2013 WPT Korea Day 2: Jae Kyung Sim Leads Final 23 On Money Bubble

Posted at 19:14 2013-12-18 by Donnie Peters

The World Poker Tour Korea Main Event continued at the Ramada Plaza Jeju on Tuesday with the returning 75 players coming back for action. Following the completion of play, under one third of them had survived with 23 players advancing to Day 3. Leading the way was Jae Kyung Sim with 475,000 in chips.

Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts

1Jae Kyung Sim475,000
2Chane Kampanatsanyakorn433,000
3Jason Park284,000
4Chris Park259,500
5Asaka Matsunaga246,500
6Yoshimichi Makoto219,000
7Hyunshik Hun207,500
8Gu Guan Qun176,500
9Masato Yokosawa172,000
10Linh Tran171,000

As you can see, the only real player close to Sim on the leaderboard was Asia-Pacific Poker Tour regular Chane Kampanatsanyakorn with 433,000 in chips. After that, there is a significant gap in the field.

With 23 players remaining and 21 spots to be paid out, the money bubble looms heading into Day 3. That could spell trouble for some of the shorter stacks still remaining, but the most at-risk player is Takashi Ogura. He only has 15,700 in chips after Day 2 and will have his tournament life on the chopping block with only three big blinds when he returns on Wednesday. Others under 20 big blinds are Kosei Ichineese (97,500), Yuri Ishida (84,000), Suzuki Takuyi (74,000), and Zhao Yahui (73,000).

One of the notable faces eliminated during Day 2 was WPT Royal Flush Girl Brittany Bell. According to the WPT live updates, Bell busted in Level 15 with the blinds at 1,500/3,000/500 to Ishida.

Ishida raised all in from the cutoff seat, and Bell put her own stack in from the small blind. Everyone else had folded, and Bell was at risk with the {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} versus Ishida's {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}. The flop, turn, and river ran out {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{J-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} to send Bell out the door, joining other notables Tony Dunst and Lacey Jones.

Day 3 will begin at 2 p.m. local time, and you can be sure to find a day's recap right here on PokerNews.

Photo and data courtesy of the WPT Blog.

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