2019 PokerStars Red Dragon Jeju

₩2,500,000 Main Event
Day: 1bc
Event Info

2019 PokerStars Red Dragon Jeju

Final Results
Zhihao Zhang
Winning Hand
345,370,000 KRW
Event Info
2,500,000 KRW
Prize Pool
1,896,592,500 KRW
Level Info
100,000 / 200,000
Players Info - Day 1bc
Players Left

₩2,500,000 Main Event

Day 1bc Completed

The 2019 PokerStars Red Dragon Jeju ₩2,500,000 Main Event Sets New Record

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
A new record was set at the 2019 PokerStars Red Dragon Jeju festival
A new record was set at the 2019 PokerStars Red Dragon Jeju festival

It was an extremely busy day at the Jeju Shinhwa World - Landing Casino as the poker room was entirely filled with poker enthusiasts from near and far, all taking their shot at one of the most prestigious live events of the Asia Pacific Region. At times, the flagship event of the festival had to go 10-handed in order to accommodate the growing field.

For the second time, the Red Dragon Main Event is taking place in Jeju and a new attendance record for a major live poker event in South Korea was already secured half-way through Day 1b of the 2019 PokerStars LIVE Asia Red Dragon Jeju ₩2,500,000 Main Event.

Not only were the 613 entries of the previous year surpassed by a decent margin, but the guaranteed prize pool of ₩1,000,000,000 was also almost doubled.

After a promising first starting day with 252 entries of which 80 bagged and tagged, Day 1b attracted a staggering 444 entries including 360 unique players and 84 re-entries. On top of that, the turbo heat 1c followed right after with levels of 20 minutes each. Another 173 entries were added to the equation and boosted the total field size to 869 entries, creating a prize pool of ₩1,896,592,500 (~$1,626,470).

The 2019 Red Dragon Main Event in Jeju at a Glance

DayTotal #Unique EntriesRe-EntriesSurvivors
Day 1a2522232980
Day 1b44436084143
Day 1c1731373677

Huge Field Emerges for Day 1b

Even before the cards went in the air, more than 100 players were registered and it was a sign of things to come with dozens of players pouring into the poker room at the Landing Casino by the minute. It didn't take long to surpass the Day 1a field and dozens of players bowed out before the first break and immediately jumped back in thanks to the single re-entry option for each flight.

Defending Jeju champion Yuechun Shi was one of those early casualties when he ran with queens into aces and failed to catch any help, instead, Bing Zhou rivered a full house in the second level of the day. Shi re-entered in Day 1b without success and tried his luck in the final flight, too, but was unable to advance to Day 2.

Three further former Red Dragon slayers entered the final two flights in order to become the third two-time champion in the 11 years since the inception. Denny Feng was a contender for the Day 1b lead but lost a three-way all-in at the very end, however, he still bagged up a very respectable 160,000. Alvan Yifan Zheng advanced with 105,000 and Kenichi Takarabe made it through with a short stack of 38,500.

It was a very close race for the honors of being the Day 1b chip leader and ultimately Canlin Chen prevailed after claiming 238,000 to is name. Other notables with big stacks in the second flight are Hoa Thinh Nguyen (225,500), Tianyuan Tang (215,000), Paul Newey (203,000), Kilian Loeffler (196,500), Lei Yu (182,000), Nan Hong (174,000) and Daniel Lee (164,000).

Newey won a lot of smaller pots and mentioned one particular hand that boosted his stack significantly when he called a big jam with ace-king of diamonds and sent an opponent to the rail who had ace-king, as three diamonds appeared right away on the flop.

Paul Newey
Paul Newey among the Day 1b big stacks

Many other big names came and left without anything to show for, their chances reduced to the last turbo flight such as Xixiang Luo, Graeme Siow, Chen An Lin, Kazuhiko Yotsushika, Joshua Zimmerman, and Victor Chong.

