Main Event Day 3 at 1pm; Kastle and Chen win trophies; Monster Stack and WLS event today

More poker coming your way today at the Asian Poker Tour Philippines III 2016 at Resorts World Manila with two highly popular side events in the lineup, the Monster Stack and the Deep Stack Turbo. Before those events take the floor, Day 3 of the Main Event will resume with 39 players returning to the arena.

Main Event Day 3 underway at 1pm

We are into Day 3 of the Main Event with 39 players remaining out of the 186 total entry field. Entering the day as the chip leader is Malaysia’s Victor Chong with 683,000 in chips. Trailing close behind is Vietnam’s Van Sang Nguyen with 613,000 chips. In third is Singapore’s Dhanesh Chainani with 506,000 in chips.

The agenda for today’s Main Event contenders is to play until the Final 8 is established. The money stage will begin at 27 players with a guaranteed payout of USD 2,980. The eventual winner will scoop up the USD 67,660 first place purse, the APT Championship Ring, and the APT Championship trophy. Today will also determine who will bubble and if that player was insured with bubble protection. Only 10 of the returnees are protected.

You can read up on all the action in the Live Updates page.

Side events today

There are two side events today both running at different times. The highly popular Monster Stack begins at 2pm. Things to know about this event:

  • Starting stack is 30,000
  • Blinds start at 25-50
  • Blind duration is 30 minutes
  • Two-day event
  • Buy-in is USD 550

The Deep Stack Turbo will have cards flying at 6pm. This is a one-day event with usually lots of fast action. Buy-in is USD 110.

Slovenian poker pro Casey Kastle wins the PLO Hi event

PLO Hi Champion, Casey Kastle

Last night, a highly decorated poker pro won the Pot Limit Omaha Hi event, Slovenia’s Casey Kastle. Kastle overcame a field of 35 players, defeating Filipino pro Mike Takayama at the heads up round to earn the USD 5,430 first prize and the event trophy.

1st Casey Kastle – Slovenia – USD 5,430
2nd Mike Takayama – Philippines – USD 3,400
3rd Renato Labadan – Philippines – USD 2,040
4th Samad Razavi – UK – USD 1,490
5th Masahiro Toyoda – Japan – USD 1,220

Pete Chen wins the WLS Deep Stack Turbo

WLS Deep Stack Turbo Champion, Pete Chen

The WeLoveSport Deep Stack Turbo attracted a massive field of 198 entries. With an affordable buy-in of USD 110, the prize pool grew to USD 19,210. Taking it to the finish line was Chinese Taipei’s Pete Yen-Han Chen defeating Spain’s Daniel Torras at the heads up round. Chen earned the USD 4,800 first place purse and the event trophy.

You can watch the Final 8 of both side events in the APT channel.