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₱200,000 High Roller
Days:
12

Highlights

Highlights

₱200,000 High Roller
Day 1 Completed

Li Takes Chip Lead into Day 2 of the High Roller; Befus, Gerrits, Kuo, Soyza, and Tang Through Too

poolshir • Level 6: 400-800, 800 ante
Yan Li
Yan Li

After six levels of play, Day 1 of the 2018 PokerStars.net APPT Manila ₱200,000 High Roller has concluded and Yan Li claimed the chip lead with 122,100 in chips. In total, 46 entries were collected on Day 1 with registration still open until the end of Level 12. Thirty-eight players found a bag to tag after a relatively short day.

Li actually won the APPT High Roller here in Manila in 2016 for ₱3,527,400 ($74,889) besting 57 other players. Second in the chip counts is Maxim Befus from Germany, trailing by only 400 in chips as he bagged 121,700. Closing out the podium is Martijn Gerrits with 112,100.

The Dutchman is no stranger to the Asian poker circuit as he resides in Macau. Gerrits is coming from a pretty hot summer in Las Vegas where he collected five cashes including a third place where he lost against another player who is having the best year in poker ever, Justin Bonomo. Gerrits also made it to the last two tables in the WSOP Main Event, finishing in 15th place.

Other notable players to keep an eye on include Kitty Kuo (103,000), Single Day High Roller and 2018 APPT Korea Main Event winner Michael Soyza (97,400), and 2017 PokerStars Championship Prague High Roller winner Danny Tang (77,900).

Kitty Kuo
Kitty Kuo

PokerStars Team Online's Randy Lew (16,300) has the shortest stack coming into Day 2 tomorrow so he has some work to do. Sparrow Cheung and PokerStars Team Pro Celina Lin decided to jump in during the last minute of registration to benefit from the fact that two extra time bank chips will be awarded at the start of Day 2.

Day 2 will restart tomorrow, Sunday, August 12, at noon local time with the late registration and reentry period open until approximately 4:20 pm (end of Level 12). The organization is expecting a lot more players to enter to break the previous record here for the APPT High Rollers in Manila. The previous record stands at 47 players, so only two more entries are needed.

The tournament will play down to a winner, levels last 40 minutes each with a 10-minute break after every three levels. A 60-minute dinner break is scheduled to take place after Level 15.

Make sure to come back as the PokerNews live reporting team will be here to bring you all the updates from the "Shuffle up and deal" until the final cards have been dealt!

Randy Lew
Randy Lew

Tags: Celina LinDanny TangJustin BonomoKitty KuoMartijn GerritsMaxim BefusMichael SoyzaRandy LewSparrow CheungYan Li

Day 2 Seat Draw

poolshir • Level 6: 400-800, 800 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Xiaoyin HeChina49,70050
13Maxim BefusGermany121,700122
15John TechPhilippines33,00033
16Yifan ZhengChina75,40075
17Weiyi ZhangChina20,90021
18Wen Qing CaiChina89,80090
      
21Xiao Tian YangChina44,80045
23Phanlert SukonthachartnantThailand45,60046
25Rathi ShashankIndia18,00018
26Preston LeeUnited States62,10062
27Randy LewUnited States16,30016
28Aditya SushantIndia53,60054
      
31Chye Wei SohSingapore33,80034
33Thai Loc LeVietnam64,90065
35Thomas FloanNorway70,70071
36Dong Hyun KimKorea76,30076
37Michael SoyzaMalaysia97,40097
38Jeffrey LoHong Kong53,40053
      
41Fan ZhangHong Kong35,30035
43Eric TsaiTaiwan49,60050
45Shah KavinIndia89,50090
46Yan LiChina122,100122
47Ying TangChina34,20034
48Celina LinChina50,00050
      
51Simon BurnsUnited Kingdom35,60036
53Xin FanChina110,400110
54Michael HuangUnited States36,60037
55Sparrow CheungHong Kong50,00050
57Konstantin PogodinRussia81,90082
58Kevin ClarkNew Zealand40,80041
      
