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APT Incheon 2023 Main Event Live Updates Poker
Smit Trivedi
Posted on 31 Aug, 2023
By Smit Trivedi
On 31 Aug, 2023
By Smit Trivedi
On 31 Aug, 2023

APT Incheon 2023 Main Event Live Updates

Phua Si Yang Is Missing?

Level 16, blinds 4K/8K, big blind ante 8K

10:35 AM – Phua Si Yang hasn’t taken his seat yet at table twelve  which sees his bag of chips being blinded out slowly as  the Bracelet winner hasn’t arrived yet. Despite starting the day with 153,000 chips, the Singaporean will see some of his chip go into the pot with out his playing any hands for showing show up or late.

Chips Removed From Play?

10:15 AM – The Chips of players who played the qualifiers online but who could not make it to Paradise City Casino will be removed from play ahead of Day 3. A total of 192,000 chips has been accumulated and removed from play. 

  • Thanh Ha Duong – 26,000 chips.
  • Du Duc Tien – 65,000 chips.
  • Masaki Nakamura – 101,000 chips.

Welcome Back To Day 3 Of APT Incheon ME!

APT Incheon 2023 Main Event

APT Incheon 2023 Main Event

10 AM – The Day 3 of the APT Main Event is underway. With just 46 minutes left for level 17, it remains interesting to see which player bows out next!  Here we go! 

APT Incheon 2023 Day 2 Ends With Aaron Lim As Chip Lead 

Aaron Lim

Aaron Lim

APT Incheon Main Event Day 2 ends with 134 players bagging out before coming back tomorrow for Day 3. Australia’s Aaron Lim sits at the top with 1,083,000 chips against his name. After initial four flights, 171 online entries, and 50 players who bought into Day 2, the total number of entries for APT Incheon Main Event rose to 930.  We are all set to see one player emerge victorious from the pool and walk away with the  largest ever prize pool of KRW 1,867,347,000 (~USD $1,411,975). 

APT Incheon 2023: Day 2 Top 10 Stacks 

Pos. Name Country Chips
1 Aaron Lim Australia 1,083,000
2 Cheuk Him Tsang Hong Kong 919,000
3 Hon Cheong Lee Hong Kong 882,000
4 Dongying Ling Singapore 816,000
5 Anthony An United States 682,000
6 Lester Edoc Philippines 658,000
7 Darko Svesko Russia 634,000
8 Milos Petakovic Serbia 609,000
9 Xiaohua Fu China 593,000
10 Alan Fernandez Spain 562,000

APT Incheon Main Event Bubbled By Gary Moon

Gary Moon (A♥ Q♠) is the last player to leave the APT Main Event without pocketing any money after the South Korean poker pro took on Aaron Lim (7♠ 9♣). 

Lim had shoved all in, pressuring Moon to make the call so near the bubble with the latter having just 170,000 to his name. A brave call from Moon saw him stay ahead on the 5♣ 8♣ 3♦ flop but Lim paired his nine on the 9♦ turn and the 2♥ rolled off on the river to eliminate Moon in 136th place.

138 Players Left

Level 16, blinds 3K/6K, big blind ante 6K

We are hand-for-hand now with the number of players reduced down to 138 in the Main Event. Just three more players have to be eliminated before players get to be ITM.

Near The Bubble 

Level 16, blinds 2.5K/5K, big blind ante 5K

With just 152 players remaining in the Main Event, we are nearing the bubble. Players who manage to survive the next 17 eliminations will be making money in this APT Incheon 2023 Main Event.

Updated Chip Counts at the Start of Level 15

Level 14, blinds 1.5K/3K, big blind ante 3K
Before Level 15 kick-starts, let’s have a look at the updated chip count for the APT Incheon 2023 Main Event. 