The third and final starting day kicked off with around 50 players in their seats and as soon as the notables fell on Day 1b without any option to re-enter anymore, they headed straight to Day 1c. High Roller finalist Bin Wang, Michael Soyza, Hao Tian, Dingxiang Ong and Lester Edoc all came up short in their bid to run up a stack.

With the reduced level duration of 20 minutes came a very fast-paced playing style and the stacks were sent on a wild roller coaster ride. Soyza saw his hopes fade away when kings were cracked by the pocket jacks of Albert Paik and Wang ran out of chips in a three-way all-in versus Yuan Yilu and Ting Shum Kwok.

For Paik Day 1c ended in rather disappointing fashion as he doubled Szymon Wysocki and Yakai Li in quick succession to bag up 53,000. The race for the chip lead was a tight one as Zhanwei Du edged past all other contenders at the very end with a stack of 161,000. Shenming Yin (150,500), and Hao Chen (146,500) complete the remaining podium spots.

Only 77 players made it through in the end with notables such as Jiayu Ruan (134,500), Szymon Wysocki (131,000), Xixiang Luo (115,000), Jun Obara (99,500), and Daniel Demicki (89,000) all earning above-average stacks for Day 2.

The Main Event continues on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, as of 1 p.m. local time with blinds of 1,000-2,500 and a big blind ante of 2,500. As of Day 2, the level duration increases to 60 minutes each and the prize pool information will be released before the cards go back in the air.

Final Table of the Single-Day High Roller
The final six of the Single-Day High Roller

Ben Lai Wins Single-Day High Roller

At the same time as Day 1b of the Main Event, another ₩5,000,000 High Roller was scheduled to take place and kicked off with a slight delay. Ultimately, there were a total of 32 entries to create a prize pool of ₩141,232,000 ($121,460) and the top six spots were paid.

Ben Lai was the early frontrunner at the top of the chip counts and would be the one to pose for the winner shots after defending Ye Wang in heads-up. In the final hand, Lai slow-played kings pre-flop and jammed on a queen-high river to get called by top pair. For his efforts, Lai takes home ₩48,018,000 ($41,295). Wang won a Single-Day High Roller in Jeju one year ago and finished 3rd in another High Roller in Jeju earlier this year.

Among those that also took home a portion of the prize pool were Dong Chao, Phachara Wongwichit, Derek Ip and Natalie Teh. Luke Lee ended up as the bubble boy, which ensured back-to-back High Roller cashes for Wongwichit, as well as for Ip in his second-ever live MTT. Reigning APPT Korea Main Event champion Sparrow Cheung, Pete Chen, Jamie Lee, James Won Lee, Alex Lee and Quan Zhou were some of the familiar names that missed out on the money.

Final Result ₩5,000,000 Single-Day High Roller

PlaceWinnerCountry/RegionPrize (in KRW)Prize (in USD)
1Ben LaiHong Kong₩48,018,000$41,295
2Ye WangChina₩33,190,000$28,543
3Dong ZhaoChina₩21,185,000$18,219
4Phachara WongwichitThailand₩16,242,000$13,968
5Derek IpHong Kong₩12,711,000$10,931
6Natalie TehMalaysia₩9,886,000$8,502

More High Roller action awaits at the end of the festival in Jeju while the main focus in the next few days will be on the prestigious Red Dragon Main Event and the upcoming Baby Dragon tournament. Stay tuned right here on PokerNews to find out who will make it one step closer to possibly claim one of the most-unique trophies on the live poker circuit on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019.

