2017 PokerStars Championship Macau

Main Event
Day: 2
Event Info

2017 PokerStars Championship Macau

Final Results
Winning Hand
2,877,500 HKD
Event Info
42,400 HKD
Prize Pool
20,796,800 HKD
Level Info
150,000 / 300,000

Main Event

Day 2 Completed

Lisawad Leads Day 2 of PokerStars Championship Macau

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante
Pakinai Lisawad
Pakinai Lisawad

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

After six levels of Day 2 play, just 151 remain in contention to battle it out for the massive HK$ 20,796,000 (~US$ 2,676,731) prize pool.

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 US professionals Christian Harder and Kenneth Smaron on the Pokerstars Championship Main Event throne, though the man best positioned to do so is Thailand’s 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 with 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.

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 UK’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 US pro Isaac Haxton also failing to make the cut.

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 Thursday 6 April.

Day 3 of the PokerStars Championship Macau begins at 12pm 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.

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

Tags: Aditya AgarwalDaniel DvoressFabrice SoulierIsaac HaxtonJack SalterKiryl RadzivonauRandy LewSteve O'Dwyer

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante
Player Chips Progress
Pakinai Lisawad th
Pakinai Lisawad
301,200 51,200
Ivan Deyra fr
Ivan Deyra
278,700 103,700
WSOP 1X Winner
Chuanshu Chen cn
Chuanshu Chen
272,700 232,500
Kiryl Radzivonau by
Kiryl Radzivonau
243,200 193,200
Fabrice Soulier fr
Fabrice Soulier
243,000 11,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Yan Li cn
Yan Li
241,700 134,000
Hyoseob Shin kr
Hyoseob Shin
236,200 172,600
Yuki Ko jp
Yuki Ko
216,400 -28,600
Thibaut Blondel fr
Thibaut Blondel
214,500 212,000
Winfred Yu hk
Winfred Yu
210,200 52,200
Avraham Oziel ca
Avraham Oziel
209,400 167,100
Renjun Yang cn
Renjun Yang
204,900 42,900
Albert Paik us
Albert Paik
202,200 -65,800
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
197,200 112,200
Paul Vehvilainen fi
Paul Vehvilainen
195,600 30,600
Kristijonas Andrulis lt
Kristijonas Andrulis
195,400 195,400
Yohwan Lim kr
Yohwan Lim
192,600 22,600
Wenlong Jin cn
Wenlong Jin
192,100 113,400
Xiang Zhu cn
Xiang Zhu
190,700 165,500
Zinan Xu cn
Zinan Xu
190,700 166,500
Ping San Chan mo
Ping San Chan
189,200 113,200
Egor Bulychev ru
Egor Bulychev
189,000 62,000
Jingxuan Zhu cn
Jingxuan Zhu
186,800 186,800
Wei Lik Graeme Siow sg
Wei Lik Graeme Siow
183,600 61,600
Dong Guo cn
Dong Guo
176,600 11,600

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Seven More Hands

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante

As the clock ticked down to the final 15-minute mark, cards were drawn to determine that there will be seven more hands played tonight for each table before the surviving players bag their chips for tomorrow's Day 3. The clock has now been paused for the night.

Loeser Doesn't Lose

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante

Moments after losing most of his stack, Manig Loeser put his last 15,900 in the middle from the button and Elliot Smith called from the big blind.

Smith: {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Loeser: {2-Spades}{2-Diamonds}

The board ran out {10-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{10-Spades}{2-Hearts} and Loeser survived, fading a ton of outs to earn the much needed double-up.

Player Chips Progress
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
35,000 15,000
EPT 1X Winner

Tags: Elliot SmithManig Loeser

Loeser Loses

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante

Action folded all the way around to the blinds. The player in the small blind pushed all in for 28,300 and Manig Loeser looked down at his cards in the big blind. He sighed and called.

Loeser: {k-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Opponent: {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}

The dealer spread a board of {9-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and Loeser paid the double-up, leaving himself short.

Player Chips Progress
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
20,000 -56,000
EPT 1X Winner

Tags: Manig Loeser

Lim Rockets Up the Leaderboard

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante

With about 30,000 in the middle on a {4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{4-Spades} board, Yowan Lim made a bet of 13,500 from the big blind. The player in the under-the-gun position made the call and the {7-Spades} appeared on the turn.

Lim announced "all-in" and his opponent went into the tank. For a while. Lim's all-in was for 55,600, the majority of his opponent's stack. Several minutes went by before a tablemate asked for a clock.

The floor was called and Lim's opponent was given 60 seconds. With three seconds to go, he made the call.

Lim: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}
Opponent: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

Lim faded the river {j-Hearts} and received a massive boost to his stack.

Player Chips Progress
Yohwan Lim kr
Yohwan Lim
170,000 133,000

Tags: Yohwan Lim

Cheng Gets It In x2

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante

Leo Cheng shipped in his last 16,100 chips and was called by one opponent. Cheng flipped over {a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} and was in trouble against {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}. By the time the flop came {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{9-Spades}, he was already out of his chair. When the turn came {a-Diamonds}, he had his backpack on and was turning away. But the river of {8-Spades} had players calling to him to sit back down as he collected a double-up.

In the very next hand, Cheng pushed all in again. It was for 35,600 and action folded around to the player in the big blind who went in the tank. After getting an accurate count and taking some time to think, he finally folded and showed {8-Clubs}{2-Clubs}. Everyone at the table wondered what he was thinking about.

Player Chips Progress
Leo Yan Ho Cheng ca
Leo Yan Ho Cheng
40,000 -23,600

Tags: Leo Cheng