Day 2 of the inaugural APT Online Series at GG Network – Natural8 was another huge success with event guarantees easily broken. The Monster Stack event witnessed a surge to field 268 on the last flight offered. This drove the prize pool to $ 160.7K to create the largest pot among all completed events. Another fantastic turnout was the featured Mini Main Event. The first three flights more than eclipsed the guarantee with five flights yet to be played.
The APT Online Series kicked off yesterday with games running until May 10. The festival guarantees $ 1.57 million across 62 events however it is well on its way to achieving much more with the first two days already paying out over $ 467K. Join the action by signing up to Natural8.
For players that cashed at any of the APT Online Series events, points were earned towards the APT Player of the Series leader board. Make sure to check your standing via the link below.
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And now for the recaps. Congratulations to the latest winners! Have a read below.
Featured: Mini Main Event
The flavor of the day was none other than the Mini Main Event. This was the first featured event of the inaugural online series and it came equipped with a $ 75K guarantee. With a crowd of 513 pouring in across three flights, we are thrilled to report that the guarantee was obliterated. The prize pool is currently pushing $ 96K and with five flights still remaining, players are looking at a massive pot for just a $ 200 buy in.
Flight A – 61 advanced out of 207 entries
Flight B – 48 advanced out of 145 entries
Flight C – 48 advanced out 161 entries
Buy in: $ 200
Guarantee – $ 75,000
Total entries – 513
Cumulative prize pool – $ 95,931
Chips in play – 4,025,352
Average stack – 82,166
Top 10 players
Flephanty – China – 251,903 – Flight A chip leader
blackrx – Malaysia – 195,712
Fireburns – UK – 193,714 – Flight B chip leader
aaaanasty – Russia – 188,605 – Flight C chip leader
CT0123 – UK – $ 183,780
ZhangWei107 – 182,4609
Vinfan129 – Vietnam – 178,990
nine songs – China – 178,910
tangzhaowang – China – 176,011
derainpo – Hong Kong – 167,178
Event #1: Monster Stack – putipupu – $ 28,380.62
The two day Monster Stack event opened Day 2 with Flight C, the final flight for a chance at the massively brewing pot. By the end of registration, it was the largest flight yet with 268 to push the prize pool upwards of $ 160K which is over five times the advertised $ 30K guarantee.
At early evening, the combined 205 qualifiers battled for the $ 28,380.62 first prize. Player putipupu went on a rush, knocking out the last four players to ship it and become the day’s single largest earner.
Flight A – 61 advanced out of 159 entries
Flight B – 46 advanced out of 146 entries
Flight C – 98 advanced out of 268 entries
Buy in – $ 300
Guarantee: $ 30,000
Final Day qualifiers: 205 players
Prize pool: $ 160,726.50
ITM: 80 places
Recapping the action at the final table, Flight C chip leader BUIKIA maintained course to bring in the largest stack. BUIKIA was the only flight leader who made it to the final table.
The first two players quickly fell leaving 7 in the running. Player C.Darwin jumped out front after railing lastonemile (7th) and BIG CHI (6th).
However, C.Darwin’s command was cut short by putipupu who first knocked out Pokerboom27 (5th) then grabbed the chip lead on a double up through C.Darwin with A♥ A♦ over 7♥ 7♠.
putipupu proceeded to deny BUIKI (4th) to amass a 5:1 advantage against the two remaining opponents, C.Darwin and 1.outer.
C.Darwin was next on the chopping block with A-9 falling to K-7. Heads up against 1.outer proved challenging with 1.outer tightening the gap to 2:1 however, the poker gods shined on putipupu. The final hand arrived with putipupu flushing out 1.outer who ended up playing the board.
Final table results
1st putipupu – New Zealand – $ 28,380.62
2nd 1.outer – China – $ 20,802.63
3rd C.Darwin900 – UK – $ 15,248.28
4th BUIKIA – Malaysia – $ 11,176.95
5th Pokerboom27 – India – $ 8,192.66
6th BIG CHI – Canada – $ 6,005.20
7th lastonemile – Japan – $ 4,401.80
8th blackrx – Malaysia – $ 3,226.50
9th 27OffSuitAllin – Hong Kong – $ 2,365.02
Event #7: Pot Limit Omaha – cmore13 – $ 2,790.38
Turning $ 100 to a $ 2,790.38 payday was player cmore13 for winning the Pot Limit Omaha event. cmore13 topped a field of 164 entries to lift the first PLO event of the series.
Buy in – $ 100
Guarantee: $ 5,000
Prize pool: $ 15,334
ITM: 26 places
The money flowed when OMGItsMe delivered the bubble with a set of queens over kings.
Recapping the rest of the action at the final five. Eventual champion cmore13 trimmed the table by one, railing MoeyCome1 in 5th place. Player stella26 did some damage as well, eliminating both $CAT$ (4th) and StuUngarKid (3rd) simultaneously.
This brought about heads up with stella26 up 3:1 in chips. After several exchanges, the players discussed a deal but it failed and the game resumed. The lead bounced back and forth when a deal was discussed once again. This time it was a virtual thumbs up. cmore13 went on to glory with a flush over three of a kind.