Tags: Albert PaikAlex LeeAlvan Yifan ZhengBen LaiCanlin ChenDaniel DemickiDaniel LeeHoa Thinh NguyenJiayu RuanJun ObaraKenichi TakarabeKilian LoefflerLei YuLester EdocMichael SoyzaNan HongNatalie TehPaul NeweyPete ChenPhachara WongwichitShenming YinSparrow CheungSzymon WysockiYuechun Shi

Main Event Day 2 Seat Draw

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountry/RegionChipsBig Blinds
12Jun WuChina39,50016
13Dongli ShenChina79,00032
14Masatoshi AkasakaJapan21,5009
15Takeo HanayamaJapan46,00018
16Yakai LiChina64,50026
17Lixun ZhouChina56,50023
18Guang YangChina74,00030
19Zhiqiang QianChina140,50056
21Jing XuChina93,50037
23Feng LinChina68,00027
24Qunze LiChina22,0009
25Sora ParkSouth Korea102,00041
26Zhibin ZhangChina35,00014
27Zhanwei DuChina161,00064
28Rongshan LiChina120,50048
29Haidong LuChina83,50033
31Yifan ZhengChina105,00042
32Yucheng LiuChina50,50020
34Xiaoxiang LiChina52,00021
35Donghui XuChina47,50019
36Shijian TangChina94,50038
37Yue YangChina33,00013
38Yang ZhangChina55,00022
39Jiayi JinChina70,50028
41Songyu HuChina40,00016
42Tamon NakamuraJapan109,00044
43Kun Han LeeTaiwan87,50035
45Luo ZhengChina83,00033
46Hao ChenChina146,50059
47Fang XingChina60,50024
48Renjun Gla YangChina138,00055
49Xin HeChina67,00027
51Hoa Thinh NguyenVietnam225,50090
52Ken OkadaJapan66,00026
53Daniel LeeUnited States164,00066
54Xiaosheng ZhengChina42,00017
56Jie XuChina71,00028
57Jinhai ZhangChina30,00012
58Quan ZhouChina134,50054
59Xianchao ShenChina120,00048
61Qifeng ChenChina71,50029
62Fei XiongChina69,50028
63Ming DaiChina33,00013
64Gaolei ChenChina84,00034
65Huidong GuChina79,00032
67Danxia WangChina35,00014
68Liang SongChina34,00014
69Jun SuChina232,00093
71Zhewen HuChina121,00048
72Han XiaoChina76,50031
73Xianglai LiChina49,50020
74Zifeng ZhangChina63,50025
75Sen MuChina82,50033
76Jixue YinChina38,90016
77Longwen ZhuChina41,00016
78Yuichi SumidaJapan55,50022
79Graeme SiowSingapore38,50015
81Shijie WangChina83,50033
82Zheng ZhangChina19,5008
83He HuChina52,00021
84Junwei SunChina102,00041
85Feng ChenChina57,00023
86Tsun Ming ChanChina62,00025
87Jacky WongChina34,50014
88Nan ZhaoChina175,50070
89Jie WangChina62,00025
91Nan HongChina174,00070
92Qin ZhouChina80,50032
93Jing WangChina55,00022
94Xudong JinChina85,00034
95Jianbiao ZhongChina101,00040
96Pan GuChina81,00032
97Alex LeeSingapore133,50053
98Natalie TehMalaysia38,00015
99Chien Fa ChouTaiwan52,50021
101Hongbing LiChina47,00019
102Bing ZhouChina77,00031
103Fei HanChina90,00036
104Bin ZhaoChina81,50033
105Changna ShanChina20,0008
106Daniel DemickiPoland89,00036
107Duc Trung VuVietnam48,00019
108Jingzhi WangChina60,00024
109Hanze WangChina332,000133
111Mike TakayamaPhilippines46,50019
112Bin ZhangChina52,00021
113Lei YuChina182,00073
114Wai Hang Ij WongChina42,50017
115Jingbin JinChina92,50037
116Chengjian LuChina71,50029
117Koyo OyamaJapan110,50044
118Jin Woo KimUnited States76,50031
119Dong ChenChina41,00016
121Ning LuChina23,0009
122Yifu ZhaiChina152,50061
