The highlight tournament of the week was over but that did not stop poker enthusiasts from playing in the last day of the APT Asian Poker Series Cebu 2015 with three side events scheduled on Wednesday.
Catching the last ride to the championship bus were; the Philippines’ Andrew Gaw, who bagged the High Rollers title for over PHP 1.2 million; UK’s Sam Razavi, who won the 6-Handed Turbo event for PHP 180,000; and Japan’s Misaki Satoochi, who copped the title in the final event, the Deep Stack Turbo 3 event for PHP 100,700.
They are just three of the new (and repeat) APT champions this week.
A total of 21 countries were represented in this main event and a total of 1,548 total entries bought in scattered all 18 events, the total prize pool set at PHP 21,463,000.
Here are a few more significant numbers, stats and facts in the Asian Poker Tour event at the All In Poker Club at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino Lahug in Cebu, Philippines:
First-Ever 2-Time Main Event Champion – Henrik Tollefsen
Tollefsen, a pro from Norway, bagged first place in the main event, his second such feat after winning the APT Macau 2013 Main Event two years ago.
17 Side Events, 14 Champions
1 Million Guaranteed Opening (247 Entries) – Julian Lagman (Philippines) – PHP 362,000
NLH Rebuys + Add On (59 Entries) – Junichi Nakagiri (Japan) – PHP 146,600
Ante Up For Charity (29 Entries), PLO Hi (60 Entries), WeLoveSport.com Deep Stack Turbo (73 Entries), 6-Handed Turbo (67 entries)– Sam Razavi (United Kingdom) – PHP 63,200, PHP 161,200, 98,100, PHP 180,000, respectively
Deep Stack Turbo 1 (98 Entries) – Michael Kue Seong Tchong (Australia) – PHP 101,500
Head Hunter (93 Entries) – Michael D’Amelio (France) – PHP 292,3000
Ladies of Poker (13 Entries) – Grace Takayama (Philippines) – PHP 31,500
Open Face Chinese Pineapple Shootout (26 Entries) – Yongwei Mo (China) – PHP 88,300
No Limit Holdem 1 (70 Entries) – Shoji Shimabukuro (Japan) – PHP 187,350
MegaSportsWorld Deep Stack Turbo (98 Entries) – John Beveridge (Canada) – PHP 113,900
Monster Stack (95 Entries) – William Mcauley (Canada) – PHP 501,600
No Limit Holdem 2 (44 Entries) Jeon Seung Soo (Korea) – PHP 307,300
High Rollers (31 Entries) – Andrew Gaw (Philippines) – PHP 1,203,000
Deep Stack Turbo 2 (69 Entries) – Florentino Palacio (Philippines) – PHP 92,700
Deep Stack Turbo 3 (75 Entries) – Misaki Satoochi (Japan) – PHP 100,700
Being selfish is definitely not frowned upon on the felt and the three-time APT Player was at his peak form again of being greedy for chips. The result: four more side event titles plus one ITM in another side event for a total of PHP 520,900 in this APT stop. Safe to say, Razavi, who entered as No. 1 in the 2015 APT POY race, has protected his lead.
Of course, knowing the affable Englishman, Razavi will not rest in his laurels (and be greedy for more!) in the upcoming APT events for the rest of 2015.
APT Asian Poker Series Manila (Resorts World Manila) – September 29 to October 7
APT Asian Poker Series Cambodia (QueenCo Hotel & Casino) – October 20 to 28
Asian Poker Tour Vietnam (Ho Tram Resort Casino) – November 16 to 25
Goodbye Cebu; Hello Manila, Cambodia and Vietnam!