Main Event Day 2: Final hour to register; Chip counts and info inside; Day 1C chip leader Chien Fa Chou leads in the pack

Welcome to MAIN EVENT Day 2 of APT Taiwan 2019 taking place at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association aka CTP Club. 

The Asian Poker Tour‘s featured tournament attracted 255 entries over the three starting days and with each one contributing the TWD 33,000 buy-in, it easily breached the advertised TWD 6 million guarantee. Registration is still open for one final hour today which means the pot will continue to grow. Once it closes, we will have the official prize pool posted. For now, let’s have a look at what to expect in Day 2. We also have Day 1C results below. 

Main Event Day 2 info

Buy-in: TWD 33,000 (~USD 1,080)
Current entries: 255 (Day 1A = 54, Day 1B = 78, Day 1C = 123)
Day 2 qualifiers: 133 (Day 1A = 31, Day 1B = 38, Day 1C = 64)
Chips in play: 6,375,000
Average stack: 47,932
Chip leader: Chien Fa Chou (Day 1C chip leader) – 128,800

Main Event Day 2 qualifiers

Opening blinds: 400 – 800 (Level 10)
Registration: closes at the start of Level 11
Format: Ante Big Blind
Bagging time: end of Level 17 

Day 3: Monday, October 14
Final 8 day: Tuesday, October 15

Live updates running once registration closes

Main Event Day 1C recap

The last starting day dragged in the largest field of 123 entries to bring the combined tally to 255. At the end of the scheduled nine rounds of play, only 65 survived. Taiwan’s Chien Fa Chou bagged up 128,800 which was more than enough to overtake Day 1B leader, Hwang Sang Yeon (116,500) for the overall chip lead entering Day 2. 

Other notable players making the cut in this heat were decorated APT major title-holders: Iori Yogo, Mike Takayama, Yo Hwan Lim, Graeme Siow, and Park Yu “Sparrow” Cheung. Also advancing was APT Taiwan defending champion, Hong Kong’s Cliff Chow

Main Event – Day 1C qualifiers = 64 players

Rank Name Country Chips
1 Chien Fa Chou Taiwan 128,800
2 Po Chang Chen Taiwan 107,900
3 Lee Chun Kit Hong Kong 103,900
4 Vamerdino Magsakay Philippines 101,700
5 Shcherbakov Roman Russia 93,700
6 Jae Wook Shin  Korea 91,500
7 Kazuhiko Yotsushika Japan 86,500
8 Chow Cliff Hong Kong 80,300
9 Jeonggyu Cho Korea 77,800
10 Tomohiro Ishida Japan 76,600
11 Foo Yong Cheong Singapore 72,200
12 Kim Dong Yeol Korea 70,600
13 So Man Wa Hong Kong 69,100
14 Anthony (Ozy) Abram Australia 65,900
15 Wu Yan Jie Taiwan 65,600
16 Wu Hsiao Chung China 65,100
17 Chee Kar Wei Malaysia 60,900
18 Mark Yeow Singapore 60,600
19 Dangjin Kim Korea 58,100
20 Abel Ong Jun Wen Malaysia 57,600
21 Chan Lok Ming Hong Kong 57,000
22 Ka Chun Yuan Hong Kong 56,200
23 Ben Lai Hong Kong 54,000
24 Iori Yogo Japan 52,580
25 Wei Bo Ye Taiwan 52,200
26 Tanaka Masatoshi Japan 52,000
27 Hsiao San Yi Taiwan 50,300
28 Maki Ikeda Japan 49,100
29 Louis Bilodeau Japan 49,000
30 Mike Takayama Philippines 47,000
31 Sparrow Cheung Hong Kong 44,900
32 Fu Tsung Shun Taiwan 42,600
33 Jc Sayo Philippines 42,200
34 Chang Yu Chung Taiwan 38,000
35 Kim Jong Suk Korea 38,000
36 Wang Wei Han Taiwan 37,600
37 Lee Shao Hung Taiwan 36,800
38 Kwok Luen Hei Hong Kong 36,700
39 Choi Young Seob Korea 35,300
40 Choi Chul Han Korea 35,200
41 Chih Ying Liang Taiwan 33,400
42 Wilson Lim Singapore 33,300
43 Yo Hwan Lim Korea 33,200
44 Vadim Smolev Russia 33,000
45 Chen, Lei China 32,100
46 Kan Ming Zhou Singapore 31,600
47 Kenichi Takarabe Japan 31,200
48 Richard Marquez Philippines 30,400
49 Ori Kossonog Israel 27,300
50 Wei Cheng Yin Taiwan 27,300
51 Zhang Yang China 27,000
52 Joo Hyun Park Korea 25,500
53 Wong Fat Cheong Hong Kong 25,000
54 Shue Sing Churk China 23,600
55 Hinomoto Kenjiro Japan 22,100
56 Yuan Ting United States 21,300
57 Yuvanan Yuvacharaskul Thailand 20,900
58 Kim Sun Hong Korea 20,500
59 Chen Kuan Yu Taiwan 20,100
60 Yik Ray Chiu Hong Kong 19,300
61 Hong Woosuk Korea 19,200
62 Graeme Siow Singapore 11,800
63 Chou Chun An Taiwan 8,000
64 Kim Hyeong Rok Korea 6,500


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