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The 2019 Asian Poker Tour (APT) Korea Incheon got underway at the Paradise City Casino on August 2. In the past week, a total of 11 events have crowned winners, with 12 more events still waiting to declare their champions.
The center of attraction of the series, i.e., the KRW 1,320,000 buy-in Main Event, kicked off on August 4. The event registered 236 entries across two starting flights, generating KRW 274,704,00 in prize money. Hong Kong’s Tsang Dicky Siu Hang (cover image) obliterated the massive field, clinching the APT Main Event trophy, along with a personal-best live score of KRW 59,485,000, following a heads-up chop with eventual runner-up Haruta Koichi.
That’s not all, as Tsang also won the Dafabet APT Survivor promo for being the last man standing wearing the Dafabet patch. For this, he was awarded the Main Event seat to 2019 APT Philippines which will run from September 11 to 22.
Besides the Main Event, several other side events have crowned champions. Below is a list of winners (so far).
2019 APT Korea Incheon Winners
|KRW 550,000 Monster Stack||Hung Sheng Lin||KRW 10,407,000|
|KRW 3,200,000 High Rollers #1||Haruta Koichi||KRW 16,296,000|
|KRW 550,000 Dafabet Head Hunter 100,000 Bounty||Miki Kobayashi||KRW 3,000,000|
|KRW 330,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi #1||Cona Joseph||KRW 3,274,000|
|KRW 2,150,000 High Rollers Single Day #1||Roman Ro||KRW 19,928,000|
|KRW 440,000 NLH Single Day Event #1||Tam Hoi Wai||KRW 6,366,000|
|KRW 550,000 No Limit Hold'em #1||Chung Ming Sang||KRW 10,077,000|
|KRW 5,300,000 Super High Rollers||Chen Yenhan||KRW 49,818,000|
|KRW 440,000 Short Deck||Hirotsugu Ueno||KRW 6,831,000|
|KRW 550,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi #2||Tin Tse Wang Cheun||KRW 7,001,000|
|KRW 2,150,000||He Xiaoyin||KRW 11,640,000|
With the series expected to wrap up on August 13, there are many more exciting events left to play out, including the Championships Event that hits the floor today at 1 PM (local time) with its first starting flight – Day 1A.
APT Korea Main Event Recap
The five-day-long Main Event saw its money bubble burst on Day 3, with Hungary’s Koszegi Diana (24th for KRW 1,171,000) becoming the first player to finish in the money.
Other notables who also finished in the money included Takabe Kenichi (10th for KRW 5,829,000), Toyoshima Akihisa (15th for KRW 4,048,000), Dom Choi (20th for KRW 2,811,000), and Mefodichev Vladimir (22nd for KRW 2,811,000).
Following the elimination of Fan Michael Wen Zhong (9th for KRW 6,994,000), the eight-handed final table was convened.
Final Table Chip Counts
1. Haruta Koichi – 1,616,000
2. Daicho Ryo – 900,000
3. Du Ming Tsai – 632,000
4. Tsang Dicky Siu Hang – 617,000
5. Kunimaro Kojo – 590,000
6. Hashimoto Akira – 584,000
7. Eduard Pak – 552,000
8. Graeme Siow – 411,000
Final Table Recap
Japan’s Haruta Koichi had entered the final table as the chip leader, but by the time the heads-up came about, he had lost much of his lead to Tsang Dicky Siu Hang, who was the last player from Hong Kong in the field. The two remaining finalists agreed to an ICM deal. Tsang locked in KRW 56,128,000 while Koichi was assured KRW 52,420,000. With KRW 3,357,000 and the title left in play, the two finalists resumed the heads-up match with Tsang ultimately emerging victorious.
On the final hand, Koichi’s were cracked by Tsang’s which bettered to a pair of kings on the flop. Tsang claimed the title and the top prize of KRW 59,485,000, while Koichi was relegated to the runner-up spot.
Final Table Results (KWR)
1. Tsand Dicky Siu Hang – KRW 59,485,000*
2. Haruta Koichi – KRW 52,420,000*
3. Eduard Pak – KRW 31,118,000
4. Akira Hashimoto – KRW 22,476,000
5. Tsai Du Ming – KRW 16,809,000
6. Graeme Siow – KRW 12,973,000
7. Ryo Daicho – KRW 10,302,000
8. Kunimaro Kojo – KRW 8,393,000
*denotes a heads-up deal
Content & Images Courtesy: Asian Poker Tour
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