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Day 2 Concludes; Aaron Lim Leads Final 21

[user196676] • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Aaron Lim Leads Final 21
Aaron Lim Leads Final 21

Day 2 of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Seoul Main Event has come to a close. After the field moved through another eight levels of play and popped the money bubble, Aaron Lim emerged as the man to beat.

Lim began his domination early on in the day and began his upward trend during a big confrontation with Hoi Tung Ip. The flop read {6-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and Lim checked over to Ip who fired out a bet of 10,500. Lim check-raised to 25,500 only to have Ip three-bet all in for 72,000 more on top. Lim snapped him off and rolled over {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} for top-top. A dejected Ip shook his head and showed {J-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} for a pair of tens with a smaller kicker. The {6-Spades} turned and the {k-Hearts} rivered, ensuring that Lim would score the knockout and absorb Ip's stack. From there the sky was the limit for Lim as he continued to command the field and finished the day with 741,000 in chips.

PokerStars Team Online member and recent World Series of Poker bracelet winner Naoya Kihara finished the day with the third biggest stack in the room. When the field reached the final four tables, Kihara found himself scooping in massive chips after a straight draw came through. Kihara and Wang Ping Yuan took a flop of {8-Hearts}{7-Spades}{5-Hearts} together and Kihara checked to his opponent. Yuan shot out 15,000 only to have Kihara check-raise to 35,000 total. Yuan wasted little time three-betting all in for his tournament life and Kihara snapped him off, having Yuan covered by only a few thousand in chips.

Kihara: {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}
Yuan: {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}

Yuan clapped when he saw that his middle set was the best hand at the moment. That jubilation, however, was short lived as the dealer produced the {9-Diamonds} on the turn, giving Kihara a straight. Yuan failed to fill up when the {K-Diamonds} finished off the board Kihara was able to send Yuan packing. This pot gave Kihara the boost he needed to run over his table in the last two levels of play. He finished the day with 528,000 in chips.

Other notable names moving on to the final day of play include Masahiro Osada (540,000), Day 1b big-stack Chane Kampanatsanyakakorn (380,000), Sixiao "Juicy" Li (237,000), Casey Kastle (165,000), Ryan Pignatelli (74,000), Jordan Westmorland (59,000), and Xuan Liu (54,000).

While all of those players will return to the felt, several others faltered on their quest to reach the final day. Aaron Peter Manley, Raiden Kan, Andrew Moreno, Foster Hays, Hong Yang Bian, and Ben Richardson are just a small sample of those who were eliminated without pay.

The bubble lasted for quite some time as eight players were able to double up before an elimination occurred. Finally, the bubble burst during a confrontation between day 2 chip leader Lim and Ryan Kim. Lim opened to 10,000 from the cutoff and Kim called to see a flop of {9-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}. Kim check-called 8,000 and fourth street was the {6-Spades}. Kim checked for a second time and Lim shot out 17,000. Kim stayed the course and the dealer produced a second pair on the river with the {6-Diamonds}. Kim checked once more and Lim moved out a stack of 100,000 which was more than enough to put Kim all in.

Kim pondered for a bit before calling off his last 64,500. He tabled {A-Spades}{7-Clubs} for for sixes and deuces with an ace kicker. Lim, however, rolled over {3-Diamonds}{3-Spades} for sixes and treys which was ultimately the best hand.

Following the elimination of Kim, Park Yu Cheung (24th), Sun Geoum (23rd), and Mike Kim (22nd) were all eliminated from play. They all collected KRW 4,750,000 for a min-cash.

Day 2 Top Ten Chip Counts

1Aaron Lim741,000
2Masahiro Osada540,000
3Naoya Kihara528,000
4Chane Kampanatsanyakakorn380,000
5Sung Soo Chon328,000
6Paul John Elliot309,000
7Sixiao "Juicy" Li237,000
8Nicky Tao Jin187,000
9Casey Kastle165,000
10Jason Lee147,000

Play will conclude on Sunday when the final 21 players will return to the Paradise Walkerhill Casino and play down to a champion. Be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews as we provide you with all of the latest updates on the quest to crown the first champion of APPT Season 7!

