2014 ACOP High Roller: Final day updates
7:40am: Liang Yu eliminated in 2nd place (HK$3,514,000), Fabian Quoss wins!
The final hand of the 2014 ACOP 'MBP' High Roller has played out almost 17 hours after the day began!
It was a bit of a one-two punch from Fabian Quoss that would see him emerge as the champion.
The first hand that left Yu short stacked played out on a 5♦7♦J♥J♠6♦ board. Quoss had limped the button and Yu raised it up to 1 million from the big blind. Quoss called and then both players checked the flop and Yu check-raised the turn to 1.6 million after Quoss had led for 800,000. Quoss called and then on the river, Yu led for 1.6 million. He had 4 million behind and folded when Quoss moved all in.
Shortly after this hand, the last hand played out.
Yu simply shoved the button for around 3 million holding K♠Q♣ and Quoss called with A♦8♥.
It was a dramatic 6♥2♥3♥K♣Q♥ board, with Yu taking the lead on the turn, but ultimately falling short on the river when Quoss made a flush to win the tournament!
Yu takes home HK$3,514,000 (~US$450,000) for the runner-up finish, while the Quoss pockets HK$5,271,000 (~US$670,000).
1st: Fabian Quoss - HK$5,271,000 (~US$670,000)
2nd: Yiang Lu - HK$3,514,000 (~US$450,000)
3rd: Rono Lo - HK$2,342,600 (~US$295,000)
4th: Aaron Lim - HK$1,952,000 (~US$250,000)
5th: Davidi Kitai - HK$1,562,000 (~US$198,000)
6th: Ivan Shoshnikov - HK$1,366,000 (~US$170,000)
7th: Anatoly Filatov- HK$1,171,000 (~US$150,000)
8th: Zhapar Sultanov - HK$976,000 (~US$125,000)
9th: Phanlart Sukonthachartnant - HK$781,000 (~US$99,500)
10th: Isaac Haxton - HK$586,000 (~US$74,500)
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7:20am: Level 21 Begins, Blinds 300,000/600,000 (100,000)
7:10am: Stacks even out again
The stacks are around about even once again, with Fabian Quoss having just a slight chip lead over Liang Yu after winning a recent pot.
Quoss had the button and limped. Yu checked and the dealer turned over a 6♣7♠3♣ flop. Yu check-called a bet of 400,000 and then check-called a bet of 800,000 on the J♥ turn. Both players checked the Q♦ river and so the cards were revealed.
Yu's A♦6♠ for a pair of sixes was just trumped by Quoss's A♥7♦ for a pair of sevens.
6:55am: Quoss finds a double
There was a chance it might be over before 7:00 a.m.
But nope, instead, Fabian Quoss doubled up.
Liang Yu limped the button and Quoss raised it up to 600,000 from the big blind. Yu made the call and the dealer spread out a 8♠2♣5♠ flop.
Quoss led for 800,000 here and Yu moved all in. Quoss called of his remaining 5 million in chips and quickly tabled A♠A♦. Yu, meanwhile, had A♥2♠.
The 9♣ turn and the K♥ river were good for Quoss and so he once again had the chip lead, with around 12 million to Yu's 8.6 million.
6:40am: Yu takes big lead
Fabian Quoss is now down to 6 million, while Liang Yu has around 15 million.
The latest hand that went in the opposite direction of what Quoss would like began when he limped the button. Yu then raised it up to 800,000 from the big blind and Quoss called.
On the Q♦3♦7♦ flop, Yu led for 600,000 and Quoss called.
The J♠ turn would see Yu move all in, which sent Quoss into the tank.
Eventually Quoss opted to fold and let out a big sigh as he did so.
6:30am: Level 21 Begins, Blinds 200,000/400,000 (50,000)
There were only a couple of heads-up hands played during the previous level and the chip counts did not change at all. We are now in the 15th hour of play for today as we begin Level 21 with blinds at 200,000/400,000 and a 50,000 ante.
6:15am: Heads-up has begun
The two players are back from their break and the cards are in the air.
There are 5 minutes left in the current level with blinds at 150,000/300,000 and a 50,000 ante. Below is how the two players stack up:
Liang Yu - 11,450,000
Fabian Quoss - 9,300,000
Next player out takes home HK$3,514,000 (~US$450,000), while the champion will pocket HK$5,271,000 (~US$670,000).
6:00am: Rono Lo eliminated in 3rd place (HK$2,342,000)
Rono Lo was resilient, falling short stacked several times and doubling up just as many times. It couldn't last forever though and in the end Lo was eliminated in third place just as the clock ticked past 6:00 a.m. local time.
It started with Liang Yu limping the button. Lo then moved all in for 3.2 million from the small blind and Yu made the call to put Lo at risk.
Lo had J♥5♥ against Yu's A♥J♣.
The board ran out 6♣9♠7♦K♥2♥ and with that, Lo was sent home with HK$2,342,000 (~US$295,00) and it was down to Yu and Fabian Quoss heads-up for the title.
The two players are taking a 15-minute break while play is set up for heads-up.
5:40am: Three-handed count update
Here are the three chip stacks:
Fabian Quoss - 9.1 million
Liang Yu - 6.6 million
Rono Lo - 4.2 million
5:35am: Lo won't be beat
Rono Lo has doubled yet again!
This time the hand started when Liang Yu opened it up to 650,000. Lo called out of the big blind and the dealer spread out a J♦8♥6♦ flop. Yu led for 500,000 here and Lo moved all in for 1.27 million. Yu called and the cards were turned over.
Yu had K♦8♦ for middle pair and the flush draw, while Lo had K♣J♠ for top pair.
The 9♥ turn and the K♠ river were good for Lo as he was back up over 4 million in chips.
5:25am: Level 20 Begins, Blinds 150,000/300,000 (50,000)
5:10am: Another Lo double
And on three-handed marches.
Rono Lo was in the small blind and shoved for 1.4 million.
Fabian Quoss made the call to put Lo at risk.
It was Lo's A♦J♣ against the K♠9♣ of Quoss.
The board ran out T♥T♦T♠7♠4♠ and it was another Lo double!
He's now back up to around 3 million.
5:00am: Double for the short stack
There is no end in sight.
Rono Lo was in the small blind when he moved all in for 695,000. Fabian Quoss called out of the big blind and the cards were revealed. It was Lo's A♠J♥ against the T♦5♥ of Quoss.
