Day 2 of Asian Poker Tour (APT) Sydney would see 357 players return to The Star to navigate their way through the field in an attempt to be in position to grab a piece of the $1,158,200 prizepool that was reserved for the top 62 players.
Con Angelakis, Jesse McKenzie and Rhys Gould would all be early casualties while the likes of Tristan Bain, David Yan, Jonathan Karamalikis, Sheldon Mayer and Sam Capra all made their way up the leaderboard as dinner break was called with roughly 131 players still alive and half the days play still remaining.
Once play resumed it would be Capra pushing his stack higher before Day 1b chip leader Meveni Tonga was bounced to the rail courtesy of Sam Vakili and his full house against Tonga’s trip queens. Antonis “Toothpick Tony” Kambouroglou then took a huge pot from Vakili to take his shot at the chip lead when his held up against Vakili’s for top pair.
With the bubble looming, there would be a double knockout as both Michel Bouskila and Tolly Sakellariou being eliminated on one of the final hands before the final break to put the remaining 62 players into the money with a guaranteed $3,500 payday. Karamalikis, Kambouroglou and Yan all sat amongst the leaders, but it would be Michael Malki now opening the top spot before play concluded for the evening with Malki dropping behind Amir Minagar who managed to bag an impressive 1,318,000 to lead the remaining 43 players.
Top 10 Chip Counts
Joining chip leader Minagar into Day 3 are also Andrew Scarf (465,000), Capra (301,000), Kahle Burns (291,000), Graeme Putt (274,000) and Minh Nguyen (188,000). Day 3 is set to begin at 2:00 p.m. local time on Sunday afternoon with plans on playing down until the APT Sydney Champion is crowned.
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