We are coming to a close here at Paradise City Casino with the APT Korea Incheon 2019 awards table emptying out. The past couple of days saw more first time side event tour champions under the spotlight. Congratulations to all the winners! Brief recaps below.
Just a reminder, for players that have cashed at any of the events (except for the Super High Rollers), earned points towards the APT Player of the Series race. Make sure to check your standing via the link provided below. Currently leading is Chinese Taipei’s Li-ta Hsu with 689.61 points accrued over four events.
Li Yong Feng claims the No Limit Hold’em #2
A big turnout for the No Limit Hold’em #2 event with 118 ponying up the KRW 550,000 entry. This was just two players shy of matching the WeLoveSport event. The prize pool beefed up to KRW 57,230,000 (~USD 46,800) of which 20 players got a piece of. Japan commanded the final table in numbers however victory was not their to grab. Instead it was China’s Li Yong Feng who shipped it to earn himself his first-ever APT victory. He pocketed KRW 14,222,000 (~USD 11,600) making this his largest live tournament score.
Final 8 payouts
1st Li Yong Feng – China – KRW 14,222,000
2nd Ippei Kojima – Japan – KRW 9,483,000
3rd Shoji Shimabukuro – Japan – KRW 6,593,000
4th Yoshinari Miyakazi – Japan – KRW 4,762,000
5th Kawai Katsuhito – Japan – KRW 3,561,000
6th Daichi Ishikawa – Japan – KRW 2,748,000
7th Yumi Ogose – Japan – KRW 2,182,000
8th Austin James Walton – USA – KRW 1,778,000
Jun Ogasahara wins the High Rollers Single Day #2
Another title was claimed by Japan making that five winners so far. The latest was a first ever APT winner. Jun Ogasahara lifted the trophy at the KRW 2,150,000 High Rollers Single Day #2 event. He triumphed over 29 runners, besting a lineup of players decorated with a long list of impressive career achievements. He shipped a pocketful KRW 24,036,000 out of the KRW 56,260,000 pot.
1st Jun Ogasahara – Japan – KRW 24,036,000
2nd Jamie Jin Ming Lee – USA – KRW 13,932,000
3rd Wu Yu Fai – Hong Kong SAR – KRW 8,624,000
4th Xi Xiang Luo – China – KRW 5,687,000
5th Sang Gu Kim – Korea – KRW 3,981,000
Nobuhito Ogo takes down the Deep Stack Turbo #1
Closing out the action on Sunday, August 11 was the first edition of the Deep Stack Turbo event. Japan nearly swept the entire pot with only two out of the 12 payouts hailing from China. Landing his first-ever APT title was Nobuhito Ogo who overcame a field of 69 entries. He shipped a pocketful KRW 5,676,000 out of the KRW 20,079,000 prize pool. Ogo became the sixth Japanese national to claim a side trophy at the series.
1st Nobuhito Ogo – Japan – KRW 5,676,000
2nd Yosuke Kijima – Japan – KRW 3,785,000
3rd Bing Zhou – China – KRW 2,631,000
4th Shota Arata – Japan – KRW 1,900,000
5th Joshua Lebowitz – Japan – KRW 1,421,000
6th Hideo Uehara – Japan – KRW 1,097,000
7th Ming Sang Ching – Hong Kong SAR – KRW 871,000
8th Yoshida Sakura – Japan – KRW 710,000
9th Itaru Tomisawa – Japan – KRW 591,000
10th Abe Takahiro – Japan -KRW 493,000
11th Masato Hidaka – Japan – KRW 493,000
12th Miku Mochii – Japan – KRW 411,000