Day 2 of the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon was played out at the PokerStars LIVE at the City Of Dreams a few hours ago, and it further reduced the field down from 168 players to just the 21 that will now be heading into Day 3 of the event.
Out of those survivors there is one player that now really in a strong position, as the chip leader from Day 1b carried on where he left off to build his stack into a dominating lead. He finished up the day with more than double anyone else at a total of 1,656,000 chips. His closest competitor is Lap Lay Chan on 769,000, meaning he has to be the odds on favourite now to claim this title.
Along the way we lost a number of players with Daniel Laidlaw being probably the most notable of them. The leader from Day 1a couldn’t quite match the achievements of Yip, but still at least made the money before being eliminated.
Busted Red Dragon main in 51st for ~22k HKD; straight into the 20k side event now.
— Daniel Laidlaw (@Choparno) August 17, 2013
The Current Top Ten
1st) Brian Yip (Hong Kong) – 1,656,000
2nd) Lap Kay Chan (China) – 769,000
3rd) Victor Sheerman (Russia) – 760,000
4th) Thomas Ward (New Zealand) – 740,000
5th) Fanny Li (USA) – 691,000
6th) Tom Alner (UK) – 527,000
7th) Akira Ohyama (Japan) – 473,000
8th) Chuanyu Fu (China) – 466,000
9th) Fan Cao (China) – 414000
10th) Shinichi Takenouchi (Japan) – 383,000
Each of the remaining players would have achieved their targets for Day 2, getting into the money and then of course progressing to Day 3, yet they will now be looking to make that final table and of course winning the title all together.
The Remaining Payouts
1st – $1,340,000
2nd – $940,000
3rd – $554,000
4th – $427,000
5th – $317,000
6th – $253,000
7th – $206,000
8th – $158,000
9th – $126,578
10th – $101,000
11th – 12th – $76,000
13th – 15th – $63,300
16th – 18th – $50,700
19th – 21st – $41,200
Check in with us tomorrow to see if that man Yip can indeed turn his dominating display thus far into a well deserved victory. We will bring you all of the action on Day 3, letting you know whether anyone really can upset the current chip leader.