Guo Dong wins his second APT Taiwan title

Posted On 01 Mar, 2019 0

2019 APT Taiwan is underway at the CTP Club in Taipei and the TWD 33k Main Event already declared its champion. The Championships Event, the 2nd biggest after ME has also concluded its two starting flights and Day 2 is scheduled for today. Apart from these highlights, some side-events have also been concluded and here’s a roundup:

Guo Dong wins event

China’s Guo Dong has emerged victorious again in APT Taiwan. He finished first on the High Roller Single Day last week for TWD 699,700 (~INR 16.15 Lakhs) after beating 70 entries and now he has bagged the title that was hosted day before yesterday. He bested 151 runners in this one, where the buy-in was TWD 7,700 apiece.

Topping the 26 paid places, Dong earned TWD 218,900 (~INR 5.03 Lakhs) after making a heads-up deal with Taiwan’s Chen Hung Wu who earned TWD 179,300 as his part of the deal. Dong now joins Azusa Maeda as one of the two players in this series to have won 2 titles.

Dong hails from Beijing, China and has over $1 million in live cashes till now. His earned his most recent cash in and event in 2019 Aussie Millions. He has played all over the region like Macau and South Korea but has played internationally as well, in Europe and the poker capital, Las Vegas.

Top 8 Pay-outs:

  1. Dong Guo - TWD 218,900
  2. Chen Hung Wu - TWD 179,300
  3. Danny Tang - TWD 110,700
  4. Chen Hao - TWD 80,000
  5. Chou Kai Jan - TWD 59,800
  6. Peng Hsin Hui - TWD 36,700
  7. Michael Kim Falcon - TWD 36,700
  8. Min Dan - TWD 29,900

Lok Gino wins Turbo

Canada’s Lok Gino won another side-event in 2019 APT Taiwan, the TWD 5.5k Deep Stack Turbo for TWD 134,300 (~INR 3.09 Lakhs). The tournament attracted 110 runners and the prize pool came to TWD 533,500. 19 players were paid in the tournament which included several notables like Natalie Teh (3rd), Ben Lai (4th), etc.

Gino entered heads-up with Chan Lok Ming and had bagged an enormous lead, which he held strong till the end when he lifted the title and his first APT trophy. He is a lesser-known regional player and will see his bankroll increase by a lot after this win, which will help him sign up to more tournaments in the future.

Top 8 Pay-outs:

  1. Lok Gino - TWD 134,300
  2. Chan Lok Ming - TWD 89,500
  3. Natalie The - TWD 62,200
  4. Ben Lai - TWD 45,000
  5. Lawrence Wong - TWD 33,600
  6. Nanami Murata - TWD 25,900
  7. Aoi Sugiura - TWD 20,600
  8. Hsu Wei Chun - TWD 16,800

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Event Dates Buy In
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
APT Taiwan 9 Oct - 20 Oct TBD
AJPC Asian Circuit - Incheon 2 10 Oct - 14 Oct TBA