2017 PokerStars Championship Macau

Main Event
Dias: 2
Event Info

2017 PokerStars Championship Macau

Resultados Finais
Mão Vencedora
2,877,500 HKD
Event Info
42,400 HKD
20,796,800 HKD
Informações do Nível
150,000 / 300,000

Lisawad Leads Day 2 of PokerStars Championship Macau

Nível 12 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante
Pakinai Lisawad
Pakinai Lisawad

Day 2 of the PokerStars Championship Macau saw 26 new entrants anteing up the HK$42,400 buy-in before late registration closed at 4:30pm to bring the total number of players up to 536 for the Championship’s Asian debut.

After six levels of Day 2 play, just 151 remain in contention to battle it out for the massive HK$ 20,796,000 (~US$ 2,676,731) prize pool.

With a staggering HK$3,130,000 (~US$402,874) on offer for first place, in addition to the trophy and the title, the competition for the hallowed money spots will be fierce as just 103 of the remaining field will get paid, with a min-cash good for HK$ 62,500 (~US$ 8,044).

When you consider the fact PSC Macau is nearly double the buy-in of the May 2016 APPT 10 Macau Main Event – which attracted 533 runners and the Championship replaced – this is an impressive feat.

It is still far too early to tell who will be joining US professionals Christian Harder and Kenneth Smaron on the Pokerstars Championship Main Event throne, though the man best positioned to do so is Thailand’s Pakani Lisawad who bagged up 301,200 in chips at the close of play.

Lisawad began the day as one of the shorter stacks with 47,600 in chips but pulled out all the stops to power into pole position as play progressed, flopping two pairs early on to send 2015 APPT Champion Tony Cheng to the rail.

Sitting just behind Lisawad with a stack of 275,700 is France’s Ivan Deyra who finished the day with a very respectable with 275,700. Hong Kong’s Chuanshu Chen (272,700), Belarus’ Kiryl Radzivonau (243,200) and France’s Fabrice Soulier (243,000) round out the top five.

Notables who failed to make the cut included Team PokerStars Pro Aditya Agarwal and Team Online’s Randy ‘nanonoko’ Lew who both departed early on in proceedings.

Other big names who failed to go the distance were HK$400,000 Super High Roller Champion Steve O’Dwyer and the UK’s Jack Salter, who was unable to recreate the run of form that saw him go deep in the HK$206,000 Single Re-Entry Shot Clock. Salter departed alongside brother Louis, with Canada’s Daniel Dvoress, Australia’s Kelvin Beattie and US pro Isaac Haxton also failing to make the cut.

With action concluded for the day, players are headed to Pacha at Studio City for the PSC Macau Player Party – either to drown their sorrows or to celebrate making Day 3. Regardless of which, this promises to be a fun time for all though some may regret any excess come Thursday 6 April.

Day 3 of the PokerStars Championship Macau begins at 12pm local time (GMT+7) and PokerNews will be on the floor to bring you all the action as it happens from the PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room at the City of Dreams complex so join us then as we see who has got what it takes to triumph.