The 3♠8♣Q♠7♠3♦ board was safe for Lo and so he doubled up and three-handed play continued. These guys have now been playing for 14 hours straight.
4:50am: Another Fabian Double
Fabian Quoss is now the chip leader!
He opened it up to 450,000 from the button and Rono Lo called from the big blind.
Then, on the 5♠3♥2♠ flop, Lo jammed all in for effectively 4.6 million.
Quos called off his stack and table 9♥9♠, ahead of Lo's 7♦5♣.
The 3♦ turn and the 8♣ river were safe for Quoss and so he was up above 10 million, while Lo was down to just over 1 million and is now very short stacked.
4:40am: Cards back in the air
The players are back from their break and the cards are back in the air.
There are just over 35 minutes remaining in the current level.
4:30am: Lo jams for massive amount
Liang Yu was in the small blind when he limped. Rono Lo checked from the big blind and the dealer spread out a 4♥7♣2♣ flop. Yu led for 200,000 here and then Lo shoved for 7 million, with Yu having him covered.
It was a massive shove, but Yu still thought for a long time before folding.
Following this hand, the players made their way on an impromptu five-minute break.
4:25am: Fabian finds a double
Rono Lo limped the small blind and Fabian Quoss checked out of the big blind.
Then, on the 3♥8♠4♦ flop, Lo moved his big stack all in and Quoss called off his 1,430,000 in chips.
Quoss had 8♦7♥for top pair, up against Lo's 6♥3♦ for bottom pair.
The 7♠ turn and 9♠ river were safe for Quoss and so he doubled up to around 3 million.
Lo still has 7.2 million.
4:20am: Lo hurts Quoss
Rono Lo was in the small blind and decided to just limp. Fabian Quoss, from the big blind, checked and so the dealer spread out a A♣4♣6♦ flop. Lo led for 200,000 here and Quoss called and then Lo barrelled off for 475,000 on the 8♠ turn and for 500,000 on the 2♦ river. Quoss called quite quickly on the turn, but took a long time before eventually calling on the river.
"Two pair," as he showed T♠2♠.
By that, he clearly meant a pair of twos.
It was the bottom pair, but it was good enough to see Quoss muck and leave himself with under 2 million. Lo, meanwhile, is up to a little under 9 million.
4:05am: Level 19 Begins, Blinds 100,000/200,000 (30,000)
4:00am: Aaron Lim eliminated in 4th place (HK$1,952,000)
The clock has just ticked past 4:00 a.m. and we are down to three-handed!
It started with Fabian Quoss leading out for 330,000 from under the gun. Rono Lo then moved all in from the small blind and Lim called off a little over 20 big blinds to put himself at risk. Quoss got out of the way and the cards were revealed.
Lim had ran his T♥T♠ into Lo's J♦J♥.
The 4♣2♥6♥4♥T♠ board was no good to Lim and so he was sent home in 4th place, collecting a handsome HK$1,952,000 (~US$250,000).
Then there were three. Next one out pockets HK$2,342,000 (~US$295,000).
3:55am: Big one for Quoss
Fabian Quoss limped the button and Rono Lo raised it up an extra 250,000 from the big blind. Quoss made the call and the dealer spread out a A♥J♦6♣ flop.
Lo led for 500,000 here and Quoss made the call.
On the 9♣ turn, Lo checked and Quoss led for 600,000.
Lo, a little out of character, instantly called.
The river was a 5♥ and Lo again checked.
This time Quoss moved all in for 1,165,000 and Lo went into the tank.
Lo took a full five minutes before letting it go.
Quoss is now back up to 4.3 million.
3:40am: Davidi Kitai eliminated in 5th place (HK$1,562,000)
Davidi Kitai was under the gun when he moved all in holding A♥Q♥. It was a good spot five-handed, but not when Rono Lo would wake up with A♦A♣ on his direct left.
Kitai and Lo shook hands before the dealer spread out a 8♦9♠5♥9♣7♠ board and then once the cards were out, Kitai shook hands with the rest of the table and made his way to the rail with a HK$1,562,000 (~US$198,000) score.
3:30am: Ivan Shoshnikov eliminated in 6th place (HK$1,366,000)
It has been more than two hours since the last elimination, but finally the ACOP 'MBP' High Roller is down to five-handed play.
It was Ivan Shilatov who was eliminated in 6th place, taking home HK$1,366,000 (~US$170,000).
It was folded to Shilatov in the small blind when he shoved all in for 1,530,000.
Rono Lo, from the big blind, went deep into the tank and counted out his chips in the manner we have come to expect from a Lono tank.
Eventually he called and tabled A♥T♥, ahead of Shilatov's K♣5♣.
The board ran out 5♦2♥T♦J♣2♣ and with that, Shilatov was on the rail!
Lo is up to around 3.5 million in chips.
3:15am: Quick Kitai double
The short-stacked David Kitai has quickly doubled up.
The hand started with Liang Yu limping from early position. Kitai then moved all in for 775,000 on his direct left. The action folded around to Aaron Lim in the big blind and he tank-called. Yu got out of the way and Kitai quickly turned over Q♣Q♠, while Lim had 4♣4♥.
The 8♣3♠7♣Q♥6♥ gave Kitai a set and gave him the double.
3:05am: Back again
The six players are back from their break.
Here are the current approximate stacks:
Liang Yu - 9,950,000
Aaron Lim - 3,560,000
Fabian Quoss - 2,925,000
Ivan Shoshnikov - 2,270,000
Rono Lo - 1,230,000
Davidi Kitai - 815,000
Blinds are now 80,000/160,000 with a 20,000 ante.
2:55am: Liang leaves Kitai for dead after massive fold
The clock read 30 seconds to go when the final hand of the level was dealt.
Most were expecting another typical hand and then a quick ten-minute break. No one anticipated that break would need to be extended by what seemed like an extra ten to fifteen minutes after an extraordinary hand went down between Davidi Kitai and Yu Liang.
It started with four players limping in to see a flop of K♦7♦5♦. Checks from the blinds and action would pass to Rono Lo who went through his usual song and dance before splashing a sizable 525,000 across the table. Liang was on the button and he made the call, but things got even bigger when Kitai joined in from the small blind as Ivan Soshnikov got out of the way in the big blind.
The turn was the J♠ and Kitai decided to change things up as he now led out at the pot with a bet of 850,000. Lo thought for several minutes before he got out of the way then it was Liang's turn to tank before he matched the bet.
