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Pakinai Lisawad Leads Day 2 of PokerStars Championship Macau Main Event

Pakinai Lisawad
  • Pakinai Lisawad bagged up 201,200 in chips at the close of play at the #PSCMacau Main Event.

After six levels of Day 2 play at PokerStars Championship Macau, just 151 remain in contention to battle it out for the massive HK$ 20,796,000 (~US$ 2,676,731) prize pool. Thailand’s Pakinai Lisawad leads.

On Day 2, 26 new entrants anted up the HK$42,400 buy-in before late registration closed at 4:30 p.m. to bring the total number of players up to 536 for the Championship’s Asian debut.

With a staggering HK$3,130,000 (~US$402,874) on offer for first place in addition to the trophy and the title, the competition for the hallowed money spots will be fierce as just 103 of the remaining field will get paid, with a min-cash good for HK$ 62,500 (~US$ 8,044).

When you consider the fact PSC Macau is nearly double the buy-in of the May 2016 APPT 10 Macau Main Event, which attracted 533 runners and the Championship replaced, this is an impressive feat.

It is still far too early to tell who will be joining U.S. professionals Christian Harder and Kenneth Smaron on the Pokerstars Championship Main Event throne, though the man best positioned to do so is Pakani Lisawad who bagged up 301,200 in chips at the close of play.

Lisawad began the day as one of the shorter stacks with 47,600 in chips but pulled out all the stops to power into pole position as play progressed, flopping two pairs early on to send 2015 APPT Champion Tony Cheng to the rail.

Sitting just behind Lisawad with a stack of 275,700 is France’s Ivan Deyra who finished the day with a very respectable 275,700. Hong Kong’s Chuanshu Chen (272,700), Belarus’ Kiryl Radzivonau (243,200) and France’s Fabrice Soulier (243,000) round out the top five.

Lisawad began the day as one of the shorter stacks but pulled out all the stops to power into pole position.

Notables who failed to make the cut included Team PokerStars Pro Aditya Agarwal and Team Online’s Randy ‘nanonoko’ Lew who both departed early on in proceedings.

Other big names who failed to go the distance were HK$400,000 Super High Roller Champion Steve O’Dwyer and the U.K.’s Jack Salter, who was unable to recreate the run of form that saw him go deep in the HK$206,000 Single Re-Entry Shot Clock.

Salter departed alongside brother Louis, with Canada’s Daniel Dvoress, Australia’s Kelvin Beattie and U.S. pro Isaac Haxton also failing to make the cut.

Some of the bigger stacks moving forward to Day 3:

PlayerCountryChip Count
Pakinai LisawadThailand301,200
Ivan DeyraFrance275,700
Chuanshu ChenHong Kong272,700
Kiryl RadzivonauBelarus243,200
Fabrice SoulierFrance243,000

With action concluded for the day, players are headed to Pacha at Studio City for the PSC Macau Player Party, either to drown their sorrows or to celebrate making Day 3. Regardless of which, this promises to be a fun time for all though some may regret any excess come April 6.

Day 3 of the PokerStars Championship Macau begins at 12 p.m. local time (GMT+7) and PokerNews will be on the floor to bring you all the action as it happens from the PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room at the City of Dreams complex so join us then as we see who has got what it takes to triumph.

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Day 3 Table Draw 2017 PokerStars Championship Macau

