51 Runners Target 36 ITM in Day 3 of Main Event

Day 3 of the APT Asian Poker Series Manila 2015 Main Event at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, Philippines is set today, Tuesday with 51 of 341 entries returning with hopes that they at least reach the money round—or 36th place—or a spot in the eight-handed final table.

Yao Hui of China leads the pack with 342,500 in chips while Raghan Bansal of India also went past the 300K mark after Day 2. Here are the top 10 players entering Day 3:

1 ChinaYao Hui 342,500
2 IndiaRaghan Bansal 305,500
3 VietnamLe Ngoc Khanh 295,500
4 PhilippinesWendell Garcia 289,500
5 GermanyHerbert Baum 278,000
6 CanadaLinh Tran 255,000
7 LithuaniaMartynas Valantiejus 251,000
8 United StatesNicholas Gorman 235,000
9 NorwayKai Paulsen 233,000
10 PhilippinesI.F. Javalera 220,000

Conversely, here are the players who are in dire straits entering Day 3, which begins with blinds/antes of 2000/4000/500, but could be a double-up away from contending for one of the ITM slots.

46 VietnamHieu Le 47,500
47 RussiaGrigorii Kavin 47,000
48 PhilippinesEdwin Marzan 42,000
49 PhilippinesJojo Allado 41,500
50 KoreaChoong Kon Kim 23,500
51 SingaporeFeng Zhao 16,000

Other notable pros who are still in the running for the APT title are; Linh Tran (Vietnam) with 255,000; Kai Paulsen (Norway) with 233,000; Thomas Ward (New Zealand) with 188,000; John Tech (Philippines) with 176,000; SJ Kim (Korea) with 169,500; Bryan Huang (Singapore) with 166,000; Marc Rivera (Philippines) with 130,000; Simba (Korea) with 106,500; Kenneth Khoo (Singapore) with 96,000; and Roger Spets (Sweden) with 58,000, among many others.

Follow the APT team’s Live Updates for Day 3 of the main event or check the full Chip Counts of all survivors remaining.

From the total prize pool of PHP 15,215,400, the lion’s share of PHP 3,758,200 will go to the next APT main event champion. Day 3 ends play when the final eight players are set with the final table starting play at 1:30 PM Wednesday.

WLS Deep Stack Turbo Champion, Michael de Leon

Meanwhile, Michael de Leon from the Philippines bagged the WeLoveSport Deep Stack Turbo event title early Tuesday and the local pro took home PHP 165,000 in beating a 133-player field who joined the side event.

What’s on tap for the last two days of the poker festivities at RWM?

Check Event Schedule page for complete details.