Posted by : DM101 on 08:11 PM, 23-Sep-2014
Yet another high-octane weekend flew by as the Leisure World Poker Series celebrated its fifth birthday, and its twentieth tournament weekend. The Main Event drew two hundred and thirty-one runners, setting yet another record for LWPS attendances and prize-pools.
Fifty-four runners clawed their way into Day 2, with no player having established a significant overnight chip advantage. With barely two levels of play gone by however, circuit veterans Aaron Lam and Terence Lai had forged ahead into the chip lead. Also still in the hunt were former champions Muhd. Dasreen, Lim Min Soon, current title holder Jimmy Yar, and the community’s most beloved player ‘Uncle’ Bobby Cheong.
A thirty-six runner payout meant that bubble play was upon the players in no time, and five tables of hand-for-hand play saw the big stacks tighten the noose against the smaller stacks. The bubble was burst from a scene straight out of Cooler Town. One of the medium stacks found action folded round to him in late position, and was happy to put the lot in with Jacks in the hole. Unfortunately, the player on his immediate right was siting on Queens, and more critically, a larger stack. The bursting of the bubble also marked another first for the LWPS: a Day 2 absentee folding and blinding into the money.