2019 PokerStars Red Dragon Jeju

₩2,500,000 Main Event
Day: 2
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 2
Players Left

₩2,500,000 Main Event

Day 2 Completed

Shenming Yin Tops 36 Players Remaining After Day 2; Szymon Wysocki and Calvin Lee In Contention

Level 22 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Shenming Yin
Shenming Yin

The biggest live poker tournament in South Korea is one step closer to crowning the 30th champion of a Red Dragon Main Event and 36 hopefuls out of a field of 869 entries remain in contention for the 2019 PokerStars LIVE Asia Red Dragon Jeju ₩2,500,000 Main Event at the Jeju Shinhwa World - Landing Casino.

All have their eyes set on the unique trophy and a big portion of the ₩1,896,592,500 (~$1,626,470) prize pool, and the guaranteed payday thus far is ₩ 8,345,000 ($7,177). It is also already certain that a new champion will be crowned as all three of the field's remaining former champions missed out on the money.

After the bubble burst, Shenming Yin became the second player to claim more than a million in chips and he quickly established a lead from there on out that he would not surrender for the remainder of the night. Ultimately, Yin bagged up 2,785,000 and is well ahead of his next followers. Hanze Wang entered the day second in chips and ended up in the very same position with a stack of 1,970,000 while Szymon Wysocki, the only remaining European in the field, sits in third place with 1,505,000.

Another five players have more than one million in chips at their disposal including Single-Day High Roller champion Ben Lai (1,270,000) and Yuanjun Lu (1,115,000). Other notables still in contention for Day 3 are Calvin Lee (855,000), Day 1b chip leader Canlin Chen (585,000), Hayato Kitajima (305,000) and Xixiang Luo (160,000).

There are 44:43 minutes remaining at blinds of 10,000-20,000 with a big blind ante of 20,000 and due to the sheer field size, an additional tournament day was added to play down to the nine-handed final table as the goal for the following day.

Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 2

PlacePlayerCountry/RegionChip CountBig Blinds
1Shenming YinChina2,785,000139
2Hanze WangChina1,970,00099
3Szymon WysockiPoland1,505,00075
4Dapeng WangChina1,280,00064
5Ben LaiHong Kong1,270,00064
6Bi HaishengChina1,155,00058
7Yuanjun LuChina1,115,00056
8Yifu ZhaiChina1,030,00052
9Fei XiongChina975,00049
10Xin HeChina960,00048

All Three Former Champions Miss Out on the Money

The early stages of the day can only be described as madness. Three-way all-in showdowns were quite common and almost one-third of the 302 Day 1 survivors departed in the first two hours of play. Among the very first players to bust was Kenichi Takarabe. In a three-way all-in that also featured former champ Dengfeng Yu, Takarabe had the best of it with queens versus nines and fives but a nine on the turn sealed his fate.

Many other notables ran out of chips much earlier than they had hoped for such as Kelvin Beattie, Victor Chong, Pete Chen, Yake Wu, Phachara Wongwichit, Alex Lee, Natalie Teh and Jun Obara. The latter got it in with aces versus kings in a three-bet pot and a king on the river ended all dreams for Obara.

Andre Lettau was all in with kings against kings, which ends in a split pot the vast majority of times. But fate would have it that Szymon Wysocki had the king of clubs and hit a flush. Wysocki was also responsible for the next high-profile elimination as he sent Alvin Yifan Zheng to the rail with ace-king suited versus king-queen suited.

Not far off the paid places, Tetsuya Enoki had a big flip with queens against ace-king. He even flopped a set against Tianyuan Tang but fell behind on the turn when Tang improved to a straight. With the money bubble rapidly approaching, one player that nobody expected to see missing out on a payday was Dengfeng Yu. The second-ever Red Dragon champion was the joint chip leader two spots away from the money, yet the circumstances changed in dramatic fashion.

In a hand selection that would make Doyle Brunson proud, Yu made top pair with ten-deuce and tried to get Hanze Wang off a turned eight-high straight with seven-five suited. Wang had the flush draw on top and scored the first million chip pot of the day. Yu still had an above-average stack after that major setback and got it in preflop with nines against the queens of Hideyoshi Tanaka. Nothing changed on a nine-high board and both had the exact same stack to burst the bubble.

