Day 1A of The Asian Poker Tour (APT) Philippines 2013 Main Event yielded a robust turnout here at Resorts World Manila (RWM) and it was Cho Young Woo who ended up as the day’s chip-leader besting out the field which started at 97 players. A total of 39 players who played in Day 1A will advance to Day 2.
After an exhausting 8-round action at 1-hour per level, Cho Young racked up a total of 163,200 worth of chips– a good 60K chip advantage over no. 2 Stephen Chidwick , who had 106,850 in chips. Completing the top five are Do Hoang Anh (Vietnam) with 94,750, Sam Razavi (England) with 91,950 and Ian Brion (Philippines) at 86,325. Go to our live reporting page to see the complete chip counts.
Cho Young actually grabbed the chip lead in the last level when his K♠ K♥ earned a huge pot off an opponent’s 5♠ 5♦. The flop A♥ 10♠ 3♠, turn Q♦ and river 7♦ busted out the opponent and assured Cho Young of a big stack going into Day 2 set on Monday at 1PM.
Meanwhile, Australia’s Michael Tchong took down the DafaPoker Freezeout title outlasting 88 other players. For his efforts, Tchong earned US$ 7,100 leading over Joven Villaroman who had to settle for second and Ben Abrahams at 3rd place.
Action at the tables continues tomorrow for Day 1B of the main event at 1PM followed by Pot Limit Omaha at 3PM and MSW Deep Stack Turbo at 6PM.
Dennis Orcollo, the World Pool Billiards Association #2-ranked player is expected to join the MSW event.
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