A massive pot was already in the middle when the 4♣ completed the board. Kitai quickly slid out 800,000, leaving himself just 825,000 behind as Liang again took his time over the decision.
Several more minutes past and Liang cut down calling chips and paused. He looked set to slide them into the middle, but as he did so, he announced himself all in!
Kitai rocked back in his chair in utter shock before putting his head into his hands. Most of his stack was already committed but he wasn't going to give up his tournament life that easy. Kitai pained over the decision as another five minutes of precious time was consumed before he eventually verbalized a fold, pleading Liang to show. Liang did not.
His cards were returned to the dealer as Kitai flashed 8♦4♦ for a baby flush.
A huge whack to Kitai, but he survives as Liang now holds a massive chip advantage over the final five.
Time for a break!
2:35am: Lo wins a few more chips
Rono Lo's stack fell as short as 750,000 at one point, but now he is up to around 1.5 million after a few recent wins. One of those hands was against Fabian Quoss on a 6♠2♦5♠3♥9♠ board. Quoss had opened preflop to 250,000 and Lo called from the big blind. Lo and Quoss then checked the flop and turn before Lo led for 120,000 on the river. Quoss called it off and then mucked when Lo showed A♦8♦.
Quoss has fallen to around 2.5 million, which is the lowest he has been for a long time.
2:20am: Ivan gets a double
There was bound to be some action soon and it ultimately came in the form of a double up for Ivan Soshnikov.
It started with Davidi Kitai opening to 280,000 from under the gun. Shoshnikov, on Kitai's direct left, moved all in for 805,000. The action then folded to Fabian Quoss in the small blind and he asked Shoshnikov for a count.
Eventually Quoss shoved for around 3 million - a similar stack to Kitai's.
A quick fold from Kitai and Shoshnikov tabled T♥T♦, at risk against 9♣9♦.
The A♠T♠Q♦ flop gave Shoshnikov a set and with a safe 4♠ on the turn and J♦ on the river, Shoshnikov scooped up the double.
Six-handed play continues!
2:00am: More slow hands
After a steady stream of eliminations, the final table of the 2014 ACOP 'MBP' High Roller has slowed down considerably as there have been another batch of hands that took a long time to play out. On these occasions, one hand amounted to a chop and another saw Rono Lo add some chips to his stack.
There was one recent hand that went to showdown between Fabian Quoss and Aaron Lim. It was of note as the these two players, who sit side-by-side, haven't really rumbled in any hands.
It was a blind versus blind situation, with Lim having raised in the small blind and Quoss having flat called. Lim then threw out a continuation bet on a A♣A♥J♦ flop, which Quoss called. Both players checked the 5♥ turn and the 4♥ river and at showdown, Lim tabled 8♦5♠ for a pair of fives, while Quoss had the stronger 6♥6♦.
1:45am: Six-handed count update
Here are the approximate stacks of the six players:
Liang Yu - 6.5 million
Aaron Lim - 4.7 million
Fabian Quoss - 3.5 million
Davidi Kitai - 3.2 million
Rono Lo - 1,4 million
Ivan Soshnikov - 1,1 million
1:35am: Level 17 Begins, Blinds 60,000/120,000 (20,000
1:25am: Lo falls low
Rono Lo has been at it again and like the last few lengthy hands he has played, it resulted in losing some chips, though, considerably less than usual.
It started with Davidi Kitai limping the button. Ivan Soshnikov limped from the small blind, while Lo checked out of the big blind.
On the 6♥7♦2♠ flop, Soshnikov led for 150,000 and Lo called. Kitai then raised to 575,000. Shoshnikov quickly folded, while Lo went into the tank.
He did his little routine of cutting out chips, which has usually resulted in a long tank, followed by a call. However, this time Lo decided to fold and sned the chips to Kitai.
Lo is now down to 850,000. Kitai, meanwhile, has 3.2 million.
1:10am: Anatoly Filatov eliminated in 7th place (HK$1,171,000)
Another player has hit the rail as we are now down to six players just halfway through the current level which began with all nine final table members.
This elimination began with Fabian Quoss opening it up to 200,000 from the hijack.
Anatoly Filatov then three-bet to 475,000 from the big blind before it was back on Quoss and he moved all in for 1,965,000.
Filatov had just a little less than Quoss and eventually made the call, putting himself at risk with T♦T♠ and having to come up against the A♦A♥ of Quoss.
The J♥7♣6♦2♣2♥ board was of no help to Filatov and so he was eliminated in 7th place, collecting HK$1,171,000 (~US$150,000).
Quoss now has around 4 million to begin six-handed play.
12:55am:Zhapar Sultanov eliminated in 8th place (HK$976,000)
Zhapar Sultanov has just joined the rail as there have now been two quick eliminations at the 2014 ACOP High Roller final table.
Sultanov shoved all in preflop for 875,000 from the buttong holding A♥6♣ and was called by Aaron Lim in the big blind with A♠7♦.
The board ran out 9♠7♥2♥8♠Q♦ and it was all over for Sultanov, while Lim is up to 3.3 million in chips.
He picks up HK$976,000 (~US$125,000) for that result.
Down to seven, next one out takes home HK$1,171,000 (~US$150,000).
12:45am: Phanlart Sukonthachartnant eliminated in 9th place (HK$781,000)
The man with the long name - Phanlart Sukonthachartnant - has just been eliminated in ninth place, which is the first elimination at the final table in more than two hours.
It was another very long hand, with the tanking coming from Yu Liang this time.
The 4♠5♣7♣ flop was where all the action happened, with Sukonthachartnant moving all in for 1.525 million from the big-blind position in what was a raised pot.
Liang tanked for around four minutes before Rono Lo called the clock on him. Yes, the same Lo who has been taking a long time almost every hand. Maybe he's hoping the others will take a leaf out of his book in the future.
Regardless, Liang ended up making the call after another full minute.
Sukonthachartnant was at risk with K♦J♦ for just over cards, while Liang had T♠T♣ for the over pair.
The turn was a T♥ to give Liang a set and by the time a 5♥ had hit the river, Sukonthachartnant was on the rail with a HK$781,000 (~US$99,500) score.
12:45am: Count update
Here are the current approximate nine-handed stacks:
Liang Yu - 4.4 million
Davidi Kitai - 3.6 million
Aaron Lim - 2.4 million
Fabian Quoss - 2.4 million
Ivan Soshnikov - 1. 9 million
Phanlart Sukonthachartnant - 1.8 million
Anatoly Filatov - 1.5 million
Rono Lo - 1.1 million
Zhapar Sultanov - 1 million
12:40am: Back to Level 16
The players are back from their break and the cards are in the air!