123Yingqi LuChina40,50016
124Hiroshi MatsumotoJapan80,50032
125Junqiang LyuChina50,00020
126Weijie RenChina35,00014
127Haiyang YangChina62,50025
128Ting Yi TsaiTaiwan80,00032
129Jiahao FengChina59,50024
131Hsing Hsiung TaiTaiwan115,00046
132Meiyu WangChina94,50038
133Yiyao LiChina89,00036
134Guangcheng ChenChina103,50041
135Zejin ShenChina117,00047
136Fang SuChina89,50036
137Hayato KitajimaJapan123,50049
138Masaya HayamiJapan80,00032
139Lijiang LiuChina128,00051
141Lifeng YangChina71,50029
142Yu TianChina100,50040
143Zhiyong LongChina28,50011
144Yu NozakiJapan81,00032
145Yun TengChina107,00043
146Ye YuanChina103,50041
147Mengdian PengChina71,00028
148Fan WuChina41,00016
149Huu Dung NguyenVietnam136,00054
151Yu GongChina121,50049
152Takashi OguraJapan38,00015
153Jian YangChina145,50058
154Hoai Linh TranVietnam89,00036
155Tao ChenChina120,00048
156Shun ShiChina60,50024
157Kilian LoefflerGermany196,50079
158Ci SunChina152,00061
159Yao BaiChina57,50023
161Sun GuodongChina129,00052
162Liuzheng HeChina167,00067
163Jingxuan ZhuChina95,50038
164Zhenhua LuChina131,50053
165Qingtian QianChina114,00046
166Cheng ChenChina16,5007
167Yifan CaoChina248,00099
168Jiayu RuanChina134,50054
169Xiao ChenChina46,50019
171David ManUnited Kingdom63,00025
172Jiahuan HeChina114,00046
173Yueming LiuChina47,00019
174Kai KangChina50,50020
175Xin LiuChina126,00050
176Jiaxing WangChina58,50023
177Ngoc Anh CaoVietnam39,00016
178Zhihui XuChina83,00033
179Li ZhanChina63,00025
181Kenichi TakarabeJapan38,50015
182Chen YongChina62,50025
183Jung Chou LeeTaiwan38,00015
184Yuanjun LuChina171,00068
185Minh LeVietnam82,50033
186Chuyun YuChina162,00065
187Yasuyuki TsujiJapan65,00026
188Dengfeng YuChina16,0006
189Bin DiChina124,50050
191Kazuyuki TanemuraJapan165,50066
192Zhengshan HaoChina132,50053
193Bin SunChina97,00039
194Woliang JiChina32,00013
195Leiguang LiChina56,00022
196Yiwen ZhuChina100,00040
197Trong Quang NguyenVietnam163,50065
198Dongsheng PengChina178,00071
199Hang LiChina68,50027
201Tae Hoon HanNew Zealand117,00047
202Zhihao ZhangChina182,00073
203Xuan Tung TaVietnam37,00015
204Dong ShizhaoChina41,50017
205Yoshiki KimuraJapan49,50020
206Ming CaiChina67,50027
207Sang Gu KimSouth Korea22,5009
208Liuheng DaiChina59,50024
209Nicholas ZautraUnited States67,50027
211Kazuma KambayashiJapan138,00055
212Guoliang WeiChina50,50020
213Shenghao WuChina150,00060
214Tian JinChina86,50035
215Bi HaishengChina187,50075
216Bawoo Hyunshik YunUnited States54,50022
217Lining TanChina50,50020
218Xinglong HuangChina100,00040
219Dong HuoChina51,50021
221Jieming XuChina197,00079
222Hiroyuki NodaJapan69,50028
223Yun YangChina34,00014
224Dong ZhaoChina20,5008
225Momo YinChina130,00052
226Chang TanChina31,50013
227Shenming YinChina150,50060
228Xi YangChina51,00020
229Jun QianChina60,00024
231Chin Ho ChenTaiwan56,50023
232Haibin YanChina44,00018
233Ruihong TaoChina90,00036
234Kairan JinChina48,50019
235Chi Chung HoUnited Kingdom46,00018
236Hui WangChina40,00016
