Main Event
Main Event
Day 2 completed

Daniel Demicki Destroys Day 2 Field

• Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Day 2 chip leader Daniel Demicki
Day 2 chip leader Daniel Demicki

Day 2 of the 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.

Tags: Billy ArgyrosBo "Box" XieBobbe SuriBryan HuangCelina LinChristian HaggartDaniel LaidlawFrangky TegoehHao TianIori YogoIvan ZalacJ.J. LiuJiaJun LiuKi Nicole WongKitty KuoMichael KanaanNick WongRaiden KanRaymond WuSparrow CheungVictorino Torres

Day 3 Seat Draw

• Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
TableSeatNameChip Count
11Henry Szmelcer54,500
12Tsuyoshi Ishibashi63,500
13Linh Tran205,500
14Amit Ajwani42,000
15Boyat Manish233,500
16Steven Yibo Zhou49,000
17Guanqun Gu322,500
18Kai Yat Fam182,000
19Girish Vijay Shahane63,000
21Xiongzhen Wu57,500
22Jianyu Chen100,000
23Michael Kanaan392,500
24Carlos Kuo Chang70,500
25Qu Liu186,000
27Seyed Borghei126,000
28JJ Liu89,000
29John Quoc Tuan Hoang284,500
31Jean Marie Peyron245,500
32Yosuke Moriyama153,000
33Antonio Domingues de Silva Martins60,000
34Sailesh Verma71,500
35Neo Li Han Chen117,000
36Joonhee Yea13,500
37Xudong Li132,000
38Christian Haggart222,500
39Shu Xu184,500
42Andre Cyril228,000
43Shengqing Zhu179,000
44Jiajun Liu577,000
45Maurice Wee Teck Tan191,000
46Billy "The Croc" Argyros253,000
47Ryan Mingho Yum120,500
48Fabien Parisel237,000
49Peter Chan234,000
51Yat Wai Cheng129,000
52Emi Hibuse90,500
53Henrik Tollefsen99,500
54Dawid Mysieics125,000
55Feng Wen Chen311,500
56Daniel Demicki585,000
57Hongxing Yu147,000
58Haisheng Ma265,500
59Hao Tian481,500
61Thomas Mcgarrity324,500
62Xue Qian Wu396,500
63Dhanesh Vija Chainani335,500
65Kitson Kho91,000
66Hon Cheong Lee42,500
67Soo Jo Kim217,500
68Victor Chong99,000
69Yen Han Chen340,500

Official End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

• Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Daniel Demicki pl
Daniel Demicki
pl 585,000 265,000
Jiajun Liu cn
Jiajun Liu
cn 577,000 32,000
Hao Tian cn
Hao Tian
cn 481,500 244,500
Xue Qian Wu
Xue Qian Wu
396,500 61,500
Michael Kanaan au
Michael Kanaan
au 392,500 17,500
Yen Han Chen tw
Yen Han Chen
tw 340,500 289,200
Dhanesh Vija Chainani
Dhanesh Vija Chainani
335,500 60,500
Thomas Mcgarrity
Thomas Mcgarrity
324,500 238,800
Guanqun Gu
Guanqun Gu
322,500 272,200
Feng Wen Chen
Feng Wen Chen
311,500 254,600
John Quoc Tuan Hoang
John Quoc Tuan Hoang
284,500 248,700
Haisheng Ma cn
Haisheng Ma
cn 265,500 100,500
Billy "The Croc" Argyros au
Billy "The Croc" Argyros
au 253,000 58,000
Jean Marie Peyron
Jean Marie Peyron
245,500 191,500
Fabien Parisel fr
Fabien Parisel
fr 237,000 5,000
Peter Chan hk
Peter Chan
hk 234,000 -21,000
Boyat Manish
Boyat Manish
233,500 195,400
Andre Cyril
Andre Cyril
228,000 -67,000
Christian Haggart
Christian Haggart
222,500 90,500
Soo Jo Kim kr
Soo Jo Kim
kr 217,500 178,200
Linh Tran ca
Linh Tran
ca 205,500 -2,500
Maurice Wee Teck Tan
Maurice Wee Teck Tan
191,000 141,000
Qu Liu
Qu Liu
186,000 139,800
Shu Xu
Shu Xu
184,500 115,100
Kai Yat Fam
Kai Yat Fam
182,000 83,700

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Zheng Falls

• Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

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: {A-Spades}{j-Spades}
Haggart: {A-Clubs}{3-Hearts}

Zheng was in great shape to double up, but unfortunately the board ran out {a-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} giving Haggart two pair and the winning hand.

Alvan Zheng
Alvan Zheng

Tags: Alvan ZhengChristian Haggart

6 More Hands

• Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

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.

Tollefsen Flushes Ishibashi

• Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

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.

Tollefsen: {Q-Hearts}{8-Spades}
Ishibashi: {A-Spades}{K-Spades}

The board ran out {4-Spades}{7-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{8-Hearts} to give Tollefsen running hearts for a flush. The timely double send him up to 57,000 in chips.

Henrik Tollefsen no
Henrik Tollefsen
no 57,000 -15,000

Tags: Henrik TollefsenTsuyoshi Ishibashi

Haggart Doubles Through Wong

• Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Ki Nicole Wong moved all in and Christian Haggart called with less. Wong tabled {a-Clubs}{10-Spades} and Haggart held {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}. Haggart won the race when the board ran out {4-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. 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 {J-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} couldn't improve against Yea's {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}.

Christian Haggart
Christian Haggart
132,000 2,000
Ki Nicole Wong
Ki Nicole Wong

Tags: Christian HaggartKi Nicole WongSteve Yea

Tegoeh Bubbles The Money!

• Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

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.

Frangky Tegoeh
Frangky Tegoeh

Tags: Frangky Tegoeh