APT Vietnam 2019 was rockin’ all day with host venue Pro Poker Club filled to capacity. Multiple events were running. The star of the show stretched out occupying half of the room. At the end of the scheduled nine rounds 116 (98 uniques, 18 re-entries) turned up for MAIN EVENT Day 1B. 49 survived to join the Day 1A survivors and stay in contention for the VND 8 Billion (~USD 345,500) guarantee.
Among today’s movers and shakers were pros Alan King Lun Lau, Le Ngoc Khanh, Piet Pape, David Erquiaga, Kjell Ove Dyb, Sumit Sapra, and High Rollers 1 champion Joakim Anderson.
All of them advanced to Day 2 but outshining them were three players very close in chips, Jeonggyu Cho (149,500), Nguyen Quang Minh (148,700), and Dhaval Mudgal (143,300). These three players take the top spots in the combined list of survivors.
Just before the final hands were called, Jeonggyu Cho won a three-way showdown with K♠ K♦ against 9♦ 9♥ and a short stack’s 9♣ 6♣. The cowboys held to send Cho storming upwards and right into the leader’s seat with 149,500.
Prior to Cho’s take down, at a separate table, Nguyen Quang Minh aka Mr. Ngo had built up a sizable stack and would have been the leader if not for Cho’s three-way win. He bagged up second rank of 148,700.
Rounding out the top three was Dhaval Mudgal who like Cho picked up a late pot to bring his stack to 143,300. Mudgal railed a player with K-10 straight over top pair.
Day 1B survivors merge with the 21 Day 1A survivors bringing the total Day 2 players to 70. They all have a day break before returning to the races on Sunday November 10 for Day 2. Here’s a look at the tally so far:
Day 1A: 21 advanced out of 50 entries
Day 1B: 49 advanced out of 116 entries
Chips in play: 4,150,000
Average stack: 59,285
You can view the combined chip counts via this link below. We also have Day 1B posted at the bottom of this page.
Man Event – Day 1C up next
With two Day 1 heats in the bag, one more to go. Main Event Day 1C takes place on Saturday, November 9 starting at 1pm. For a buy-in of VND 22,000,000 (~USD 1,000) it gives you a chance at the handsome VND 8 Billion (~USD 345,500) guarantee. Get there before the starting gun and have your chips in play by the first deal to qualify for Bubble Protection.
Starting stack: 25,000
Format: Ante Big Blind
Opening blinds: 25 – 50
Blinds interval: 60 minutes
Bagging time: end of Level 9
Day 1C is the last starting day however registration stays open for one hour in Day 2. It closes at the start of Level 11. For all the Main Event info, head to the link below:
Main Event – Day 1B chip counts
|Rank||Name||Country / Region||Chips|
|2||Mr Ngo (Nguyen Quang Minh)||Vietnam||148,700|
|4||Seok Hyun Song||Korea||139,700|
|5||Jiang Yong Bu||Singapore||117,600|
|6||Huynh Duc Tai||Vietnam||113,500|
|8||Robert Nemeskeri-Kiss||United States||100,800|
|9||Le Ngoc Khanh||Vietnam||95,500|
|17||Lau King Lun Alan||Hong Kong||63,500|
|21||Hoang Vinh Thinh||Vietnam||58,100|
|22||Cedric Michel Joannes||France||55,900|
|23||Lau King Sing||Hong Kong||53,900|
|24||Edward Pastoll||United Kingdom||53,600|
|25||Pham Minh Tuan||Vietnam||52,800|
|26||Jie Zhang||Hong Kong||52,200|
|27||Choi Tae Jin||Korea||48,400|
|28||Billy Loo Say Zis||Malaysia||45,700|
|31||Ma Chun Yu||Hong Kong||39,500|
|33||Taegyun Kim (Felix)||Korea||35,900|
|34||Yang Dong Myeong||Korea||35,500|
|35||Nguyen Thanh Hung||Vietnam||35,100|
|36||Peter Kiem||United States||34,500|
|38||Lee Jae Hoon||Korea||33,600|
|39||Chau Ka Ming||Hong Kong||32,000|
|40||Daniel Cohen||United States||26,100|
|48||Josh Mc Cully||Australia||8,500|
|49||Lee Chih Wei||Taiwan||6,500|
|Day 1B = 116|