APPT Cebu: Batteries charged for race to the money

Welcome to another perfect Philippines morning for day two of the APPT Cebu Main Event. Players are grabbing a quick bite to eat at the Tides buffet or taking a dip in the pool before heading across to The Marquee for the race to a spot in the top-40 and a minimum payout of PHP 150,000 (approximately USD $3200).


What a way to start the day ... a morning's treatment at Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa

An incredibly even spread of chips across the remaining 153 players of the 319 who entered finds Taipei's Terry Fan leading on 158,500 with Mongolia's livewire Bold Uundai on 144,000. Day 1B chip leader Brian Bumpas is third with 142,700.


Chip leader Terry Fan with 2008 winner Van Marcus on day 1A

A total of 33 PokerStars Qualifiers, 13 PokerStars Cebu satellite winners and four Team Asia Pros - Celina Lin, Bryan Huang, Jonathan Lin and Raymond Wu - will also be back today, along with last year's APPT Manila winner Van Marcus. Play will be underway at 12.15pm local time, with the structure available for today's play:

Level 8: 500/1000 (ante 100)
Level 9: 600/1200 (ante 200)
Level 10: 800/1600 (ante 200)
Level 11: 1000/2000 (ante 300)
Level 12: 1200/2400 (ante 400)
Level 13: 1500/3000 (ante 500)
Level 14: 2000/4000 (ante 500)
Level 15: 2500/5000 (ante 500)
Level 16: 3000/6000 (ante 1000)
Level 17: 4000/8000 (ante 1000)
Level 18: 5000/10,000 (ante 1000)
Level 19: 6000/12,000 (ante 2000)
Level 20: 8000/16,000 (ante 2000)

Top 10 chip count at the start of day 2

Terry Fan (Taipei) PokerStars Player 158,500
Bold Uundai (Mongolia) 144,000
Brian Bumpas (USA) 142,700
Jerry Delisle (USA) PokerStars Qualifier 132,800
Mike Gaertner (Cambodia) PokerStars Player 128,100
Kim Young (Korea) PokerStars Qualifier 124,400
Sarah Lee (Hong Kong) 113,900
Jae-sang Lee (Canada) 113,900
David Hilton (USA) PokerStars Qualifier 111,700
Seong Kim Ho (Korea) 108,700