Starting from 27 November, the 2018 Asian Poker Tour (APT) Finale Philippines will run all the way till 6 December 2018. The festival being hosted at Resorts World Manila (Philippines) comprises of 18 events in total, including the PHP 55,000 Main Event and the PHP 165,000 Championships Event. The Main Event guarantees PHP 10,000,000, while the Championships Event (from 3 to 6 December) also features a PHP 10,000,000 guarantee. Other special tournaments include the PHP 5,500 Mega Sports World Deepstack Turbo and the PHP 107,500 “Short Deck” High Rollers Single Day (Shot Clock).
Coming back to the PHP 55,000 (around INR 73K) Main Event, it has two starting flights with Day 1A concluding yesterday and Day 1B starting later today. A total of 95 runners entered the tournament on Day 1A. Only 46 players survived the 8 levels of play and bagged their chips to enter Day 2 play.
The first flight of the event saw several Indians but it was only India’s WSOP gold bracelet winner Aditya Sushant, who could make it to Day 2. Sushant is one of the most talented and consistent players from India and he currently sits at 6th place in ‘India All Time Money List’ with several big live scores in the domestic as well as international tournaments. Now, this Chennai pro will be eyeing another big score to add to his whopping $561,789 in the total live tournament earnings.
Sushant, who bagged 70,600 chips to move into Day 2, was the sole Indian representative to survive this first flight of the Main Event. With more than half a million dollars in live tournament earnings, Sushant is in the hunt for another big score now and we wish the player all the best for the same!
It’s Korea’s Chul Ho Bae who currently chip-leads with 133,400 in chips, while Sushant is among the top 10 chip leaders. Australia’s Bobby Zhang is the second biggest stack among the survivors with 106,500. Among other notables remaining in the field include Japan’s Testsuya Tsuchikawa, the defending Main Event champion, who is currently holding a stack of 63,000. Now it is time for Day 1B of the event that begins later today and players can enter it with the same buy-in of PHP 55,000.
Top 10 Chip Counts:
- Chul Ho Bae – 133,400
- Bobby Zhang – 106,500
- Kenneth Zhoo – 106,300
- Charlito Aseberos – 89,500
- Kwok Luen Hei – 84,100
- Lim Yo Hwan – 80,500
- Matz Jungsand – 78,800
- Jun Obara – 76,200
- Lu Li – 72,300
- Aditya Sushant – 70,600
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