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Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 632,000
Daniel Neilson au
Daniel Neilson
au 584,500
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
Winamax Team Pro
it 577,000
William Thorson se
William Thorson
se 508,500 248,500
Sergey Tikhonov ru
Sergey Tikhonov
ru 504,500
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 497,000
Nick Yunis cl
Nick Yunis
cl 435,500
Chris McClung ca
Chris McClung
ca 402,000
Ondrej Vinklarek cz
Ondrej Vinklarek
cz 396,000 101,000
Jon Spinks gb
Jon Spinks
gb 355,000 -15,000
Elio Fox us
Elio Fox
us 346,000 146,000
Lex Veldhuis nl
Lex Veldhuis
nl 341,000
Dario De Paz it
Dario De Paz
it 326,500 151,500
Robert Scott
Robert Scott
315,500 272,700
Frida Broberg
Frida Broberg
305,500 30,500
Aleksandar Kostadinovic
Aleksandar Kostadinovic
304,500 245,200
Domenico Cordi
Domenico Cordi
302,000 12,000
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
gb 300,000 105,000
Jan Bendik sk
Jan Bendik
sk 295,500 242,600
Johnny Lodden no
Johnny Lodden
no 287,500
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
us 283,500
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson
279,000 256,600
Sebastian Saffari
Sebastian Saffari
278,500 192,100
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
cz 276,500 171,700
Florian Desgouttes
Florian Desgouttes
267,500 205,800

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Cheong in Charge After Two Days in San Remo

[user66118] • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante
Joseph "subiime" Cheong
Joseph "subiime" Cheong

Day 2 of the PokerStars.it EPT San Remo saw 482 of the original 879 starters return to the Casino di San Remo to see what they could do about accumulating a chip stack. The early pace was absolutely blistering, and astonishingly, our field has nearly reached the money bubble over the course of these seven furious levels. As the dust is settling, we can see that it's Joseph Cheong with the biggest stack in the room, and his 632,000 chips will make him a dangerous presence at the tables tomorrow.

Cheong began with an above-average stack of 70,000, but Nick Yunis took more than half those chips during the first level when his {Q-Hearts} {5-Hearts} turned a flush. A couple hours later, though, Cheong was all the way up over 300,000. Just a short while ago, though, he broke through the roof when he picked up aces in that huge three-way pot.

As the day wore on, the cream really began to rise to the top of the field. Vanessa Selbst had an above-average stack all day long, and she got a big boost during the closing minutes of the day, just as Cheong did. It was Behbehani on the bad end of that clash, and Vanessa Selbst played the hand like a boss, to be frank. When the money went in on the turn, Behbehani's overpair was drawing slim against Selbst's flush, and a blank on the river has moved the Team PokerStars Pro up to 497,000 at night's end.

Other notables finding themselves flush with chips include Daniel Neilson (584,500), Mustapha Kanit (577,000), Sergey Tikhonov (504,500), and start-of-day big stacks Nick Yunis (435,500) and Chris McClung (402,000).

While there are plenty of good spots to be found during a day of play at EPT San Remo, scores of notables were unable to fade the minefield. Praz Bansi made a bit of a move when he shoved his fairly large stack in with {K-Spades} {J-Spades}, and his opponent made a huge call with pocket eights, flopped a set, and sent the Brit on his way early on. David Sands, Vanessa Rousso, Anton Wigg, McLean Karr, Liv Boeree, and Salvatore Bonavena were also sent packing over the course of the day.

The ~140 survivors will be back here tomorrow to burst the bubble and play down deeper toward the final table. We'll be here, and we hope you'll join us too!

Until then, all that's left is goodnight!

Tags: Joseph Cheong

A Few End-of-Day Chip Counts

donpeters
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 632,000 -18,000
Daniel Neilson au
Daniel Neilson
au 584,500 389,500
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
Winamax Team Pro
it 577,000 342,000
Sergey Tikhonov ru
Sergey Tikhonov
ru 504,500 -55,500
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 497,000 82,000
Nick Yunis cl
Nick Yunis
cl 435,500 205,500
Chris McClung ca
Chris McClung
ca 402,000 82,000
Lex Veldhuis nl
Lex Veldhuis
nl 341,000 66,000
Johnny Lodden no
Johnny Lodden
no 287,500 33,500
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
us 283,500 3,500
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 265,000 75,000

The Day Is Done

donpeters • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

Play is done for the day and the players are bagging and tagging. We'll have the recap of the day coming for you shortly.

Cheong the Crusher

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Joseph Cheong raised from under the gun to 7,000. Shaun Deeb flat-called and then Piero Guido raised all in for 31,600. Action folded back to Cheong and he flatted. Deeb reraised to around 80,000 with about 150,000 behind. Cheong reraised all in and that sent Deeb into the tank. Eventually, he folded his hand, but didn't look happy about it at all.

Cheong: {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}
Guido: {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}

The board ran out {10-Spades}{5-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and Cheong won the pot. He also won a hand shortly after with two queens and now has a whopping 650,000 in chips.

Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 650,000 440,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 150,000 -125,000
Piero Guido
Piero Guido
Busted

Tags: Joseph CheongShaun DeebPiero Guido

Selbst Does It Again

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Vanessa Selbst
Vanessa Selbst

Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst was at it again, this time doubling through Salman Behbehani. We asked Kevin MacPhee what went down between the two and here's what he had to say.

Behbehani raised to 6,600 and Selbst three-bet to 14,500. Action got back to Behbehani and he four-bet to 35,900. According to MacPhee, they have been getting into it prior to this hand with a few three- and four-bets. Selbst flatted the four-bet and they went to a flop.

The flop came down {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Behbehani bet 25,500. Selbst flat-called to see the {2-Clubs} land on the turn. Behbehani checked and Selbst bet 50,500. Behbehani check-raised all in and Selbst called.

Behbehani: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}
Selbst: {5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

The river was the {8-Hearts} and Selbst's turned flush was the winning hand, cracking Behbehani's queens. He was left with 5,100 while she's well over 400,000.

Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 415,000 110,000
Salman Behbehani us
Salman Behbehani
us 5,100 -114,900

Tags: Salman BehbehaniVanessa Selbst

Another One Down

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Eugene Katchalov
Eugene Katchalov

Eugene Katchalov is a threat to win any tournament he plays. Except for this one, now. We missed how it happened, but he has met his demise here late on Day 2.

Tags: Eugene Katchalov

Battisti Battered

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Alfio Battisti raised from late position, and Giampiero Tanzi three-bet shoved for 45,900. Battisti -- known as "aLFiosNob" around these parts -- called off more than half his stack, turning up {K-Diamonds} {J-Clubs}. Tanzi was working with {A-Spades} {Q-Spades}, ahead but only barely.

The {7-Spades} {9-Clubs} {J-Diamonds} flop was a crusher for the at-risk player, and the turn {6-Hearts} changed nothing. Tanzi was able to re-suck on the river, though, and the {Q-Hearts} drew a fist pump and a loud, "Si!"

Battisti is down to about 40,000 now, while Tanzi doubles up to the century mark, near as makes any difference.

Giampiero Tanzi
Giampiero Tanzi
100,000 68,900
Alfio Battisti
Alfio Battisti
40,000 -14,100

Tags: Alfio BattistiGiampiero Tanzi