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Han Ruo Goh Sets Pace at APPT Cebu Day 1A

Han Ruo Goh (Image from PokerStars Blog)Han Ruo Goh (Image from PokerStars Blog)

Just as we were wrapping up our APT Philippines live reporting, the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) was getting underway in Cebu at the Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino. With 51 players making their way to yesterday’s PHP 100,000 buy-in Main Event Day 1A, Han Ruo Goh is enjoying the early chip lead, sitting on 84,300 in chips.

Most of the regular APPT players were likely enjoying the sights and surrounds of Cebu, preferring to wait until the other two remaining starting days to join the action. PokerStars package qualifiers made up 37 of the seats in the Day 1A field but there were still some regular fixtures in the Asia poker scene battling it out.  Michael Marvanek survived on 22,400, Team PokerStars Pro Raymond Wu sits on 24,100, while Jacky Wang is only just trailing Goh for second place on 77,900.

Goh surpassed Wang for the chip lead with a late hand holding 10 3 and getting all of a shorter-stacked opponent’s chips in the middle on a flop of 2 7 10. With top pair and a flush draw, Goh completed his club flush on the 5 turn and 8 river to take it down.

Other notables to survive the day included Octavian Voegele (56,300), Michael Kaanan (47,500), Daniel Palau (50,100) Carter Gill (41,600) and Jesse McKenzie (19,400). Those not so fortunate to be advancing to Day 2 were Victor Chong, Claudia Yum, Grant Levy, Haifeng Xue, Tam Truong and Aaron Benton.

Day 1B of the APPT Main Event is currently underway and as of level 2 there were 75 entries and counting.



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