Main Event
Main Event
Day 1c completed

Day 1C Ends

Vic Chang
Vic Chang
After three Day 1s, we are now ready for Day 2 here at the PAGCOR Chairman's Cup!

222 players participated in today's Day 1C and after seven levels of play, only 108 remain in contention for the championship.

The day was stocked with pros and international pros such as David 'Chino' Rheem, Nam Le, Tommy Le, Raymond Wu, Tae Jun Noh, Roger Spets, Winfred Yu, Tom Hall, and more.

At the end of the day, it would be Vic Chang emerging with the biggest stack in play, holding 174,400.

Despite having such a big stack compared to the other Day 1C participants, he'll still need to accumulate more to catch up to Day 1A chip leader Mike Takayama, who has almost 200,000.

Start time for Day 2 is at 12:30 pm. See you all tomorrow!

John Dalessandri Busts Raymond Wu

Raymond Wu busts out
Raymond Wu busts out
Play has now ended for the day as the chips have all been bagged up.

In the meantime, we've got one last big hand for you all:

Pre-flop, John Dalessandri completed the small blind and had Raymond Wu in the big blind make it 2,000 more. John made the call and they saw the flop.

Flop: {6-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{3-Spades}

John checked, Raymond bet out 3,500, and John made the call.

Turn: {8-Clubs}

John checked again and Raymond took the opportunity to go all-in for his remaining stack. John made the instant call and the cards were tabled:

John: {6-Clubs}{6-Spades}
Raymond: {a-?}{a-?}

Raymond thought he had the best hand but instead ran into a set of sixes. The river did not bring another ace, sending him out of the tournament with just a few hands left in the day.

John, meanwhile, is now at above 50,000.

Tags: John DalessandriRaymond Wu

No Better Time Than Now

Angelo Felix
Angelo Felix
With a few hands remaining in Day 1C, Angelo Felix has doubled up.

After the flop {j-?}{2-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, Angelo's opponent moved all in. It was an instant call from Angelo.

Angelo: {j-Diamonds}{j-?}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}

The turn {10-Spades} and river {a-Spades} could not complete his opponent's flush so the chips moved into Angelo's position.

Tags: Angelo Felix

Ladies Make Tom Happy

Tom Grigg
Tom Grigg
Tom Grigg has doubled up courtesy of Jun Caberoy.

After the flop {3-Spades}{4-Hearts}{10-Clubs} and turn {5-Clubs}, Jun led out with 8,500. Tom raised all in. Jun asked for a count, counted his chips, tanked and called.

Tom turned over his {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} which was ahead of Jun's {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. The river {8-Clubs} ended the drama and doubled up Tom to around 70,000.

Tags: Tom GriggJun Caberoy

Top Pair Holds Up for Kevin Song

Kevin Song
Kevin Song
On a flop of {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{3-Spades}, a player on Table 6 went all-in and got called by Kevin Song, who had the bigger stack.

Kevin: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Opponent: {8-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

Kevin had top pair but his opponent has also paired a card and was drawing to the heart flush.

The turn {2-Clubs} and river {6-Clubs} did not bring any of his opponent's necessary cards, though, sending him to the rail.

Tags: Kevin Song

Friendly River for Raymond Wu

Raymond Wu
Raymond Wu
PokerStars Team Asia pro Raymond Wu has just eliminated a player on his table after sucking out on the river.

On a flop of {3-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{k-Hearts}, the player bet 5,500 and had Raymond raise him all-in. The player called and showed {k-Clubs}{10-Spades}, which had Raymond's {k-Spades}{j-Spades} beat.

The turn {4-Hearts} did not change anything but the players on the table went "oooh" as the {j-Diamonds} landed on the river to give Raymond the higher two-pair and eliminate the other player.

Tags: Raymond Wu

Roger Spets Delivers A Knock Out

Roger Spets
Roger Spets
Roger Spets has eliminated Hugh Cohen from the tournament.

Hugh moved all in before the flop from the small blind. Roger was left to make the call and he obliged.

Roger: {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}
Hugh: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

No ace nor queen came on the flop {j-Spades}{4-Hearts}{8-Hearts}, turn {3-Spades} and river {6-Clubs}. All of Hugh's chips are now part of Roger's stack.

Tags: Roger SpetsHugh Cohen

Split Pot Again!

We've probably seen a dozen split pots today and another one just happened on Table 14.

On a flop of {10-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}, both players moved all-in only to find out that they had {a-Spades}{k-Hearts} and {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}.

The turn and river were the {q-Clubs} and {j-Spades}, giving them both the nut straight.