Poker in Paradise: APPT Cebu - Varma and Rattonsey clear Day 2

Poker in Paradise: APPT Cebu - Varma and Rattonsey clear Day 2 0001

Peter Abraham is in the Philippines for the APT and APPT and this is the sixth in a series of posts he will be writing as part of this poker+travel blog.

Alright some awesome news for Indian poker fans with 2 well known names in Amit Varma and Sameer Rattonsey, from the domestic circuit making it past Day 2 here at the Main Event. Varma heads the field with 545,500 and Rattonsey in 11th place with 191,000 in chips.
Tonight I'm gonna shamelessly cut and run for the players party over at the Vudu Club in Cebu City proper so here's a roundup of the day from PokerNews's Josh a.k.a procession:-

It was the longest and toughest day of poker we have had all week, but finally Day 2 of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Cebu Main Event is over. A total of 128 players returned to the felt today to try their hand at making a deep run and late into the last level of the night, we had 29 players remaining and were on the bubble.

Eventually the bubble would burst in a brutal fashion as Mikko Turtiainen took a bad beat to go home empty handed. That left us in the money with 28 players and Day 2 was all over.

The player who put in the best effort toward the business end of the day and will have the best shot at making a run at the PHP 5,927,000 first place prize was India’s Amit Varma. Late into the evening it was Jacky Wang who held the chip lead, but nearing the bubble, Varma stormed away with it and left Wang in dust.

Also joining Varma at the top of the counts will be Hoang Anh Do, Nicholas Wong and Xue Bin Pang, while the last lady standing, Kitty Kuo will start the day as the short stack.

Some of the players who started Day 2 with high hopes, but fell extremely short of any glory include Mishel Anunu, Daren Yoon, Kenneth Wong, Sangeeth Mohan and Jesse McKenzie. Also not able to hang on to their tournament lives included all three Team PokerStars Pros Celina Lin, Vivian Im and Raymond Wu.

Better luck next time to the above players and good luck for tomorrow to all the players who have made it through. A full list of chip counts can be seen below, while a Day 3 seating draw will be posted once made available.

That’s all from us here in the Waterfront Hotel and Casino. We’ll be back tomorrow from 12:15 pm and we’ll be playing down to the final nine in the APPT Cebu Main Event. Be sure to check out our continuing live coverage of this APPT Cebu Main Event at 12:15pm local time (that's 9:45am IST), so don’t miss out on all the action!

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