The second day of the APT Asian Series Cebu 2012 series kicked off today, with over 208 entries attending Day 1B of the PHP 5,500 buy-in Cebu Cup at the All In Poker Club. This, with Day 1A’s 147 attendees, gave a total of 355 entries, generating a prize pool of PHP 1,721,700 – smashing PHP 1 million guarantee.
The player in first place will receive PHP 538,900 and AsianPokerTour.com reported today that the player currently closest is Denmark’s Kristian Faering, who finished day 1B as chip leader on an 88,500 stack.
Faering is followed by Day 1A’s chip leader William Nuneza (82,300), Singapore’s Shazly (73,100), Michael Hyun Wok Cho (73,000) and then Hung Doo Sok (57,100).
92 players remain in the Cebu Cup and will be battling out tomorrow from 1pm local time. The APT Asian Series Cebu PHP 108,000 High Rollers event will be running alongside, starting at 3pm local time. Who you betting on?
In other Poker news, police in Quebec have recovered about half of the money that was stolen from poker champion Jonathan Duhamel’s home when he was burgled, beaten and tied up in his condo in December.
The statement said around $80,000 in cash was found in a mailbox in the Montreal suburb of Longueuil on 6 January after officers acting on an anonymous tip. A padded envelope containing Canadian and U.S. dollars, Euros and pounds sterling was discovered – which isn’t much considering thieves made off with about $160,000 in cash, a $10,000 Rolex watch and Duhamel’s custom-made 2010 World Series of Poker bracelet.
Nevertheless, those behind the crime – his ex-girlfriend and three alleged accomplices –were arrested about a week later and were denied bail last month. Justice!