Main Event
Main Event
Day 2 completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Nathaniel Seet 774,500
Danny Park 478,100
Wenfei Huang 436,300
Fabian Spiedelmann 389,500
David Steicke 372,400
David Hrdlicka 333,600
Ligong Wei 312,600
Lance Richard Lee Yuen 299,500
Daniel Francis 298,900
Victorino Torres 296,600
Hui Xia 293,600
Jeffrey Rossiter 292,500
Haifeng Xue 287,400
Tsugunari Toma 282,300
David Kai-Kwong Man 272,000
Yang Sun 269,400
Wing Kwok Tang 262,700
Sparrow Cheung 260,700
Nacho Barbero 257,400
Tetsuro Tomita 257,100
Hoi Ting Lee 257,100
Wei-Bo Ye 249,800
Clifford Bruce 248,100
Johnny Chan 244,400
Jimmy Pan 239,600

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Day 2 Concludes with Seet On Top

[user68268] • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 300 ante
Nathaniel Seet
Nathaniel Seet

Day 2 of the 2011 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 {K-Clubs}{9-Hearts} against the {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} for Darren Judges. Judges' hand held up after a board of {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} 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!

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Some End of Day Counts

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.

Nathaniel Seet 774,500 264,500
David Steicke 372,400 17,400
Nacho Barbero 254,400 34,400
Johnny Chan 244,400 -5,600
Shane Dye 193,400 -56,600
Terrence Chan 166,000 46,000
Andrew Scott 156,000 -54,000
Randy Lew 145,000 5,000
Grant Levy 144,600 69,600
Julian Powell 53,400 -76,600

Team Pro Update

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.

Nacho Barbero 220,000 10,000
Randy Lew 140,000 -75,000
Raymond Wu Busted

Ivey Eliminated from APPT Macau

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey has been eliminated. Here are his final two hands of action from the 2011 APPT Macau Main Event.

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 {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}. Ivey held the {K-Clubs}{9-Hearts}.

The board ran out {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and Ivey's return to live tournament poker has come to an end.

Darren Judges 145,000
Phil Ivey Busted

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Updated Chip Counts

David Steicke 355,000 115,000
Johnny Chan 250,000 32,000
Andrew Scott 210,000 110,000
Julian Powell 130,000 40,900
Terrence Chan 120,000 35,000

Zheng Jams

[user68268] • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 300 ante

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.

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Wu Doubles One 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 {A-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and was up against the all-in player's {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. The board ran out {K-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{3-Spades}{8-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and Wu's opponent doubled through.

Raymond Wu 70,000 -30,000

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