APT Philippines: Nasa 10th in High Rollers 2; Dilip Menon wins NLHE 1

Posted On 20 Sep, 2019 0

Asia Swing is experiencing some of the greatest tournaments of all time. This September crowned tons of winners and now with the on-going APT Philippines II, 2019 few more are yet to discover the ambitious prize money.

Apart from the jaw-dropping Main Event and the Championships Event, few side tournaments also acknowledged well-known players. The Single High Roller 2 event ran from September 16 to 17, registering 79 runners to create a prize pool of PHP 107,500 (~INR 1.46 Lakhs).

The tournament was topped by China’s Yin Momo who beat Jinho Hong, the Monster Stack 1 winner to the second position. Momo received his first-ever APT win and earned PHP 2,081,400. However, the competition was lit with well-known poker pros including Masato Yokosawa, who was recently crowned with High Roller Single Day 1 title pushing Akshay Nasa into the runner-up position.

Nasa was the only known player from India to participate in Single High Roller 2 receiving prize money of PHP 180,700(~INR 2.46 Lakhs). Yokosawa finished at 12th place cashing PHP 150,600.

Final 10 payouts:

  1. Yin Momo – PHP 2,081,400
  2. Jinho Hong - PHP 1,387,600
  3. Hao Tian - PHP 964,600
  4. Zhu Jing Xuan - PHP 696,700
  5. Iori Yogo - PHP 521,100
  6. Michael Seymour - PHP 402,100
  7. Seungmook Jung - PHP 319,300
  8. Hwang Seong Il - PHP 260,200
  9. Yi Wei Peng - PHP 216,800
  10. Akshay Nasa - PHP 180,700

With the on-going nail-biting competitions and players battling with one another, the APT Philippines II action is about to end within three days. With a wide range of side-events kicking in and crowning their winner throughout the series, the No-Limit Hold’em 1 shouldn’t be skipped. The event ran for two days from September 15 to 16. Drawing 150 players at PHP 19,800 each for a prize pool of PHP 2,619,000.

The event saw the victory of Indian contender Dilip Menon, a familiar face in the Asian circuit to triumph a field of 150 and claimed his second APT title after NLH event at APT Southeast Asia in 2017. Menon dominated the event by earning a massive amount of PHP 616,000 (~INR 8.38 Lakhs).

Final 8 payouts:

  1. Dilip Menon - PHP 616,000
  2. Byeong Hoon Kang - PHP 410,900
  3. Shugo Kimura - PHP 2805,600
  4. Kenichi Takarabe - PHP 206,300
  5. Richard Magaro - PHP 154,300
  6. Yik Yin Chiu - PHP 119,100
  7. Hiroyuki Noda - PHP 94,600
  8. Alex Lindop - PHP 77,000

Indian poker fanatics have been a frequent face this time in APT Philippines II. With few more days until the action concludes, the running Championships Event is yet to recognize its winner. Keep reading GutshotMagazine.com and stay tuned for poker news around the world.

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