2014 APT RWM Poker Finale: Takayama leads final 36 in Main Event

Highlight-780x386_optIn the continuing action at the APT-RWM Poker Finale 2014 at Resorts World Manila (RWM) in Pasay City, Philippines, 3 more winners were crowned at the different side events during the weekend. The Main Event of this Asian Poker Tour event also kicked off and entered its 2nd day today.

Filipinos Jojo Tech earned the title in the High Rollers event and collected PHP 1,319,000 for his win. Tech entered the final table with 196,500 chips, just second to Swedish Douglas Olsson who had 207,000 chips. While Olsson run down in 4th place, while Tech stayed the course to the high-stakes title.

Martin Gonzales from Philippines won the Open Face Chinese Pineapple event and collected PHP 86,000 for his first place finish. Malaysian Sun Tan was the title holder at the Head Hunter tournament, a golden parachute event that attracted a total of 149 runners. Tan won PHP 439,700 for his hard-earned achievement.

The APT-RWM Poker Finale Main Event started on Saturday, December 6 with Day 1A schedule. The highlight tournament of the eight-day poker festivities at APT-RWM had 115 entrants paying up the PHP 50,000 buy-in to contest the accumulated prize money. At the end of Day 1A of the APT-RWM Poker Finale 2014 Main Event only 38 advanced to the next round.

On the Day 1A, Sam Nee from Malaysia emerged as the chip leader with the maximum stack of 165,000, while Philippines’ Mike Takayama following with 133,200. Nee played an aggressive game throughout with his influencing tactics. Tsuji Yasuyuki (128,800) of Japan, Chow Mun Fei of Malaysia and Eric Sia (97,100) of Philippines are the next in top chip counts. Singapore-based Indian origin player, Dhanesh Chainani survived Day 1A with 40,900.

Day 1B of the APT-RWM Poker Finale 2014 Main Event saw a troop of 174 players at the Resorts World Manila. When the battles of poker at different tables was over, only 71 players survived and Michael Mariakis of Australia emerged as a leader with 135,500 in chips. 38 survivors from Day 1A will join the latest qualifiers totaling the number of runners to 109 players.

The champion for this event is set to win PHP 3,185,000 with 35 others finishing in the money sharing over $12 million in the total prize pool. At the time of filing this news, Day 2 had ended with 36 players left in the foray for the top honours. Mike takayama lead the 529,000 chips while Norbert Koh had 445,000 chips. the day ended as Martin Corpiz bubbled the event and now the final 36 will play down to a 8 handed final table tomorrow.  Keep reading to know who all will have a shot at poker glory for the final APT event on Asian territories in the Philippines this year.

For the round up of the first two days at the 2014 APT-RWM Poker finale click here.