APPT Macau Warm-Up Day 2 – Martirosyan Leads Final 18
Another day of action has come to a close in the Asia Championship Of Poker Warm-Up, with the HKD $25,000 buy-in event having just the final 18 players remaining. The player at the top of the pile is David Martiroysan who was also the very first chip leader after Day 1a.
He holds 990,000 which has him a lead of just 60k going into the very last days play, chasing right behind him is Jeff Rossiter on 927,000. Behind those two there is a big gap developing as the player sat in third place in the chip counts has 601,000.
The action was fast and furious the whole night long as the 138 remaining players were hitting the rail left, right and centre with each of the players looking to get themselves into the top 44 paying places. Whilst they would all have an eye on the first prize payout of HKD $1,777.000.
Among those that came up short included a selection of Team PokerStars Pros, with both Vivain Im and Celina Lin missing out on that top 44 position.
Johnny Chan Still In The Mix!
After a difficult day 1c, Johnny Chan had a much better result here as he is still in the mix amongst the remaining 18 players and actually sits in 8th place holding 394k chips. You certainly would not bet against him from this position to now go on and challenge for the title.
Other notable names remaining include the third place finisher in the WSOP Main Event in 2010 Joseph Cheong, as well as the winner of the ANZPT Sydney Main Event this year Gordon Huntley who has amassed 381k chips and sits in 9th place.
We are moving ever closer to establishing the winner in the Warm-Up event, with just one more day to be played out. The question is whether the one of top two can maintain their large gap or if players of the caliber of Chan can hunt them down and takes the title home.
1. David Martiroysan — 990,000
2. Jeff Rossiter — 927,000
3. Andrey Shatilov — 601,000
4. Rong Fan — 555,000
5. Joseph Cheong — 494,000
6. Adam Latimer — 457,000
7. Hiu Man Ng — 455,000
8. Johnny Chan — 394,000
9. Gordon Huntly — 381,000
10. Bobo Chen — 310,000
11. Renyong Hu — 303,000
12. Jan Zeuschner — 300,000
13. Johan Wengelin — 219,000