Main Event
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Day 2 completed

Mizzi Leads At End Of ACOP Day 2

• Level 12: 900-1,800, 200 ante
Sorel Mizzi
Sorel Mizzi

Sorel Mizzi will take the chip lead into Day 3 of the ACOP Main Event here in Macau having bagged up an impressive 439,900. Mizzi finished a long way ahead of second place Terry Gonzaga who bagged up 309,700. Rounding out the top three is Gabriel Le Jossec with 301,800.

With five players buying in at the start of the day the final number of entrants tallied at 291 with 179 players taking their seats at the start of Day 2. With registration closed the Tournament Director confirmed the record field had generated a total prize pool of HK$27,092,100 easily surpassing the guarantee and proof of the enduring and growing popularity of this event.

The eventual winner will take home a very impressive HK$6,300,000 (US$812,672). With 31 places paid a min-cash is worth HK$202,000.

It was in the second level of the day that Mizzi would double through Sam Cohen during a preflop all in. Cohen tabled {k-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} only to find she had run into the {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs} of Mizzi. An overkill board of {6-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{7-Spades} saw Mizzi grab the lead and he never really looked like relinquishing it. Mizzi had actually been at risk of elimination on Day 1 at the hands of Cohen and that proved to be the turning point for him.

Gonzaga had his own slice of luck today when he was involved in a three-way all in before the flop in the first level of play holding {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}. He was up against {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs} and {5-Spades}{5-Clubs} but was saved as the board ran out {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{2-Spades}.

Other notables who will be returning tomorrow include reigning champion Sunny Jung (273,200), Michael Tureniec (239,700), Joseph Cheong (179,500), Scott Davies (166,600), Celina Lin (135,100), Daniel Colman (130,400) and Mike McDonald (125,400).

Colman had started the day third in chips but had struggled to get anything going in the first few levels slipping down the leader board. A table change seemed to help matters and he applied the pressure in a number of spots late on in the day, particularly when he shoved the river of a {k-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{3-Hearts}{k-Spades}{4-Spades} board against Jason Mo who had the clock called on him before folding. Colman showed the table the {a-Spades} but left them guessing what his other card was.

Play will resume on Thursday at 3 p.m. local time. As always, be sure to check in with PokerNews for all of the latest updates.

Tags: ACOPDaniel ColmanMike McDonaldSorel Mizzi

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

• Level 12: 900-1,800, 200 ante
Sorel Mizzi ca 439,900
Terry Gonzaga ph 309,700
Gabriel Le Jossec ca 301,800
Jorn Walthaus nl 295,100 241,900
Terrence Chan ca 284,400
Sunny Jung kr 273,200
Michael Tureniec se 239,700
Tore Lukashaugen no 233,000 172,300
Ami Barer ca 226,300
Raiden Kan HK 224,200
Konstantin Pogodin ru 201,300
Kristiyan Ivanov BG 184,400
Maxim Prokhorov RU 181,700 41,700
Roger Flueckiger SG 179,600 109,600
Joseph Cheong us 179,500
Raymond Wu cn 178,600
David Kim us 171,300
Meng Dian Peng cn 167,300 118,600
Scott Davies us 166,600
Yaxi Zhu CN 155,700
Bodo Sbrzesny at 146,600
Jason Mo us 145,200
Shashank Jain in 144,800 19,800
Edmund Chan us 142,500 66,100
Byron Kaverman us 142,200 20,200

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Day 3 Seating Draw

• Level 12: 900-1,800, 200 ante
TableSeatPlayerChips
171Kai Yat Fam57400
172Bodo Sbrzesny146600
173Bobby Zhang97500
174Linh Tran68700
175Geoffrey Mooney109500
176Yaxi Zhu155700
177Billy "The Croc" Argyros106800
178Scott Davies166600
179David Douglas128400
    
181Dennis Huntly67900
182Dimitar Danchev136000
183Meng Dian Peng167300
184Jeffrey Chotikul106900
185Shinobu Tanaka69000
186Raymond Wu178600
187Stephane Blouin67800
188Jorn Walthaus295100
189Jian Zhang76400
    
191Yuri Ishida122100
192Jack Zi Yang Salter34300
193Celina Lin135100
194Dong Guo131300
195Man Hang Cheng53500
196Sunny Hyung Sun Jung273200
197Buyanjargal Bold68400
198Roger Flueckiger179600
199Vladimir Troyanovskiy91100
    
