APPT Seoul Main Event Day 2: Final Table Set
48 players returned to the tables in Seoul to play down to a final table in the PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour Seoul championship event, with Dan Schreiber taking to the felt with a big chip lead over his nearest competitor, Uwe Brauckhoff. 16 places paid, and nine players made the final table as the day progressed. The top five chip stacks looked like this when Day 2 began:
Daniel Schreiber – 164,500
Uwe Brauckhoff – 85,900
Jason Min – 83,900
Zhiwei Ang – 74,100
Jozef Berec – 71,000
One of the early eliminations was Jacques Zaicik, who busted both Vanessa Rousso and Joe Hachem on Day 1. Zaicik re-raised the initial raiser, and Elton Tang moved all in over the top. The original raiser folded, and Zaicik made the call with . He was dominated by Tsang's , but hit the flop to move ahead. The on the river, however, reversed the fortunes and sent Zaicik to the rail.
It took eight hours of play for the 48 players to eliminate 32 of their compatriots to get down to the money, but finally the bubble burst when Haward Speer pushed in middle position with , and got called by Sid Kim with . No help came for Speer, and he was out in 17th place as the bubble boy.
Once the bubble burst, more players followed Speer to the rail, with Isabelle Mercier the first to collect a payday when she ran pocket eights into James Honeybone's pocket aces. Mercier was followed shortly by Uwe Brauckhoff, who lost a coin flip with against Ulf Martensson's to bust in 15th. Brauckhoff and Mercier collected $4,371 for their efforts.
Elton Tsang's had his aces cracked by Ziv Bachar to end his day. All the chips went in on a flop of , and Tsang was drawing to two outs against Bachar's . No ace arrived on the turn or river for Tsang, and he picked up $4,371 for his 14th-place finish. Heige Vatne was next to fall, running pocket nines into Paul Adams' pocket kings. Vatne's 13th-place finish was also worth $4,371.
Soon after, Michael Collins moved all in over the top of Ziv Bachar's pre-flop raise with , and busted in 12th when Bachar called with and the board missed both players. Collins collected $6,557 for his 12th-place finish.
Kent Justice went out in 11th when he caught a small piece of a flop, and called Jozef Berec's all-in on the turn when the fell. Berec turned over for the flopped straight, and Justice had for two pair. The on the river didn't help Justice and he went to the rail in 11th ($6,557).
Ulf Martensson bubbled the final table, busting in 10th place when he called Jozef Berec's pre-flop raise with . Berec tabled and caught a straight draw when the flop came . The on the river made the straight and sent Martensson to the rail in tenth, the final player eliminated on Day 2.
Martensson's elimination set the final table, with Ziv Bachar as the chip leader. The stacks looked like this as play ended for Day 2:
Ziv Bachar – 400,000
Daniel Schreiber – 235,000
Jozef Berec – 220,000
James Honeybone – 200,000
Shinhan Sid Kim – 190,000
Paul Adams – 170,000
Seval Hægeland – 146,000
Roger Spets – 84,000
Michel St-Pierre – 78,000
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