Main Event Day 1A of the Asian Poker Tour’s inaugural event in South Korea held at the Royal Palace Casino, in partnership with the Jeju Oriental Hotel has ended with 29 players left in the field. Seventy-nine players started the day and it would be Jae Kyung Sim aka Simba who emerged as the chip leader after eleven levels of play. The Korean-born poker player has 140,000 in chips to lead the pack of 29 players advancing to Day 2 on Monday, March 4th. China’s Liao Xiaoyong (95,000) and Yoichi Fujiya from Japan (83,200) come in second and third respectively.
2012 APT Player of the Year Samad Razavi busted out of the tournament while Tetsuya Tsuchikawa (63,800) and Kristian Faering (65,700) will still see action on Day 2.
Top 5 Main Event Day 1 Chip Leaders:
1. Jae Kyung Sim (S.Korea) – 140,000
2. Liao Xiaoyong (China) – 95,000
3. Yoichi Fujiya (Japan) – 83, 200
4. Dan Park (S.Korea) – 74,600
5. Shen Zheng (China) – 74,100
Meanwhile, Japan’s Ryoichi Saito bagged the trophy for the Freezeout 2 event outlasting 28 other players. For his efforts, Saito earned US$ 3,690 leading over his fellow Japanese Tetsuya Noguchi who had to settle for second and China’s Hsiao Wei Kuo at 3rd place.
Freezeout 2 Event Payout:
1. Ryoichi Saito (Japan) – USD 3690
2. Tetsuya Noguchi (Japan) – USD 2310
3. Hsiao Wei Kuo (China) – USD 1460
4. Ichiro Cerron ( Peru) – USD 1110
The APT Asian Series Jeju 2013 continues tomorrow with Day 1B of the Main Event followed by Freezeout 3 event which is set at 3PM and the Deep Stack Turbo 1 event at 6PM. Check out the complete APT Asian Series Jeju 2013 Event Details.