It is now Level 16 with blinds at 50,000/100,000 and 10,000 ante.
When the players returned, APPT President Danny McDonagh mentioned they needed to maybe speed up the play a little and get some more hands in this level than the last.
12:30am: Chopped all-in to end the level
There a few massive hands that level, but there also weren't that many played due to some very lengthy hands. There are still nine players remaining and so it's going to be a late night.
Right before the level closed out we got a sniff of some action an all in and call between Aaron Lim and Phanat Sukonthachartnant. However, both players had ace-king and it ended up a chopped pot.
The players will be back in ten minutes!
12:25am: Another super long hand
It looks like there will have been less than 15 hands played this entire level, mostly courtesy of some big hands that Rono Lo has played and taken his time when doing so.
He recently played another hand that took almost 15 minutes.
This one started with Lo opening to 380,000 or almost five times the big blind.
Liang Yu was the lone caller out of the big blind.
On the 4♠4♥6♥ flop, Liang led for 380,000 and Lo tank-called.
The T♣ turn would see Liang check and this time Lo tank-checked.
The board completed with a 5♣ and Liang took plenty of time before betting a large 975,000.
Once again, it was deep into the tank for Lo.
More squirming, more counting of chips.
After around five minutes, Lo called the clock on himself, then again waited until the last moment before jamming forward the chips for a call.
Liang turned over 6♦6♣ for a flopped full house and Lo mucked with a chuckle.
12:00am: Slow going but big action
There have only been five hands played during the first half of the current level.
That's mostly because the last hand of the previous level went five to ten minutes into this level due to a big Rono Lo decision and then another Lo decision saw a hand take 15 minutes to play out.
This one started with Lo limping from early position. Davidi Kitai did the same from the button, so too did Ivan Shoshnikov from the small blind and Anatoly Filatov checked from the big blind.
On the Q♠Q♣9♣ flop it was checked to Kitai, who bet 205,000. Shoshnikov took his time before calling, while Filatov folded before Lo took a long time to call.
The turn was a 3♠ and once again it was checked to Kitai. He led for 520,000 and Filatov folded. Back on Lo, and as usual, he thought for quite a while. Eventually he called and the board completed with a 6♦.
Lo once again checked and after plenty of thought, Kitai moved all in for 1,055,000.
Lo then went deep into the tank. He squirmed in his chair, counted down his chips several times and continued thinking. Eventually he called the clock on himself.
The full minute was just seconds away from being over when Lo screamed "Calllllllllllllll," as he slammed down multiple stacks of chips.
Kitai calmly turned over Q♥J♥ and had a slight grin as he did so.
Lo laughed, looking hesitant to show his cards before turning over T♦T♥.
Lo is now down to 2.3 million, while Kitai is up over 4 million and is the new leader.
11:30pm: Level 15 Begins, Blinds 40,000/80,000 (10,000)
11:25pm: Final hand of level goes to Rono
The final hand of the level, between Anatoly Filatov and Rono Lo, just lasted 15 minutes and went five minutes into the next level.
There was already over a million in the pot by the time a river was dealt on a J♦A♦5♥Q♥2♣ board. Lo was first to act and he checked to Filatov, who bet 600,000.
Lo then went deep into the tank.
By deep, we mean deep.
He thought for almost ten minutes, cutting out a call, then feigning a raise by getting ready several stacks to try and get a reaction from Filatov. Eventually he decided to make the call, at which point Filatov tabled T♦4♦.
Lo then stared at those cards for a long time.
Was it ten-high?
Yes, yes it was.
Then he showed his A♠T♥ and said to Filatov, "I win?"
Yes, yes he did.
Lo is now the chip leader with a stack nearing 5 million.
11:15pm: Chop time
For the second time during this first level of the final table a player has been all in and has survived. Although this time, nobody doubled up.
It was Zhapar Sultanov who was all in, just being covered by Kitai.
He had A♣Q♣ against Davidi Kitai's A♠K♠.
The board ran out 6♥3♥3♠6♠6♣ - full houses for all!
Kitai and Sultanov chopped it up and both remain the short stacks.
10:55pm: Quick double for Rono
The second hand of the final table has resulted in a double up!
It started with Rono Lo limping under the gun. Phlanrt Sukonthachartnant flat-called on his left and so too did Fabian Quoss a couple of seats away. Then Davidi Kitai raised it up to 300,000 and it was back on Lo, who moved all in for 1.3 million. Quoss and Sukonthachartnant folded and Kitai made the call to put Lo at risk.
It was Lo going to the races with J♦J♣ against Kitai's A♥Q♣.
The 9♥5♥J♠K♦3♦ board was safe for Lo and so he scooped the double and left Kitai with under a million in chips, making him one of the shorter stacks with Zhapar Sultanov.
10:50pm: Cards flying at the final table
The players have returned from their break and after some brief introductions, the cards are now in the air at the 2014 ACOP High Roller final table.
As previously mentioned, the blinds have been wound back to 30,000/60,000 with a 5,000 ante as per the guaranteed big blind average at the final table advertised prior to the tournament beginning. There will be only around 40 minutes remaining in the level.
The players are currently guaranteed HK$781,000 (~US$99,500), while the full prize pool information can be found at the bottom of the page.
9:55pm: Dinner break and final table draw
The nine remaining players have been sent on a 45-minute dinner break.
Here is the final table draw:
Seat 1: Ivan Shoshnikov - 2,660,000
Seat 2: Anatoly Filatov - 2,465,000
Seat 3: Zhapar Sultanov - 705,000
Seat 4: Rono Lo - 1,300,000
Seat 5: Phanlart Sukonthachartnant - 2,935,000
Seat 6: Aaron Lim - 2,670,000
Seat 7: Fabian Quoss - 3,725,000
Seat 8: Liang Yu - 2,100,000
Seat 9: Davidi Kitai - 2,165,000
There is a 40 big blind average on the final table and so when the players return blinds will be wound back to 30,000/60,000. It's going to be a late night for the players.
9:50pm: Isaac Haxton eliminated in 10th place (HK$586,000)
Isaac Haxton is the first to visit the cashier which means we've also now reached the official final table of nine.
Haxton called off his last chips in the big blind with Q♦J♣ after Davidi Kitai shoved the small blind. However Kitai tabled A♣Q♥ to have Haxton in bad shape.
