Today’s featured event was the VND 6 Billion guaranteed CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT. 60 runners (47 uniques and 13 re-entries) got on the felt with 25 surviving the scheduled eight rounds. Bagging up an incredibly monstrous stack of 562,500 was Philippine player Joseph Talamayan. To give you an idea of how large that was, it’s equivalent to eleven starting stacks. He now sets the bar very high for players entering Day 1B.
We happened to catch one of Talamayan’s winning hands. It was big stack versus big stack. Monster Stack winner Eunho Kwon was all in with 4♥ 4♣ against Talamayan’s A♦ 2♣ on a turn board 4♦ 3♣ K♥ 5♥. Kwon had the set but Talamayan had the straight which held when the river came 8♣.
Among the players joining Talamayan to Day 2 were APT major title-holders: Soo Jo Kim (169,400), Huu Dung Nguyen (80,600), Punnat Punsri (60,900), and the ongoing series Main Event champion Zhou Jiaping (102,800).
Day 1A chip count
|2||Choi Yun Lam Kevin||Hong Kong||183,600|
|3||Soo Jo Kim||Korea||169,400|
|4||Tran Huy Hoang||Vietnam||169,100|
|10||Dao Ngoc Nam||Vietnam||103,700|
|11||Lee Seok Young||Korea||103,700|
|15||Kong Seong Su||Korea||89,600|
|18||Huu Dung Nguyen||Vietnam||80,600|
|19||Je Hun Hong||Korea||78,100|
|23||Wayne Heung||Hong Kong||27,900|
|24||Tso Wei||Hong Kong||25,600|
These players will have a day’s break to await the results of Day 1B before returning for Day 2 on Friday, July 12 at 1pm. Day 1B gets underway on Thursday, July 11 at 1pm. This will be the last starting day to enter. Buy-in is VND 38,500,000 (~USD 1,700). For those unable to jump in, you have until the start of Level 10 in Day 2 to do so. See schedule and structure here.
Side Event results
Running alongside the Championships Event were two events, the Pot Limit Omaha Hi with the Final 8 players returning from yesterday’s first day, and the NLH Single Day Event #2. Both concluded today. Congratulations to the winners!
For everyone that cashed, make sure to check your standing in the APT Player of the Series race.
Pot Limit Omaha Hi results
53 signed up to the Pot Limit Omaha Hi event each one entering for VND 9,900,000. This produced a VND 462,690,000 prize pool. Rising to victory to was Japan’s Hiruma Shinosuke defeating India’s Gaurav Sood at heads up. Relive the race to the title via our media channels APT Twitch and APT YouTube.
The final hand had both players all in on a flop 5♣ A♥ 4♥, Sood behind with Q♥ J♥ 10♣ 3♠ to Shinosuke’s A♣ K♦ 3♥ 3♣. The turn 2♣ and river 8♣ further improved Shinosuke to a backdoor flush. Shinosuke shipped VND 124,320,000 and his first-ever APT win.
1st Hiruma Shinosuke – Japan – VND 124,320,000 (deal made)
2nd Gaurav Sood – India – VND 110,000,000 (deal made)
3rd Chaesung Lim – Korea – VND 65,730,000
4th Dhanesh Chainani – Singapore – VND 47,060,000
5th Deep R – VND 35,200,000
6th Tran Hung Manh – Veitnam – VND 27,160,000
7th Tan Chong – Singapore – VND 21,570,000
8th Dajia Chen – China – VND 17,570,000
9th Shaun Conroy – Ireland – VND 14,650,000
NLH Single Day Event #2 results
85 runners turned up for the NLH Single Day Event #2. Buy-in was VND 8,800,000 for a pot of VND 659,600,000. Taking it down was local pro Cao Ngoc Anh for VND 176,280,000.
1st Cao Ngoc Anh – Vietnam – VND 176,280,000
2nd Tom Henricus Verbruggen – Netherlands – VND 117,520,000
3rd Hwang Seong Il – Korea – VND 81,690,000
4th Richard Marquez – Philippines – VND 59,010,000
5th Min Chun Kwok – China – VND 44,130,000
6th Peter Randle – Australia – VND 34,060,000
7th Nguyen Tien Thanh – Vietnam – VND 27,040,000
8th Frederic Bolliet – France – VND 22,030,000
9th Hung Ching Chow – Hong Kong – VND 18,360,000
10th Thananat Therdtakoontrat – Thailand – VND 15,300,000
11th Lee Boon Han – Malaysia – VND 15,300,000
12th Alexis Lim – Philippines – VND 12,750,000
13th Tiger Lee Seok Young – Korea – VND 12,750,000
14th Ryusuke Kasawaki – Japan – VND 12,750,000
15th Lok Gino – Hong Kong – VND 10,630,000