Andrew Gaw heads into Day 3 of APT Philippines Main Event with chip lead

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andrew-gawAndrew Gaw began Day 2 of the APT Philippines 2013 Main Event in the middle of the running, but a series of timely plays and gutsy calls shot the Filipino right to the top of the leader board as the tournament heads into its third day of competition.

It was a roller coaster day for a lot of the remaining players, including those who entered the day on the top 10 list. None had a rougher outing than Choo Young Woo who went into Day 2 with a commanding chip lead but now finds himself sitting 24th of the remaining 27 players with just 58,000 in chips to his name. Reigning APT Player of the Year Sam Ravazi is also in danger of busting out early on Day 3 with just 54,000 chips, one spot ahead of tournament short stack Yoichi Fujiya.

But while some faltered in Day 2, others kept their composure and slowly built up their stacks to head into Day 3 with plenty of ammo at their disposal. Nam Le and Moses Saquing, two players who began Day 2 in the top 10 moved into the top 5 with 294,500 and 217,500 in chips, respectively.

But in the end, Day 2 certainly belonged to Gaw, who finds himself sitting at the top spot with 316,000 chips. He’s far from in the clear with regards to the Final Table, but having the most chips in front of you with 27 players is certainly a good spot to be in.

Full chip count for all 27 players still in the running:

1) Andrew Gaw 316,000

2) Nam Le 294,500

3) Sekiya Yosuke 293,000

4) Khac Trung Tran 257,500

5) Moses Saquing 217,500

6) Jordan Westmorland 196,000

7) Pakihal Lisawad 192,500

8) Riyadh Fawaz 190,500

9) Thang Truong 176,000

10) Tam Truong 175,000

11) Bawoo Hyunshik Yun 163,000

12) Glenn Slater 162,000

13) Stephen Chidwick 161,500

14) Daniel Kelly 154,500

15) Zhang Li Ming 150,500

16) Abid Riaz 115,500

17) Bobby Zhang 114,000

18) Lawrence Sanjay 113,500

19) Anthony Gabitan 112,500

20) Mike Kim 105,000

21) Do Hoang Anh 88,500

22 ) Ikeda Tatsuya 82,000

23) Homan Housiar 58,500

24) Cho Young Wu 58,000

25) Rey Serafico 55,000

26) Sam Razavi 54,000

27) Yoichi Fujiya 50,500


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