APPT 9 Manila: Douglas Olsson leads the Main Event Day 1a; Indians Continue to cash

appt manilaPoker action in Manila soared to an unprecedented level with the PHP50,000 Main Event starting on 6th August. The opening flight of the main event drew 260 registrations equaling the total entries in 2014. Douglas Olsson of Sweden finished the day in chip lead position with a stack of 207,500. Several Indian players entered the flight 1a of the Main Event but, only two – Sam Srinivas Polishetty and Romit Advani could survive till the end of the day.

After Dhaval Mudgal finished runner-up finish in the Event 6 – ₱5,000 NLH Freezeout, several other Indians took a shot at Event 7 and 8. 2 notable scores came from Event 7: ₱25,000 6-Max Freezeout wherein Kanishka Samant and Sameer Rattonsey placed 7th and 12th respectively.

Event 7: ₱25,000 6-Max Freezeout

A prize pool of ₱2,553,525 was accumulated in Event 7 out of which Ching Wei Chen of Taiwan took home ₱635,805 in top prize with the event title. Two Indian players made a deep run in the event but unfortunately missed the title again. Sameer Rattonsey who was playing the first tournament in APPT 9 Manila finished 12th in this event bagging ₱63,800. Kanishka Samant made it to the Final Table where he finished 7th for ₱95,800.

Here are the top 10 money-finishers of this event:

Postion Player (Country) Prize
1st Ching Wei Chen (Taiwan) ₱635,805
2nd Iok Seng Kat (Macau) ₱538,820
3rd Dong Hyun Kim (Korea) ₱312,800
4th Carlos Chang (Taiwan) ₱236,200
5th Kazuhiro Shirasawa (Japan) ₱166,000
6th Xiang Wei Alex Lee (Singapore) ₱121,300
7th Kanishka Samant (India) ₱95,800
8th Kuang Hung Lee (Taiwan) ₱76,600
9th Sebastien Clot (France) ₱76,600
10th Junyeob Song (Korea) ₱63,800

Event 8: ₱10,000 NLH Freezeout

Manuel Blaschke of Austria clinched the event title with the top prize of ₱388,640. Blaschke outplayed a field of 178 Players in this event to win the lion’s share of the ₱1,553,940 prize pool. Team PokerStars pro Bryan Huang placed 9th in this event bagging ₱38,800. None of the Indian player could make into the money in this event.

Here are the top 10 money-finishers of this event:

Postion Player (Country) Prize
1st Manuel Blaschke (Austria) ₱388,640
2nd Fu Bang “Fubo” Huang (Chinese Taipei) ₱256,400
3rd Thanh Ha Duong (Vietnam) ₱163,200
4th Quy Phong Lam (Vietnam) ₱132,100
5th Florian Faure (Germany) ₱104,900
6th Michael Galang (Philippines) ₱85,500
7th Harold Neal Ruaya (Philippines) ₱69,900
8th Garry Cantong (Philippines) ₱54,400
9th Bryan Huang (Singapore) ₱38,800
10th Akemi Kamada (Japan) ₱31,100

Event 9: ₱50,000 Main Event Day 1a

260 players entered the first flight of Main Event on 6th August and after eight hours of play, PokerStars Qualifier Douglas Olsson emerged at the top of the 75 survivors. Team PokerStars Pros Bryan Huang (172,900) and Vivian Im (131,900) both finished with Top Ten chip stacks. Among the Indian players, Adda52 Team Spades pro Amit Jain and Thrill pro Dhaval Mudgal busted out on Day 1a. Team PokerStars pro Aditya Agarwal too couldn’t survive the Day 1a battle. Sam Srinivas Polishetty (99,200) and Romit Advani (96,300) were the 2 Indians making it to Day 2. Most of Indian players have re-entered on Day 1b today.

Position Player (Country) Chips
1 Douglas Olsson (Sweden) 207,500
2 Rolf Galasen (Norway) 203,800
3 Bryan Huang (Singapore) 172,900
4 Dongkyu Kim (Korea) 171,900
5 Jessie Leonarez (Philippines) 135,800
6 Vivian Im (Korea) 132,900
7 Iori Yogo (Japan) 132,900
8 Thomas Lee (Canada) 129,500
9 Sam Ng (Malaysia) 122,200
10 Edwin Hui (Canada) 120,400

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