Day 2 of the APT-RWM Iron Man Poker Challenge marked the countdown to the record attempting Main event with two side events and APT reg Czar Ian Marcos winning a title. The $300 NL Hold’em Event was won by Marcos by defeating Japanese poker pro Iori Yogo. Marcos beat a field of 47 players to take the top prize of $4,170. The Philippines’ Ernesto Ouano and Elmer Kalaquia were at 3rd ($2,220) and 4th ($1,870), respectively; and Japan’s Tetsuya Tsuchikawa ($1,700) finished in 5th place.
The third side event of the Iron Man Poker Challenge was the Ante Up for Philippines Charity Event which was won by Lim Shyh Chyn. While the typhoon hit will get proceedings of $2300 from the event, Chyn took home $1500. Australian Liam Anderson finished third in this event and donated his share of $590 to charity.
Day 3 will begin with satellites to the main event and in about six hours from now, the big ‘Guinness record’ attempt will begin. The Main Event will be hoping to go down in history as the ‘longest coitinious poker tournament’ surpassing the current record of 36 hours, 34 minutes and 41 seconds set in Delaware, USA in August of 2012.