Day 2 of the 2015 Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau Main Event at PokerStars LIVE Macau at City of Dreams began with 188 players, but by the end of the night just 41 remained with XiaoHua Fu finishing on top with 724,000. Fu rocketed up the leader board when he knocked out both Sihai Jiang and Kai Yat Fam in the same hand holding pocket aces.
Hot on his heels are Fan Zhao (588,000), Kwet Yoong Lim Sam (580,000) and Zhenru Xie (519,000) who are the only four players over the half million-chip mark. All three of those player applied pressure around the bubble and throughout the last two levels to secure themselves big stacks heading into Day 3.
Top 10 Day 2 Chip Counts
|3||Kwet Yoong Lim Sam||580,000|
|5||Yat Wai Cheng||400,000|
|6||Alex Xiang Wei Lee||396,000|
|7||Chun Liang Kuo||382,000|
Just after the last break of the evening, the money bubble burst with Zheng Wang earning the title of bubble boy. It happened when action folded around to Yat Wai Chen, who moved all in from the small blind. Zheng called off his last few big blinds, and he had the best hand with his , which was out in front of Chen’s . However, the flop came down to give Chen trips, and Zheng was unable to improve. With that, the final 59 players secured themselves at least HK$43,600.
Others who fell during the course of play included Day 1b chip leader Jia Liang, Sparrow Cheung, Yifan Zhang, Sunny Jung, Kenny Leong, Raiden Kan, Takahiro Nakai, Winfred Yu, and Steve O'Dwyer.
O’Dwyer committed all his chips holding the on a flop and was up against an opponent’s . Even with all his flush and straight outs. O'Dwyer was unable to find a card he needed and was sent to the rail with nothing more than a min-cash.
Meanwhile, several notable to survive the day included Alex Lee, Nicolas Cardyn, Daniel Lee, Gab Yong Kim, and Day 1a chip leader Zhifeng Yao. Those players and more will return at 2:00 p.m. local time on Saturday.
PokerNews will bring you all the action as the tournament closes in on the final table. Also, the HK$100,000 High Roller Event will be kicking off at 5:00 p.m. local time, which will also be live blogged.
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