Day 2 at WPT Prime Cambodia was brimming with action as more players flocked in to take part in the festivities. The day saw three events light up the NagaWorld Phnom Penh Ballroom. The first to complete was the NagaWorld SuperStack 50K which saw decorated WPT champion Ashish Munot lift the first side event trophy of the festival. You can click here to read up on his triumph. Running alongside was Day 1B of the WPT Prime Opener $150K guaranteed, joined in the early evening by the Deepstack NLH Freezeout. We’ve got those results for you.
WPT Prime Cambodia Opener – Day 1B results
Big turnout at Day 1B of the WPT Prime Cambodia Opener with 142 runners recorded at the end of registration. Combined with Day 1A, the event has now increased to 196 entries. With two more entry flights to play out, there is no doubt that the US$ 150K guarantee will be breached; it is just a question of how massive the prize pool will be. Based on the momentum, it seems to be headed for a quarter million dollars. We shall find out tomorrow evening.
Recapping Day 1B, among the crowd of players was Thailand’s Prommin Talordpong who won his first ever career trophy at the WPT Prime Vietnam Megastack event last May. Other notable players that navigated to bagging time were Singapore’s Bryan Huang Diwei – a rare sight at the tables, Vietnam‘s Tran Duc Kien, and South Africa’s Marc Joseph who returned after suffering a bad beat at Day 1A.
Another player making the cut was Germany’s Hannes Theo Daniel. On the second hand of his second bullet, Daniel survived one of the most shocking hands of the day. He was all in with , and was up against two players, each one holding pocket Aces. The river dropped the two-outer King to ecstatically triple up.
Hannes Theo Daniel
Just under 10.5 hours. Day 1B ended with the very short stacked Kyle Bao Quoc Diep busting out. The 18 remaining players bagged up led by Lithuania’s Tomas Dedinas. Dedinas closed with the biggest stack of 551,500. This earned him the overall top spot in the cumulative Day 2 chip counts.
Buy in: US$ 550
Guarantee: US$ 150,000
Day 1A: 7 advanced out of 54 entries
Day 1B: 18 advanced out of 142 entries
Day 2 qualifiers: 25 players
Day 2 chip counts: 25 players
Woon Yoke Wei
Hannes Theo Daniel
Chua You Zhuang
Bryan Huang Diwei
Jae Kyung Sim “Simba”
Armon Van Wijk
Chang Yu Chung
Tran Duc Kien
Jie Wei Yang
Chips in play: 4,900,000
Average stack: 196,000
The 25 qualifiers have a day off before returning to action on Sunday, August 14 at 1pm. Day 2 will see the money quickly flow with the first one out as first one paid.
Deepstack NLH Freezeout – Day 1 results
The US$ 300 buy in Deepstack NLH Freezeout buzzed up one side of the floor with 98 players building a prize pool of US$ 25,566. With only one bullet allowed, it was no surprise to see fast dropouts, and by sixth hour it was bubble time with 14 players remaining. It was at this stage where time seemed to stand still. It took 1.5 hours before the bubble finally burst. Prior to doing so, India‘s Shardul Parthasarathi was down to just 1.5 BB and was forced all in on the big blind position. He woke up with and tripled through. Shardul went on to close the day with 9.7 BB.
Not so fortunate for Jasven Saigal who drained out, eventually falling to Korea‘s Bae Kyng Suk. Suk closed the day as chip leader with 44.9 BB. The final 13 players return to the felt on Saturday, August 13 at 1pm.
Bae Kyung Suk
Buy in: US$ 300
Prize pool: US$ 25,566
ITM: 13 places
Bae Kyung Suk
Patrick James Standen
Nguyen Van Xuan
Joo Young Hoon
Jony Hyun Baeg
Kai Ying Gu
Chips in play: 1,960,000
Average stack: 150,769
Day 2 blinds: 5K – 10K – 10K (Ante BB)
Clock and level: 10:40 remaining in Level 17
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