Day 3 Table Draw 2017 PokerStars Championship Macau

TableSeatNameCountryChip Count
11Hau Minh NguyenAustralia109,400
12Jun ZhouChina76,200
13Michael EganAustralia110,900
14Sergey LebedevRussia21,000
15Sergio AidoSpain197,200
16En Ning ChenChina20,500
17Daniel McAulayUK136,800
18Xiao Kuo HuangChina132,600
21Aymon HataUK61,800
22Kahle BurnsAustralia119,300
23Corey HochmanUSA92,500
24Tsuyoshi IshibashiJapan71,300
25Siarhei ChudapalBelarus116,100
26Tokuhu YoshinagaJapan53,500
27Kwok Chun LaiHong Kong117,400
28Jung Chou LeeChina38,600
31Niall MurrayUK35,500
32Stevan ChewAustralia70,000
33Yasuyuki TsujiJapan66,000
34Roman KorenevRussia60,400
35Tao FanChina55,100
36Vinay AgarwalSingapore96,200
37Viktor IvanovRussia157,900
38Thibaut BlondelFrance214,500
41Bernard VuFrance119,600
42Manig LoeserGermany93,200
43Dong GuoCanada176,600
44Chen-An LinTaiwan120,900
45Aslan EsenkulovRussia72,300
46Antoine HasbaniLebanon49,600
47Ro Woong ParkHong Kong35,900
48Liang XuChina122,500
51Chun Long Ronaid YuHong Kong73,100
52Winfred YuChina210,200
53Xin LiuChina83,600
54Chun Ho Edward YamChina104,700
55Alexander FreundAustria49,300
56Nino FranzGermany81,400
57Zhaojun RuanChina45,600
58Hyoseob ShinSouth Korea236,200
61Yunsong LaiChina108,400
62Panagiotis MakridisAustralia62,200
63Chuanshu ChenHong Kong272,700
64Tommy Hjerting BechDenmark60,000
65Wei Ming TsengTaiwan82,500
66Ilia PoliakovRussia124,200
67Elliot SmithCanada84,000
68Emanuel Vincent Paul Cj SealAustralia94,300
71Pakinai LisawadThailand301,200
72Weihang ChenChina63,800
73Joachim BoldGermany107,700
74Xuan TanChina174,600
75Michel AbecassisFrance77,700
76Matthew WakemanAustralia119,200
77Xiang PanChina44,000
78Alex WardUK52,000
81Guofeng WangChina49,000
82Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus22,500
83Tyron KrostAustralia56,700
85Julius MalzaniniUK100,000
86James RannUK66,700
87Feng Wen ChenTaiwan92,500
88Han YuChina115,100
91Artem MetalidiUkraine105,700
92Jingxuan ZhuChina186,800
93Petar KalevBulgaria127,800
94Kristijonas AndrulisLithuania195,400
95Stig BillgrenVietnam92,900
96James TianUSA90,300
97Daniel BourdonCanada126,000
98Soo Jo KimSouth Korea105,800
101Junzhong LooMalaysia48,200
102Andrew HinrichsenAustralia114,400
103Jun LiuChina152,500
104Vitaly TevisRussia159,500
105Linh TranCanada78,500
106Albert PaikUSA202,200
107Alexandre MoreauFrance132,200
108Shyngis SatubayevKazakhstan87,000
111Alex DifeliceCanada53,000
112Sai WuChina137,000
113Levan KaramanishviliUkraine117,900
114Liwei SunItaly175,800
115Nerijus LuksaNorway66,400
116Carsten JeppesenDenmark29,600
117Yuening ChenChina71,400
118Yan LiChina241,700
121Tim Shun Timpson LukHong Kong56,700
122Yohwan LimSouth Korea192,600
123Lee Hon CheongHong Kong37,300
124Avraham OzielCanada209,400
125Wen ChenChina40,600
126Nan TuChina96,600
127Hiroyuki NodaJapan119,300
128Hao SuChina132,500
131Maxime AdamFrance53,200
132Fulong ChenChina83,600
133Roman PapacekCzech Republic58,800
134Sofia LovgrenSweden132,900
135Renjun YangChina204,900
136Ihar PliashkoBelarus30,900
137Soichiro KojiyaJapan42,600
138Zinan XuChina190,700
141Ping San ChanCanada189,200
142Xiaoyang LuoChina107,800
143Yang HauChina104,200
144Bryan HuangSingapore121,300
145John GallagherIreland52,400
146Wu HuihanChina109,000
147Ivan DeyraFrance278,700
148Geoffrey WaterlotBelgium83,600
151Satrya Wijaya TejaIndonesia81,000
152Yuki KoSouth Korea216,400
153Yen ChenTaiwan77,000
154Tou Ta-WeiTaiwan131,200
155Qifeng DuanChina84,400
156Beh Kok WengMalaysia93,400
157Levan KolbaiaRussia120,000
158Tianyuan TangChina73,700
161Angelina RichAustralia22,000
162Chenxiang MiaoChina41,000
163Zedao MaChina57,600
164Louis LamCanada54,600
165Jianbo JiangChina162,400
166Dzmitry RabotkinBelarus58,800
167Paul VehvilainenFinland195,600
168Carlos Garcia SarmientoColombia86,800
171Dan SmithUSA76,900
172Lachezar PetkovBulgaria66,900
173Morten MortensenDenmark91,200
174Zigao YuChina161,100
175Alex Lee Lin HwaaMalaysia102,900
176Peter JakslandDenmark91,100
177Wenlong JinChina192,100
178David PetersUSA35,900
181Wei Lik Graeme SiowSingapore183,600
182Zihan CongChina77,600
183Zhi Min PunChina88,900
184Yao MengChina75,800
185Xiang ZhuChina190,700
186Erich StadlerNew Zealand36,300
187Fabrice SoulierFrance243,000
188Georgios ZisimopoulosGreece42,300
191Tamara BremnerCanada44,300
192Daniel LaidlawAustralia97,300
193Dilijiang AChina92,600
194Dawei ZengChina44,500
195Egor BulychevRussia189,000
196Kiryl RadzivonauBelarus243,200
197Van Sang NguyenVietnam129,500
198Ryan YuCanada128,300