Dengfeng Yu
2008 Red Dragon champion Dengfeng Yu bubbles in Jeju

Yin Rises to the Top after the Bubble

The second player to hit at least one million in chips was Shenming Yin when his ace-king remained ahead of the ace-ten suited of Huidong Gu thanks to a fourth club on the river. Yin scored another big pot when he won a flip with queens versus ace-king for 52 big blinds against Jianbiao Zhong.

Dongsheng Peng, James Won Lee, Huijie Zhou and Sparrow Cheung were just some of the notables to bust in a rapid stage of all-in showdowns. Yin picked up further vital pots and knocked out several shorter stacks to further cement his status as the runaway chip leader.

Towards the end of the night, the pace slowed down somewhat and familiar faces such as Robert Schiffbauer, Daniel Lee and Paul Newey headed to the rail. Szymon Wysocki had dropped back into the middle of the pack but a coin flip with ace-king versus nines went in his favor thanks to a king on the flop. In the final level, Jamie Lee flopped a pair and flush draw but Xin He called his shove on the river with pocket jacks for a straight.

Once the final 36 players were reached, the chips were bagged up and all hopefuls will return after a good night's sleep to take their seats at 1 p.m. local time. The penultimate day will be streamed live on the Red Dragon Poker website with hole cards displayed on a 30-minute delay, all PokerNews updates will be published according to the delay.

Concurrently with the flagship event of the festival in Jeju, two other events will provide plenty of action on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019.

Day 2 of Event #9 KRW NLH Knockout will see 17 players out a 221-entry strong field continue to battle for the ₩148,733,000 (~US$127,805) prize pool. The eventual winner takes home ₩36,440,000 (~US$31,310) and WSOP bracelet winner Mike Takayama sits second in chips, Chen An Lin also remains in contention.

The ₩1,500,000 Baby Dragon features two starting days at 1 p.m. (30-minute levels) and 8 p.m. (20-minute levels) local time, and both flights will play down to the top 12%.

Tags: Alex LeeAndre LettauBen LaiCalvin LeeDaniel LeeDengfeng YuHanze WangHideyoshi TanakaHuidong GuJamie LeeJianbiao ZhongJun ObaraKenichi TakarabeMike TakayamaPaul NeweyShenming YinSparrow CheungSzymon WysockiTetsuya EnokiYifan ZhengYuanjun Lu

Day 3 Seat Draw

Level 22 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountry/RegionChip CountBig Blinds
11Wenyan LiuChina425,00021
12Qifeng ChenChina330,00017
13Shenming YinChina2,785,000139
14Bi HaishengChina1,155,00058
15Qin ZhouChina495,00025
16Szymon WysockiPoland1,505,00075
17Koyo OyamaJapan410,00021
18Ci SunChina360,00018
19Hyunil HongSouth Korea355,00018
21Zhenhua LuChina415,00021
22Yifu ZhaiChina1,030,00052
23Ye YuanChina325,00016
24Jiahuan HeChina655,00033
25Cangsheng NiChina775,00039
26Calvin LeeUnited States855,00043
27Yu TianChina840,00042
28Hayato KitajimaJapan305,00015
29Zifeng ZhangChina390,00020
31Ting Yi TsaiTaiwan560,00028
32Yuanjun LuChina1,115,00056
33Dapeng WangChina1,280,00064
34Zhaoxing WangChina230,00012
35Zhihao ZhangChina755,00038
36Fang SuChina690,00035
37Ben LaiHong Kong1,270,00064
38Canlin ChenChina585,00029
39Fei XiongChina975,00049
41Huu Dung NguyenVietnam305,00015
42Hideyoshi TanakaJapan485,00024
43Yifan CaoChina345,00017
44Xixiang LuoChina160,0008
45Rongshan LiChina458,00023
46Hanze WangChina1,970,00099
47Zejin ShenChina340,00017
48Zheng ZhangChina545,00027
49Xin HeChina960,00048

