After two days of opening side event action, the first featured tournament of APT Korea Incheon 2019 took center stage at Paradise City Casino. The floor quickly lit up as players piled in to take part in the KRW 200,000,000 guaranteed MAIN EVENT. By the end of the scheduled 8 rounds running 60 minutes each, 71 signed on with 40 bagging chips.
Among the players in the mix were a few APT major champions, China’s Chen Dong, and USA’s Albert Paik and Jaepil Geoffrey You. All three advanced to Day 2 however their stacks were relatively short compared to Japan’s Tatsuya Hirose who closed the day with 101,900. Hirose sets the pace for the incoming Day 1B heat.
Day 1A Chip Count
|4||Yeo Yu Xiang Andy||Singapore||81,900|
|6||Wu Yu Fai||Hong Kong||79,700|
|9||Li Yong Feng||China||63,600|
|11||Tam Hoi Wai||Hong Kong||60,600|
|13||Chi Chung Ho||Hong Kong||54,500|
|15||Lam Cheun “Nam Jai”||Hong Kong||46,300|
|16||You, Jaepil Geoffrey||United States||45,400|
|17||Tsang Dicky Stu Hang||Hong Kong||44,200|
|19||Tan En Wei Terence||Singapore||41,900|
|20||Tae Hoon Han||New Zealand||40,700|
|32||Wang Wu Yi||China||24,600|
|36||Preston Lee||United States||17,800|
|38||Lan Chi Wai||Hong Kong||15,700|
|39||Go Ken Okawa||Japan||14,800|
|40||Albert Paik||United States||7,100|
Main Event Day 1B is up next taking place on Monday, August 5 starting at 1pm. If you are just hearing the news, the event comes with a KRW 200,000,000 guarantee. Buy-in is KRW 1,320,000. Day 1B is the last starting day to enter however players can register as late as the first hour of Day 2. For all the Main Event info, head to the link below.
For those that advanced to Day 2, there is one side event running, the NLH Single Day #1. Buy-in is KRW 440,000.
Side Event results
There were two side events on deck today however both had light turnouts with the Main Event scooping up the players. Still, the day ended with very happy winners. Congratulations to the newest champions! We’ve got the results for you below.
Important note: All players that cashed in these events accrued points toward the APT Player of the Series race. Make sure to check your standings.
Roman Ro wins the High Rollers Single Day 1
The High Rollers Single Day 1 event drew 21 entries at KRW 2,150,000 each for a prize pool worth KRW 40,740,000. Only four players were paid with Russia’s Roman Ro awarded the largest cut of KRW 19,928,000 for his victory. This was Ro’s second cash of the series with a deep 6th place finish at the Dafabet Head Hunter event earlier in the day.
1st Roman Ro – Russia – KRW 19,928,000
2nd Mamiya Ruiko – Japan – KRW 10,689,000
3rd Yuichiro Ishimoto – Japan – KRW 6,211,000
4th Edward Yam Chun Ho – Hong Kong – KRW 3,912,000
Joseph Cona wins the Pot Limit Omaha
The other trophy winner of the day was New Caledonia’s Joseph Cona who shipped the Pot Limit Omaha Hi 1 tournament. Cona topped a field of 23 runners that each pitched in the KRW 330,000 for a prize pool amounting KRW 6,693,000. He pocketed the KRW 3,274,000 first place purse.
1st Joseph Cona – New Caledonia – KRW 3,274,000
2nd Li-Ta Hsu – Taiwan – KRW 1,756,000
3rd Hideo Miyamoto – Japan – KRW 1,020,000
4th Derek Wayne Vess – USA – KRW 643,000