Today: Championships Event Day 1B, WeLoveSport Super Deep Stack Turbo, Dafabet Players Party; Kota Nakano & Bernard Park win trophies

Nonstop action continues at APT Korea Seoul 2019. Several events heat up the floor today of Grand Walkerhill Paradise Casino. The top attraction is the Championships Event – KRW 180 Million (~USD 152,000) guaranteed.

The Championships Event is equipped with one of the best structures in Asia. It is the second featured tournament of the tour. Starting stack is deep with slow escalating 60-minute blinds. If you haven’t qualified into Day 2, then make sure you don’t miss out. Today is Day 1B, the last starting day offered. Buy-in is KRW 1,980,000. 

We also suggest you get there early and have your chips in play by the first deal in order to be eligible for Bubble Protection. Cards in the air at 1pm. If you are unable to make it today, that’s not a problem. There is still one final hour of late registration left in Day 2. Head to the link below for all the info.

All about the Championships Event

The WeLoveSport Super Deep Stack Turbo gets underway at 2pm. Buy-in is KRW 330,000. This is followed by the Deep Stack Hyper Turbo #1 at 5pm. Buy-in is KRW 220,000. 

By nighttime, poker on the felt switches to Darts Night at Jason’s Pub for the Dafabet Players Party. Plenty of fun in store with seats to Turbo events as prizes. Party starts at 10pm. 

Latest Side Event winners

Kota Nakano bags the Short Deck High Rollers Single Day 

With Short Deck now a mainstay in the APT roster, one of the events on offer was the Short Deck High Rollers Single Day for a buy-in of KRW 2,150,000. This dragged in 17 runners for a prize pool of KRW 32,980,000. Only three players saw a profit. Japan’s Kota Nakano claimed the largest chunk of KRW 18,799,000 for his victory.

This new Hold’em variation seems to be Nakano’s game having finished 4th at the Short Deck event the day prior. He has cashed in a total of three events at the series with the first one a 3rd place finish at the Pot Limit Omaha 2 event. 

1st Kota Nakano – Japan – KRW 18,799,000
2nd Shinagawa Kei – Japan – KRW 9,234,000
3rd Edward Yam Chun Ho – Hong Kong – KRW 4,947,000

Bernard Park wins second title at No Limit Hold’em Single Day #2

We have a second multi winner at the series. The first one was Dicky Hang Tsang and now USA’s Bernard Park. Two days ago Park won the Pot Limit Omaha Hi 2; last night, he was awarded the No Limit Hold’em Single Day #2 title.

Park and runner-up New Zealand’s Ahn Mung Keun struck a heads up deal that split the top two cash prizes down the middle. With more chips, Park earned the win. The event drew 59 runners each one putting up the KRW 440,000 buy-in for a prize pool of KRW 22,892,000. 

1st Bernard Park – USA – KRW 5,647,500 (deal made)
2nd Ahn Mung Keun – New Zealand – KRW 5,647,500 (deal made)
3rd Ken Ming Thoo – Malaysia – KRW 3,141,000
4th Yakushiju Tatsuhiro – Japan – KRW 2,269,000
5th Chou Kaijan – Taiwan – KRW 1,697,000
6th Zhang Fang – China – KRW 1,309,000
7th Kevin Nettles – USA – KRW 1,040,000
8th Rudolph Van Julius – USA – KRW 847,000
9th Go Saito – Japan – KRW 706,000
10th Jun Saito – Japan – KRW 588,000

Full APT Korea Seoul 2019 schedule

APT Player of the Series standings 

APT Korea Seoul 2019 results