Main Event
Main Event
Day 2 completed

Day 2 is Over, We are in the Money!

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Marc Rivera
Marc Rivera
After almost eight levels of play, Day 2 here at the PAGCOR Chairman's Cup is complete!

Scheduled to go until the end of Level 15, we stopped with 7:58 left in the round as the bubble was burst after that last big hand.

52 players will return tomorrow to continue their quest for the US $260,700 first prize.

Leading the pack is local pro Marc Rivera, who holds 590,000 in chips.

Trailing him are Terrence Chan and Yong Suk Chang, who have 447,500 and 443,500, respectively.

Play will resume tomorrow at 12:30 pm here at the ballroom of the Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino.

See you all tomorrow!

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Yong-Suk 'Michael' Chang Brings the Field Into The Promised Land

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Yong-Suk 'Michael' Chang
Yong-Suk 'Michael' Chang
Yong-Suk 'Michael' Chang is the star of the night for bringing everyone left in the tournament to Day Three and into the money.

Mishel Anunu moved all in for about 45,000, Yong-Suk called and Mikael Rosen also pushed all in. Yong-Suk asked for a count and made the call.

Yong-Suk 'Michael' Chang: {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}
Mishel Anunu: {j-Hearts}{j-Spades}
Mikael Rosen: {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}

"Ace! Ace! Ace!" jeered the crowd and most of the players because if Yong-Suk busts these two players, everyone left in the field would be in the money.

The crowd erupted when the flop {4-Clubs}{a-Spades}{4-Diamonds} was turned over. There was an even bigger roar when the {a-Diamonds} came on the turn meaning that Day Two is over and we are in the money.

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Up and Down for Binh Nguyen

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Binh Nguyen
Binh Nguyen
Binh Nguyen has seen his stack get dented only to get a lot of his losses back on the next hand.

On a flop of {k-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, Binh went all-in with {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades} and got instantly called by Steven Tegnelia with {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}.

The turn and river did not change anything and Binh lost a sizable chunk of chips.

On the next hand, though, he got a lot of it back when he held {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and called Maric Nikica all-in holding {4-Spades}{4-Clubs}.

The board ran out with no help for either and Binh won the pot, busting out Maric.

Binh is now at about 374,000.

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Binh Stares Down Big Raise

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Pham Van Binh
Pham Van Binh
Pre-flop, Pham Van Binh from the button made a huge raise of 45,000 with only the two blinds left in the hand.

Undaunted, Binh Nguyen shoved all-in with his bigger stack. The big blind folded and action went back to Pham.

He tanked for a while, even showing his {a-Hearts}, before laying it down.

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Pele Abella Runs Into Aces

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Pele Abella
Pele Abella
Oka Hirohide, who has been playing with an aggressive, kamikaze-like style all day long, has just busted out Pele Abella.

Pre-flop, Oka raised to 10,000 and Pele shoved his stack all-in. As soon as he did that, he knew he was in trouble as Oka snap-called and showed {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts} against his {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}.

Both hit big on the flop as it came {5-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} but Oka was way ahead. The turn {8-Diamonds} and {j-Diamonds} did not change anything, booting Pele out just as Level 15 begins.

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Nuts For Binh Nguyen

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Binh Nguyen
Binh Nguyen
Binh Nguyen, whose been quietly stacking up, has dealt a massive blow to Maric Nikika's stack.

We got to their table after the flop {k-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} and turn {q-Hearts} with Binh making it 50,000 more to go which Maric called.

River: {3-Clubs}

Binh checked if Maric has him covered and then made a bet of 100,000. Maric counted his chips, tanked then called.

"Nuts!" said Binh as he turned over his {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and Maric mucked his hand.

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