Tags: Aditya AgarwalDaniel DvoressFabrice SoulierIsaac HaxtonJack SalterKiryl RadzivonauRandy LewSteve O'Dwyer

Paik Teaches Pressure Lesson

Nível 11 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
Albert Paik
Albert Paik

Having a big stack gives you a lot of leverage in poker tournaments; a lesson Albert Paik is keen to teach the rest of his table.

School was already in session in a three-way hand between Professor Paik (Ph.D. in aggression), Vitaly Tevis and Beh Kok Weng. We caught the action on the flop with the board reading {9-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} and over 15,000 already in the pot just as Weng (small blind) and Paik (big blind) checked the action over to Tevis.

Tevis had obviously not done his homework and decided to take a stab for 4,800. Weng was another inattentive pupil slipping behind in his studies and he elected to make the call before Paik reiterated his point forcibly with a check-raise to 15,000 in total.

Tevis looked nonplussed by this turn of events but grudgingly found the fold, and after chewing it over so did Weng leaving Paik to drag in the pot and chip up further.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Albert Paik us
Albert Paik
268,000 38,000
Beh Kok Weng my
Beh Kok Weng
88,000 -17,700
Vitaly Tevis ru
Vitaly Tevis
48,000 27,200

Tags: Albert PaikBeh Kok WengVitaly Tevis

Deyra Takes a Bite Out of the Croc

Nível 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante
Billy Argyros
Billy Argyros

Ivan Deyra opened to 3,000 from late position and Billy 'The Croc' Argyros bumped it up to 9,000 on the button. The blinds got out of the way and Deyra made the call.

The flop came {10-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{q-Hearts} and Deyra check-called a bet of 14,000 from the Croc, bringing the {q-Clubs} on the turn. Both players checked to see the {10-Hearts} peeled off the deck on the river.

Deyra decided to take the betting lead and fired out a bet of 18,500. Argyros agonized over the decision for a moment before tossing a call into the pot.

Deyra showed Argyros the bad news, tabling {a-Clubs}{q-Spades} for a full house.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Ivan Deyra fr
Ivan Deyra
175,000 90,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Billy Argyros au
Billy Argyros
31,500 -45,500

Tags: Billy ArgyrosIvan Deyra

Prize Pool Announced, PSC Macau an International Affair

Nível 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante
PSC Championship Macau player nationalities
PSC Championship Macau player nationalities

The numbers are in and the PokerStars Championship Macau has attracted a very respectable 536 entries, 234 of whom currently remain in contention.

The field is a veritable cultural melting pot and, while the majority of the field come from China (30%), the rest is a diverse mix of players from around the world, making this a truly international affair.

This has ballooned the prize pool to a whopping HK$20,796,000 (~US$2,676,731) with a massive HK$3,130,000 (~US$402,874) on offer for first place.

The top 103 places will be getting paid with a min-cash good for HK$62,500 (~US$8,044).

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Nível 9 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

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Soulier Takes the Chip Lead

Nível 9 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Fabrice Soulier
Fabrice Soulier

Ryan Yu had a large stack of chips in front of him earlier, and he now has a lot less while Fabrice Soulier has heaps. In fact, we're pretty certain he's the current chip leader. We caught both of them in a recent hand.

Soulier raised to 2,500 from middle position and Guodong Sun called from the small blind and Yu called in the big blind. The flop came {3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{8-Spades}. All three players checked and the turn was the {6-Spades}.

Sun elected to lead out, making it 3,300. Yu quickly folded but Soulier paused. He checked his cards again and raised to 9,900. Sun only took a moment to think before folding to the big stack.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Fabrice Soulier fr
Fabrice Soulier
265,000 102,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Guodong Sun cn
Guodong Sun
90,000 20,700
Ryan Yu ca
Ryan Yu
25,000 -123,000

Tags: Fabrice SoulierGuodong SunRyan Yu

High Rollers Aplenty, Wang Wins From Aido

Nível 8 : 400/800, 100 ante
Sergio Aido
Sergio Aido

With only the HK$80,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller running today it appears that many of the big buy-in players have opted to take a shot at the Main Event instead with Sergio Aido, Isaac Haxton, David Peters, Nick Petrangelo, Sam Greenwood and Dan Smith all busy beavering away here on Day 2.