61Danny TangHong Kong77,90078
61Peng ZhouChina32,50033
62Kodai SuzukiJapan35,90036
63Michael TchongAustralia62,50063
64Martijn GerritsNetherlands112,100112
66Tjiauw Titi SuwitoIndonesia53,40053
67Kitty KuoTaiwan103,000103
68Yilin YangChina57,70058

End-of-day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 6: 400-800, 800 ante
Yan Li cn
Yan Li
cn 122,100 32,100
Maxim Befus DE
Maxim Befus
DE 121,700 1,700
Martijn Gerrits nl
Martijn Gerrits
nl 112,100 26,100
Xin Fan cn
Xin Fan
cn 110,400 5,400
Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
tw 103,000 -16,000
Michael Soyza my
Michael Soyza
my 97,400 29,400
Wen Qing Cai CN
Wen Qing Cai
CN 89,800 4,800
Shah Kavin IN
Shah Kavin
IN 89,500 -5,500
Konstantin Pogodin ru
Konstantin Pogodin
ru 81,900 -8,100
Danny Tang hk
Danny Tang
hk 77,900 29,900
Dong Hyun Kim kr
Dong Hyun Kim
kr 76,300 24,300
Yifan Zheng cn
Yifan Zheng
cn 75,400 45,400
Thomas Floan NO
Thomas Floan
NO 70,700 23,700
Thai Loc Le VN
Thai Loc Le
VN 64,900 -5,100
Michael Tchong au
Michael Tchong
au 62,500 -22,500
Preston Lee us
Preston Lee
us 62,100 8,100
Yilin Yang cn
Yilin Yang
cn 57,700 8,700
Aditya Sushant in
Aditya Sushant
in 53,600 3,600
Tjiauw Titi Suwito ID
Tjiauw Titi Suwito
ID 53,400 -11,600
Jeffrey Lo hk
Jeffrey Lo
hk 53,400 -3,600
Sparrow Cheung hk
Sparrow Cheung
hk 50,000
Celina Lin cn
Celina Lin
cn 50,000
Xiaoyin He CN
Xiaoyin He
CN 49,700 -10,300
Eric Tsai TW
Eric Tsai
TW 49,600 -400
Phanlert Sukonthachartnant th
Phanlert Sukonthachartnant
th 45,600 -1,400

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Play Ended

poolshir • Level 6: 400-800, 800 ante

The six levels of play that were scheduled for today have finished and both PokerStars Team Pro Celina Lin and Sparrow Cheung have just registered for in the last minute.

A full recap and chip count is to follow.

Celina Lin cn
Celina Lin
cn 50,000
Sparrow Cheung hk
Sparrow Cheung
hk 50,000

Floan Gets the Folds

poolshir • Level 6: 400-800, 800 ante

Thomas Floan raised to 2,000 from mid-position and was called by Peng Zhou and Shah Kavin in the blinds.

The flop came {a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} both Zhou and Kavin checked. Floan continued with a bet of 3,000 and only Kavin called.

The turn brought them the {9-Spades}, Kavin checked again. Floan now fired a bet of 7,500 over the line. Kavin contemplated for about 20 seconds but then folded.

Shah Kavin IN
Shah Kavin
IN 95,000 45,000
Konstantin Pogodin ru
Konstantin Pogodin
ru 90,000 -15,000
Xiaoyin He CN
Xiaoyin He
CN 60,000 28,000
Aditya Sushant in
Aditya Sushant
in 50,000 50,000
Xiao Tian Yang cn
Xiao Tian Yang
cn 50,000 50,000
Eric Tsai TW
Eric Tsai
TW 50,000 50,000
Thomas Floan NO
Thomas Floan
NO 47,000 -5,000
Peng Zhou cn
Peng Zhou
cn 40,000 -10,000
Kevin Clark nz
Kevin Clark
nz 33,000 -16,000
Wei Loong Tan SG
Wei Loong Tan
SG Busted
Yohwan Lim kr
Yohwan Lim
kr Busted

Tags: Peng ZhouShah KavinThomas Floan

Fan Makes Soyza Fold

poolshir • Level 6: 400-800, 800 ante

Ying Lang raised to 1,800 from mid-position and was called by Michael Huang in the hijack, Michael Soyza and Xin Fan in the blinds.