Haxton's outs improved on the A♥T♣9♦ as he picked up an open-ended straight draw, but the 4♦ turn and 7♥ river would leave Haxton to collect HK$586,000 for tenth place.
The players are now redrawing for the final table of nine before taking a 45-minute dinner break.
We'll have the final table draw for you shortly.
9:45pm: Lim doubles through the big stack
Aaron Lim has landed a big double up in a battle of the blinds with chip leader Fabian Quoss. Action folded to Quoss in the small blind who glanced at Lim's stack before raising to 180,000. Lim moved all in for 1.34 million and Quoss made the call.
Quoss showed A♣T♠ but he was dominated by Lim's A♠K♠ with the board of K♣K♦7♣J♦4♠ sealing the deal.
Lim is now up to a very healthy 2.7 million with Quoss dropping to around the same mark.
9:35pm: Andrey Shatilov bubbles
The bubble has burst!
Andrey Shatilov was the short stack when hand-for-hand play began and he was sitting snuggly as not much was going on at either of the last two tables.
Then is was in the big blind (for 80,000) with 365,000 total when Anatoly Filatov moved all in from the small blind. Shatilov snap-called and turned over 8♣8♥, which was against Filatov's K♣T♠.
Shatilov was happy to see the board was safe up to the turn - 4♦5♥6♦2♦ - but then a T♣ landed on the river and it was all over as the bubble boy for Shatilov.
The ten players have now locked up HK$586,000 (~US$74,500) and will continue playing down to a winner. Right now it's two five-handed tables and the final table will be nine-handed.
The dinner break is very soon.
9:10pm: Vladimir Troyanovskiy gone and on the bubble
Vladimir Troyanovskiy has just been eliminated two spots off the money, which means we are now on the bubble in the 2014 ACOP 'MBP' High Roller.
It took two hands for Troyanovskiy to the rail.
The first one saw Troyanovskiy get very unlcucky - just as he did last night when he finished fifth in the ACOP Main Event.
Troyanovskiy was in the big blind with A♣J♣ when Davidi Kitai moved all in for 750,000 from the cut off holding A♥9♦. It was looking like Kitai would be going home, and the 6♣5♣3♥ wasn't pretty for him as it gave Troyanovskiy a flush draw and took one of Kitai's outs.
Then a 9♥ hit the turn and Troyanovskiy slammed his hands on the table as Kitai had just taken the lead and was about to leave Troyanovskiy short stacked.
The A♦ sealed the deal and so Troyanovskiy was left with just 300,000.
A few hands later, Troyanovskiy moved all in preflop with 8♦8♥ and was up against Ivan Soshnikov's A♣J♦. The board ran out 6♦9♠J♣7♣7♥, giving Shoshnikov the lead and enough to send Troyanovskiy to the rail.
There are 11 players remaining, next one out goes home with nothing, while the top ten will lock up HK$586,000 (~US$74,500). Stay tuned to find out who finishes as the bubble boy!
8:55pm: Level 15 begins, Blinds 40,000/80,000 (10,000)
8:50pm: Sultanov surviving
Zhapar Sultanov has survived an all-in clash to stay alive in the MBP High Roller. His last 640,000 chips were all in preflop with 5♥5♣ against Mikhail Rudoy's K♣T♥.
The board brought all blanks with the 4♥8♠8♦2♠9♠ board leaving Sultanov's pair to double through and reduce Rudoy to just 800,000 in chips.
8:40pm: Altergott no more
Max Altergott has fallen short of the final table and the money.
He was eliminated when he three-bet jammed his last 450,000 with K♣Q♠ and Phanlert Sukonthachartnant made the call with 2♣2♠.
The flop of A♠2♦4♠ left Altergott in trouble, and although he picked up outs on the T♥ turn, the 7♠ completed the board to send him to the exit.
With that, 12 players remain - two off the money, three off the final table.
8:30pm: Entertaining the railbirds
Rono Lo is entertaining the railbirds with plenty of friendly banter and some interesting play. In a recent hand, Lo limped from middle position and Anatoly Filatov completed the small blind before Mikhail Rudoy raised to 180,000 from the big blind. Lo was the lone caller to the monotone flop of 5♠2♠8♠.
Rudoy checked and Lo took over the lead with the betting as he made it 190,000 to go. Rudoy made the call and the 4♠ turn put a fourth spade on board. Rudoy checked again and Lo put on plenty of theatrics before splashing out 225,000. It was enough to scare of Rudoy as Lo proudly flashed Q♥J♥ for a very red air ball much to the delight of the rail.
Both players are now sitting on 1.7 million.
Hear from PokerStars LIVE Macau's Danny McDonagh and Fred Leung
While the 2014 ACOP High Roller champion continues to march towards a champion, why not take some time to hear from APPT President Danny McDonagh and PokerStars LIVE Macau's Fred Leung in the video below.
They talk all about this year's ACOP, the future of the event and more.
8:20pm: Yet another Ike double
Isaac Haxton has just found another double up.
He was all in for 495,000 with A♣T♥ and was up against Vladimir Troyanovksiy's 9♦9♣.
The A♠8♥Q♥ flop was great for Haxton and with a Q♣ hitting the turn and a 7♦ landing on the river, Haxton was back up to a much more respectable 1-million chip stack.
8:05pm: Quoss bats another one away
Fabian Quoss can't put a foot wrong.
He was recently in the big blind when the player on his direct left, Toshiyuki Onda moved all in for 760,000 from under the gun. The rest of the table got out of the way and it was on Quoss, who looked down at A♥A♠ and made a quick call.
Onda needed help with ace-queen.
The 7♣2♣Q♦ fop gave Onda a pair and despite calling for another queen, the 4♥ turn and the 7♠ river would ensure he was eliminated four spots off the money.
There are now 13 players remaining (top 10 pay) and Quoss is a big chip leader with around 4 million.
7:55pm: Back for Level 14
The 14 players are back from their break and the cards are in the air!
It is now Level 14 with blinds at 30,000/60,000 with a 5,000 ante.
7:45pm: Chunlei out right before break
Chunlei Zhou has just lost his chips to Fabian Quoss right before the break.
Zhou was all in with A♠2♦ on a A♥T♠Q♦8♣6♠ run out, with Quoss having A♣K♠ to send Zhou to the rail and leave the tournament with 14 players.
This hand also saw Quoss move to around 2.8 million, which is good for the chip lead.
There is now a 10-minute break!
