Main Event

Early Pot for Kuo

• Level 8: 400-800, 100 ante

Tobias Reinkemeier opened the action from early position for 2,000 and it folded round to Kitty Kuo who made the call from the big blind. The flop was {10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and Kuo check-called a bet of 2,600.

The turn card {j-Diamonds} saw Kuo change tack and lead out for 5,000. Reinkemeier thought for a while but elected to call and they saw a river card {8-Diamonds}. Kuo now checked and it was Reinkemeier’s turn to continue the aggression and he did with a significant bet of 15,000.

Kuo took her time and counted down her stack, it was a critical decision. A short time later she made the call and Reinkemeier flipped over his {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} which was no good against the two pair {j-Hearts}{7-Spades} of Kuo.

Kitty Kuo tw 65,000 65,000
Tobias Reinkemeier de 31,000 -25,000

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Putoslemsek Doubles Through Peng

• Level 8: 400-800, 100 ante

The flop read {A-Clubs}{7-Spades}{5-Clubs} when we found Cheng Peng and Dejan Putoslemsek heads up in the action. With a substantial pot already in the middle, Peng checked over to Putoslemsek who fired 6,100. Peng came over the top with a check-raise to 13,100 only to have Putoslemsek move all in for 27,900 total. Peng spoke a few words to himself out loud before announcing a call.

Peng: {A-Spades}{8-Spades}
Putoslemsek: {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}

Putoslemsek was in the lead with top pair and top kicker. He retained the lead through the {K-Hearts} on the turn and the {9-Diamonds} on the river. Putoslemsek doubled and now has about 68,000 to his name.

Dejan Putoslemsek 68,000 23,300
Cheng Peng 25,000 -46,700

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Kamutzki Kaput

• Level 8: 400-800, 100 ante

Heinz Kamutzki the last of his 13,500 stack in the middle with {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} and got called by Roger Flueckiger who tabled {k-Clubs}{10-Hearts}.

A run out of {7-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{k-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} saw Flueckiger spike his king to eliminate Kamutzki in his first hand of the day.

Roger Flueckiger SG 70,000 14,600
Heinz Kamutzki de Busted

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New Players

• Level 8: 400-800, 100 ante
Yuri Ishida jp 30,000
Hong Keun Edward Kim 30,000
Florencio Campones 30,000
Wing Cheong Chong 30,000
Yosuke Sekiya jp 30,000

Shuffle Up And Deal!

• Level 8: 400-800, 100 ante

Cards are in the air for Day 2 of the APPT Season 8 Asia Championship of Poker! Registration is at an unofficial total of 291 players now that the late entries for Day 2 have been tallied. Official numbers will be available soon.


ACOP Day 2; Young Leads, Colman In Contention

Dan Colman
Dan Colman

Welcome to Day 2 of the Asia-Pacific Poker Tour ACOP Main Event held in the PokerStars LIVE room at the City of Dreams in Macau.

Rory Young is the man to catch returning with 150,100 having grabbed the lead early yesterday and continuing to steadily accumulate chips. Close behind him is Jian Yang with 147,600 and third place belongs to Dong Guo with 120,400.

Registration is open until the start of play but so far there have been 286 entrants with 175 survivors returning today. Those figures mean the HK$15,000,000 has easily been surpassed and PokerNews will bring you the details of the prize pool as soon as it is available.

Daniel Colman is continuing his remarkable year. Having finished seventh in the Super High Roller here a couple days ago he made a late surge yesterday to finish fourth with 102,900. One of the most talented players in the world today is surely a force to be reckoned with holding a stack like that, and it will be fascinating to see how he deals with Guo who is sat to his immediate left on Table 20 (seat draw below.)

Some of the other big names we will be reporting on include Joseph Cheong (94,300), Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (91,600), Sam Cohen (78,300), Terrence Chan (77,000), Jack Salter (59,500), Dimitar Danchev (52,500), Joe Hachem (50,200), Dan Smith (48,400) and Kitty Kuo (39,500).

Two other Team PokerStars Pros made it through to the second day bagging just over starting stacks, namely Eugene Katchalov (39,400) and Jonathan Duhamel (33,400).

Cards are in the air at 3 p.m. local time resuming at level eight (blinds 400 / 800 / 100) with the action set to last five 90-minute levels of play and, for those players still in the mood to celebrate, an official ACOP Welcome Party follows at the Hard Rock Hotel Poolside.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will bring you all the action from the felt as well as interviews and features from Remko Rinkema and the Video Team as the tournament continues to march towards the money.

