Ori Kossonogi bags APT Championships Event Day 1A chip lead; Chia Hui Tu wins the NLH Single Day Event

APT Taiwan 2021 lit up the CTP Club Taipei (Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association) on Thursday, March 4 with a couple events on tap. The main attraction was the featured CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT NT$ 2M guaranteed. Day 1A closed with Israel’s Ori Kossonogi leading the 13 survivors. Also on the felt was the NLH Single Day with Chia Hui Tu closing it out for his first ever career victory. Recaps below. 


Day 1A of the CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT drew 21 entrants and after eight levels of play, only 13 survived. Among them were Taiwanese pros Yen Han “Pete” Chen (APT 2020 Online Series 2nd Edition Championships Event winner) and Chen An Lin however bagging the lead was Israel’s Ori Kossonogi with 192,900 in chips. The qualifiers have a day break before returning to action on Saturday, March 6 for Day 2. 

Day 1A survivors – 13 players 

Total chips in play: 1,050,000
Average stack: 80,769

If you haven’t secured your Day 2 seat, there’s no time to waste. Only one starting day remains. Day 1B action takes place on Friday, March 5. Registration stays open all day. Players that have qualified to Day 2 may attempt for multiple stacks however only their largest stack advances. For all the info on format, Shot Clock, and Bubble Protection, head to the link provided. 


Dates: March 4 to 8
Buy in: NT$ 25,300 (~US$ 908)
Guarantee: NT$ 2,000,000 (~US$ 71,500) 

Day 1A: 13 advanced out of 21 entries
Day 1B: Friday, March 5
Day 2: Saturday, March 6
Day 3: Sunday, March 7
Final 8: Monday, March 8

Event #9: NLH Single Day Event – CHIA HUI TU – NT$ 68,300 (~US$ 2,450)

The lone side game scheduled was the NLH Single Day Event where 24 battled it out for the ninth APT side trophy of the series. In the end it was Taiwan’s Chia Hui Tu going the distance for NT$ 68,300 (~US$ 2,450) and his first ever APT victory. 

Date: Thursday, March 4
Buy in: NT$ 6,600 (~US$ 237)
Entries: 24 
Prize pool: NT$ 139,600 (~US$ 5,009)
ITM: 4 places


1st Chia Hui Tu – Taiwan – NT$ 68,300
2nd En Hao Chan – Taiwan – NT$ 36,600
3rd Yu Chung “Nevan” Chang – Taiwan – NT$ 21,300
4th Po Cheng Yang – Taiwan – NT$ 13,400

All players in the money earned points towards the APT Player of the Series race. You can view the standings via the link below. 

APT Player of the Series leaderboard 

The APT Taiwan 2021 festival has four more days of games scheduled at the CTP Club Taipei. In addition to the featured Championships Event we have 8 side events remaining. All of them are trophy bearing events.

Coming up on Friday, March 5 is the Super Deep Stack Turbo for NT$ 6,600 (~US$ 237). We also have one last satellite offered to the Championships Event. Make sure to check the schedule for the details. 

APT Taiwan 2021 schedule