7:40pm: Big stacks collide
Two big stacks have just collided with overnight chip leader Yu Liang taking a nice chunk from the empire of Anatoly Filatov.
The hand started with a limp from Liang in middle position. Filatov bumped it to 125,000 on the button and Liang called to see a A♣J♥5♦ flop fall. Liang checked and Filatov continued for 95,000, but Liang responded with a check-raise to 300,000. Filatov called before both players checked the repeat A♦ on the turn.
When the 3♣ river card landed, Liang slid out 325,000 but Filatov snap-called with a quick flick of a single chip into the middle. Filatov was confident but that quickly dissipated when Liang opened A♥J♠ for the nuts with aces full of jacks. Filatov shook his head and paid it off to slip to 1.95 million with Liang climbing to a similar amount.
7:35pm: Zang gone and down to 15
Shunu Zang is the latest on the rail after he moved his short stack all in with 6♣6♥ but he ran smack into Mikhail Rudoy's K♦K♥.
The board fell 5♠K♠A♦Q♦7♠ to see Zang eliminated as Rudoy has recovered nicely to now sit with 1.4 million.
7:30pm: Lim in contention with double
Aaron Lim is the only Australian left in the field and he's now back in contention after a big double through Japan's Toshiyuki Onda.
We picked it up on the turn on a board of J♠A♠4♦6♠ with a bet of 210,000 in front of Lim, leaving himself just 285,000 behind. Onda thought for some time before making the call as the T♦ appeared on the river. That was enough for Onda to wave his arms and declare himself all in, but Lim wasn't going anywhere as he flicked out a chip to call and table A♥A♣ for top set! That was well ahead of Onda's K♣T♥.
Lim climbs to 1.65 million with Onda down to 1.2 million.
7:25pm: Double time for Ike
Isaac Haxton has just doubled up.
He was under the gun when he moved all in for just 230,000. Most of the table out of the way before the action was on Davidi Kitai in the big blind on Haxton's direct right.
Kitai quickly called and turned over Q♠J♣, while Haxton showed his A♥3♥.
Haxton was in good shape to double up and it stayed that was as the dealer spread out a 7♥3♠5♣2♦4♣ board.
7:20pm: Fabian building a giant stack
Fabian Quoss is now up over 2 million in chips.
His rise up the chip leader began when Isaac Haxton opened to 80,000 from early position. Vladimir Troyanovskiy flat-called from the hijack and then Quoss three-bet to 280,000 from the cut off.
Back on Haton and he took a long time before moving all in for 1,250,000, though effectively the 930,000 that Quoss had in total.
Quoss made a quick call and tabled K♦K♠. Haxton had A♠K♥.
The board ran out 8♥T♣Q♦T♦6♦ and the big double went to Quoss.
Haxton, meanwhile, is now one of the short stacks.
7:10pm: Couple of doubles
A couple of short stacks have landed double ups to keep their tournament alive in the MBP High Roller Event.
Mikhail Rudoy survived when he was all in with T♣T♠ against Phanlert Sukonthachartnant's A♦Q♦. The board bricked out J♦7♥8♥4♥8♠ to see Rudoy double through to 850,000.
Also finding a double up was Chunlei Zhou. He three-bet all in from the big blind holding A♦K♦ with Aaron Lim making the call with T♠T♦. The board of A♥7♥Q♠K♥9♣ paired up Zhou to see him double to one million in chips, with Lim left with just 800,000.
7:00pm: Russian battle goes to Filatov
Andrey Shatilov is the latest on the rail at the hands of countryman Anatoly Filatov.
Filatov opened with a raise before Shatilov moved all in for his last 200,000 with A♣J♣. Filatov quickly called with K♣K♠ and the pair held through the board of 9♣K♦J♦5♥8♠. Shatilov is out with Filatov up to a commanding 2.7 million.
6:50pm: Final two table redraw
Here is how the final two tables line up and their approximate stacks:
Seat 1: Andrey Shilatov - 310,000
Seat 2: Mikhail Rudoy - 410,000
Seat 3: Zhapar Sultanov - 800,000
Seat 4: Rono Lo - 1,000,000
Seat 5: Yu Liang - 1,400,000
Seat 6: Phanlart Sukonthachartnant - 2,000,000
Seat 7: Max Altergott - 500,000
Seat 8: Anatoly Filatov - 2,700,000
Seat 9: Shunu Zang - 700,000
Seat 1: Aaron Lim - 1,150,000
Seat 2: Davidi Kitai - 1,100,000
Seat 3: Isaac Haxton - 975,000
Seat 4: -- Empty --
Seat 5: Ivan Soshnikov - 1,400,000
Seat 6: Vladimir Troyanovskiy - 1,250,000
Seat 7: Fabian Quoss - 1,000,000
Seat 8: Chunlei Zhou - 300,000
Seat 9: Toshiyuki Onda - 2,300,000
6:40pm: Two out and down to 17
There was set to be a redraw at 18 players, but a couple of quick eliminations has seen our 2014 ACOP MBP High Roller field reduced to just 17 players and they will now redraw for one table of eight and one of nine.
Jack Salter was one of the casualties when he three-bet jammed for around 1.1 million from the small blind with 5♣5♦ but Ivan Soshnikov had a real hand on the button and he made the call with T♣T♥.
The board ran out 9♣T♦4♣Q♣2♥ to give Soshnikov a set for the exclamation point on the hand. When the chips were cut down, Soshnikov had Salter covered to eliminate the Brit and climb the Russian up to 2.3 million.
On the adjacent table, Quan Zhou was all in for his tournament life with ace-five against Anatoly Filatov's dominant ace-queen. Zhou flopped a five but the turn was a queen which meant Zhou was sent to the rail just short of the final two tables.
We will post the full redraw and counts shortly.
6:35pm: Level 13 Begins, Blinds 20,000/40,000 (5,000)
6:30pm: Busts since table break
There have been several quick eliminations since the table break down to the final three tables. Those who joined Phil Ivey and Isaac Baron on the rail include Bjorn Li, Kunal Patni and Sorel Mizzi.
The ACOP High Roller is now down to 20 players nearing the level up.
6:20pm: Baron the next one out
The players are starting to drop away in the MBP High Roller Event with Isaac Baron the latest to hit the rail. Baron successfully three-bet jammed the hand prior, but he couldn't make it two in a row as he pushed with 5♣5♥ straight into Ivan Soshnikov's T♦T♠.