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Day 3 Table and Seat Draw

[user139916] • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
11Ted Wang39,000
12Aaron Lim741,000
13Paul John Elliot309,000
14Jae Kyung Sim84,000
15Shih Jung Liu44,000
16Naoya Kihara528,000
17Jason Lee127,000
21Masahiro Osada540,000
22Kevin Petersen92,000
23Lawrence Chung55,000
24Chane Kampanatsanyakakorn380,000
25Sixiao "Juicy" Li237,000
26Xuan Liu54,000
27Casey Kastle165,000
41Jordan Westmorland59,000
42Ryan Pignatelli74,000
43Sung Soo Chon328,000
44Taku Miyanaga39,000
45Nicky Tao Jin187,000
46Hoang Anh Do47,000
47Takahisa Watanbe121,000

Chip Counts

[user139916] • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Aaron Lim au 741,000 -19,000
Masahiro Osada 540,000 35,000
Naoya Kihara jp 528,000 128,000
Chane Kampanatsanyakorn th 380,000 100,000
Sung Soo Chon 328,000 118,000
Paul John Elliott 309,000 34,000
Sixiao Li cn 237,000 32,000
Nicky Tao Jin 187,000 -3,000
Casey Kastle si 165,000 55,000
Jason Lee us 127,000 -39,000
Takahisa Watanabe 121,000 17,000
Kevin Petersen 92,000 32,000
Jae Kyung Sim kr 84,000 -1,000
Ryan Pignatelli us 74,000 -35,000
Jordan Westmorland us 59,000 -17,000
Lawrence Chung 55,000 -35,000
Xuan Liu ca 54,000 -56,000
Hoang Anh Do 47,000 -83,000
Shih Jung Liu 44,000 -76,000
Taku Miyanaga 39,000 20,000
Ted Wang 39,000 -98,000

The Bubble Has Burst!

[user196676] • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Bubble Boy Ryan Kim
Bubble Boy Ryan Kim

Ryan Kim is our bubble boy!

Aaron Lim raised to 10,000 from the cutoff and it folded to Ryan Kim who called. The flop brought {9-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and Kim check-called 8,000. The {6-Spades} turned and Kim checked once more. Lim bet 17,000 and Kim stuck around.

Fifth street brought a second pair on the board with the {6-Diamonds}. Kim checked for a third time and Lim dropped 100,000 into the middle. Kim thought for a bit before calling for his tournament life of 64,500. Kim showed {A-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} for sixes and deuces with an ace kicker. Lim, however, rolled up {3-Diamonds}{3-Spades} for sixes and treys.

Kim became our bubble boy and Lim was able to pad his stack to about 760,000.

Aaron Lim au 760,000 150,000
Ryan Kim Busted

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The Double Ups Keep Coming

[user196676] • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Aaron Lim opened to 20,000 from the hijack. Lawrence Chung moved all in for about 40,000 from the next seat over and it folded back to Lim who called. Lim showed {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and was racing for Chung's tournament life with Chung's {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}.

Chung took the lead on the {Q-Spades}{J-Hearts}{6-Clubs} flop and it was a strong chance that he would double up. The {7-Hearts} on the turn made that chance even stronger and the {6-Spades} river ensured it. Chung now sports roughly 90,000 while Lim has fallen to 610,000.

Aaron Lim au 610,000 -40,000
Lawrence Chung 90,000 50,000

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Miyanaga Doubles

[user196676] • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Taku Miyanaga moved all in for his last 8,000 from under the gun. It folded to Aaron Lim who made it 16,000 from the cutoff. The rest of the table folded and the hands were tabled.

Miyanaga: {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Lim: {K-Clubs}{3-Clubs}

Miyanaga paired up on the {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{10-Spades} flop and never relented his lead through the {3-Hearts} turn and the {2-Hearts} river. He's now sitting on 19,000.

Aaron Lim au 650,000 -30,000
Taku Miyanaga 19,000 8,000

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Cheung Doubles Back

[user196676] • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The next hand, Masahiro Osada moved all in from the button and Park Yu Cheung called off his last 10,500 for his tournament life. The cards were tabled to find Cheung in pretty bad shape.

Cheung: {9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}
Osada: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}

The board came {6-Spades}{5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} giving Cheung the winning straight to crack Osada's queens and keep us in hand for hand play.

Masahiro Osada 505,000 -15,000
Park Yu Cheung hk 25,000 14,000

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