Iori Yogo Wins APT Korea Championships Main Event

Posted On 17 Aug, 2018 0

The Asian Poker Tour (APT) is one of the biggest poker brands in Asia and they are always scheduling tournament series at various locations in the continent, where the top Asian pros participate each year. Their current stop is the APT Korea Incheon Championships, scheduled between 8-19 August.

The highlight events of this series were the APT Main Event and the APT Championship Event, which run back-to-back starting 10th August, for 5 days each. The series was a special one indeed for APT, marking their first ever series with the change to the Ante Big Blind format for all their tournaments, while it also marked their first series in association with online crypto-poker room, CoinPoker.

A total of 13 tournaments were scheduled, but the series so far was headlined by the KRW 1,100,000 (~INR 68,500) Main Event that saw a 192-player field taking part. A stunning prize pool of KRW 186,240,000 (~INR 1.16 crore) was created and Japanese pro Iori Yogo bested this field to take down the APT Korea Championships Main Event title.

This wasn't the first time that Yogo has been victorious in a major APT tournament, also winning the APT Philippines Championship Event in April, for a prize of around $45k. Now, in Korea, 32 players finished in the money and Yogo was awarded the top prize of KRW 40,463,000 (~INR 25.21 lakh).

Final table results:

  1. Iori Yogo - KRW 40,463,000
  2. Daiki Horikawa - KRW 26,975,000
  3. Tomoharu Furuya - KRW 18,833,000
  4. Yosuke Murata - KRW 13,709,000
  5. Tsubasa Kamei - KRW 10,361,000
  6. Stu Terakawa - KRW 8,098,000
  7. Shiga Mitsuhiro - KRW 6,522,000
  8. Toshimasa Sakato - KRW 5,395,000

This final table was an all-Japanese affair, except for one USA player in Stu Terakawa. Another major event to have completed thus far was the CoinPoker Super High Roller, where Japan's Masato Yokosawa won the title for a whopping KRW 74,160,000, while USA's Daniel Lee finished runners-up for KRW 50,000,000.

Keep reading GutshotMagazine.com for more updates from the APT Korea Incheon Championships.

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Event Dates Buy In
WPT Japan 2018 1 Sep - 17 Sep JPY 30,000
2018 APT Philippines Championships II 13 Sep - 24 Sep PHP 55,000
WPT Korea 2018 18 Sep - 24 Sep KRW 1,100,000
WPT Vietnam 2018 26 Sep - 4 Oct VND 22,000,000
Deltin Poker Tournament Xpress 27 Sep - 30 Sep INR 15,000
PokerStars Live Manila Super Series 9 1 Oct - 7 Oct PHP 10,000