End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Level 22 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Shenming Yin cn
Shenming Yin
2,785,000 235,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Hanze Wang cn
Hanze Wang
1,970,000 870,000
Szymon Wysocki pl
Szymon Wysocki
1,505,000 -45,000
Dapeng Wang cn
Dapeng Wang
1,280,000 1,196,500
Ben Lai hk
Ben Lai
1,270,000 -480,000
Bi Haisheng cn
Bi Haisheng
Yuanjun Lu cn
Yuanjun Lu
1,115,000 115,000
Yifu Zhai cn
Yifu Zhai
1,030,000 380,000
Fei Xiong cn
Fei Xiong
975,000 5,000
Xin He cn
Xin He
960,000 -140,000
Calvin Lee kr
Calvin Lee
855,000 -320,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Yu Tian cn
Yu Tian
840,000 720,000
Cangsheng Ni cn
Cangsheng Ni
775,000 618,500
Zhihao Zhang cn
Zhihao Zhang
755,000 355,000
Fang Su cn
Fang Su
690,000 600,500
Jiahuan He cn
Jiahuan He
655,000 541,000
Canlin Chen cn
Canlin Chen
585,000 -80,000
Ting Yi Tsai tw
Ting Yi Tsai
560,000 -10,000
Zheng Zhang cn
Zheng Zhang
545,000 545,000
Qin Zhou cn
Qin Zhou
495,000 25,000
Hideyoshi Tanaka jp
Hideyoshi Tanaka
Rongshan Li cn
Rongshan Li
458,000 337,500
Wenyan Liu cn
Wenyan Liu
425,000 285,000
Zhenhua Lu cn
Zhenhua Lu
415,000 283,500
Koyo Oyama jp
Koyo Oyama
410,000 60,000

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Day 2 Completed

Level 22 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante

There are 44:43 minutes remaining in level 22 at blinds of 10,000-20,000 with a big blind ante of 20,000 and the 36 hopefuls have bagged and tagged for the night. They will return at 1 p.m. local time to play down to the final table of the last nine.

Full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Yin Last to Bust on Day 2

Level 22 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante

Day 2 has wrapped up as there are only 36 players remaining and Momo Yin was the last casualty of the night.

Yin had been on a short stack for some time despite an urgently needed double up and was all in post flop out of the small blind in three-way action against initial raiser Bi Haisheng in the cutoff and Hideyoshi Tanaka in the big blind.

The completed board showed {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{3-Spades}{6-Spades}{k-Clubs} and Tanaka checked, then faced a bet of 210,000 by Haisheng. No call followed and Haisheng turned over {7-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for a flush. Yin sighed, flashed the {a-Hearts} and mucked his second card before heading to the payout desk.

Player Chips Progress
Bi Haisheng cn
Bi Haisheng
1,155,000 335,000
Hideyoshi Tanaka jp
Hideyoshi Tanaka
485,000 -235,000
Momo Yin cn
Momo Yin

Tags: Bi HaishengHideyoshi TanakaMomo Yin

Wang and Tang Eliminated

Level 22 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante

In quick succession, Ziman Wang and Tianyuan Tang were eliminated and they awaited their payout slips together.

Wang had doubled a few minutes ago with {j-Spades}{9-Spades} versus {a-Spades}{5-Clubs} thanks to a board of {9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} but remained below 10 big blinds.

Tang was moved to the feature table and you can see his elimination according to the 30-minute delay with hole cards displayed on the Red Dragon Poker website.

Player Chips Progress
Ziman Wang cn
Ziman Wang
Tianyuan Tang cn
Tianyuan Tang

Tags: Tianyuan TangZiman Wang

Level: 22

Blinds: 10,000/20,000

Ante: 20,000

Lee Runs Out of Chips on Feature Table

Level 21 : 8,000/16,000, 16,000 ante
Jamie Lee
Jamie Lee

The live stream action has caught up on the elimination of Jamie Lee in 40th place as the end of the day is all but reached.

Xin He raised to 36,000 with the {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs} just before the blinds went up and Lee defended the {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs} in the big blind. On a flop of {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}, Lee check-called a bet of 40,000 and led the {9-Diamonds} turn for 55,000, which He called. On the {10-Spades} river, Lee moved all in and He snap-called with the straight.

Player Chips Progress
Xin He cn
Xin He
1,100,000 960,000
Jamie Lee us
Jamie Lee

Tags: Jamie LeeXin He