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.
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)
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
|Rank||Name||Country / Region||Chips||Table||Seat|
|1||Wang Wei Chu||Taiwan||210,000||4||2|
|3||Pete Chen Han Chen||Taiwan||191,000||3||1|
|5||Cheng Chao Ting||Taiwan||164,500||4||5|
|7||Kuo Cheang Seng||Taiwan||149,000||4||4|
|10||Jacky Lc Wang||Singapore||125,500||5||3|
|16||Ping Jui Lai||Taiwan||39,000||3||4|
|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)
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