Go Mori wins the Kickoff; Yoshiaki Kobayashi tops Main Event Day 1A; 8 remain in NLH 1

The first title of the the inaugural APT Tokyo Japan 2019 was captured today by Go Mori! Mori is a tour regular with numerous cashes in the circuit including one prior trophy. He topped the 49-player field, defeating Renjiro Uehara at heads up. The final hand was A 2 over 10 8 on a board that ran 9 4 Q A K. Mori won an APT Philippines 2019 Main Event ticket worth JPY 120,000. 

Go Mori – Kickoff Event winner

For 2nd place finisher Uehara, he was awarded an APT Philippines 2019 Side Event ticket worth JPY 60,000. 

Renjiro Uehara – Kickoff Event 2nd place

And finishing 3rd was Yuki Nakatsuka. He was awarded an APT Philippines 2019 Side Event ticket worth JPY 30,000. 

Yuki Nakatsuka – Kickoff Event 3rd place

Main Event – Day 1A recap

While the Kickoff Event was wrapping up, Day 1A of the Main Event got underway. 52 runners heated up seats at partner and host venue Casino Stadium. By the end of 12 rounds, the game was stopped with 13 players remaining. Bagging up the chip lead was Yoshiaki Kobayashi with 194,800 in chips. 

Yoshiaki Kobayashi – Day 1A chip leader

Here are the chip counts: 

Day 1A survivors advance to Day 2 taking place on Sunday, February 10. 

No Limit Hold’em recap

In mid-afternoon, another side event joined the action on the floor, the No Limit Hold’em with a buy-in of JPY 12,000. 46 runners turned up. The night bagged up with 8 players remaining led by APT regular Shigeho Yoshioka

Final 8 players
Shigeho Yoshioka 229,500
Jin Bo 217,000
Ryosei Kuramoto 160,500
Hironori Takaya 100,000
Yuki Arikawa 63,500
Walter Torres 49,000
REIREI 47,000
Koki Ioka 37,500