APPT Manila: Poker heaven awaits final 77

Cards are in the air for the 77 remaining players in the PokerStars.net APPT Manila main event at the Hyatt Hotel and Casino. It’s hot and steamy outside, and the action will be just as heated in the ballroom today as players first strive to reach the bubble (payouts start at 32nd position), then a spot on tomorrow’s final table.

PokerStars qualifier Michael Shell (USA) and Chang Yong Suk (Korea) hold the lead on 124,300 ahead of Scotland’s Natasha Ellis (112,100).

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Team PokerStars Pro Lee Nelson plus PokerStars Sponsored players Ivan Tan, Van Marcus, Wally Sombrero, Priscilla Meirelles, Brett Parise and Sunshine Samson are all still in the hunt.

Incredibly three players who made the final table in last year’s event – Parise, Marcus and Thailand’s Ira Blumenthal – have made it through to day 2 in the 2008 event.

Play will be eight-handed throughout the day and there will be redraws at four tables left (the bubble) and at two tables left. The final table will be nine-handed. Structure for today’s play is:

Level 9: 500/1000 (ante 100)
Level 10: 600/1200 (ante 200)
Level 11: 800/1600 (ante 200)
Level 12: 1000/2000 (ante 300)
Level 13: 1200/2400 (ante 400)
Level 14: 1500/3000 (ante 500)
Level 15: 2000/4000 (ante 500)
Level 16: 2500/5000 (ante 500)
Level 17: 3000/6000 (ante 500)
Level 18: 4000/8000 (ante 1000)

Table 6

Seat 1: Chi Kan Tang (Philippines) 44,000
Seat 2: Wally Sombero (Philippines) 60,100
Seat 3: Rob Parise (USA) 22,000
Seat 4: Antony Phillips (UK) 52,400
Seat 5: Xiaogang Lin (China) 18,800
Seat 6: Hyoungjin Nam (Korea) 46,400
Seat 7:Chizuko Shimizu (Japan) 24,000
Seat 8: Donny Morris (Denmark) 71,700

Table 7 (feature table)

Seat 1: Tae Jun Noh (Korea) 53,300
Seat 2: Lesley Samson (Philippines) 8700
Seat 3: Ramil Tandoc (Philippines) 53,800
Seat 4: Aaron Kapphahn (USA) 20,900
Seat 5: Ivan Tan (Singapore) 37,300
Seat 6: Mattias Andersson (Sweden) 36,300
Seat 7: Michael Shell (USA) 124,300
Seat 8: Manish Sansi (Hong Kong) 12,300

Table 8

Seat 1: Natasha Ellis (UK) 112,100
Seat 2: Jong Sung Kim (Korea) 55800
Seat 3: Loi Van Tran (USA) 36,700
Seat 4: Wui Kwang Tan (Singapore) 37,400
Seat 5: Nali Kaselias (Australia) 12,400
Seat 6: Takashi Ogura (Japan) 21,100
Seat 7: William Jr Te (Philippines) 32,500
Seat 8: Reynaldo Tuason (Philippines) 32,700

Table 9

Seat 1: Chris Roh (Korea) 57,500
Seat 2: Lee Nelson (NZ) 32,000
Seat 3: Aaron Knapper (USA) 19,100
Seat 4: Brett Parise (USA) 13,300
Seat 5: Chang Yong Suk (Korea) 124,300
Seat 6: Tsutomu Nagashima (Japan) 32,700
Seat 7: Claus Valloe (Thailand) 18,700
Seat 8: Gregory Schillewaert (Philippines) 27,300

Table 10

Seat 1: Kwang Soo Lee (Korea) 29,100
Seat 2: Garamvolgyi Zsolt (Hungary) 13,400
Seat 3: James Obst (Australia) 29,700
Seat 4: Ira Blumenthal (Thailand) 18400
Seat 5: Marco D Andria (Philippines) 19,700
Seat 6: Michael Chrisanthopoulos (Australia) 28,500
Seat 7: Mike Marvanek 29,600
Seat 8: Michael Mariakis (Australia) 17,700
Seat 9: Jeppe Drivsholm (Denmark) 65,400

Table 11

Seat 1: Hans Daniel Nordstrom (Sweden) 75,200
Seat 2: Patrick Carron (USA) 30,100
Seat 3: Van Marcus (Australia) 69,700
Seat 4: David Saab (Australia) 43,100
Seat 5: Bernard Lim (Malaysia) 30,700
Seat 6: Rainier Aquino (Philippines) 15,300
Seat 7: Marissa Garcia Salgo (Philippines) 19,800
Seat 8: James Tang (USA) 8200
Seat 9: Dimitrios Pappis (Canada) 63,300

Table 12

Seat 1: Melvin Alvarez Matibag (Philippines) 56,200
Seat 2: Aloysius Gascon Pacia (Philippines) 16,800
Seat 3: Manuel Regis (USA) 19,600
Seat 4: June Canlas Caberoy (Philippines) 41,300
Seat 5: Benjamin Ong Lim (Philippines) 19,000
Seat 6: Thomas Nels Cemm (USA) 28400
Seat 7: James Crawford (Philippines) 12,800
Seat 8: Kai Paulsen (Norway) 36,200
Seat 9: Rasmus Vogt (Denmark) 31,600

Table 13


Seat 1: Nang Quang Nguyen (Vietnam) 18,200
Seat 2: Jean-Marc Hauducoeur (France) 15,300
Seat 3: Kil Seok Yang (Korea) 51,500
Seat 4: Fam Kai Yat (Singapore) 20,500
Seat 5: Arthur Kocher (Switzerland) 39,200
Seat 6: Victorino Torres (USA) 64,800
Seat 7: Priscilla Meirelles (Philippines) 24,100
Seat 8: David Salgado (USA) 8000
Seat 9: Celina Lin (Australia) 27,400

Table 14

Seat 1: James Broom (Australia) 19,900
Seat 2: Pang Leng Josh Ang (Singapore) 88,800
Seat 3: Takács Roland (Hungary) 16,600
Seat 4: Max Bloom (USA) 17,000
Seat 5: Goto Toshiki (Japan) 38,900
Seat 6: Rudy Lim (44,500)
Seat 7: Dennis Gamboa (Philippines) 24,800
Seat 8: Eric Sia (Philippines) 12,000
Seat 9: Kurt Stein (USA) 20,300


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