Wong wins APT Taiwan Single-Day NLH; Yohwan leads ME Day 1C

Posted On 24 Feb, 2019 0

The biggest series happening right now in Asia is the Asian Poker Tour (APT) 2019 APT Taiwan in the famous CTP Club in the capital Taipei. The Main Event saw its Day 1C, last of the flights, in the books and along with that, one side-event also got over on the day.

Sebastian Wong wins Single-Day NLH

2019 APT Taiwan TWD 7.7k Single-Day NLH (Shot Clock) was hosted yesterday and attracted a total playing field of 136 runners. The event saw the winner earning the prestigious Golden Lion trophy, an APT special, and the first-place cash prize of TWD 221,900 (~INR 5.12 Lakhs), and it was Singapore’s Sebastian Wong who shipped it all.

The event paid top 23 places in all, for a min-cash of TWD 9.3k. While most of the players involved were local players or players from neighbouring regions, Switzerland’s Oliver Chopard (17th), USA’s Michael Steinbacher (13th) and France’s Matthew Lamagnere (3rd) were some of the foreigners to finish in the money.

Wong, the champion, has over $60k in live cashes till now and is a good player in the region. He has cashed in tournaments dating back as far as 2016 but he bagged his best live cash last year finishing 6th for $31k at APPT Manila Main Event, won by Wilson Lim eventually. This welcome earning in the APT Taiwan will help a player like him to bag more wins in the future.

Final Table Pay-outs:

  1. Sebastian Wong - TWD 221,900
  2. Jen Yen Caien - TWD 147,800
  3. Matthew Lamagnere - TWD 102,700
  4. Lang See Tan - TWD 74,200
  5. Chan Ying Kit - TWD 55,500
  6. Deng Deng Kai - TWD 42,800
  7. Chi Chung Ho - TWD 34,000
  8. Chang Yo Chung - TWD 27,700

Lim Yohwan leads Main Event Day 1C

Apart from this, the Main Event Day 1C attracted 246 entries, from which 147 advanced to Day 2, which is to begin today. Korea’s Lim Yohwan aka ‘Boxer’ bagged the overall chip lead on 1C with 148k chips. Second in overall chip lead is USA’s Manh Nguyen (Day 1B chip leader) with 138k chips and rounding up the top 3 is China’s Chen Dong with 134,700 chips.

Top 10 Chip Counts on Day 2:

  1. Lim Yo Hwan - 148,000
  2. Manh Nguyen - 138,000
  3. Chen Dong - 134,700
  4. Li Min Jie - 134,500
  5. Alex Ward - 131,300
  6. Ng Yen Pin - 127,100
  7. Philip King-Chung Wang - 125,700
  8. Ng Pui Cheung - 116,900
  9. Luke Martinelli - 115,800
  10. Haoxiang Wang - 114,100

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