Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
|Lance Richard Lee Yuen||299,500|
|David Kai-Kwong Man||272,000|
|Wing Kwok Tang||262,700|
|Hoi Ting Lee||257,100|
Day 2 of the 2011 PokerStars.net APPT Macau Main Event has wrapped up. When the day began, the record field at 575 players had 304 returning. Standing at the end of the day there were about 100 of them and it was Nathaniel Seet leading the way. He bagged up a whopping 774,500 in chips.
Seet took the lead rather early in the day and never looked back. His stack kept rising and rising as he destroyed most of his opponents en route to the end-of-day chip lead. Seet does have some APPT success. Back in 2008, he final tabled the APPT Auckland Main Event and finished in eighth place. He also won the APPT Manilla High Roller that same year. In 2010, Seet placed 10th in the APPT Cebu Main Event. He'll be looking to best both of those finishes and has set himself up nicely to do so.
Coming into Day 2, all eyes were on Phil Ivey. He entered the day with just over 50,000 in his stack and never seemed to get anything going. The largest amount we caught him at was 70,000 before things started really going south. Ivey got shorter and shorter as the day progressed before eventually falling in the last level of play. He was all in with the against the for Darren Judges. Judges' hand held up after a board of and Ivey was eliminated.
Outside of Ivey, some of the notables eliminated throughout the day's play were Team PokerStars Pro's Alex Kravchenko, Vivian Im, Bryan Huang and Raymond Wu. Team Online's Mickey Petersen was also eliminated, leaving just Nacho Barbero and Randy Lew left to represent the red spade badge.
Some of the notables advancing to Day 3 are David Steicke, Jeff Rossiter, Andrew Scott and Terrence Chan. Another Chan is also moving on and that's ten-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner and two-time WSOP Main Event champion Johnny Chan. He'll be back in action on Day 3 as well.
Day 3 will commence at noon local time here at PokerStars Macau on Saturday. PokerNews will be on hand for all of the live coverage, so be sure to join us right back here. You won't want to miss a thing!
Day 2 has come to a close and here is how some of the chip counts are looking coming into Day 3. Stay tuned for a full wrap and full chip count list of Day 2 action here at the 2011 APPT Macau Main Event.
Late into Day 2 and this is how the remaining PokerStars Team Pros are looking. Raymond Wu has recently succumbed to the rail, while Nacho Barbero and Randy Lew are still alive and well.
Action folded to Ivey in the small blind and he limped in. The player in the big blind raised all in to put Ivey at risk if he were to call. Ivey folded and was left with 19,000.
On the next hand, action folded to Darren Judges in the cutoff seat. He raised to 7,000. Ivey reraised all in for 18,700 from the button and the blinds folded. Judges called with the . Ivey held the .
The board ran out and Ivey's return to live tournament poker has come to an end.
From middle position, Phil Ivey raised all in for 21,900. Devan Tang asked for a count from the cutoff seat, but eventually folded. Jackson Zheng also verified the count from the big blind, but he, too, folded and Ivey won the pot.
Jackson Zheng raised from early position to 6,000. The cutoff seat flat-called and then Devan Tang reraised to 18,000 from the small blind. Play moved back over to Zheng and he reraised all in for 71,000. The cutoff seat folded and then Tang also gave it up.
Action folded to the player on the button and he raised to 8,000. Team PokerStars Pro Raymond Wu reraised from the small blind to 20,000. The big blind folded and then the button tank-shoved all in for 35,800. Wu called.
Wu held the and was up against the all-in player's . The board ran out and Wu's opponent doubled through.