Championships Event: Day 2 ends with Taiwan’s Chi Jen Chu leading the 45 runners

APT Taiwan 2019 continued to surpass all expectations with the Championships Event setting a new tour record at the CTP Club – Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association. What has been an incredibly successful series from the start, with the venue packed everyday, the TWD 49,500 buy-in  featured event drew 235 over two starting days and another 53 in Day 2 for 288 entries total. That turnout more than eclipsed the previous tour record of 248 entries (in Vietnam). The prize pool settled at TWD 12,571,200 (USD 407,800), which was 2.5 times the advertised guarantee. 

You can read up on some of the action of Day 2 via our Live Updates. 

Day 2 end of day chip counts

Day 2 results

After 8 hours of regulation play, it was bagging time with 45 players remaining. The money was not reached with 29 players due to earn a cut of the juicy pot. Sealing up a commanding chip lead was Taiwan’s Chi Jen Chu with 806,000. 

Coming in second- rank, though not close to the leader, was Philippine’s Marc Rivera with 738,000. This was a very solid showing for the Filipino pro who days ago placed second at the two-day High Rollers event. 

To round out the top three front runners was Taiwan’s Jack Nai Yuan Hu with 696,000. Hu already has a title under his name at the ongoing series and is looking very strong to land another big one. He won the Super High Rollers event, defeating a powerhouse lineup of players. 

In addition to the three leaders, many notable pros navigated their way to bagging time. Among them were: Alan Lau King Lun (668,000), Alex Lindop (513,000), Gao Wen Ling (475,000), Phachara Wongwichit (456,000), Jeannette “Jay” Tan (221,000), Phua Tzai Wei (219,000), and Yen Han Chen (137,000). Also through was Hong Kong pro Sparrow Cheung (270,000), the only APT major title-holder left in the field. 

As for Day 2’s entering chip leaders, Ben Lai was through with 438,000, and Tomoharu Furuya with 519,000. Mark Reyes could not match his starting day performance and fell out of the running. Also bumping the rail were: Dong Guo, Soo Jo Kim, Jinwoo Kim, Lim Yohwan, Hung Sheng Lin, Chen An Lin, Michael Kim Falcon, Victor Chong, En Ching Wu, and Danny Tang, 

The final 45 players return on Saturday, March 2 to race to the money and a Final 8 seat. Only 29 will see a return. Cards in the air at 1pm. 

Rank Name Country  Chips Table  Seat
43 Kazuma K. Japan 106,000 6 1
37 Cheng Yi Lin Taiwan 168,000 6 2
1 Chi-Jen Chu Taiwan 806,000 6 4
18 Graeme Siow Singapore 340,000 6 6
13 Richard Marquez Philippines 400,000 6 7
11 Kwok Luen Hei Hong Kong 436,000 6 8
30 Jay Tan Hong Kong 221,000 6 9
           
7 Gao Wen Ling (DB) China 475,000 7 2
9 Phachara Wongwichit (SB) Thailand 456,000 7 3
42 Wang Jia Bin (BB) China 124,000 7 4
14 Chang Hau Huang Taiwan 385,000 7 5
20 Chen Dong  China 304,000 7 6
27 Wang Tzu Wei Taiwan 250,000 7 8
41 Yen Han Chen Taiwan 137,000 7 9
           
8 Chan Kian Bing Taiwan 461,000 8 1
12 En Hao Chan Taiwan 418,000 8 2
36 Wang Yan Feng China 174,000 8 3
44 Jun-Shan Yeh Taiwan 78,000 8 4
6 Alex Lindop United Kingdom 513,000 8 5
33 Yip, Kwok Chun (DB) Hong Kong 210,000 8 6
26 Chin Chung Ho (SB) Hong Kong 250,000 8 7
5 Tomoharu Furuya (BB) Japan 519,000 8 8
           
17 Hung Cheng Lin Taiwan 346,000 9 1
39 Foo Yong Cheong Singapore 159,000 9 2
28 Wei Cheng Yin Taiwan 232,000 9 3
38 Chou, Chien Fa Taiwan 166,000 9 4
3 Nai Yuan Hu (Jack) (DB) Taiwan 696,000 9 5
45 Tang Tian Yan (SB) China 63,000 9 6
10 Ben Lai (BB) Hong Kong 438,000 9 7
29 Matthieu Lamagnere  France 231,000 9 8
           
4 Lau King Lun Alan (BB) Hong Kong 668,000 10 1
23 Chan Tsun Ming Hong Kong 264,000 10 2
16 Yunsheng Sun China 358,000 10 3
31 Phua Tzai Wei Singapore 219,000 10 4
2 Marc Rivera Philippines 738,000 10 5
25 Hsu Juei Hsuen (DB) Taiwan 250,000 10 6
32 Sean Ragozzini (SB) Australia 216,000 10 8
           
19 Tsai Han Jen (BB) Taiwan 327,000 11 1
22 Sparrow Cheung Hong Kong 270,000 11 2
24 Jacky Wong Hong Kong 255,000 11 3
40 Chieh Yin Cheng Taiwan 141,000 11 4
21 Chih-I Fang Taiwan 298,000 11 5
35 Huang Fang hao Taiwan 174,000 11 6
34 Cheng-Sheng, Chien (DB) Taiwan 199,000 11 8
15 Ou Shu Nan (SB) Taiwan 379,000 11 9
           
Day 1A = 122 / Day 1B = 113 / Day 2 = 53
Total 288 Entries and 45 Qualifed to Day 3
14,400,000 Chips in Play / 320,000 Average Chip Stack


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