36 players hunt down a FINAL 8 seat; High Rollers Today; CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT in 2 days

Lots of poker action taking place today at the APT Korea Incheon Championships 2018 in Paradise City. First up is the Main Event which resumes with 36 players headed back to the felt. With the event paying out 32 places, four of them will exit empty-handed. Once the money is reached, the race continues for a seat to tomorrow’s Final 8. 

The Main Event drew in 192 entrants to surpass the tour’s first visit last year by 7 entries. With each buyin at ₩1,100,000, players are looking at a hefty prize pool of ₩186,240,000. The eventual winner will ship in the largest share, a whopping ₩40,463,000. 

Day 3 action gets underway at Level 17 with blinds at 2000-4000 ante 4000. Average stack is 133,000 with 4,788,000 total chips in play. Bubble protection is in effect. 

Incredibly, two-thirds of the remaining players – 24 to be exact – all hail from Japan. Setting the bar high last night was Shinji Sugeta bagging up a huge 377,000 in chips. He is our chip leader entering Day 3. Earning second position, though quite a distance from the leader, is Tomoharu Furuya with 299,500. And back at the top once again is Manami Hayamizu in third rank with 231,500. 

Cards in the air at 1pm. Good luck to all the players!

You can track the event via our Live Updates page. 

Full Chip Counts and Seat Draw here and can also be found in the APT Facebook page. 

Side Events Today

Running alongside the main are a few events for everyone to enjoy. 

14:00: High Rollers – Buyin: ₩2,150,000

15:00: No Limit Hold’em 2 – Buyin: ₩550,000

18:00: Championships Event Satellite – Buyin: ₩180,000

Full APT Korea Incheon Championships 2018 schedule


The Championships Event is coming up in two days! This is the second featured event of the festival. It runs from Wednesday, August 15 until Sunday, August 19. Please take note that the structure differs from the main. See structure here.

Players begin with a 50,000 stack. Opening blinds are 100-200, gradually increasing every 60 minutes. Registration closes at the start of Level 10. Buy-in is ₩1,650,000. See schedule below.

Day 1A – Wednesday, August 15 @1pm (play 8 levels)
Day 1B – Thursday, August 16 @1pm (play 8 levels)
Day 2 – Friday, August 17 @1pm (play 8 levels)
Day 3 – Saturday, August 18 @1pm (play to the Final 8 players)
Final 8 – Sunday, August 19 @130pm

Bubble Protection

As always, the Bubble Protection will be in effect. For players that qualify for the protection, they will be insured on the bubble round. In the event that a protected player falls as the bubble, that player will receive their buy-in back in the form of APT tournament credits.

To qualify, players must meet these 3 simple steps:

  1.     Pre-register
  2.     Draw for your seat before the 1pm starting time
  3.     Have your chips put into play on the first deal of Level 1

*Eliminated players wanting bubble protection on the next starting day will have to qualify again.