Lee Rules Record-Field in MSW Deep Stack, Gaw Crowned Heads-Up King as Final Table of Main Event Begins

While the final table of the APT Asian Series 2014 Main Event got underway, two more APT champions were honored on stage for winning separate side events on the penultimate day of festivities at the All-In Poker Club in Cebu, Philippines.

C.H. Lee from South Korea won the MegaSportsWorld Deep Stack Turbo event over a 222-strong field, the highest-ever recorded in any side event in APT history. The Korean took home PHP 269,500 for his efforts in the tournament which transpired past 2 a.m. of Wednesday.

Trophy being awarded to the MSW Deep Stack Turbo champion, C.H. Lee

On the same day, Andrew Gaw of the Philippines won the Heads-Up event beating Michael Falcon (Denmark) in the final head-to-head battle. Gaw earned PHP 248,000 for the championship finish while Falcon, who also won the Head Hunter event earlier this week, settled for PHP 124,000.

Trophy being awarded to the Heads Up champion, Andrew Gaw

Meanwhile, the 8-handed final table of the main event  began play on Wednesday with two players, Sun Tan of Malaysia and Stephen Miles of England getting the early boot. Tan finished at 8th for PHP 360,000 and Miles at 7th for PHP 454,000.

Curiously, both were the chip leaders in various stages of the tourney. Tan was the frontrunner after the pair of Day 1s and Miles spearheaded the pack entering Day 3.

Still in contention for the APT Asian Series title are Mo Yong Wei (China), Maria Bernadette Lina (Philippines), Ivan Zalac (Australia), Azusa Maeda (Japan), Do Hoang Anh (Vietnam) and Paul Hockin (New Zealand).

Also happening today is the final side event in Cebu, the WeLoveSport 6-Handed event with a PHP 11,000 buy-in. Check back later for results and updates including the crowning of a new APT Asian Series main event champion.