APL Online Series Wraps-Up With Turkey’s “Forguy” Winning The Main Event!

The Asia Poker League closed out its record-shattering second online series on the GG Network this past Sunday. With games taking place from June 11 to June 27, a total of 20 APL Trophies were awarded and well over CN¥ 100.4 Million (~US$ 15.55 Million) paid out across a whopping 1,094 events. The series saw a total of 235,689 entries, with the trophy events gathering 44,244 entries and generating a staggering ~CNY 41,385,000 (~US$ 6.4 Million) in the prize pool. While there were a total of 20 trophy event winners, Turkey’s “Forguy” ended up as the biggest winner among them. He championed the CN¥ 10,000,000 (~US$ 1,549,160) GTD Main Event to win a mouth-watering CN¥ 1,432,519.92 (~US$ 221,920), the single largest first-place prize awarded at the APL Online series.

The Main Event was the largest multi-day trophy event in terms of turnouts as it registered a record-breaking 6,919 entries to surpass its listed guarantee and generate CN¥ 12,018,026.24 (~US$ 1,861,154), making it the largest prize pool event at the series. As many as 929 players made it to Day 2, with 700 of them finishing ITM. After several hours of grueling play, it was Turkey’s “Forguy” who bested Belarusian Dmitry Yurasov to claim the title, the APL Trophy, and a jaw-dropping payout of CN¥ 1,432,519.92 (~US$ 221,920). This was Forguy’s largest known win on the network. In fact, the top three finishers of this event were the single biggest earners of all the featured events.

The FT had several well-known names including Hungarian superstar Andras Nemeth (5th), popular Korean gamer Jinho Hong (7th), and an anonymous Chinese player nicknamed “green balcony” (8th) who also ran well at the APL side events with 17 final table cashes that included four wins. Other notables finishing in the top 50 were Enrico Camosci (14th), Bernardo “GGeKKo” Dias (15th), Hannes “BlackFortuna” Speiser (19th), Kakin de cu (31st), Xuming “scplayer” Qi” (39th), and Joao Vieira (44th).

Final Table Payouts

  1. Forguy – Turkey – CN¥ 1,432,519.92
  2. Dmitry Yurasov – CN¥ 1,074,235.21
  3. Vinicius “RealGanjaBoy” Miranda – Brazil – CN¥ 805,563.10
  4. LightingMax – Russia – CN¥ 604,087.42
  5. Andras Nemeth – Hungary – CN¥ 453,001.29
  6. AndyPokerV – Vietnam – 339,703.44
  7. Jinho “YellOw” Hong – Korea – CN¥ 254,741.10
  8. green balcony – China – CN¥ 191,029.22
  9. BaQianHuanWo – Hong Kong – CN¥ 143,251.29

Poland’s GYTIS LAZAUNINKAS Wins APL Trophy #19: Super Stars Challenge For ~US$ 101,082

The CN¥ 8,000 buy-in Super Stars Challenge featuring CN¥ 1,500,000 (~US$ 232,375) in the guaranteed prize pool was the biggest buy-in event of the series. The tourney fared amazingly well, pulling in 505 entries to more than double its guarantee and generate CN¥ 3,838,000  (~US$ 594,570), which was eventually distributed among the top 80 finishers. The tourney ended with  Poland’s Gytis Lazauninkas locking up the trophy and the top prize of CN¥ 652,497.44 (~US$ 101,082).

Sweden’s Matthias “KingKongJoel” Joelsson, who had won the Natural8 – GGSF Main Event in late April, placed runner-up for  CN¥ 489,303.74. Vietnam’s Nguyen Sang (7th) and Korea’s Jae Wook “Justin” Shin (9th) were the other well-known Asian pros who ended their run on the final table.

Final Table Payouts  

  1. Gytis Lazauninkas – Poland – CN¥ 652,497.44
  2. Matthias “KingKongJoel” Joelsson – Sweden – CN¥ 489,303.74
  3. Aleks Ponakovs – Lithuania – CN¥ 366,926.15
  4. Resolve – Canada – CN¥ 275,155.57
  5. Konyson – China – CN¥ 206,337.56
  6. SePico77 – Uruguay – CN¥ 154,731.30
  7. Nguyen Sang – Vietnam – CN¥ 116,032.25
  8. Xiaochun “xcwang” Wang – China – CN¥ 87,011.96
  9. Jae Wook “Justin” Shin – Korea – CN¥ 65,249.71

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