237Dong JiangChina240,00096
238Tsz Fai TongChina33,00013
239Xiaqing JiChina355,500142
241Zhenshan WuChina74,00030
242Kaireddine GhribiFrance51,00020
243Jingjing FeiChina24,00010
244Victor ChongMalaysia25,00010
245Phachara WongwichitThailand32,00013
246Ben LaiChina220,00088
247Joonhee YeaSouth Korea101,00040
248Kosuke TajimaJapan75,00030
249Dapeng WangChina83,50033
251Guofeng WangChina94,50038
252Jizhong WangChina54,00022
253Xin WangChina65,50026
254Yuquan ZhongChina64,00026
255Kang LiChina20,5008
256Shaoming LiChina89,00036
257Ang LiChina81,00032
258Canlin ChenChina238,00095
259Zhaoxing WangChina61,00024
261Chung Sui YungChina93,50037
262Wen Kai ChenTaiwan235,50094
263Fengwei HuangfuChina50,00020
264Xiaohang NiChina65,00026
265Cangsheng NiChina156,50063
266Tsan Ping KuTaiwan109,50044
267Yi MaChina91,00036
268Tianliang GuanChina170,00068
269Qi LuoChina29,00012
271Szymon WysockiPoland131,00052
272Yong ZhuChina86,00034
273Dianlei ZhangChina90,50036
274Jiang WangChina76,50031
275Chenxin YuChina80,50032
276Kelvin BeattieAustralia89,00036
277Yan RaoChina59,50024
278Zedao MaChina44,00018
279Calvin LeeUnited States123,50049
281Ting Shum KwokChina71,50029
282Jia MiaoChina100,00040
283Kenji HataJapan17,0007
284Jun ObaraJapan99,50040
285Yunsheng SunChina33,50013
286Wei FanChina50,50020
287Carson Ka Shing WongChina45,00018
288Jamie LeeUnited States119,00048
289Kengo SakuraiJapan94,00038
291Tetsuya EnokiJapan69,00028
292Huai Hsun KoTaiwan30,00012
293Mengqiu ZhangChina12,5005
294Bi ZhaoChina86,00034
295Tianyuan TangChina215,00086
296Mingyue WangChina38,50015
297Nan WuChina80,00032
298Hideyoshi TanakaJapan65,00026
299Jianguo ChenChina22,5009
301Meini GongChina91,50037
302Xihai DaiChina98,00039
303Hyunil HongSouth Korea75,50030
304Koichi HarutaJapan134,50054
305Xinhong LiChina44,50018
306Feng LiuChina57,00023
307Pete Yen Han ChenTaiwan58,50023
308Zhang QingqingChina26,50011
309Jihao FengChina108,00043
311Yongwei MoChina79,00032
312Mian WeiChina34,50014
313Xixiang LuoChina115,00046
314Naohito TamayaJapan56,50023
315James Won LeeUnited States228,00091
316Bing WangChina99,50040
317Jin SuChina75,00030
318Edward KimSouth Korea85,00034
319Daoya PanChina82,00033
321Huijie ZhouChina84,00034
322Xin JinChina35,00014
323Huashu KeChina51,50021
324Andre LettauGermany53,50021
325Zigao YuChina134,00054
326Hsuan Chao ChenTaiwan129,00052
327Albert PaikUnited States53,00021
328Fu Hung ChenTaiwan48,00019
329Kuang Hung LeeTaiwan82,00033
331Yang WangChina176,00070
332Paul Anthony NeweyUnited Kingdom203,00081
333Zhiao HeChina103,50041
334Yang XuChina85,50034
335Hung Sheng LinTaiwan32,00013
336Robbie SchiffbauerUnited States115,00046
337Wei HuChina136,50055
338Wenyan LiuChina65,00026
339Yake WuChina47,00019
341Xiaohui XuChina21,5009
342Yang ZhangChina88,50035
343Tao FanChina67,00027
344Zhichao AnChina63,00025
345Qiao LinChina64,50026
346Hui RaoChina38,50015
347Quanyu ZengChina34,00014
348Sheng ChenChina161,50065
349Sparrow CheungChina99,50040

