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Day 1c completed

Posted 2012-04-27 GMT+8

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Day 1c completed

Lee Leads Day 1c as Day 2 is Almost Here

Posted 2012-04-27 GMT+8 • Level 6: 300-600, 75 ante
Day 1c chip leader, Sang Yong Lee
Day 1c chip leader, Sang Yong Lee

Well folks, that’s it for the Day 1 flights here at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour in Cebu. Another exciting day on the felt saw Sang Yong Lee finish up as the Day 1c chip leader.

It all started with 119 players taking to the felt. This number, added with Day 1a’s 51 and Day 1b’s 76, made for an overall field of 246 players , which surpassed last season’s APPT Cebu 236-player field.

Some of the players who started the day but won’t be returning to the felt tomorrow include Gordon Huntly, Oliver Speidel, Steve Yea, Oliver Speidel, Heath Herring, Terrence Chan and Team PokerStars Pro, Bryan Huang.

Managing to do far better than the above players were the likes of Kuawei Zhong and Kenneth Leoung as they will all join Lee in the top few counts going into Day 2 action on Saturday afternoon. It will be Day 1b's Antonio Martins who starts Day 2 as the overall chip leader.

Another few players who will return on Day 2 alive and well are Sangeeth Mohan, David Steicke and Vincent Rubianes fresh off his runner-up finish at the recent APPT Seoul.

All in all it was 59 players who survived Day 1c and it will be 128 players who will take to the tables of the Waterfront Hotel and Casino for Day 2 action. We will have full end-of-day chip counts and an official Day 2 seating draw as soon as it is made available.

Make sure to tune in tomorrow from 12:15 pm local time as we continue to bring you all the updates from the 2012 APPT Cebu Main Event. Until then, enjoy your evening and go check out the PokerNews Live Reporting Team’s coverage of the PokerStars.net European Poker Tour Grand Final.

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Posted 2012-04-27 GMT+8
Chip Counts
Sang Yong Lee 106,400
Wei Zhong Kua 99,500 -500 neg
Kenneth Leong 90,000 -15,000 neg
Wally Sombero 75,700 5,700 pos
Amit Varma 75,500
Victor de Guzman 70,800
Emi Hibuse 63,800 -3,200 neg
Adam Monaghan 57,900 -12,100 neg
Robert Browning 56,300
Nicholas Wong 55,000
Jae Kyung Sim 54,400
Justin Chan 50,700 25,700 pos
Sungsik Bae 50,300
Hoang Anh Do 46,900
Florencio Campomanes 45,500
Yuri Ishida 45,300
Takayoshi Akimoto 44,800
Sameer Rattonsey 42,300
Roman Grigoryev 42,200
Cameron Duff 39,500
Tetsuya Tsuchikawa 38,700
Sangeeth Mohan 37,500 7,500 pos
David Steicke 37,400 6,400 pos
Kuan Lung Ling 36,600
Edison Marzan 36,600

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Chip Leader Confirmation

Posted 2012-04-27 GMT+8

The players are currently scrambling to get their chips in the bags as the day has ended. We can confirm that Sang Yong Lee is the chip leader of Day 1c, while the rest of the chip counts and exact number of survivors will be made available as soon as possible.

Chip Counts
Sang Yong Lee 106,400 11,400 pos

Just Three To Go

Posted 2012-04-27 GMT+8 • Level 6: 300-600, 75 ante

The clock has been stopped and the call for three more hands to be dealt has been made. We'll be back with end-of-day chip counts as soon as possible.

Kan Busts Very Late

Posted 2012-04-27 GMT+8

Raiden Kan has busted out just short of a Day 2 berth. His tournament came to an end when he moved all in on a flop of {5-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{7-Spades} holding {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. There was a bet of 2,000 and Kan was all in for another 12,400 on top, but his opponent made the call with a dominant {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}.

Kan would need one of the two eights to survive but even that last breath of hope evaporated when the {j-Hearts} landed on the turn to leave Kan drawing dead.

The {6-Diamonds} completed the board and Kan was eliminated.

Chip Counts
Raiden Kan Busted

Chan Wins Hand

Posted 2012-04-27 GMT+8

An interesting hand has seen 2010 Macau Millions champion Justin Chan collect a small pot with an underpair to the board.

Chan raised preflop from under the gun and found action from the small blind, who then decided to lead out for 3,500 on the {q-Hearts}{4-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop. Chan made a read and called before both players checked the {Q-Diamonds} turn and {J-Spades} river.

The small blind opened an imaginative {8-Spades}{9-Clubs} for nine-high as Chan’s {3-Hearts}{3-Spades} were good enough to take it down. Chan sits with around 25,000.

Chip Counts
Justin Chan 25,000 -7,000 neg

Another Six Figures

Posted 2012-04-27 GMT+8

Another stack above six-figures has emerged late into the last level of the night, with Hong Kong's Kenneth Leong becoming the chip leader.

Chip Counts
Kenneth Leong 105,000

Herring Out The Door

Posted 2012-04-27 GMT+8

Ex-UFC fighter Heath Herring has been eliminated from the APPT Cebu Main Event, just moments after fellow MMA fighter Terrence Chan was KO’d.

Herring had 16,650 chips which he moved all in preflop from under the gun holding {a-Spades}{j-Spades}. Unfortunately for Herring, Adam Monaghan woke up with {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs} and made the call.

The board ran out {3-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{7-Spades} to leave Monaghan’s ace-king in front to eliminate Herring from the tournament. Meanwhile Monaghan’s hot form continues here in The Philippines as he moves up to 70,000.

Chip Counts
Adam Monaghan 70,000 25,000 pos
Heath Herring Busted

Two Big Stacks

Posted 2012-04-27 GMT+8

Two of the biggest stacks in the room have emerged from nowhere and we have managed to track their names down.

Chip Counts
Wei Zhong Kua 100,000
Sang Yong Lee 95,000
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Winner Hoang Anh Do
Winning Hand ♠A♠8
Prize 5,927,000

Level Info

Level 6
Blinds 300 / 600
Ante 75

Players Info