The typhoon may have passed but a storm of 185 entries made landfall at Day 1B of the APT Philippines Championships II 2018 – MAIN EVENT. This flight alone blew away the advertised 8M guarantee however with late registration still open, we won’t have the official prize pool for you until the start of Level 10 in Day 2.
With a field that size, it was no surprise to see notable players scattered all around the room. 13 APT major titleholders were among those in the mix with 10 of them through to the next round. Among them were Linh Tran, Kwok Kwan Kit, In Chul Sin, Hung Sheng Lin, Choong Kian Weng, Soo Jo Kim, Gyeong Byeong Lee, and Metro Team Pros John Tech, Joven Huerto, Alexis Lim.
Two-time champions Iori Yogo and Mike Takayama (Metro Team Pro) failed to advance along with Gerard Bringley. We will likely see them jump in the action coming Day 2.
Moving on to the big stacks of the day, out of the 89 remaining players, Edison Marzan bagged up the largest. Marzan has been absent from the circuit for the past few years however that didn’t seem to compromise his game. He amassed an impressive 161,600. This earned him the overall chip lead entering Day 2.
Bagging up the second largest was Yang Shao Ching with 148,800. This was a strong showing for Ching who is a newcomer to the APT.
In third rank was Inaki Santos with 140,300. Four years ago, Santos finished in 2nd place at the APT Philippines Main Event.
Other notable players with chips to bag were Metro Team Pro Marc Rivera, Stephen Nathan, Tamon Nakamura, Vamerdino Magsakay (Head Hunter winner), Kai Paulsen, Wilson Lim, Raiden Kan, and CoinPoker sponsored player Yosuke Murata.
Congratulations to all the qualifiers! They merge with the 42 Day 1A qualifiers in Day 2 taking place tomorrow, Monday September 17 at 1pm.
You can view Day 1B chip counts below and in the APT Facebook page.
|Yang Shao Ching||Taiwan||148,800|
|Rex Clinscales||United States||102,000|
|Yong Hyun, Yoo||Korea||98,500|
|Chua Shan Hui||Singapore||90,000|
|Nehmee Alegado||United States||86,900|
|Peng Mendoza||United States||77,500|
|Stephen Nathan||United Kingdom||74,700|
|Baey Kian Guan||Singapore||74,400|
|Lee, Kyung Min||United States||70,000|
|Mark Jerick Almusajin||Philippines||69,600|
|Hot Sauce Marquez||Philippines||67,200|
|Chen I Wei||United States||67,100|
|Phua Tzai Wei||Singapore||64,900|
|Joseph Ty Sia||Philippines||58,600|
|Hudson Wong Su Seng||Malaysia||48,700|
|Makato No Guchi||Japan||48,200|
|Kwok Kwan Kit||Hong Kong||45,700|
|Robert Harris||United States||45,500|
|Ji Young Kim||Korea||44,500|
|Czar Ian Marcos||Philippines||44,100|
|In Chul Sin||Korea||43,800|
|Rodger Gaor||United States||43,700|
|Le Ngoc Khanh||Vietnam||42,900|
|Martin Corpuz||United States||39,000|
|Duy Ho||United States||39,000|
|Lin, Hung Sheng||Taiwan||37,900|
|Wang Jia Jun||China||34,900|
|Henry Acain||United States||33,500|
|Robert Coleman||United States||30,300|
|Sen Hao Laeu||Malaysia||26,600|
|Choong Kian Weng||Malaysia||24,900|
|Han Wool Jaing||Korea||24,800|
|David Chargualaf Sr.||Guam||21,300|
|Gyeong Byeong, Lee||Korea||21,000|
|David Huerge Hietto||Spain||18,700|
|Raiden Kan||Hong Kong||15,000|
|Hong An||Hong Kong||7,100|