The board ran out Q♠A♣7♠2♥3♥ to eliminate Baron and climb Soshnikov up to 1.4 million.
6:10pm: Bye Bye Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey endured a roller coaster day today. He was down to 300,000 and moments later he was looking threatening behind a stack of one million.
Now, in the blink of an eye, his tournament is over.
We didn't catch the action, but we arrived to see Ivey move all in on the river on a board of 3♣6♣4♠Q♥K♣ in a big pot against Anatoly Filatov. It looked like Ivey's stack was around 400,000 to 500,000.
Ivey had defended his big blind against the button attack from Filatov, and was seemingly hoping to take down the pot on the river but after some thought, Filatov made the call. Ivey motioned that it was a good call and Filatov opened Q♦4♥ for two pair, with Ivey sheepishly flashing 6♥2♥.
Just like that, Ivey exited the poker room as Filatov is now a clear chip leader with over 2.1 million chips.
5:55pm: Altergott finds a double
Max Altergott recently got his stack of 445,000 in the middle on a 6♦7♣9♦ flop against Vladimir Dobrolskii. Altergott had 7♠5♣ for a pair and straight draw, while Dobrolskii had K♦K♠ for the big overpair.
The 8♥ turn have Altergott the straight, while Q♥ completed the board and with that, Altergott had scooped the double to the disgust of Dobrolskii.
5:45pm: Final three table draw
Here is how the final three tables lineup:
Seat 1: Sorel Mizzi
Seat 2: Jack Salter
Seat 3: Toshiyuki Onda
Seat 4: Jain Zhang
Seat 5: Zhaper Sultanov
Seat 6: Isaac Baron
Seat 7: Dong Dong Yang
Seat 8: Kunal Patni
Seat 9: Fabian Quoss
Seat 1: Anatoly Filatov
Seat 2: Andrey Shatilov
Seat 3: Phil Ivey
Seat 4: Liang Yu
Seat 5: Davidi Kitai
Seat 6: Quan Zhou
Seat 7: Vladimir Troyanovskiy
Seat 8: Bjorn Li
Seat 9: Chunlei Zhou
Seat 1: Isaac Haxton
Seat 2: Shunu Zang
Seat 3: Mikhail Rudoy
Seat 4: Phanlart Sukonthachartnant
Seat 5: Max Altergott
Seat 6: Vladimir Dobrolskii
Seat 7: Rono Lo
Seat 8: Ivan Soshnikov
Seat 9: Aaron Lim
5:40pm: Newey quickly gone after break
Paul Newey returned from the break as the shortest stack in the room and hasn't been able to recover as he sent his last chips to Fabian Quoss.
Newey moved all in from early position for a just a few big blinds. The action folded around to Quoss, in the big blind, and it didn't look like a hard decision for him to make the call.
It was Newey with Q♥J♣ against Quoss with A♥.
The dealer spread out a 2♣3♣3♠A♥T♦ board and Newey jokingly said, "good old Fabian" as he made his way to the rail.
With Newey's elimination, another table has been broken and it is now the final three nine-handed tables.
5:30pm: Back to Level 12
The 28 remaining players are back from their break and the cards are back in the air. It's now Level 12 with blinds at 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante.
Don't forget, we are playing down to a winner today and it is the top ten players who make the money. The payout information can be found at the bottom of this page.
5:15pm: Time for first break of the day
The players have been sent on their first break of the day.
Cards will be back in the air at around 5:30 p.m. local time.
5:10pm: The carnage of Table 23
Mikhail Rudoy has landed a double up with his 8♦8♣ surviving an all in against Shunu Zang's A♦K♦. The board was spread J♠6♠3♠3♥8♥ to jump Rudoy up to 500,000 with Zang slipping to 1.3 million.
Their table, however, continues to produce plenty of carnage with the fifth player eliminated from those who started today on Table 23.
The bad week of Thomas Muehloecker continued after a cooler of a board brought the end to his High Roller tournament, just days after pure bubbling the Main Event. We arrived to see a board of 9♣J♦J♥7♣7♠ and Muehloecker showing J♠Q♥ for a full house, jacks full of sevens, but that wasn't even enough as Max Altergott opened J♣9♥ for jacks full of nines. When the chips were cut down Altergott just had him covered to eliminate Muehloecker and climb to 1.1 million in chips.
5:05pm: Ivey now up to seven figures, Kanit out
Not too long ago Phil Ivey was down to around 300,000.
Now he's up to a million.
We didn't catch all of Ivey's exploits, but were told that the main hand he won saw him hit two pair with A-2 to cripple Mustapha Kanit with A-T on a dry ace-high board.
Ivey then went to win some more chips and is now one of his table's chip leaders.
Kanit, meanwhile, wasn't able to rebuild after losing the big pot to Ivey, ultimately losing his chips in a three way all-in situation against Anatoly Filatov and Andrey Shilatov. Kanit had pocket fives and was up against Shilatov's pocket kings and Filatov's A-J. Shilatov was the shortest stack and his kings held up to triple up, while Filatov hit a pair of jacks to eliminate Kanit.
4:45pm: Newey doubles through Haxton, then Haxton doubles himself
Paul Newey has landed a big double up through Isaac Haxton.
Newey would shove from middle position for 136,000 with K♠K♥ and Haxton took the gamble with a call holding 6♣6♥ from the small blind.
The board ran out 2♣T♣T♥Q♠8♣ to give Newey the double up to 300,000 and a little breathing room from the blinds and antes.
Meanwhile Haxton was down to 190,000 which he moved all in a short time later with A♣J♦ against overnight chip leader Yu Liang who held A♥9♠. The board fell 3♦A♦K♣2♠6♠ to see Haxton recover his chips to climb back to 400,000 while Liang is still sitting pretty on 1.45 million.
4:35pm: Riding the Ivey roller coaster
Phil Ivey has just been on a bit of a roller coaster.
It first started when he managed to double up when all in for 259,000 total against big-stack Anatoly Filatov. Ivey had 9♦9♣ on a T♥T♦3♥A♠4♥ board run out and by the time we arrived Filatov's cards were already in the muck.
Shortly after this hand, another played out which began when Quan Zhou opened to 45,000 from under the gun plus one. Ivey called in the small blind before Mustapha Kanit moved all in for 188,000 in the big blind. Zhou folded, while Ivey made a fairly quick call.
It was Kanit at risk with J♣J♦ against Ivey's A♥Q♦.
