Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
If Day 1A and Day 1B was a grind, surely Day 2 was a struggle.
With a total of 314 entrants (Day 1A had 135 and Day 1B had 179) only 38 players remain in the running for the PokerStars Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Event at the Casino Grand Lisboa.
And believe it or not, we got another unheralded player on top of the heap... Wai Cheng "Ginger" Keong who has surprised a lot of observers by being the chip leader as we move on to the final day. Flashback to Day 1A, we had an unknown Jason Coe as the chip leader after the first day.
As much as poker fans can celebrate the rise of the underdogs, they can feel the pain of the fall of the more decorated poker stars like Bryan Huang, J.C. Tran, Celina Lin, Tae Joon Noh, and Quinn Do among many other giants slayed in the early part of the tournament.
But as the old sports adage go, you can only be good as your last game (or in this case, the last hand)
|Wai Cheng Keong||235,000||193,600|
With more than 10 minutes left in Day 2, Tournament Director Danny McDonagh has stopped play as the bubble has burst and the remaining 38 players are now in the money.
Very close to bubble time, Bryan Huang has just busted out of the tournament.
Pre-flop, the player in middle position made a raise and Bryan re-raised all in from the small blind and got called by the original raiser.
Although Bryan made two pairs through the board , his opponent had a set to eliminate him from the tournament.
The chip leader, Shashank Rathi has just eliminated one of the ladies in the tournament.
The lady moved all in from the big blind before the flop. Her lone caller was Rathi.
The flop gave the lady a pair but also an open-ended straight draw for Rathi.
Although nothing changed on the turn . The river completed Rathi's straight and lessened the ladies in the field by one.
Winfred Yu was holding pocket rockets when the middle position player shoved all-in. Of course, it was an easy call for Yu.
The flop did not provide any help for the all-in player as the turn and river busted him out.
Richard Ko is now the lone Filipino in the tournament after Lester Saison was eliminated.
Pre-flop, Lester moved all in from the cut off and got called by the big blind.
The flop further improved the big blind's hand and it held through the turn and river to send Lester to the rail.
Before the last level for tonight, we are going on a quick 7-minute break.
Alex Yeh's Red Dragon run has just ended.
Facing Richard Ko's in a heads up battle, Yeh's seemed like a lost cause.
The flop was of no help for Alex neither did the turn nor river
Richard is one of the last two Filipinos standing with a stack of roughly 90,000.
Going all-in with Alex Yeh was hoping to add some more to his growing stack of chips.
With an opponent making the call with it was off to the races.
Which meant that Yeh's opponent doubles up and his stack down to about 28,000 chips.