Last starting day of the Championships Event begins at 1pm; APT Players Party at 10pm; Aleksei Varashev wins the NLH Single Day 2

Don’t miss out on what is brewing to be the largest CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT of the Asian Poker Tour taking place at the CTP Club – Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association in Taipei, Taiwan. Today is the last starting day with Day 1B kicking off at 1pm. Buy-in is TWD 49,500. The prize pool was guaranteed at TWD 5 Million and with 122 turning up for Day 1A, that figure has already been surpassed. Players are looking at a much more lucrative prize pool and possibly the biggest Championships Event to come.  

Starting stack: 50,000
Opening blinds: 100-200
Level duration: 60 minutes

A total of 8 levels will be played. Survivors will merge with the 61 qualifiers of Day 1A. For those unable to attend Day 1B, late registration will stay open for one more hour in Day 2, closing at the start of Level 10. 

Day 1A results

Joining the featured event today are a couple of turbo events. At 2pm is the Super Deep Stack Turbo with a buy-in of TWD 7,700. This will be followed by the Deep Stack Turbo at 5pm. Buy-in is TWD 5,500.

Full APT Taiwan schedule

In the evening, it’s fun off the felt with the APT Players Party happening at 10pm. Head on over to the James Joyce Irish Bar at No.278, Section 3, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, Taiwan. Free beer, cocktails, and finger food on selected items. 

Aleksei Varashev wins the No Limit Hold’em Single Day #2

Another big turnout took place alongside yesterday’s featured event, the No Limit Hold’em Single Day #2 attracted 120 runners at TWD 7,700 a piece. This generated a prize pool of TWD 814,300 with 20 places paid. Fending off three Taiwanese players at four-handed was Russia’s Aleksei Varashev to capture the title and the TWD 202,300 first place cash prize. 

Top 10 payouts
1st Aleksei Varashev – Russia – TWD 202,300
2nd Lin Yu Sheng – Taiwan – TWD 135,000
3rd Wu Ho Ru – Taiwan – TWD 93,900
4th Ting Lin Wang – Taiwan – TWD 67,800
5th Tung Tsz Fai – Hong Kong – TWD 50,700
6th Lu King Sing – Hong Kong – TWD 39,100
7th Kazuma Kambayashi – Japan – TWD 31,100
8th Zhe Wen Hu – Canada – TWD 25,300
9th Chen Kuan Yu – Taiwan – TWD 21,100
10th Chou Tai Jan – TWD 17,600

APT Player of the Series 

Make sure to always check the APT Player of the Series standings to see where you are in the ranking. Currently leading the race is Hong Kong’s Alan Lau King Lun who placed second at the Main Event and second at the High Rollers Single Day (Event #5). He has 1,058.33 points.