Petrangelo and Peters are seated at different tables for a change, but Mikita Badziakouski and Davidi Kitai, who both final tabled the HK$206,000 Single Re-Entry Shot Clock on Tuesday 4 April, are amusingly seated at the same table once again in the Main Event.

James Chen told us he is planning on playing the second HK$200,000 Single Re-Entry Shot Clock tomorrow, unless of course he is still going in the Main. Currently Chen is seated at Billy the Croc’s table with the two players discussing strategy at present.

Another high roller who is in attendance and appears to be doing pretty well is Sergio Aido and we managed to catch the Spaniard in action in the following hand.

Pre-flop it was Aido who was the initial aggressor, opening the action with a raise to 2,000 from the hi-jack and finding a caller in Nianqing Wang, who chose to defend from the big blind.

Wang checked the {8-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{9-Clubs} flop over to Aido, who decided a c-bet was in order and bet out 1,500, which Wang quickly called.

Both players checked the {k-Hearts} turn opening the door for Wang to take a stab on the river and he reached for chips and tossed out a bet of 6,000.

Aido does not look thrilled about it but made a crying call and Wang rolled over the mighty {k-Clubs}{9-Hearts} for the turned boat. The Spanish player gave a wry grin and flashed his opponent pocket aces before tossing them into the muck.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
85,000 4,700
Nianqing Wang cn
Nianqing Wang
30,000 500

Tags: nianqing wangsergio aido

O'Dwyer has Departed

Nível 8 : 400/800, 100 ante
Steve O'Dwyer
Steve O'Dwyer

We missed the action but caught Steve O'Dwyer standing up from the table.

The {a-Spades}{q-Hearts} was laid out on the table in front of him and an opponent's {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. The board read {2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and the pot was being awarded to O'Dwyer's opponent.

O'Dwyer left the tournament area but has been seen scooping out the Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller event currently underway.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Yeow Chung Chong sg
Yeow Chung Chong
77,000 35,700
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
EPT 1X Winner

Tags: Steve O'Dwyer

Bansal Gets Creative, Guo Profits

Nível 7 : 300/600, 100 ante
Dong Guo
Dong Guo

APT Main Event Champion Dong Guo opened the action with a raise from under the gun, neighbor Adrian Attenborough made the call, as did a player in the hijack before India’s Raghav Bansal squeezed to 6,500 from the button.

Guo tanked for what felt like an eternity, though was probably only a few minutes, before sliding in the call and Attenborough also came along for the ride. After the player in the hijack bowed out, they went three-way to an {a-Clubs}{4-Spades}{9-Diamonds} flop.

Guo and Attenborough checked it over to Bansal, who again fired for 6,500. Guo took his time once more before choosing to check-raise to 13,000.

Attenborough quickly mucked and while Bansal took slightly longer about it. He did too and Guo won a decent pot without showdown to pad out his already ample stack.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Dong Guo cn
Dong Guo
90,000 1,800
Raghav Bansal in
Raghav Bansal
21,400 -14,000

Tags: Adrian AttenboroughDong GuoRaghav Bansal

Soulier More Than Doubles Early in the First Level

Nível 7 : 300/600, 100 ante
Fabrice Soulier
Fabrice Soulier

Fabrice Soulier started the day with 77,000. We noted his seat draw early on as he was tablemates with big stacks Yao Meng, Ryan Yu, and Kitty Kuo as well.

A stroll past French pro just 30 minutes later had our eyes drawn to his massive chip stack.

We caught him in a hand moments ago. Soulier three-bet a raise from the player on the button to 4,200 and was met with a call. The flop came {3-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and Soulier led out with a bet of 3,600. Also called.

The {4-Hearts} hit on the turn and both players checked to the {2-Diamonds} on the river. Soulier fired a bet worth 4,900 and after a moment, his opponent called. Soulier tabled {q-Clubs}{j-Hearts} and his opponent mucked.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Fabrice Soulier fr
Fabrice Soulier
159,000 82,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Fabrice Soulier