APPT Seoul Main Event: Day 2 Sees Daniel Demicki Seize Chiplead

Of the 158 players who entered the APPT Seoul Main Event, 61 Players returned today with their hopes of victory still intact. That number included amateurs, professionals and everything in between, as players took their seats, ready to fight it out for a 1st prize of KRW119,097,600 ($101,173). The tournament, which is hosted at Paradise Walkerhill Casino, would see the field steadily thinned throughout the day, with only 22 left standing by the end of day 2. PokerStars qualifier and Polish national Daniel Demicki bagged up an imposing 292,000 chips, which was good for the chiplead going into the third day.

Demicki Daniel (Photo Long Guan courtesy of PokerStars)

Fans will have been happy to see some big names making it through to the second day, and for at least part of the day, they had the likes of Celina Lin, Bryan Huang, and Chen An Lin to watch. Sadly though for the PokerStars team pros, all of them hit the rail on day 2.

All PokerStars team pros hit the rail on day 2 (Photo Long Guan courtesy of PokerStars)

The two players who topped their respective starting day flights both made it through to the third day. Albert Paik who led at the end of day 1a, had an excellent day, surviving the second day with a 287,000 chip stack that sits close behind the leader. Day 1b leader Tsun Ming Chan also made it through the day unscathed, and carries 150,500 through to the third day.

There are a mix of five different nationalities in the top six chip stacks, with Poland, USA, Australia, Japan and Canada all represented. Japan in fact, have five players in the top ten, although much can still change on day 3.

Chip Count

Last Name First Name Table Seat Country Chip Count
Demicki Daniel 3 6 Poland 292,000
Paik Albert 1 5 USA 287,000
Mizuno Eechi 3 8 Japan 207,000
Matsuo Ryusuke 2 7 Japan 201,500
Nguyen Windsor 2 8 Canada 196,000
O’Rourke Liam 1 2 Australia 191,000
Tomita Tetsuro 1 8 Japan 184,000
Ochiai Satsuki 1 7 Japan 179,500
Ishihara Masanori 1 1 Japan 166,000
Thoo Mingken 1 6 Malaysia 159,500
Chan Tsun Ming 2 4 Hong Kong 150,500
Qian Shenghua 2 2 China 134,000
Otani Norihiro 3 5 Japan 126,000
Egan Michael 2 6 Australia 107,500
Tsuji Yasuyuki 3 3 Japan 106,500
Nishihara Kengo 3 1 Japan 104,500
Hirosawa Ken 2 1 Japan 87,500
Nakagawa Masaya 3 2 Japan 78,500
Nakamura Yutaka 1 3 Japan 60,500
Muto Katsuhiro 1 4 Japan 43,000
Yang Renjun 2 3 China 41,000
Li Vincent Kwun Ngai 3 7 Hong Kong 17,500

More: APPT Seoul: 158 Players in Main Event

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Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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