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.
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.
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 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).
|2||Cheuk Him Tsang||Hong Kong||919,000|
|3||Hon Cheong Lee||Hong Kong||882,000|
|5||Anthony An||United States||682,000|
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.
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.
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.
|Chao Ting Cheng||530,000|
|Yu Sheng Lin||340,500|
Level 14, blinds 1.5K/3K, big blind ante 3K
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.
Level 13, blinds 1K/2.5K, big blind ante 2.5K
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.
Level 12, blinds 1K/2K, big blind ante 2K
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.
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)|
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.
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.
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!
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