92 players for Main Event Day 1A!
Despite Typhoon Ompong bearing down, it didn’t stop players from piling in at the APT Philippines Championships II 2018 – MAIN EVENT – PHP8,000,000 Guaranteed!
As one of our APT rules, if a typhoon hits during our event, we reserve the right to cancel any guarantees. However, due to two successful opening days, an executive decision was made to continue onwards with the guaranteed prize pool. APT General Manager and Executive Tournament Director, Lloyd Fontillas expressed,
“The players are already here and they’re not going anywhere. We’re quite famous for hosting events during natural disasters, and just like past incidents, the show must go on!”
Players may remember a couple of mother nature’s other bad moods during our events. The howling winds of Typhoon Haima in Hong Kong on February 2016 that affected travelers; and also the massive earthquake that hit Cebu, Philippines in 2012. Players were sent on an unscheduled break to check on family members living in the center. Despite repetitive aftershocks and intermittent power outages throughout the day, the game rolled on.
Main Event Day 1A recap
That brings us to today’s review. Day 1A drew in 92 warriors with only 42 surviving the scheduled eight rounds. Defending champion / CoinPoker Super High Roller champion Lester Edoc finished strong. He won the final hand at his table to bag up the second largest stack of 128,800.
Last year’s Main Event runner-up, Jaehyun Lim, bagged up the third largest stack of 117,400.
However setting the bar was a player still looking to make his mark in the live tournament arena, Joseph Talamayan. Talamayan bagged the chip lead with 141,200.
Going down the list of survivors, decorated APT Main Event champions Feng Zhao and two-time winner Jeon Seung Soo also made it through.
Other notables advancing were APT Player of the Series Incheon champion Kazuma Inotsume, APT regular Michael Kim Falcon, Marvin Rettenmaier, Lim Yohwan, Eugene Co, and Steffen Endres. Endres delivered a double knockout to bag up 91,250. He railed APT champions, Soo Jo Kim J♦ J♥ and Gyeong Byeong Lee A♣ Q♥ with his Q♠ Q♦ holding on a dry board of 5♥ 7♦ 10♦ 7♠ 6♥.
Making his way back to the APT arena was Victorino Torres. Back in 2013, Torres took 3rd at the APT Asian Poker Series Main Event right here in RWM. He will have his work cut out though in Day 2 with only 17,000 bagged up.
Congratulations to all the survivors! Day 2 is not until Monday, September 17 which means, they all get two night’s rest before returning to the races.
You can view the chip counts below and in the APT Facebook page.
|3||Jae Hyun Lim||Korea||117,400|
|8||Baey Ee Qiang||Singapore||72,675|
|9||Lim Yo Hwan||Korea||72,625|
|10||Loh Shu Chuan||Singapore||70,250|
|12||Jung Seung Mook||Korea||65,350|
|14||Lam Chen Sian||Singapore||61,350|
|15||Michael Kim Falcon||Denmark||61,300|
|18||Mark Robert Sy.||Philippines||60,600|
|23||Jefferey T. Pamplona||Philippines||48,800|
|25||Jeon Seung Soo||Korea||46,400|
|26||Rehg Delos Reyes||Philippines||43,400|
|28||En Cheng Hung||Taiwan||40,025|
|29||Maria Carmen Esdaile||Philippines||34,700|
|34||Rex Clinkscales||United States||26,000|
|36||Huang Jiang Ho||Singapore||25,025|
|38||Vi Vee Goldman||Philippines||21,550|
|39||Roberto Tomas Aguila||Philippines||21,325|
|40||John Jay Magadan||Philippines||17,200|
|41||Victorino Torres||United States||17,000|