Day 1B of the APT Philippines 2013 Main Event picked up where Day 1A left off and saw 108 players compete for a chance to move on to Day 2 of the tournament.
After a day’s worth of poker wheeling and dealing, it was Moses Saquing who came out on top of the day with an impressive 83,400 in chips. Saquing was methodical throughout the day, slowly building up his stack and rarely taking any gambles. His game plan worked to a hilt, putting him in good position for the next phase of the tournament.
Saquing wasn’t the only one who had an impressive showing in Day 1B. SJ Kim also had a pretty good day, coming in second to the American with 81,025 in chips. US poker pro Nam Le came in third in the day with 77,900, followed by Lawrence Sanjay with 70,400.
Combining the chip leaders from Day 1A and Day 1B together, Day 1A chip leader Cho Young Woo still has a commanding lead with 163,200 in chips in front of him. Englishman Stephen Chidwick sits in second with 106,850 followed by Vietnamese Do Hoang Anh with 94,750 and reigning APT Player of the Year Sam Ravanzi with 91,950.
The smaller field from Day 1A certainly reflected the overall top 10 stacks with Saquing only finishing seventh in the list with Kim and Le sitting in the ninth and tenth spots, respectively.
Entering Day 2, 101 players are still up in the running for a chance to win the first place share of $124,000 from the $497,120 prize pool. In addition to the leaders, a few notable names still have chips to their name, including PokerAce ambassadors JC Tran (69,225), Joe Hachem (63,375) and Steve Gee (9,300); APT Philippines 2010 champion Michael Cua, APT Philippines 2009 Main Event champion Neil Arce (54,050), and of course, the mystery man known only as Zorro.