Main Event
Main Event
Day 2 completed

Day 2 is Over, 37 Remain!


After seven more levels of play here at Resorts World Manila, Day 2 of APT Philippines 2010 is over!

Somyung Sim, who came into the day as chip leader, used his big stack to dominate every table he sat at, accumulating a total of 350,800 by day's end.

Sitting some distance behind him is Mike Puno, who was involved in some big hands throughout the day. None was bigger than his confrontation with Neil Arce, where he surged to more than 250,000 in chips.

One interesting thing to note is that among the 37 remaining players, there are two father-son tandems still in play. One is the pairing of Wally Sombero and his son Brian, while the other is Benjie Lim and his son Stephen. All four will be looking to charge into Day 3 with some big wins to help boost their stacks.

The last 37 players will return here tomorrow at 1:00 pm for Day 3. Check out the notable chip counts below. See you all then!

Somyung Sim 350,800 45,800
Mike Puno 279,900 24,900
Mike Takayama ph 215,800 -4,200
Kai Paulsen 188,200 102,200
Tommy Le us 185,800 45,800
Ren Le 142,300
Benjie Lim 138,900
Bryan Huang sg 131,900 24,900
Linh Tran ca 128,600
Michael Cua 85,900 -14,100
Li You Nan 84,200 -45,800
Tao Jin 79,400 -7,600
Tracy Hugh 66,600
Alan Escano 57,400 -27,600
Sae Jin Lee 50,900 -89,100
Quinn Do us 50,200
Ramil Tandoc 46,600 -13,400
JC Tran us 44,000 -11,000
Wally Sombero 43,100 -56,900
Stephen Lim 40,100
Brian Sombero 34,500
Nam Le us 32,100 15,100

Nam Le Doubles Again at the Buzzer

Nam Le
Nam Le

With the clock winding down, Nam Le managed to double up again to get his stack to a respectable 27,000.

Pre-flop, he and Alan Escano got their stacks in with Nam showing {k-}{k-} against Alan's {j-}{j-}.

The board ran out {a-Clubs}{10-Spades}{q-Spades}{2-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and Nam got another much-needed double to about 27,000.

Play has been stopped as everybody is bagging up their chips, we'll have the top chip counts for you guys in a while.

Tags: Alan EscanoNam Le

Two Steps Back, One Step Forward

Nam Le
Nam Le

Nam Le has just doubled up after seeing his stack take big hits on two recent hands.

Pre-flop, Nam went all-in from under the gun and got a single caller in a middle position player.

Nam: {a-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

Nam was in big trouble with the dominated hand and stayed behind on the flop of {a-Spades}{2-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}.

The turn {6-Diamonds} did not change anything, although he did pick up extra outs.

"Nam will need a three or a five to stay alive," remarked tournament director Lloyd Fontillas.

That's exactly what he got as the {3-Diamonds} on the river gave him two-pair, keeping him alive with less than 25 minutes left in the day.

Tags: Nam LeLloyd Fontillas

Alex Makes His Exit

Alex Pagulayan
Alex Pagulayan

Alex Pagulayan, who mentioned to everybody earlier that he was proud to have made it to Level 14, has just busted out of Day 2.

Pre-flop, Alex went all-in from the button and Somyung Sim, who had limped in from the cut-off, made the call.

Alex: {j-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Somyung: {a-Spades}{2-Spades}

The board ran out {k-}{q-}{4-}{k-}{7-}, giving the field's most vocal player no help and sending him to the rail.

Tags: Alex PagulayanSomyung Sim

Nam Takes a Tumble -- Twice

Nam Le
Nam Le

On a flop of {6-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}, Nam Le bet out 4,500 and Kai Paulsen re-raised to 11,500. Nam made the call and the two saw the turn card:

Turn: {5-Spades}

When the turn card came, Kai bet out 15,500 and Nam made the call again.

It was the same case on the river {2-Clubs} as Kai bet out for 22,000. Nam thought about if for a while and finally called but just mucked his hand as Kai showed {k-}{q-}.

A few hands later, Nam got hit again as he got it all-in against a short-stack. Nam had {a-Clubs}{9-Spades} but would need to catch cards against his opponent's {2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}.

That didn't happen as the board ran out {3-Hearts}{5-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{10-Hearts} to give the all-in player the double-up.

Nam is now at a very precarious 5,000 in chips.

Tags: Kai PaulsenNam Le

Chip Count Update

Mike Takayama ph 220,000 20,000
Tommy Le us 140,000
Sae Jin Lee 140,000 63,000
Li You Nan 130,000 32,000
Bryan Huang sg 107,000 26,000
Michael Cua 100,000 14,000
Wally Sombero 100,000 5,000
Tao Jin 87,000 39,000
Kai Paulsen 86,000 34,000
Alan Escano 85,000 -2,000
Tonypet Albano 82,200 -15,800
Nam Le us 75,000 -1,000
Ramil Tandoc 60,000 25,000
JC Tran us 55,000 -83,000
Andy Asihwardji Busted

Han Tripping at the River


As the penultimate level for the day was counting down, Dong-bin Han called a short-stacked player who shoved all-in.

Opponent: {J-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Han: {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}

Staying alive, the player hit a pair at the flop {Q-Spades}{9-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and even had a gut-shot at the straight.

The turn {4-Clubs} was of no help to both players. But the river {7-Clubs} made it trips for Han who pointed to his 7-win logo in front of his shirt showing the table where he got the lucky seven at the river!

Han graciously shook the hand of his opponent, who disappeared so fast that we could not even get his name.

Tags: Dong-bin Han

The Exterminator

Tao Jin
Tao Jin

Tao Jin is wiping his table clean after eliminating two players in a span of about five hands.

Pre-flop, a short-stack got his remaining chips all-in with {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} but was in big trouble as Tao Jin instantly called with {a-}{k-}.

The board ran out {a-Spades}{7-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} and another player hits the rail.

A few hands later, another short-stack went all-in with {2-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and Tao made the call with {q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}.

The board ran out {8-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{q-Clubs} and another player was sent to the rail.

We are down to 45 players.

Tags: Tao Jin