A thunderous day at APT Vietnam 2019 with Day 2 of the MAIN EVENT filling every seat in the house. The day began with 182 returnees out of the 389 entries of the Day 1 heats. With registration open for one more hour, another 47 signed up to bring the total tally to 436. At the close of day, only 52 survived the challenge. While many bagged up stacks well over average, it was Sweden’s Sofia Lovgren who amassed the largest of 567,000.
You can read up on the Day 2 action via our Live Updates.
One of the biggest pots Lovgren claimed was during the last level of play. With blinds at 2k – 4k ante 4k, she raised to 10k from the button and big blind Jiang Yong Bo called. At the flop 9♦ 7♣ 6♥, it was action-packed. Bo checked, Lovgren bet 10k, Bo raised to 30k, Lovgren three-bet to 60k, Bo jammed, and was snap-called. Bo had 7♥ 7♠ set, Lovgren 8♥ 5♣ straight, the turn A♥ and river K♠ didn’t help Bo to send all his chips to Lovgren.
The only other player to join Lovgren in the half mil range was India’s Akshay Nasa. Nasa had a superb run bringing his 13,100 starting stack to second rank. Nasa’s first big pot was the elimination of Yang Peng with A-K over Q-10. During the last level of play, he denied two more players to eventually close the day with 504,000.
While Lovgren and Nasa enjoyed their rise to the top, the day was also kind to several players. Huynh Duc Tai climbed from 14th rank at the start to 3rd rank at the close with 470,500. Like Nasa, Aigars Plivcs brought his starting 26,000 stack to a very hefty 447,500.
Also causing a ruckus by knocking out several players were Hwang Seongil (KMGM), Choi Eng Loong, and Vincent Chauve. Only one APT decorated Main Event champion advanced, Korea’s Soo Jo Kim with 191,000. Chip counts are found below the page or via the link provided.
With the rise of players came the downfall of others. Among the fallen were entering chip leader Jeonggyu Cho, Seok Hyun Song, Nguyen Binh Minh, Alan King Lun Lau, Joakim Anderson, and Linh Tran.
The final 52 players return on Monday, November 11 at 1pm for Main Event Day 3. Here’s a look at the numbers and all other important info.
Total entries: 436
Prize pool: VND 8,458,400,000 (~USD 363,700)
ITM: 44 places
Opening blinds: 2500 – 5000 ante 5000
Chips in play: 10,900,000
Average stack: 209,615
Day 3 bagging time: once final 8 players is reached
Main Event – Day 2 survivors by chip count – 52 players
|3||Huynh Duc Tai||Vietnam||470,500||1||1|
|4||Aigars Plivcs (BB)||Latvia||447,500||3||9|
|5||Yu Dong Yeong (BB)||Vietnam||446,500||1||7|
|7||Lee Taeho (DB)||Korea||417,000||5||6|
|8||Choi Eng Loong||Malaysia||410,500||5||5|
|9||Wei Hsun Chen||Taiwan||365,500||4||4|
|10||Nguyen Thi Bao An||Vietnam||353,000||1||2|
|12||Nguyen Duc Bien||Australia||284,500||3||1|
|14||Kang Feng Lien||Taiwan||267,500||6||5|
|15||Yik Ray Chiu||Hong Kong||263,000||6||1|
|19||Madhav Gupta (SB)||India||242,000||5||7|
|22||Byoung Nam Kim (DB)||Korea||202,000||1||6|
|23||Kenji Kurashina (BB)||Japan||195,500||5||8|
|24||Soo Jo Kim||Korea||191,000||4||5|
|25||Pham Duy Hung||Vietnam||178,000||4||9|
|28||Che Li Lin||Taiwan||152,500||3||3|
|29||Thomas Van Leeuwen||Netherlands||145,000||3||2|
|30||Chan Ku Ming||Hong Kong||140,000||5||3|
|32||Yu Dong Yeong (BB)||Korea||138,000||4||3|
|31||Cuong Nguyen (DB)||Canada||138,000||2||4|
|34||Thanh Quyen (BB)||Vietnam||133,500||2||6|
|36||Le Ngoc Khanh||Vietnam||112,500||4||8|
|38||Cona Joseph (SB)||New Caledonia||105,000||4||2|
|39||Bin Zhang (DB)||China||104,000||4||1|
|40||Bongkil Jeong (DB)||Korea||97,000||3||7|
|41||Songdae Woong (SB)||Korea||92,000||3||8|
|42||Lau King Sing (BB)||Hong Kong||89,500||1||8|
|44||Lok Gino||Hong Kong||82,000||6||2|
|45||Kim Kyung Hun (SB)||Korea||78,500||6||8|
|46||Tae Gyun Kim||Korea||76,500||4||6|
|47||Ho Gyun Kang (BB)||Korea||71,000||6||9|
|48||Huy Coshet (SB)||Vietnam||70,000||2||5|
|49||Josh Mc Cully||Australia||64,000||5||2|
|50||Nahid Yayacui (DB)||Denmark||54,000||6||7|
|51||Jie Zhang||Hong Kong||42,000||2||2|