Once again we were underway for Day 1B of the popular Cebu Open at the APT Asian Series tournament. When they sat down at 4pm the field was 70 strong but by the time entries closed at the end of level 4 there were 119 buy-ins, giving a combined 214 players and 16 re-entries for a total record tournament prize pool of PHP 1,115,500.
The field seemed to have a more international flavour than Day 1A. Singaporean Ivan Tan and fellow compatriot Norbert Koh, who arrived 10 minutes into level 2, were there. So too was Mike Takayama who was one of the event’s early casualties at the end of level 2, but proceeded to immediately buy back into the tournament. Originally from Japan, the notable Philippines billiards champion only discovered a passion for poker in the last couple of years but has found great success in the game recently. But, unfortunately, his good run didn’t continue, busting out late in the day’s session.
At the beginning of level 6, with blinds of 150-300 and a 25 ante, there were 83 players left. This level saw US circuit player Tony Abesamis eliminated from the tournament. But, of course, he wasn’t alone. At the end of level 9 49 players were left and when play was finally stopped once level 11 was completed there was an average chip stack in the room of 27,197 among 35 players left.
Combining the chip totals with those of Day 1A, it looks like Phil Date (England) will hold his first day lead going into the final day with 68,700, followed by Rolando Paredes (Philippines) on 67,000 and Ronald Andaya (Philippines) on 66,900. Kim Michael Enriquez (Philippines) is next with 63,400 and Jonas Go rounds out the top five on 62,200.
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