Final 9 results
1st cmore13 – Hong Kong – $ 2,790.38 (deal)
2nd stella26 – Japan – $ 2,642.38 (deal)
3rd StuUngarKid – Japan – $ 1,760.15
4th $CAT$ – Germany – $ 1,326.82
5th MoneyCome1 – Malaysia – $ 1,000.17
6th 13IsLucky – Singapore – $ 753.94
7th JKYT99 – Christmas Island – $ 568.33
8th OMGItsMe – Indonesia – $ 428.41
9th SaddamHussein – China – $ 322.94
Event #8: No Limit Hold’em – High-Tower – $ 4,977.38
Sick win for High-Tower at the No Limit Hold’em event. Just see the hand below, what a cooler! High-Tower overcame the 280 entry field to claim a sweet $ 4,977.38 for just a $ 100 buy in.
Buy in – $ 100
Guarantee: $ 10,000
Prize pool: $ 26,180
ITM: 47 places
The money was reached at the fall of yesterday’s No Limit Hold’em Freeze Out champion, TheJourney (straight) to FTMaster (flush) who went on to the final table.
Unfortunately we missed the initial action where BIG CHI fell in 9th place. We caught up with 8 remaining. Leading the pack was bubble executioner FTMaster.
However, FTMaster was put to a stop in 4th place by then chip leader niuniu168 .
The final three became the final two courtesy of High-Tower who denied SushiLoverr a spot in the finals.
High-Tower entered heads up on a deficit against niuniu168 but a much needed double up arrived to switch the leadership. High-Tower’s A♣ 2♣ stayed ahead throughout against Q♣ J♣.
High-Tower went on to close it out with a crazy cooler A-K suited over A-K off suit.
Final table results
1st High-Tower – Mexico – $ 4,977.38
2nd niuniu168 – China – $ 3,648.22
3rd SushiLoverr – Hungary – $ 2,674.13
4th FTMaster – Thailand – $ 1,960.13
5th wilsonfu123 – China – $ 1,436.77
6th 8ty4calling8 – India – $ 1,053.15
7th HERDGURDE – Turkey – $ 771.95
8th PatrikNguyen – Vietnam – $ 565.84
9th BIG CHI – Canada – $ 414.76
Event 9: High Roller Turbo – Daddy Cool – Albania – $ 11,749.24
Another big winner of Day 2 was Daddy Cool at the High Roller Turbo. Daddy Cool became the third APT Online Series high roller champion. For the achievement, a cool $ 11,749.24 straight to the virtual wallet.
Buy in – $ 500
Guarantee: $ 15,000
Prize pool: $ 51,300
ITM: 15 places
The bubble burst at the fall of OMGItsMe to Omoshiroi Sekai.
With the money certain, other short stacks bowed out. Among them was Natural8 Team Hot Ambassador Kosei Ichinose. The final table was formed led by LEN1234980 which was immediately stolen by Daddy Cool. TheSpecialOne was out first with a counterfeit 3♣ 3♠ against CoronaByeroos higher kicker with A♥ 10♥.
Once the table downsized to 6 players, it was Daddy Cool still high above having just denied LEN1234980 in 7th place.
The next busts were delivered by other players to see the stacks balance out. At three handed, Omoshiroi Sekai met the end of the line at the hands of Daddy Cool.
It didn’t take long for the shoves to arrive. Daddy Cool with K♣ K♥, HangulMalMoteyo A♠ 10♣, the board J♣ 3♣ J♥ 9♣ J♠.
Final table results
1st Daddy Cool – Albania – $ 11,749.24
2nd HangulMalMoteyo – Canada – $ 8,846.77
3rd Omoshiroi Sekai – Slovenia – $ 6,661.35
4th Goldig – Malaysia – $ 5,015.80
5th CoronaByeroos – Singapore – $ 3,776.74
6th TheGreatDanton – Hungary – $ 2,843.77
7th LEN1234980 – Japan – $ 2,141.27
8th jamestantan – Singapore – $ 1,612.31
9th TheSpecialOne – Malaysia – $ 1,422.15
Event 10: No Limit Hold’em Turbo – Goldig – $ 3,821.34
The No Limit Hold’em Turbo generated the single largest event turnout of Day 2 with 454 entrants offering up the very affordable $ 50 buy in. Alike all the events thus far, the guarantee was surpassed. In its place, a much sweeter $ 21.2K prize pool. Staying true to its name, the event sped by with the final table wrapping up in just half an hour. Winning it was Goldig for $ 3,821.34. Goldig also cashed at Event#9 High Roller Turbo for$ 5,015.80 to pocket a combined $ 8.8K.
Buy in – $ 50
Guarantee: $ 10,000
Prize pool: $ 21,224.50
ITM: 71 places
Coming into the final table, it was player gm.ind in command with a stack that dwarfed every opponent’s stack. The lead widened further after gm.ind railed 258258258 (8th) and FBadBeats (7th).
Sending the boot continued with gm.ind ending defreak (4th) and CHINAmindset (3rd) to face Goldig at heads up with dominating 5:1 lead.
Despite the monstrous advantage, Goldig was too tough to crack. Goldig quickly scooped up two double ups to steal the lead for the first time.
From there, the chip lead exchanged several times until Goldig regained it once more and was able to close it out with A♣ 2♦ trips over K♥ J♣.
Final table results
1st Goldig – Malaysia – $ 3,821.34
2nd gm-ind – India – $ 2,800.77
3rd CHINAmindset – Netherlands – $ 2,052.96
4th defreak – Japan – $ 1,504.81
5th LQY17 – China – $ 1,103.02
6th JoeExotic – UK – $ 808;.51
7th FBadBeats – Malaysia – $ 592.63
8th 258258258 – China – $ 434.40
9th 050050 – Israel – $ 318.41