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2014 APPT Season 8 Seoul Main Event Day 2: Holbrook Leads Final 24

Jeffrey Holbrook

Day 2 of the Asia-Pacific Poker Tour Seoul Main Event ended just thirty minutes following the bubble bursting. The day started with 92 players and after eight levels just 24 are left. Jeffrey Holbrook has emerged as the chip leader with a total of 579,000 in chips.

The day began with Aaron Lim, last year’s champion arriving 40-minutes late thanks to Seoul traffic. He came back to a stack of only 7,100, but was able to find a double up. Still short, he was unfortunately eliminated a short time later when he went all in with a weak ace.

The action started out relatively fast and furious with a lot of gamble early on. Things slowed down during the middle of the day and play became even more cautious as the bubble approached. Hand-for-hand play went relatively fast as the big stacks were taking advantage of the situation and the short stacks were letting them. The bubble lasted about 30 minutes and finally burst with about 25 minutes left to play in the day. Sid Kim was the the unfortunate 29th-place finisher and he fell at the hands of Yen Cheng Huang when his pocket fives couldn't improve upon the flopped pair of Huang.

Some other notables to leave the tournament on Day 2 included PokerStars Team Online Naoya Kihara, last month's Macau Millions Main Event winner Hao Chen, and former ANZPT Grand Final winner, Sam Razavi.

The chip leaders at the beginning of the day fared relatively well with six of the top 10 coming back for the final day of play. They are: Sam Cohen (417,000), Raiden Kan (202,000), Tsun Ming Chang (165,000), Kelvin John Beattie (120,000), An Tai Young (99,000), and Stephen Lavrin (78,000). Other notables with chips are last year’s runner-up Chane Kampanatsanyakorn (281,000) and Winfred Yu (244,000).

Join the PokerNews Live Reporting team on Sunday for continued coverage of the APPT Main Event in Seoul. Play begins at 12 p.m. local time and we will be playing until we crown a champion. See you then!

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