Tags: ACOPBertrand GrospellierDaniel ColmanJoseph CheongKitty KuoMacau

Day 2 Seat Draw

11Yat Wai Cheng63700
12Thomas Zhang56400
13Joseph Cheong94300
14Shashank Jain26800
15Oerjan Skommo15500
17Julius Collman95300
18Chun Yin Joey Leung14200
19Fat Cheong Wong20400
21Fabian Quoss14600
22Jeffrey Chotikul9300
23Wei Zhang25900
24Cheng Peng71700
25Quan Zhou45700
26Billy "The Croc" Argyros42600
27Pakinai Lisawad97000
28Dejan Putoslemsek44700
29Ivan Soshnikov57200
31Chris Yeow Chung Chong84500
32Byron Kaverman17700
33Stefano Terziani69000
34Yueqing Zhou14900
35Vladimir Troyanovskiy32000
36Craig Cockburn13000
37Philipp Gruissem29400
38Kai Yat Fam65400
39Dmitry Kataev98500
41Vladimir Dobrolskii46700
43Finn Zwad26500
44Yuguang Li13600
45Jung Chou Lee4300
46Dimitar Danchev52500
47Christopher Park59300
48Yosuke Sekiya30000
49Alexander Moiseev83200
52Takashi Ogura37400
53Jang Hwan Lee34700
54Allen Chen Wang55600
55Dennis Huntly55000
56Samantha Cohen78300
57Kenneth Wong37200
58Jonathan Duhamel33400
59Ismail Erkenov73000
61Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier91600
62Takashi Yagura69100
64Thomas Ryoe Muehloecker43500
65Raymond Wu84600
66Joane Liu34300
67Anson Yan Shing Tsang101600
68Paul Nunes35200
69Rui Chen53300
71Heinz Kamutzki13500
72Man Hang Cheng64900
73Gregory Merson26000
74Aaron Lim28900
75Daniel Belov35800
76Gabriel Le Jossec60000
77Roger Flueckiger55400
78Zhongwei Wang42000
79Chi Tam Truong90600
81Kenneth Yuen Kiong Leong35300
82Celina Lin50100
83Alexey Bilyuchenko28300
85Joseph Hachem50800
86Hok Yiu Lee28000
87Leo Yan Ho Cheng70700
88Yoshitaka Okawa42300
89Henry Hung Tu Wang45600
91Mike Takayama73700
92Jonathan Karamalikis63500
93Daniel Smith48700
94Markus Garberg67400
95Jiazhou Liu41200
96Qinnan Wei81900
97Maxim Prokhorov36400
98Xiang Zhu47000
99Yuanji Dai57500
101Mustapha Kanit74400
102Anton Astapau31300
103Stephen O'dwyer30100
104Jason Mo67800
105Terrence Chan77000
106Ismael Bojang20600
107Xiongzhen Wu10900
108Pete Yen Han Chen48200
109Alan King Lun Lau66200
111Meng Dian Peng48700
112Bobby Zhang54900
113Geoffrey Mooney92300
114Ronald Chun Long Yu68100
115Kitty Hui-chen Kuo39500
116Kahle Burns60800
118Tobias Reinkemeier56000
119Yury Salikaev23500
121Konstantin Pogodin86900
122Xuan Xuan Liu81800
123Amit Roshanlal Jain48300
124Patrick Pavone35100
125Chunlei Zhou34900
126Edmund Chan76400
127Jorn Walthaus53200
128Buyanjargal Bold49500
129Guangcheng Chen73700
131Jian Zhang84600
132Terry Gonzaga26700
133Pratyush Buddiga24900
134Hon Cheong Lee38900
135Rodger Reynolds64300
136Devan Ying Seng Tang77700
137Kevin Kwan Bin Song41800
138Dapeng Wang33200
139Emanuael Seal11400
141Scott Davies33300
142Jack Zi Yang Salter59500
143Naoya Kihara33000
144Linh Tran36900
145Amichai Barer15200
146Shawn Buchanan52200
147Junzhong Loo27000
148Edison Minh Phuc Nguyen49900
149Kunal Patni79100
151Stephen Yibo Zhou63000
153Jeffrey Rossiter28400
154David Peters45100
155Sergey Lebedev7800
156Jordan Jon Westmorland21400
157Tore Lukashaugen60700
158James Sowers Jr36800
159Toby Lewis46500
162Eugene Katchalov39400
163Aledsei Christiakov36000
164Michael Mcdonald47500
165David Douglas20400
166Zuo 'ST' Wang87500
167Darren Judges9900
168Yoichi Fujiya43600
169Yimin Fang54500
191Masayuki Hakoda11800
192Thomas Ward76600
193Arman Petrosyan44100
194Ryan Hong64800
195Michael Tureniec87800
196Jackie Glazier16000
197Taylor McFarland32200
198Rory Young150100
199Henrik Tollefsen55700
201Nathanael Seet45700
202Raiden Kan55800
203Yaxi Zhu54300
204Andy Ying Kit Chan90900
205Bodo Sbrzesny41300
206Jarred John Graham40400
207Daniel Colman102900
208Dong Guo120400
209Kolja Luecking13500
211Aditya Agarwal18300
212Russell Thomas27000
213Atanas Kavrakov30600
214Andrew Gaw52000
215Beng Hooi Beh15400
216Connor Drinan99000
217Robert Schiffbauer63200
218Kristiyan Ivanov27200
219Huidong Gu82500
231Sorel Mizzi55200
232Winfred Yu44600
233Sunny Hyung Sun Jung57000
234David Kim86000
235Chang Hau Huang9100
236Shinobu Tanaka66900
237Stephane Blouin24300
238Jun Zhou15600
239Jian Yang147600
Main Event
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