TableSeatNameCountryChip Count
11Hau Minh NguyenAustralia109,400
12Jun ZhouChina76,200
13Michael EganAustralia110,900
14Sergey LebedevRussia21,000
15Sergio AidoSpain197,200
16En Ning ChenChina20,500
17Daniel McAulayUK136,800
18Xiao Kuo HuangChina132,600
21Aymon HataUK61,800
22Kahle BurnsAustralia119,300
23Corey HochmanUSA92,500
24Tsuyoshi IshibashiJapan71,300
25Siarhei ChudapalBelarus116,100
26Tokuhu YoshinagaJapan53,500
27Kwok Chun LaiHong Kong117,400
28Jung Chou LeeChina38,600
31Niall MurrayUK35,500
32Stevan ChewAustralia70,000
33Yasuyuki TsujiJapan66,000
34Roman KorenevRussia60,400
35Tao FanChina55,100
36Vinay AgarwalSingapore96,200
37Viktor IvanovRussia157,900
38Thibaut BlondelFrance214,500
41Bernard VuFrance119,600
42Manig LoeserGermany93,200
43Dong GuoCanada176,600
44Chen-An LinTaiwan120,900
45Aslan EsenkulovRussia72,300
46Antoine HasbaniLebanon49,600
47Ro Woong ParkHong Kong35,900
48Liang XuChina122,500
51Chun Long Ronaid YuHong Kong73,100
52Winfred YuChina210,200
53Xin LiuChina83,600
54Chun Ho Edward YamChina104,700
55Alexander FreundAustria49,300
56Nino FranzGermany81,400
57Zhaojun RuanChina45,600
58Hyoseob ShinSouth Korea236,200
61Yunsong LaiChina108,400
62Panagiotis MakridisAustralia62,200
63Chuanshu ChenHong Kong272,700
64Tommy Hjerting BechDenmark60,000
65Wei Ming TsengTaiwan82,500
66Ilia PoliakovRussia124,200
67Elliot SmithCanada84,000
68Emanuel Vincent Paul Cj SealAustralia94,300
71Pakinai LisawadThailand301,200
72Weihang ChenChina63,800
73Joachim BoldGermany107,700
74Xuan TanChina174,600
75Michel AbecassisFrance77,700
76Matthew WakemanAustralia119,200
77Xiang PanChina44,000
78Alex WardUK52,000
81Guofeng WangChina49,000
82Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus22,500
83Tyron KrostAustralia56,700
85Julius MalzaniniUK100,000
86James RannUK66,700
87Feng Wen ChenTaiwan92,500
88Han YuChina115,100
91Artem MetalidiUkraine105,700
92Jingxuan ZhuChina186,800
93Petar KalevBulgaria127,800
94Kristijonas AndrulisLithuania195,400
95Stig BillgrenVietnam92,900
96James TianUSA90,300
97Daniel BourdonCanada126,000
98Soo Jo KimSouth Korea105,800
101Junzhong LooMalaysia48,200
102Andrew HinrichsenAustralia114,400
103Jun LiuChina152,500
104Vitaly TevisRussia159,500
105Linh TranCanada78,500
106Albert PaikUSA202,200
107Alexandre MoreauFrance132,200
108Shyngis SatubayevKazakhstan87,000
111Alex DifeliceCanada53,000
112Sai WuChina137,000
113Levan KaramanishviliUkraine117,900
114Liwei SunItaly175,800
115Nerijus LuksaNorway66,400
116Carsten JeppesenDenmark29,600
117Yuening ChenChina71,400
118Yan LiChina241,700
121Tim Shun Timpson LukHong Kong56,700
122Yohwan LimSouth Korea192,600
123Lee Hon CheongHong Kong37,300
124Avraham OzielCanada209,400
125Wen ChenChina40,600
126Nan TuChina96,600
127Hiroyuki NodaJapan119,300
128Hao SuChina132,500
131Maxime AdamFrance53,200
132Fulong ChenChina83,600
133Roman PapacekCzech Republic58,800
134Sofia LovgrenSweden132,900
135Renjun YangChina204,900
136Ihar PliashkoBelarus30,900
137Soichiro KojiyaJapan42,600
138Zinan XuChina190,700
141Ping San ChanCanada189,200
142Xiaoyang LuoChina107,800
143Yang HauChina104,200
144Bryan HuangSingapore121,300
145John GallagherIreland52,400
146Wu HuihanChina109,000
147Ivan DeyraFrance278,700
148Geoffrey WaterlotBelgium83,600
151Satrya Wijaya TejaIndonesia81,000
152Yuki KoSouth Korea216,400
153Yen ChenTaiwan77,000
154Tou Ta-WeiTaiwan131,200
155Qifeng DuanChina84,400
156Beh Kok WengMalaysia93,400
157Levan KolbaiaRussia120,000
158Tianyuan TangChina73,700
161Angelina RichAustralia22,000
162Chenxiang MiaoChina41,000
163Zedao MaChina57,600
164Louis LamCanada54,600
165Jianbo JiangChina162,400
166Dzmitry RabotkinBelarus58,800
167Paul VehvilainenFinland195,600
168Carlos Garcia SarmientoColombia86,800
171Dan SmithUSA76,900
172Lachezar PetkovBulgaria66,900
173Morten MortensenDenmark91,200
174Zigao YuChina161,100
175Alex Lee Lin HwaaMalaysia102,900
176Peter JakslandDenmark91,100
177Wenlong JinChina192,100
178David PetersUSA35,900
181Wei Lik Graeme SiowSingapore183,600
182Zihan CongChina77,600
183Zhi Min PunChina88,900
184Yao MengChina75,800
185Xiang ZhuChina190,700
186Erich StadlerNew Zealand36,300
187Fabrice SoulierFrance243,000
188Georgios ZisimopoulosGreece42,300
191Tamara BremnerCanada44,300
192Daniel LaidlawAustralia97,300
193Dilijiang AChina92,600
194Dawei ZengChina44,500
195Egor BulychevRussia189,000
196Kiryl RadzivonauBelarus243,200
197Van Sang NguyenVietnam129,500
198Ryan YuCanada128,300
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