APT Southeast Asia 2017: Final wrap and highlights

The inaugural APT Southeast Asia 2017 wrapped up its weeklong poker festival at the DNA Star Vegas Resort & Club in Poipet, Cambodia. Here’s a look at all the highlights:

Malaysia’s Aik Chuan crowned the newest APT Main Event champion

APT Southeast Asia 2017 Main Event Champion, Aik Chuan

Malaysia’s Aik Chuan blasted through the 50-player field, knocking out five players at the Final 8 to be crowned the newest APT Main Event champion. He earned the largest single payout of the series, pocketing USD 14,790. He was also awarded the APT Championship Trophy and exclusive APT Championship Ring. You can read up on all the exciting final day action in the Live Updates. Chuan also dominated Day 2, and you can read all about it right here.

China’s Hailong Huang wins the APT Player of the Series

APT Southeast Asia 2017 Player of the Series, Hailong Huang

China’s Hailong Huang made the game look very easy with multiple deep runs throughout the series. His impressive stats include:

  • 4th place at the APT Main Event
  • 1st place at the Head Hunter
  • 1st place at the WeLoveSport.com
  • 3rd place at the No Limit Hold’em One Day #2
  • 5th place at the Welcome Event

With no other player coming close to his accrued points, Huang won the APT Player of the Series trophy which came with an exclusive Meister luxury watch and the APT POS customized ring. He also qualified into the Game of Champions.

The next two APT POS trophies went to Japanese players Mitsuru Sano and Jun Saito. Both players qualified into the Game of Champions. Sano scored his deepest-ever run at an APT Main Event, finishing one spot shy of the glory in runner-up position. He also landed 4th at the Welcome Event. These impressive results earned him 2nd place at the APT POS.

As for Jun Saito, he was one of the four players that claimed two side event titles, reigning at the Ante Up for Charity and the No Limit Hold’em.

Tetsuya Tsuchikawa and Sam Ng double winners

Both Tetsuya Tsuchikawa and Sam Ng have two trophies to take home!

In addition to Hailong Huang and Jun Saito, the series also witnessed Japan’s Tetsuya Tsuchikawa and Malaysia’s Sam Ng claim double titles. For Tsuchikawa, he kicked off the series with the same fire he brought to the APT Macau 2017 by reigning at the Welcome Event. To close out his week, he ruled at the 6 Handed Turbo to pick up one of the last remaining trophies. With these latest marks, Tsuchikawa now leads the APT Player of the Year race.

As for Malaysia’s Sam Ng, he dominated the Tilt King Monster Stack event and went from rags-to-riches at the Deep Stack Turbo.

You can view all the payouts in the Event & Results page.

With the trophy table now empty, that wraps up our latest event on border of Cambodia and Thailand. The Asian Poker Tour would like to thank all the players in attendance for their support of our inaugural APT Southeast Asia 2017 festival. We would also like to thank all of the dedicated staff that helped make this event run smoothly.

The APT heads back to Manila for the next event of the calendar year, the APT Philippines 2017. This nine-day poker festival will run from July 19th-27th at the luxurious Winford Hotel & Casino. See you there!