End-of-Day 1c Chip Counts

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Zhanwei Du cn
Zhanwei Du
161,000 161,000
Day 1C Chip Leader
Shenming Yin cn
Shenming Yin
150,500 150,500
Day 2 Chip Leader
Hao Chen cn
Hao Chen
146,500 146,500
Huu Dung Nguyen vn
Huu Dung Nguyen
136,000 136,000
Jiayu Ruan cn
Jiayu Ruan
134,500 134,500
Szymon Wysocki pl
Szymon Wysocki
131,000 131,000
Sun Guodong cn
Sun Guodong
129,000 129,000
Lijiang Liu cn
Lijiang Liu
128,000 128,000
Zhewen Hu cn
Zhewen Hu
121,000 121,000
Xixiang Luo cn
Xixiang Luo
115,000 115,000
Ye Yuan us
Ye Yuan
103,500 103,500
Joonhee Yea kr
Joonhee Yea
101,000 101,000
Jun Obara jp
Jun Obara
99,500 99,500
Guofeng Wang cn
Guofeng Wang
94,500 94,500
Dianlei Zhang cn
Dianlei Zhang
90,500 90,500
Fei Han cn
Fei Han
90,000 90,000
Ruihong Tao cn
Ruihong Tao
90,000 90,000
Daniel Demicki pl
Daniel Demicki
89,000 89,000
Xudong Jin cn
Xudong Jin
85,000 85,000
Zhihui Xu cn
Zhihui Xu
83,000 83,000
Sen Mu cn
Sen Mu
82,500 82,500
Chenxin Yu cn
Chenxin Yu
80,500 80,500
Ting Yi Tsai tw
Ting Yi Tsai
80,000 80,000
Huidong Gu mo
Huidong Gu
79,000 79,000
Jin Woo Kim kr
Jin Woo Kim
76,500 76,500

Read full

End-of-Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Canlin Chen cn
Canlin Chen
238,000 18,000
Hoa Thinh Nguyen vn
Hoa Thinh Nguyen
225,500 225,500
Tianyuan Tang cn
Tianyuan Tang
215,000 215,000
Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
Jieming Xu cn
Jieming Xu
197,000 67,000
Kilian Loeffler de
Kilian Loeffler
196,500 66,500
Bi Haisheng cn
Bi Haisheng
Lei Yu cn
Lei Yu
182,000 27,000
Zhihao Zhang cn
Zhihao Zhang
Dongsheng Peng cn
Dongsheng Peng
178,000 143,000
Yang Wang cn
Yang Wang
176,000 176,000
Nan Hong cn
Nan Hong
Yuanjun Lu cn
Yuanjun Lu
171,000 171,000
Liuzheng He cn
Liuzheng He
167,000 167,000
Kazuyuki Tanemura jp
Kazuyuki Tanemura
165,500 165,500
Daniel Lee us
Daniel Lee
164,000 -1,000
Trong Quang Nguyen vn
Trong Quang Nguyen
163,500 163,500
Chuyun Yu cn
Chuyun Yu
162,000 162,000
Sheng Chen cn
Sheng Chen
161,500 161,500
Cangsheng Ni cn
Cangsheng Ni
156,500 156,500
Ci Sun cn
Ci Sun
152,000 152,000
Shenghao Wu cn
Shenghao Wu
150,000 150,000
Jian Yang cn
Jian Yang
145,500 145,500
Zhiqiang Qian cn
Zhiqiang Qian
140,500 20,500
Kazuma Kambayashi jp
Kazuma Kambayashi
138,000 138,000

Read full

Su Drops At the End; Day 1c has Wrapped Up

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Jin Su
Jin Su

Jin Su was one of the contenders for the lead but lost a vital all-in during the final three hands of the night when his {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} failed to hold up against the {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} of Xudong Jin on a board of {a-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{10-Spades}. Su had to fork over 40,300 and dropped back into the middle of the pack.