The T♣6♦4♣8♥2♠ board would prompt Kanit to raise his arms in his usual animated way as he yelled "It's easy to hold!" Ivey just gave a slight smile and handed Kanit the double up.
That brings Ivey back down around 300,000.
4:25pm: Two quick busts on Table 23
There were two quick eliminations to kick off the latest level, both of which were on Table 23. It was Sam Trickett who was first eliminated, followed by Pratyush Buddiga.
That brings the field down to 30 remaining.
4:15pm: Level 11 Begins, Blinds 10,000/20,000 (3,000)
There were four eliminations during the first level of the day - Stanley Choi, Rory Young, recent ACOP Super High Roller champ Steve O'Dwyer and Allen Wang.
That means 32 players remain. Today we play down to a winner.
4:10pm: Zhang's wild ride with Salter
It's been a wild few minutes for China's Jian Zhang.
It started when he tangled with Jack Salter on a board of J♥K♥9♠Q♥7♦. Zhang faced a river bet of 75,000 and after a couple of minutes cringing, he just couldn't let go of his A♦A♠. Salter showed J♦T♦ for a straight and scooped the pot.
Next hand the two went at it again with Salter opening from the cutoff to 34,000. The button called before Zhang moved all in fir his last 167,000. Salter re-raised to isolate as the third player folded.
Salter showed A♦7♦ which was ahead of Zhang's K♦Q♠.
The flop of T♦2♦9♥ gave Salter a flush draw but Zhang picked up outs to a straight.
The 5♠ turn was a brick, but the K♣ landed on the river to the delight of Chang who leapt from the table to celebrate with great enthusiasm.
Zhang is back up to 350,000 while Salter is still in good shape as one of the chip leaders with 1.1 million.
3:55pm: Haxton loses a chunk
Team PokerStars Pro Online Isaac Haxton has lost a fair chunk of his stack.
We picked up the action of a recent hand on the river of a J♠7♦T♥Q♠4♠ board. There was what looked like well over 200,000 already in the pot at this point and Haxton's lone opponent Ivan Soshnikov led out for 95,000.
Haxton made a quick call and mucked just as quickly when Soshnikov showed 9♦8♦ for the flopped straight.
Haxton is down to just over 300,000.
3:50pm: Ivey gets check-raised
Phil Ivey is down under 20 big blinds after recently getting involved in a hand where he was check-raised on the flop and laid it down.
Ivey was the preflop aggressor, opening it up to 32,000 from early position. Bjorn Li called out of the small blind, while Chunlei Zhou put in the extra chips from the big blind.
The 9♠T♠9♥ flop would see play checked to Ivey. He led out for 60,000 and Li quickly folded. The action was on Zhou now and after just a few moments, he raised it up to 130,000.
Zhou was given a bit of the Ivey staredown before eventually the 10-time WSOP bracelet winner flicked his cards into the muck and sent the pot to Zhou.
3:45pm: Anatoly's big stack gets bigger
Russian Anatoly Filatov started the day as one of the chip leaders and has quickly stamped his authority on the tournament adding even more chips to his stack.
One of the recent early hands that went Filatov's way began when he opened to 32,000 from under the gun plus one. Mustapha Kanit then three-bet to 86,000 from the hijack and a flurry of cards went into the muck until it was back on Filatov. He called and the dealer spread out a 8♦3♥7♠ flop.
Filatov check-called a bet of 81,000 here and then both players checked the 9♦ turn to usher in a 6♠ on the river. This time Filatov reached for some chips and ultimately bet 175,000.
Kanit went into the tank. He looked down at his babushka doll card protector, picked it up, shook it near his head, gave it a little glance, then smiled at Filatov and folded.
3:30pm: Late in and one out
Table 22 was missing a player to kick off Day 2 of the 2014 ACOP MBP High Roller with Sorel Mizzi not showing up for the start of play. It was around ten minutes after cards in the air that Mizzi would bound into the tournament area in a rush.
As Mizzi was arriving, a short-stacked tablemate in Stanley Choi was heading to the rail shaking hands with some of the players as he did so.
3:25pm: Kingly start for Bjorn Li
It hasn't taken long for Bjorn Li to get busy on Day 2 of the 2014 ACOP MBP High Roller. He just found big double up on the very first hand of play.
Davidi Kitai opened to 35,000 from under the gun before Isaac Baron raised to 85,000 in middle position. Li was next to speak and he quickly announced himself all in for a total of 292,000. The table folded back to Baron who cringed and called with J♥J♦, but he was in bad shape against Li's K♠K♥.
The board ran out Q♠Q♥2♣9♣6♣ to see Li double up to 650,000 with Baron dropping to 325,000.
3:20pm: Cards flying on Day 2 of High Roller
The 36 players have made their way into PokerStars LIVE Macau, have ripped open their bags and the cards are now in the air on Day 2 of the HK$250,000 ACOP 'MBP' High Roller.
Blinds are 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 to kick off the day. This is 10th level of the tournament. Levels last 60 minutes each and today we play down to a winner.
Main Event over, time for High Roller
The final day of the 2014 Asia Championship of Poker is here!
The Main Event drew to a close yesterday with Gabriel Le Jossec winning the title.
Today, however, is all about the HK$250,000 'MBP' High Roller, which began on Saturday while the Main Event was being completed. The event runs a freezeout and featured 83 runners on Day 1. The prize pool came in at HK$19,521,000 (~US$2.5 million). The top ten players will make the money.
1st - HK$5,271,000 (~US$670,000)
2nd - HK$3,514,000 (~US$450,000)
3rd - HK$2,342,600 (~US$295,000)
4th - HK$1,952,000 (~US$250,000)
5th - HK$1,562,000 (~US$198,000)
6th - HK$1,366,000 (~US$170,000)
7th - HK$1,171,000 (~US$150,000)
8th - HK$976,000 (~US$125,000)
9th - HK$781,000 (~US$99,500)
10th - HK$586,000 (~US$74,500)
There were nine 60-minute levels played on Day 1 and 36 players made it through to Day 2 including some of the biggest names in poker like Phil Ivey, Sorel Mizzi, Sam Trickett and Team PokerStars Pro Online Isaac Haxton. The chip leader at the end of Day 2 was Yu Liang with 1,382,000.
The action on Day 2 kicks off at 3:15 p.m. local time and right here on the PokerStarsBlog is the only place you will find live updates. Stay tuned to find out who wins the title and a massive first-place prize. It's going to be another long day, so strap yourselves in.