What started as 51 players has been almost chopped in half here at the 2012 APPT Cebu Main Event as only 27 players managed to survive through to Day 2.
When the day began, play was slated to last seven 60-minute levels. That all changed late into the sixth level when the players were suddenly told that it would all be over in just 15 minutes. The players didn’t mind though as they could now enjoy the rest of the night lazing by the pool drinking cocktails.
Plenty of familiar faces piled into the Waterfront Hotel and Casino at midday and by the end of the day most of them had survived. The likes of Michael Marvanek, Jesse McKenzie, Octavian Voegele, Michael Kanaan, Daniel Laidlaw, Stewart Ballard and Mishel Anunu will all be hitting the tables on Day 2.
Also managing to make it through the day and one player who will be looking to post a big result here in Asia was Team PokerStars Pro Raymond Wu.
Some of the players who started the day but won’t be returning on Day 2 include Victor Chong, Haifeng Xue, Claudia Yum, Paul Hockin and 2011 ANZPT Perth Champion Grant Levy.
By the time all the chips had been bagged up, it was Han Ruo Goh at the top of the counts with a handy stack of 84,300. Not far behind and in great shape was Jacky Wang on 77,900.
That’s all from us here on Day 1a of APPT Cebu. Be sure to join us tomorrow at 12:10 p.m. local time as we continue to bring all the action, live from the Philippines.