Here we go! APT Finale Taiwan 2019 opens today with Day 2 of the MAIN EVENT! Action has been underway at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association for three days, attracting 295 entries. Only 142 advanced to today’s round.
Good news for late-comers, fence-sitters, short stacks, and anyone wanting to jump in, registration is open for one final hour, it will close at the start of Level 11. We will post the official prize pool and payouts at the close of registration. Currently it is in the ballpark of NT$ 8.5 million (~US$ 278,400).
Day 2 info
Day 1A: 49 advanced out of 83 entries
Dayy 1B: 30 advanced out of 70 entries
Day 1C: 63 advanced out of 142 entries
Total entries: 295
Day 2 qualifiers: 142 players
Total chips in play: 7,375,000
Average stack: 51,936
Opening blinds: 400 – 800 ante 800 (Level 10)
Bagging time: end of Level 17
Live Updates starting at Level 11
For late-entry players:
Buy-in: NT$ 33,000
Starting stack: 25,000
Level duration: increases every 60 minutes
Registration: closes at the start of Level 11
Top 10 players
|1||Peter Chien (Day 1C leader)||Canada||162,300||15||2|
|2||Yuan Shyang Ting (Day 1A leader)||United States||155,200||6||1|
|3||Ben Lai||Hong Kong||145,300||19||7|
|4||Thomas Lind (Day 1B leader)||Sweden||135,000||13||1|
|5||Max Benjamin Menzel||Germany||131,500||16||5|
|6||Co Chung Chuen||Hong Kong||130,000||17||1|
|7||Lok Gino||Hong Kong||124,000||4||8|
|9||Hsu Ming Kai||Taiwan||121,400||13||7|
|10||Jeff Davis||United States||119,500||9||8|
Chen Chi Jen wins the NLH Single Day
The first NT$ 7,700 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Single Day event was the appetite of 106 runners to build a pot of NT$ 719,700 (~US$ 23,500). 18 players got a piece. Taiwan’s own Chen Chi Jen overcame a roller coaster battle at heads up to ship the lion’s share of NT$ 183,500 (~US$ 6,000) and the his first APT title.
Recapping the action from the bubble round, Shinya Nakai knocked out a very short stack with A-9 dominating K-Q. From there eliminations were quick. Nakai missed the final table, falling in 10th place.
Final 9 players
In command of the final table was Sweden’s Thomas Lind (seat 8) with a stack that dwarfed most of the players. He collected more by railing Kwok Keong Wong (9th) and Tominari Kobayashi (8th). Low Zi Cheng earned a sizable pile by eliminating Jaewan Park (7th), then Peng Hsin Hui‘s trips was rivered by Chen Ji Chen‘s flush to finish 6th.
Five-handed quickly became three-handed on a double bust delivered by Lind. Song Daewoong was all in preflop, called by Lind and I-Le Lee. When the flop ran A♦ 3♥ 6♠, Lee check-called Lind’s shove.
Song 8♦ 6♣ mid pair
Lee A♥ J♥ top pair
Lind A♠ 3♦ two pair
The turn was 2♦ and river 9♦. Lind shipped it.
Cheng busted next to Chen with K-J losing the flip against pocket sixes to bring about heads up with Lind ahead in the count. After numerous hands, leadership switched when Chen called with trips kings to deny Lind’s bluff attempt to steal.
Battle between the two continued to be quite fierce. Chen created a bigger gap on a successful bluff showing K♠ 6♦ on an ace-high board after Lind tank-folded on the river showing K♦ K♥. Lind continued to drop then went on a shoving spree, all of them uncalled. He then called a river bluff bet by Chen 10♣ 5♣ with 4♠ 6♥ pair on a board 9♥ 6♣ 3♠ 8♦ 2♠. This sent him back to the top where he resumed shoving to grind Chen down to just 25 percent of the chips in play.
However, Lind’s shoving caught up to him. He shoved with A♣ 2♦ only to run into Chen’s A♠ A♥. And just like that they were even. Chen surged upwards again with 7♦ 7♥ over A♠ 10♥. And like previous, Lind resumed his shoving spree. He was finally called. Lind 7♦ 8♦, Chen K♥ 7♠, the board ran 9♥ A♥ J♣ 3♣ Q♠. Chen shipped it and was cheered on by the rail.
1st Chen Chi Jen – Taiwan – NT$ 183,500
2nd Thomas Lind – Sweden – NT$ 122,300
3rd Low Zi Cheng – Singapore – NT$ 85,000
4th I-Le Lee – Taiwan – NT$ 61,400
5th Song Daewoong – Korea – NT$ 45,900
6th Peng Hsin Hui – Taiwan – NT$ 35,400
7th jaewan Park – Korea – NT$ 28,100
8th Tominari Kobayashi – Taiwan – NT$ 22,900
9th Kwok Keong Wong – China – NT$ 19,100
10th Shinya Nakai – Japan – NT$ 15,900
11th Nien Hao Wen – Singapore – NT$ 15,900
12th Logan Chi Hung Ho – Taiwan – NT$ 13,300
13th Ko Kim Hong – Singapore – NT$ 13,300
14th Kim Jitae – Korea – NT$ 13,300
15th So Yuichi – Japan – NT$ 11,100
16th Anthony Hope – Australia – NT$ 11,100
17th Chow Yuen Ting – Hong Kong SAR – NT$ 11,100
18th Luke Kuang Hung Lee – Taiwan – NT$ 11,100
Players in the money in this event earned points towards the APT Player of the Series race. You can view the standings via the link below.