Chip Counts

Lester Edoc 626,000
Chao Ting Cheng 530,000
Abraham Ceesvin 525,000
Kokwai Sim 476,000
Dongying Ling 450,000
Teng-Keui Hsu 440,000
Xiaolu Li 427,000
Anthony An 425,000
Shinya Maeda 412,000
Jieming Xu 395,000
Darko Svesko 392,000
Aaron Lim 376,500
Ryo Kanemaru 353,000
Shunsuke Nishimoto 342,000
Yu Sheng Lin 340,500
Kazuma Kambayashi 295,000
Kei Kumagai 295,000


Bertrand Grospellier Is Sent Packing By Shinya Maeda 

Level 14, blinds 1.5K/3K, big blind ante 3K

Bertrand Grospellier

Bertrand Grospellier

Maeda’s Pocket Aces A♠ A♣  got the better of Bertrand Grospellier (Q♠ Q♣) and busted ‘Elky’ from the Main Event, The action saw both the players do some preflop raising with the flop coming out as 7♥ 3♥ 9♠. This saw both the rest of their stacks coming into the pot which was not valued nearly 300,000. Grospellier, who only had only two outs was left disappointed when the turn card came out as 5♣  and the river of 8♠ eliminating him from the Main Event.

Shung Er Sua Survives With A Double

Level 13, blinds 1K/2.5K, big blind ante 2.5K

Shung Er Sua

Shung Er Sua

Shung Er Sua, who won the APT Hanoi Summer Series High Roller moved all all-in for 35,000 with K♦ 9♦ and got a call by Wayne Lau, who held 3♣ 3♦. Sitting on Table 23, he managed to double up at  as the board ran out 8♦ 9♣ J♣ 2♣ 8♠ and saw Sua survive an elimination scare. 

Farhad Aghayev Busts Out

Level 12, blinds 1K/2K, big blind ante 2K

Farhad Aghayev

Farhad Aghayev

Farhad Aghayev, who won the 2022 APT Incheon Main Event busted out when his pocket jacks pushed him packing against Lester Edoc’s pocket aces.Aghayev missed out on winning the APT Incheon Main Event consecutively and is now expected to take a stab at the upcoming High Roller event, which starts in two days.

Final Table Payouts Announced! 

Level 11, blinds 800/1,600, big blind ante, 1,600

The winner of APT Incheon Main Event is set to walk away with KRW 346,647,000 (~$262,090) with the organizing committee announced the final table payouts which will see 135 get paid from a field of 930 entries with the min-cash sitting at KRW 3,700,000 (~$2,800).

Place Prize (KRW) Prize (~USD)
1 KRW 346,647,000 262,090
2 KRW 210,500,000 159,150
3 KRW 147,700,000 111,670
4 KRW 110,900,000 83,850
5 KRW 86,300,000 65,250
6 KRW 63,900,000 48,310
7 KRW 45,700,000 34,550
8 KRW 32,600,000 24,650
9 KRW 25,700,000 19,430

Day 2 Numbers!

The number of registrations went up to 930 which included 171 online entries, 709 from the initial four flights as well as 50 players who that bought into Day 2. 

Natural8’s Adrian Attenborough Makes An Appearance

Level 11, blinds 800/1600, big blind ante, 1600

10:20 AM – Natural8 Ambassador and member of Team Hot Adrian Attenborough joined is spotted on one of the outer tables.  He sits on one of the bigger stacks in the room with the WSOP Main Event runner-up buying-in just before the start of Day 2 which sees his stack start at 40,000.

ALSO READ: Can APT Incheon 2023 Pull More South Korean Players Into The Asian Poker Scene?

The highly anticipated APT Incheon 2023 kicked-off at the luxurious Paradise City Casino in South Korea. We have seen plenty of high stakes action take place in APT events before and the Incheon stop won’t be any different. The Main Event especially draws the most attention and top pros will be slogging hard to win the coveted trophy.

Gutshot Magazine will be covering the APT Incheon $1 Million GTD Main Event live. With a lot of hype surrounding the event, we predict it to break numerous records and a ton of participants eying for glory! So stay tuned and find out who will win the APT Incheon 2023 ME title!

Image Credits: Asian Poker Tour

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