner
Henrik Gwinner
116,200 58,200
Darren Judges
Darren Judges
106,700 -85,300
Alexandre Chieng fr
Alexandre Chieng
fr 103,100 7,100
Marcel Luske nl
Marcel Luske
nl 93,000 -17,000
Binh Nguyen us
Binh Nguyen
us 87,400 20,550
Lam Trinh
Lam Trinh
57,600 -7,400
Keith Hawkins
Keith Hawkins
54,200 1,825
Barbara Rose
Barbara Rose
39,500 -15,500
Conrad Coetzer za
Conrad Coetzer
za 36,900 -123,100

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Main Event
Day 2 completed

Drunken Dragon Day 2 Done

Today is the Feast of the Drunken Dragon, celebrated in Macau with parades and banquets. Here at the Grand Lisboa, the day began with action crazy enough to fit the celebration. TJ Vorapanich surged to the lead in a series of massive pots in the last level of the night, finishing with a chart-topping 472,900. Norwegian pro Kai Paulsen joins Vorapanich above the 400,000-mark.

Over the course of seven levels, 160 players were reduced to 44, bringing the field just four eliminations from the money. One of the biggest stacks at the start of the day, David Steicke, was eliminated at the hands of Vorapanich. Nam Le, Steve Yea, Andrew Scott, and Aaron Lerner also failed to make it through the day. It was a rough one for Team PokerStars Pro. They lost Eric Assadourian, Tony Hachem, Celina Lin, and Raymond Wu. Only Marcel Luske was able to fly on to Day 3. He'll be joined by last year's high roller champ, Jonas Kronwitter, along with Brendon Rubie and Binh Nguyen.

Come back at 12:15 pm local time for Day 3 to follow along with us as they burst the bubble and fight for a spot at the final table.

Five to Go

Marcel Luske was once again given the privilege of determining how many more hands we'll play tonight. He pulled the five, and that's what we've got left at each table.

Ip Pips Vorapanich

Vorapanich still doing just fine
Vorapanich still doing just fine

TJ Vorapanich made an opening raise to 8,500 from the button before big blind Chong Man Ip three-bet shoved for his last 68,700 total chips. Vorapanich thought it over for a couple agonizing moments before making the call with his big stack.

Vorapanich: {6-Clubs} {6-Hearts}
Ip: {K-Spades} {K-Hearts}

There was a bit of a sweat by the time the turn card rolled around, but the board of {8-Diamonds} {5-Spades} {Q-Hearts} {9-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds} kept Ip in front and secured his double up. He's all the way up to 140,000 now, while Vorapanich takes a step back to a still-very-healthy 355,000.

Tags: Chong Man IpTJ Vorapanich

Mikhail Gets Some of Rubie's Rubles

Mikhail Mazunin checked a {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades} flop, and Brendon Rubie bet 7,400. Mazunin flatted. The turn was the {8-Diamonds}, and Mazunin checked again. And again he called when Rubie bet 18,000. He rapped the table for a third time when the {2-Spades} came on the river, and Rubie checked behind. Mazunin tabled {4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} for fives and fours, and that was enough to scoop the pot.

Tags: Mikhail MazuninBrendon Rubie

Smell the Money

The floor is in the process of breaking another table, meaning we are now down to 48 players. One more table of players will go home empty-handed, and everyone else will get at least $63,700 in Hong Kong dollars. It might not be worth as much as U.S. dollars, but it's sure a lot more colorful.

Luske's Range is Aces

Mikhail Mazunin opened to 7,200 from middle position, and Brendon Rubie made the call out of the small blind. In the big, Marcel Luske squeezed his cards slowly and took pause for a moment or two. He grabbed reraising chips and made it 20,000 more -- 27,200 straight. Mazunin shook his head and folded with a reluctant look, and Rubie quickly followed suit to send the small preflop pot to Luske.

Marcel flipped up the {A-Spades} and pointed at it, then flashed the {A-Hearts} as the dealer pushed him the chips. At the same time, one of the floor men came and delivered a delicious looking piece of blueberry cheesecake to Luske. It's really irrelevant, we know, but it sure did look tasty.

Tags: Brendon RubieMarcel LuskeMikhail Mazunin


Break Stuff

Time for the last break of the day. They'll play one more level and either reach the money or get mighty close before stopping for the night.