Malaysia’s Aik Chuan reigns over Day 1B; Late registration remains open

For the past two days, front and center of the APT Philippines 2017 was the featured event – the PHP110,000 buy-in APT Main Event. This is the most prestigious tournament of the APT and it is the only event where you can win that highly exclusive coveted APT Championship Ring.

Just moments ago, Day 1B concluded and steering his way into the chip leader’s seat was none other than Malaysia’s Aik Chuan. Chuan is the APT’s most recent Main Event champion having earned his title at the APT Southeast Asia event in Cambodia earlier in the month. Chuan closed out Day 1B with 174,200 in chips.

Main Event Day 1B Chip Leader, Aik Chuan

Late Registration open until start of Day 2

The Asian Poker Tour has been hosting its sixth festival of the year, the APT Philippines 2017 at the Winford Hotel & Casino. The series began on July 19th and is scheduled to run until July 27th. Out of those nine fun filled poker days, the PHP 110,000 APT Main Event covers five of those days.

After a slight adjustment on the schedule of play, Day 1A and Day 1B completed a total of six rounds which means late registration and re-entry is still open however it will close as soon as the cards start flying in Day 2. This gives players one more chance to sign up before game time on Monday July 24th.

Here’s a look at  all the APT Main Event details:

APT Main Event
Buy-in: PHP110,000
Starting time: 1pm

Starting stack: 50,000
Blinds duration: increases every 60 minutes

Here is a breakdown of the schedule:

Day 1A: Saturday, July 22nd
Day 1B: Sunday, July 23rd

*Late registration / re-entry is available until the starting buzzer of Day 2

Day 2: Monday, July 24th – begins at round 7 with blinds at 400-800 ante 100
Day 3: Tuesday, July 25th
Final 8: Wednesday, July 26th

For the tournament structure and full schedule, head to the APT Philippines 2017 event page.