Unstoppable Chan Lok Ming wins a third series title; 19 remain at the Monster Stack

Plenty of action on penultimate day of APT Taiwan 2020 at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association with three events running simultaneously. Wilson Lim won the Championships Event which we already posted a story on, the other two were the Monster Stack and the Five Card PLO Hi Turbo. The Monster Stack bagged up with 19 players remaining led by Wang Wei Chu. The PLO was won by Hong Kong’s Chan Lok Ming for his third series title. Recaps on the two events below.

APT Player of the Series leaderboard
APT Taiwan 2020 results 

Monster Stack Day 1 results

The two day Monster Stack event brought in a combined 72 entries over two flights. Only 19 survived led by Wang Wei Chu. 

Buy-in: TW$ 16,500 (~TW$ 550)
Entries: 72
Prize pool: TW$ 1,047,600 (~US$ 34,700)
ITM: 12 places

Final Day: Sunday, March 15 at 1pm
Opening Blinds: 1500-3000 ante 3000
Chips in play: 2,160,000
Average stack: 113,684

Chip Counts

Rank Name Country / Region  Chips Table Seat
1 Wang Wei Chu Taiwan 210,000 4 2
2 Chi Hang Taiwan 197,000 4 1
3 Pete Chen Han Chen Taiwan 191,000 3 1
4 Yutaka Iwakawa Japan 165,500 5 1
5 Cheng Chao Ting Taiwan 164,500 4 5
6 Go Mori Japan 158,500 3 5
7 Kuo Cheang Seng Taiwan 149,000 4 4
8 Graeme Siow Singapore 142,000 3 6
9 Chih-I Fang China 139,000 5 6
10 Jacky Lc Wang Singapore 125,500 5 3
11 Serina Liu Taiwan 120,500 4 3
12 Kazuya Kojina Japan 93,000 3 7
13 Wilson Lim Singapore 73,500 5 4
14 Fulin Tseng Taiwan 54,500 5 2
15 Giz Fabrice Switzerland 42,500 3 2
16 Ping Jui Lai Taiwan 39,000 3 4
17 Iori Yogo Japan 35,000 3 3
18 Wu Chun Hui Taiwan 34,500 5 5
19 Chen Chih Hua Taiwan 25,500 4 6


The unstoppable Chan Lok Ming bags a third title

Once again it was Hong Kong’s Chan Lok Ming basking in all the glorya after taking down his third series title at the 5 Card PLO Hi Turbo. Incredibly, this was his 8th series cash. He has widened his lead at the APT Player of the Series race. 

Buy-in: TW$ 5,500 (~US$ 180)
Entries: 34
Prize pool: TW$ 164,900 (~US$ 5,400)

Patrick Liang delivered the bubble. On a flop Q J 3, a short stack player was all in with 8 9 4 2 5, Liang had A K 4 8 8, the turn was 9 and river Q

Once the money was guaranteed, it was a rush to the cage leaving Liang and Chan Lok Ming in battle for the title. Ming had a Liang well covered and proceeded to ship it in. The board was 4 4 3 5 8, Liang with 2 J 4 K 7, Ming with 3 3 9 8 Q

1st Chan Lok Ming – Hong Kong – TW$ 62,800
2nd Patrick Liang – TW$ 38,500
3rd Chang Lin Gia – Taiwan – TW$ 25,000
4th Kristof Segers – Belgium – TW$ 17,100
5th Jason Saaristo – USA – TW$ 12,300
6th Chester Tan – Singapore – TW$ 9,200

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