It is down to the wire at APT Taiwan 2021 with only two days of games remaining. The festival has been ongoing at the CTP Club Taipei (Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association) since February 27 and is set to conclude on March 8. Thirteen winners have already been awarded at this location, the latest were Deng Deng Kai and Chia Yun Wu. Congratulations to the champions! At the featured CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT, Day 2 wrapped up with the final 15 players led by Yun Hsiang “Terry” Fan. We’ve got all those results and recaps for you below.
CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT – Day 2 recap, chip counts, payouts
Day 2 of the featured CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT kicked off seeing 29 out of the combined 54 starting day entrants back on the felt. With registration open for two hours, it brought in another 35 runners for a cumulative 89 entries. Uniquely, the day’s turnout outdrew both starting day attendances. By the end of the scheduled eight levels, well known heavy hitter Yun Hsiang “Terry” Fan assumed command. Fan drove his stack from 18th rank to the top, bagging up 652,000 in chips. Entering Day 3, Fan will kick off with an equivalent of 81 bbs.
Also surviving the heat were starting day chip leaders Ori Kossonogi (Day 1A) and Chen Yu Hung (Day 1B), series Main Event finalists Zhi Hao Huang and Chen Yi “Serina” Liu, and decorated Taiwanese pros Chi Jen Chu and Yen Han “Pete” Chen. For the latter Chen, he is the only player in the lineup seeking a second APT Championships Event title. He enters Day 3 with 21 bbs. For Main Event finalist Huang, it will be another fantastic run if he reaches the final table. Huang finished 2nd at the series opener and 6th at the APT Main Event. He enters with 42 bbs.
Day 3 Chip Counts – 15 players
Total chips in play: 4,450,000
Average stack: 297,000
Day 3 opening blinds: 4000 – 8000 – 8000 ante bb
When the final 15 players return on Sunday, March 7, they will be gunning for a piece of the NT$ 2,000,000 (~US$ 71,500) prize pool. Only 9 players are guaranteed pay with the eventual champion locking up the APT Champion’s Ring, APT Golden Lion Trophy, and NT$ 603,300 (~US$ 21,646). There is a high possibility the tournament will play to the finish today. If so, you can catch the action via live stream on APT Twitch.
1st NT$ 603,300
2nd NT$ 402,200
3rd NT$ 279,600
4th NT$ 202,000
5th NT$ 151,000
6th NT$ 116,600
7th NT$ 92,600
8th NT$ 75,400
9th NT$ 62,800
On the flip side, several notables met the rail at Day 2 namely series Main Event champion Hui Chen “Kitty” Kuo, Zong Chi He (APT Taiwan II Main Event winner), Chen An Lin, Yi Wei Peng (High Rollers Single Day winner), and Chan Lok Ming.
Dates: March 4 to 8
Buy in: NT$ 25,300 (~US$ 908)
Guarantee: NT$ 2,000,000 (~US$ 71,500)
Total Entries: 89
Prize pool: NT$ 2,000,000 (~US$ 71,500)
ITM: 9 places
Remaining: 15 players
Day 3: Sunday, March 7
Final 8: Monday, March 8
Event #11: No Limit Hold’em – DENG DENG KAI – NT$ 87,300 (~US$ 3,130)
Once again, another first time APT winner at the series. The newest champion was Taiwan’s Deng Deng Kai who bested the 23 entry field of the No Limit Hold’em event. Kai defeated CTP Club owner Hsing Hsiung “David” Tai at heads up to claim the NT$ 87,300 (~US$ 3,130) first prize and event trophy.
Date: Saturday, March 6
Buy in: NT$ 8,800 (~US$ 316)
Prize pool: NT$ 178,400
ITM: 4 places
1st Deng Deng Kai – Taiwan – NT$ 87,300
2nd Hsing Hsiung “David” Tai – Taiwan – NT$ 46,800
3rd Ching Hsiang Kao – Taiwan – NT$ 27,200
4th Hsin Hui Peng – Taiwan – NT$ 17,100
Event #12: Deep Stack Turbo – CHIA YUN WU – NT$ 46,400 (~US$ 1,665)
No stranger to running deep, Chia Yun Wu finally scored his first ever APT title at the Deep Stack Turbo event. Wu tore past the 28 entry field to lock up the NT$ 46,400 (~US$ 1,665) first prize and event trophy. This was Wu’s seventh career APT cash.
Date: Saturday, March 6
Buy in: NT$ 4,400 (~US$ 158)
Prize pool: NT$ 108,600 (~US$ 3,900)
ITM: 5 places
1st Chia Yun Wu – Taiwan – NT$ 46,400
2nd Chi Yi Huang – Taiwan – NT$ 26,900
3rd Maximilian Chen – USA – NT$ 16,600
4th Tzu Ching Yang – Taiwan – NT$ 11,000
5th Chan Lok Ming – Hong Kong – NT$ 7,700
For all completed events including the series opener at CTP Club Taichung, players in the money were awarded points towards the APT Player of the Series race. You can view the standings and all the event results via the links provided.
Currently up top with a very comfortable lead is two time series event winner Kun Han Lee with 1,316.62 points. In second rank is Zhi Hao Huang with 844.04 points, and in third position is Chi Jen Chu with 580.65 points. For the remaining games, all trophy events generate points except for the APT Taichung Special Event. Only the top three players in points will take home prizes.
1st place: APT POS Trophy, APT POS Ring, luxury watch, US$ 800
2nd place: APT POS Trophy, US$ 100
3rd place: APT POS Trophy, US$ 100
Remaining side events at the CTP Club Taipei
Event #13: Monster Stack – NT$ 13,200 (~US$ 475) buy in
Event #14: High Rollers – NT$ 32,500 (~US$ 1,166) buy in
Event #15: Deep Stack Turbo NT$ 4,400 (~US$ 158) buy in
Event #16: High Rollers Single Day – NT$ 27,000 (~US$ 970) buy in
Event #17: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo – NT$ 4,400 (~US$ 158 ) buy in