Heating Up: Second Wave of APT Philippines 2015 Main Event Runners Set Today

The APT Philippines 2015 Main Event continues play today at the Resorts World Manila (RWM) in Pasay City, Philippines with Day 1B scheduled at 1:00 PM. 39 of the original 60 runners from Day 1A yesterday already advanced and today’s survivors will join them in Day 2 set on Monday (April 20th).

When the opening day of the main event ended, it was the man from Singapore, Kenneth Khoo who came out on top after he maximized his pocket aces against an opponent’s pocket kings finishing the day with a 113,875 chip haul.

Here are the top ten players in Day 1A.

 APT Philippines 2015 Main Event Day 1A
1. Kenneth Khoo (Singapore) – 113,875
2. Choong Kon Kim (Korea) – 87,650
3. Jason Powers (USA) – 85,500
4. Ha Duong (Vietnam) – 63,800
5. Hajime Mogi (Japan) – 63,775
6. Tetsuya Tsuchikawa (Japan) – 61,650
7. Jimmy Johan (Indonesia) – 60,600
8. Yoshihisa Kanzaki (Japan) – 51,325
9. Judic Kim (Korea) – 50,575
10. Christophe Gross (Germany) – 50,400

Check full chip counts here.

Who will join Khoo as one of the big stacks before the start of the next round? Follow the exploits at the poker felt in the APT Team’s coverage in the Live Updates of Day 1B.

Meanwhile, in the Open Face Chinese Pineapple side event, Bobby Zhang of Australia won the title and $1,540.

Open Face Chinese Pineapple Champion, Bobby Zhang

Also on tap Saturday is the NLHE side event with $440 buy-in at 3:00 PM along with satellite tournaments to the main event, the “One Hand” tourneys from 1:00 to 7:00 PM and the Last Chance ME Mega Satellite at 7:00 PM. Check Event Schedule page for more details.