Ang Boon Seng leads APT Finale Main Event Day 1B
The Asian Poker Tour (APT) Finale is on-going at the Resorts World Manila in Philippines. The festival is reverberating with the Main Event gameplay, which drew 95 entries on its first starting flight held on Nov 28. India’s Aditya Sushant emerged with an above average chip count and will be looking to play today.
Yesterday’s Main Event Day 1B drew a total of 169 entries, and adding the runners from the first day, the guarantee of PHP 10 Million GTD (~INR 1.33 Crores) was more than crushed. Singapore’s Ang Boon Seng bagged his 158,900 chips to earn the position of the chip leader entering Main Event Day 2 today. A total of 103 players survived the day. Seng had his first recorded live experience in Jan 2018 at the APT Kick-off Event in Vietnam, where he finished 47th, cashing out a miniscule amount. But with his chip lead in this one, bagging the main title of the APT Finale isn’t a distant dream and will give a much needed boost to his career as well as his bankroll.
Seng already had gradually developed his stack to a big one. After eliminating the Russian WPT Korea Main Event winner Valeriy Pak Seng grew even bigger in chip count. Seng flopped a queen high full house with his Qh 10d but carefully trapping his opponent till the turn of 2d and that’s when Pak three-betted and shoved his stack and fell in the trap. Seng snap-called. The river came to 6c and Pak had nothing left.
The second person in chip lead yesterday is Japan’s Takao Shimizu with 114,800 chips, who also came 2nd in the WPT Vietnam Main Event in September this year, taking a wholesome prize of $73,210. Rounding up top 3 was Anton Del Rosario with 96,800 chips.
The event also saw the Filipino pro and APT Philippines Main Event back-to-back winner Lester Edoc firing two bullets yesterday. He will be entering with 88,800 chips today. Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Mike Takayama and the 2015 APT Finale Manila Main Event champion Joven Huerto were also in the mix yesterday.
A total of 149 players (46 from 1A and 103 from 1B) who have emerged from both starting flights will be looking to play Day 2 today which begins at 1pm local time. Registrations will be open for one hour after the event resumes and will close starting from Level 10. Currently, both starting flights have reached 8 levels each.
Top 10 Chip Counts from both starting flights (combined) –
- Ang Boon Seng - 158,900
- Chul Ho Bae - 133,400
- Takao Shimizu - 114,800
- Bobby Zhang - 106,500
- Kenneth Kho - 106,300
- Anton Del Rosario - 96,800
- Charlito Aseberos - 89,500
- Koji Asaka - 89,400
- Lester Edoc - 88,800
- Kwok Luen Hei – 84,100
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|Doupai Poker Championship Taiwan||20 Jun - 27 Jun||TBA|
|Manila Super Series 11||2 Jul - 9 Jul||PHP 12,000|
|APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh||3 Jul - 14 Jul||VND 22,000,000|
|APPT Manila 2019||26 Jul - 4 Aug||PHP 65,000|
|APT Korea Incheon||2 Aug - 13 Aug||KRW 1,320,000|
|APT Philippines||11 Sep - 22 Sep||TBD|