They all checked through the {5-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{q-Hearts} on the flop to the {j-Hearts} on the turn. Soyza bet 5,000 and only Fan called.

The river completed the board with the {j-Spades}, Soyza continued with a bet of 6,000 and Fan raised to 15,000. Soyza looked at his cards once more and folded with regret showing on his face. Fan smiled.

Lang asked what he folded and Soyza replied that he folded the flush.

Xin Fan cn
Xin Fan
cn 105,000 55,000
Thai Loc Le VN
Thai Loc Le
VN 70,000 20,000
Michael Huang ca
Michael Huang
ca 69,000 -2,000
Michael Soyza my
Michael Soyza
my 68,000 18,000
Phanlert Sukonthachartnant th
Phanlert Sukonthachartnant
th 47,000 -3,000
Ying Tang cn
Ying Tang
cn 34,000 -16,000
John Tech ph
John Tech
ph 26,000 -24,000

Tags: Michael HuangMichael SoyzaYing LangXin Fan

Level:
6
Blinds:
400/800
Ante:
800

Kim Joins the Field

poolshir • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

Dong Hyun Kim joined the field and is seated at the same table as Preston Lee who just won his first bracelet this summer.

Wei Long Tan raised to 1,600 from mid-position and was called by both Maxim Befus and Kim in the blinds.

The flop came {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{5-Clubs}, both Befus and Kim checked. Tan continued with a bet of 2,400 which was only called by Befus.

The turn brought them the {k-Spades}, Befus checked again. Tan now shoved and Befus asked for a count. The dealer confirmed the shove was for 5,650. Befus took another glimpse at his cards and then decided to reluctantly fold.

The hand right after that, Wen Qing Cai raised to 1,400 from mid-position and was called by Lee in the cutoff, and Kim and Chye Wei Soh in the blinds.

They all checked through the {7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Spades} on the flop to the {k-Hearts} on the turn. Kim checked, Soh bet 3,000. Cai folded quickly and both Lee and Kim called.

The river completed the board with the {q-Diamonds}, now Kim and Soh both checked. Lee bet 5,100 which only Kim called. Lee tabled {k-Spades}{9-Spades} for top pair but was beaten by Kim's {k-Clubs}{10-Spades} for the same top pair but with the higher kicker.

Maxim Befus DE
Maxim Befus
DE 120,000 -4,000
Wen Qing Cai CN
Wen Qing Cai
CN 85,000 36,000
Jeffrey Lo hk
Jeffrey Lo
hk 57,000 57,000
Preston Lee us
Preston Lee
us 54,000 8,000
Chye Wei Soh SG
Chye Wei Soh
SG 53,000 -7,000
Dong Hyun Kim kr
Dong Hyun Kim
kr 52,000 52,000
Wei Loong Tan SG
Wei Loong Tan
SG 16,000 -34,000

Tags: Chye Wei SohDong Hyun KimMaxim BefusPreston Lee

Shashank over Lew and Zhang

poolshir • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

Fan Zhang limped in from under the gun and PokerStars Team Online member Randy Lew was next up to act. Lew raised to 2,200 and was called by Rathi Shashank in the big blind and Zhang.

The flop came {j-Clubs}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts}, both Shashank and Zhang check-called the 2,800 continuation-bet of Lew.

They all checked through the {10-Spades} on the turn to the {k-Diamonds} on the river. Shashank now bet 7,500. Both Zhang and Lew hesitated a bit but both ended up folding.

Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
tw 119,000 19,000
Yan Li cn
Yan Li
cn 90,000 40,000
Rathi Shashank IN
Rathi Shashank
IN 75,000 25,000
Tjiauw Titi Suwito ID
Tjiauw Titi Suwito
ID 65,000 15,000
Yifan Zheng cn
Yifan Zheng
cn 30,000 -20,000
Fan Zhang HK
Fan Zhang
HK 25,000 -25,000
Randy Lew us
Randy Lew
us 19,000 -31,000

Tags: Randy LewRathi ShashankFan Zhang