2012 PokerStars.net Asia Pacfic Poker Tour Cebu Day 1a: Han Ruo Goh Leads
Posted at 07:00 2012-04-27 by Donnie Peters
Day 1a of the 2012 PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour Cebu kicked off on Wednesday with 51 players in the field. At the end of the day, 27 players remained and Han Ruo Goh led the field with 84,300 in chips.
Goh claimed the chip lead toward the end of the night when he eliminated an opponent by making a flush on a board holding , but he wasn't the only one who finished in the top of the counts. Coming in behind him were Jacky Wang with 77,900, Hung Hui Lai with 74,800 and Kimmo Puusa with 72,000. No one else finished above 70,000 in chips.
Joining those players in action for part of Day 1a were Aaron Benton, Grant Levy, Victor Chong and Paul Hockin, to name a few. We say "part of Day 1a" because unfortunately for those players, their tournament lives came to an end.
Benton went out during Level 4 with the blinds at 150/300/25 and was eliminated by Daniel Palau. The 2009 APPT Sydney champion, Palau and Daniel Laidlaw saw a flop of before Laidlaw checked. Benton bet 2,800 and Palau made the call. Laidlaw folded.
The turn was the and Benton checked to Palau. He fired 3,000 into the middle and Benton check-raised all in for approximately 13,000. Palau quickly called and tabled for a set of sevens. Benton was drawing to two outs on the river with in his hand. The river was the and Benton was eliminated.
Other notables who played Day 1a, and will be advancing to Day 2 are Octavian Voegele (56,300), Carter Gill (41,600) and Jesse McKenzie (19,400). Team PokerStars Pro Raymond Wu is also still alive and bagged up 24,100 in chips.
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