35 Return to Target 27 ITM, Final Table Slot in Day 3 of APT Philippines 2014 Main Event Begins

From the original 208 runners, 35 will be coming back to the Resorts World Manila with high hopes that one of them will be the main event champion in the APT Philippines 2014. Day 3 of the highlight tournament of the eight-day poker festivities resumes at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday.

The first task at hand for the day is to survive until that number reaches 27—or a place in the money (ITM). The day finishes when we have identified the players for the 8-handed final table.

Annie Bordallo of Guam continued her consistent play entering Tuesday’s Day 3 as the chip leader with 303,000. She was also the second in chips in Day 1B. Another player who was as successful in Day 2 is Blomlie, who is second in chips with 286,000.

Follow Bordallo, Blomlie and the other contenders for the title via the APT team’s Live Reporting.

Meanwhile, Benjie Bustillo won the WeLoveSport Deep Stack event with 136 players for $3,190. Another side event on Monday was the NLH event and it was Jian Zhang who got first place for $14,450.

WeLoveSport.com Deep Stack Turbo Champion Benjie Bustillo

No Limit Holdem Champion Jian Zhang with APT Event Manager Monique De Jesus