Just less than an hour ago we saw the end of the second day’s worth of action at the APPT Asia Championship Of Poker Main Event Day 2, where the 140 players that sat down at the beginning of the day were chiseled down to just 56.
Any event that is held in Macau is automatically a favourite amongst the best players in the world; they offer high buy-ins, high rewards and high class poker. Macau also knows how to put on a poker tournament; the whole event is covered in class and sophistication, whilst they also know how to throw a party.
There were six levels that were played throughout the session, with the player to come out on top at the end of them being Andrew Gaw with 329,200 chips.
The day started an hour later today due to a party hosted by PokerStars last night, so the delay was made to give the players a little bit more time to recover from any excessive alcohol intake the night before. It kicked off at 5pm local time and didn’t take long to get into full swing.
In fact we lost two notable players fairly early in the proceedings, first was the defending champion Randy Lew, who had been struggling ever since day one and was in fact a short stack today. He got all of his chips into the middle holding an A-J only to come up against the A-Q of Timothy Finne, his hand didn’t find any luck and he was sent to the rail.
Other Notables To Fall!
Along with Lew, we also lost some other big names throughout the day, with players such as Dominik Nitsche, Bertrand Grospellier, Joseph Cheong, Max Lykov and Bryan Huang. There will also only be two PokerStars Team Pros taking part in Day 3 in the shape of Angel Guillen and Vivian Im, as all of the rest were eliminated. Both of those players are also fairly short stacked so it wasn’t a good day for Team PokerStars at all.
Whilst we lost quite a few big names, there are still plenty left in the shape of Raymond Wu, Tom Marchese, Michael Watson and the ever aggressive Andrew Scott.
The Current Top Ten:
1 Andrew Gaw 329,200
2 Yue Hin Lam 303,900
3 Xing Zhou 298,000
4 Tsugunari Toma 215,100
5 Edmund Lee 214,600
6 Henry Wang 201,100
7 Michael Kanaan 188,500
8 Robert Schneider 172,300
9 Paolo Compagno 171,500
10 Rahul Byrraju 169,500
Check back with us tomorrow as we bring you Day 3, as and when it happens.