59 survivors returned for day 2 of the APT Cambodia Main Event today, and after a day of fighting on the felt, just 16 remain.
Several big names have fallen, but there are still notable names in the mix, with Australian (Currently residing in Cambodia) Daniel Tan, leading the pack with 343,000.
Japan, India and Phillippines no longer represented
Ian Brion had been flying the flag for the Philippines and hung on for most of the day, before eventually falling in the final few levels. It was also a bad day for Japan, as their three hopefuls hit the rail. Iori Yogo, Tetsuya Tsuchikawa, and Akira Ohyama all fell on day 2. Tetsuya and Iori did however get straight back in the action with deep runs in a side event. Further details on how they fared will be coming soon.
Dhaval Mudgal who entered the day with the chip lead will be bitterly disappointed that he could not build on his great day 1, he also hit the rail on day 2, ending any hopes of an Indian champion.
Notable names who made it to day 3
The man leading the way has been stamping his authority on the players around him, and it will be interesting to see if Daniel Tan can carry that momentum into tomorrow. There are some experienced players still left in this tournament however, and it won't be the first time that they've stared down the barrel of an active big stack. Julien Thabault is one such player, having previously won a Vietnam Poker Cup High Roller event. He comes back tomorrow with a dangerous looking 259,500 stack. Online pro Patrick Honsel returns fairly short, but still alive with 90,000.
Daniel Tan vs Patrick Honsel
Vietnam's number 1 ranked player on the Global Poker Index, Linh Tran, will not only be returning tomorrow, but returning with the third biggest stack. He brings 288,500 to the table, along with a wealth of experience. His accumulation of money over at the 5/10 PLO cash tables later in the night would suggest that his talents are not limited to tournaments and Hold'em.
Linh Tran (Vietnam)
One man who slipped under the radar yesterday but has a great deal of experience when it comes to tournament poker is Chilean national, Oscar Alache Orego. He has over USD$500,000 in live cashes, including an LAPT Main Event win for over USD$135,000. He also won a side event on this tour in 2014 for USD$39,560. He has put himself right into contention for this event tomorrow with a stack of 233,000.
Another sub plot is the only female player left in the event, Ruth Graham, who won't be feeling the pressure here, having already competed in the WSOP Main Event and finished 280th place for over USD$38,000 last year. She will have 103,000 to work with on day 3. Play will continue on day 3 until we have 8 left standing.
Ruth Graham (USA)
The full chip counts are as follows:
154,687 Average Chip Stack – 10 players paid
|Rank||Name||Chip Count||Country||Table #||Seat #|
|6||Oscar Alache Orrego||233,000||Chile||5||1|
|8||David Farber||135,000||United States||5||9|
|9||Ruth Graham||103,000||United States||7||5|
|11||Van De Putte Pascal||69,500||France||7||1|