201Connor Drinan42500
202Darren Judges99700
203Konstantin Pogodin201300
204Michael Mcdonald125400
205Xiang Zhu46700
206Byron Kaverman142200
207Sorel Mizzi439900
208Amichai Barer226300
209Maxim Prokhorov181700
    
221Edmund Chan142500
222Joseph Cheong179500
223Terry Gonzaga309700
224David Kim171300
225Pakinai Lisawad30500
226Terrence Chan284400
227Rui Chen112300
228Gabriel Le Jossec301800
229Tore Lukashaugen233000
    
231Zuo 'ST' Wang129200
232Raiden Kan224200
233Daniel Smith50100
234Jason Mo145200
235Kristiyan Ivanov184400
236Thomas Ryoe Muehloecker80700
237Anson Yan Shing Tsang132300
238Daniel Belov126000
239Michael Tureniec239700
    
242Daniel Colman130400
243Dmitry Kataev102700
244Andrew Gaw107700
245Guangcheng Chen82600
246Patrick Pavone136800
247Ronald Chun Long Yu67300
248Shashank Jain144800
249Huidong Gu93500

Five More Hands

• Level 12: 900-1,800, 200 ante

Tournament staff has announced five more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.

Colman Exacts Revenge On Mo

• Level 12: 900-1,800, 200 ante

The clock had been called on Jason Mo who had bet 16,900 on the river of a board reading {k-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{3-Hearts}{k-Spades}{4-Spades}. Daniel Colman had moved all in and Mo was seemingly at a loss at what to do. With 30 seconds left to decided Mo said, “I wanna call so bad.” before sliding his card into the muck.

The table implored Colman to show one card and as he turned it over Mike McDonald correctly called the {a-Spades}/ “I actually feel good about my fold.” Mo said. Dan Smith chipped in with an authoritative, “I know what he had.” but declined to share it with the rest of the table and watching crowd. Colman remained tight lipped and stacked his chips.

Daniel Colman us 138,000 28,000

Kan Ships on Bold

• Level 12: 900-1,800, 200 ante

The flop read {9-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and Buyanjargal Bold was heads up with Raiden Kan. Bold checked the flop and Kan led out with a bet of 6,000. Bold came over the top with a check-raise to 12,200 and Kan called to see a turn.

The dealer produced the {7-Hearts} on fourth street and Bold bet 11,600. Kan responded by moving all in over the top, which was a bet for Bold's remaining stack of 56,000. Bold thought for about a minute and ultimately decided to pass. Kan was pushed the pot and his stack has increased to about 225,000.

Raiden Kan HK 225,000 70,000
Buyanjargal Bold MN 56,000 -29,000

Tags: Raiden Kan

Colman’s Reads Slightly Off

• Level 12: 900-1,800, 200 ante

Daniel Colman had just paid off a small river bet to Pakinai Lisawad who had flopped top pair when he got involved in the next bigger hand.

Mike McDonald opened the action from early position for 4,500, got a call from Jason Mo and Colman made the call from the small blind. The flop was {a-Spades}{3-Hearts}{q-Clubs} and it checked around. The turn card was the {10-Hearts} and when Colman and McDonald checked Mo made it 7,300. Colman called and McDonald folded.

The river was the {7-Spades} and Colman again checked for a final time. A chunky bet of 25,400 from Mo saw Colman puff out his cheeks and ask, “You have ace jack?” before making the call. Mo had turned the straight with his {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts} and Colman mucked his hand.

Jason Mo us 170,000 46,000
Daniel Colman us 110,000 -32,000

Tags: Daniel ColmanJason Mo

Smith Puts Lisawad On Clock

• Level 12: 900-1,800, 200 ante

Pakinai Lisawad checked it over to Dan Smith on a flop of {q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades} and he bet 13,000. Lisawad made the call and they went to the turn card {5-Diamonds}. Lisawad check-called again, this time a bet of 17,000 from Smith.

The river was the {3-Clubs} and a final check from Liswad saw a shove from Smith for close to 50,000 and Liswad went deeo in the tank, seemingly bamboozled. He thought for a long time, in fact close to ten minutes and it would eventually be Smith himself who called the clock.

Lisawad put out the calling chips and Smith flipped over {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}. Lisawad’s cards went in the muck and Smith got full value with his pocket aces.

Dan Smith us 180,000 80,000
Pakinai Lisawad th 45,000 -52,000

Tags: Dan Smith