Red Dragon: Ginger is the spice of Day 2
by Fred Leung
PokerStars Macau at Casino Grand Lisboa had 179 players entered Day 1B to bring the tournament total to 314 players making this the second largest Red Dragon event. The eventual winner will receive HKD $643,000 out of the total HKD $2,859,912 prize pool.
62 players remained from Saturday afternoon's session of Day 1B. Combined with the 41 survivors from 1A, the total entering the Day 2 night time session was 103 players.
PokerStars Macau Qualifier Ginger Keong from Macau leads the remaining 38 players going into the Day 3 Final with 235,000 chips. The local hero had a steady climb to the chip lead and feels confident heading into Sunday's final day.
"I always play well." said Keong, "I have been wanting to play these (PokerStars Macau) tournaments for a long time but am always too busy with work. I want to win and represent the local Macau (players)."
Keong won't have an easy ride to the final table as he begins Day 3 on the same table as Rathi Shashank who has 223,000 chips and was the outright chip leader for most of the tournament. Other notables making the final day include Macau Poker Cup Championship Main Event winner Devan Tang with 99,500, APPT Macau High Roller winner Nam Le with 28,500 and Day 1A chip leader Jason Coe with 146,500.
For Day 3 Seat Draws and Chip Counts please click here.
Notables busting from the main event include Team PokerStars Pro Bryan Huang, and former Red Dragon winners Kenichi Takarabe, Victor Chen and Zhenjian Lin. The Red Dragon trophy is assured of going to a first time winner and all 38 remaining players are in the money for no less than HKD17,200.
Red Dragon Day 3 Final begins on Sunday at 12:10 PM.