Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Day 2 of the PokerStars.net Asia-Pacific Poker Tour Macau is in the books. The day began with 206 players and only 51 are making their way to Day 3. After starting the day with just 61,500, Daniel Demicki emerged as the chip leader with 585,000. Not far behind is Jiajun Liu, who led for most of the day. He ended with 577,000. Hao Tian, last year’s seventh-place finisher, rounds out the top three with 481,500.
There is plenty of talent heading into Day 3 and we expect some great play tomorrow as the fight for the trophy and the first-place prize of HK$2,776,000 (about $360,000) continues. Still in the running are Michael Kanaan (392,500), Billy “The Croc” Argyros (253,000), Christian Haggart (222,500) and J.J. Liu (89,000).
Eliminations came fast and furious from the very beginning and maintained a steady pace throughout the day. Most everyone was surprised when the tournament reached the money with just 45 minutes left to play, and it was Frangky Tegoeh who finished in 61st place, one off the money.
Unfortunately, it was an early day for the remaining Team PokerStars Pros Bryan Huang, Celina Lin and Raymond Wu, who all busted within an hour of each other. Some of the others to hit the rail without a paycheck were start-of-day chip leader Bo “Box” Xie, Iori Yogo, Sparrow Cheung, Raiden Kan, Victorino Torres, Daniel Laidlaw, Nick Wong, Ivan Zalac, Kitty Kuo and Bobbe Suri.
Play is schedule to resume tomorrow at 3 p.m. local time, when we will be playing down to a final table. Make sure and join PokerNews as we bring you all the action as it happens live.
Until then, good night from Macau.
|1||6||Steven Yibo Zhou||49,000|
|1||8||Kai Yat Fam||182,000|
|1||9||Girish Vijay Shahane||63,000|
|2||4||Carlos Kuo Chang||70,500|
|2||9||John Quoc Tuan Hoang||284,500|
|3||1||Jean Marie Peyron||245,500|
|3||3||Antonio Domingues de Silva Martins||60,000|
|3||5||Neo Li Han Chen||117,000|
|4||5||Maurice Wee Teck Tan||191,000|
|4||6||Billy "The Croc" Argyros||253,000|
|4||7||Ryan Mingho Yum||120,500|
|5||1||Yat Wai Cheng||129,000|
|5||5||Feng Wen Chen||311,500|
|6||2||Xue Qian Wu||396,500|
|6||3||Dhanesh Vija Chainani||335,500|
|6||6||Hon Cheong Lee||42,500|
|6||7||Soo Jo Kim||217,500|
|6||9||Yen Han Chen||340,500|
We arrived at the table just as Alvan Zheng committed the last of his chips into the middle. Christian Haggart called him off and both players tabled their cards.
Zheng was in great shape to double up, but unfortunately the board ran out giving Haggart two pair and the winning hand.
The tournament clock has been paused and JiaJun Liu pulled the card indicating 6 more hands of play until the players can bag their chips for the day.
We arrived at the table just as Henrik Tollefsen moved all in for his last 23,500 in chip. Tsuyoshi Ishibashi was on the button and raised it up to 50,000, forcing both blinds to fold.
The board ran out to give Tollefsen running hearts for a flush. The timely double send him up to 57,000 in chips.
Ki Nicole Wong moved all in and Christian Haggart called with less. Wong tabled and Haggart held . Haggart won the race when the board ran out . After paying off Haggart, Wong was left with just 4,000.
Wong was eliminated on the next hand by Steve Yea on the very next hand when his couldn't improve against Yea's .
In the space of two hands, several players were eliminated.
It was determined that Indonesia's Frangky Tegoeh was the money bubble finishing in 61st place.
The remaining 60 players have all guaranteed themselves at least HK$38,000 for their efforts.