Assorted Counts from Day 1c are to follow, the full chip counts, a recap of the day and the Day 2 Seat Draw will be published as soon as possible.

Player Chips Progress
Xudong Jin cn
Xudong Jin
85,000 85,000
Jin Su cn
Jin Su
75,000 75,000

Tags: Jin SuXudong Jin

Last Level; Day 1c Field Halved

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

A late rush of all in showdowns every other minute took place when the blinds moved up for the final hallelujah. Zhewen Hu appears to be the current chip leader with a few candidates that may still overtake him.

Jun Obara would have been a candidate also if he had not lost with kings, he then made up for some of the loss when he sent a shorter stack to the rail with {a-Spades}{a-Clubs} versus {5-Clubs}{5-Spades} as the board came {j-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{6-Clubs}.

There are only 83 players out of 173 entries remaining and the clock will be stopped when the last five minutes of the level are reached to draw for the last hands of the night,

Player Chips Progress
Zhewen Hu cn
Zhewen Hu
160,000 15,000
Szymon Wysocki pl
Szymon Wysocki
145,000 35,000
Jun Obara jp
Jun Obara
135,000 -15,000
Albert Paik us
Albert Paik
40,000 -30,000

Tags: Jun ObaraZhewen Hu

Double Ups for Bai, Wysocki and Li

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Szymon Wysocki
Szymon Wysocki

Yao Bai jammed for the last 13,900 from under the gun and was called by a big stack from one seat over. Bai had the {6-Spades}{6-Hearts} and won the flip against {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs} thanks to a board of {j-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{3-Spades}{10-Hearts}.

Up next, Szymon Wysocki raised to 3,500 and called all-in for 29,500 when facing the shove of Albert Paik.

Szymon Wysocki: {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}
Albert Paik: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

The board came {q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{2-Spades} and Wysocki made the cut for now.

Paik was involved in another showdown right after when he had Yakai Li at risk for 29,300.

Yakai Li: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Albert Paik: {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

On a board of {8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{4-Spades}, no jack, king or heart appeared on the river and Li avoided the elimination.

Wysocki then sent an opponent to the rail with {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} versus {a-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and suddenly went from short stack to well above the average.

Player Chips Progress
Szymon Wysocki pl
Szymon Wysocki
110,000 77,000
Albert Paik us
Albert Paik
70,000 -75,000
Yakai Li hk
Yakai Li
60,000 20,000
Yao Bai cn
Yao Bai
30,000 19,000

Tags: Albert PaikSzymon WysockiYakai LiYao Bai

Bad Days at the Office for Soyza

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Michael Soyza
Michael Soyza

Michael Soyza missed out on the money in the initial High Roller and couldn't run up a stack on Day 1b either. The final attempt on Day 1c saw him all in before the flop with pocket kings against the pocket jacks of Albert Paik and the Malaysian was unable to survive and bowed out in unfortunate fashion.

There are fewer than 100 players remaining as the penultimate level of the night kicks off with blinds of 800-1,600 and a big blind ante of 1,600.

Player Chips Progress
Albert Paik us
Albert Paik
145,000 65,000
Michael Soyza my
Michael Soyza

Tags: Albert PaikMichael Soyza

Day 1c Registration Closed

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

The third and final flight is currently midway through level 10 at blinds of 600-1,200 with a big blind ante of 1,200 and the registration has closed. It appears that there were 173 entries in total of which 108 players currently remain. Several bigger stacks have emerged around five times the starting stack but that can all change in the blink of an eye.

Player Chips Progress
Jun Obara jp
Jun Obara
150,000 90,000
Zhewen Hu cn
Zhewen Hu
145,000 35,000
Jin Woo Kim kr
Jin Woo Kim
70,000 40,000
Jiajun Liu cn
Jiajun Liu
55,000 15,000
Yao Bai cn
Yao Bai
11,000 1,000