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APT Phu Quoc 2023 High Roller – Live Updates Poker
Amarylisa Gonsalves
Posted on 21 Mar, 2023
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 21 Mar, 2023
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 21 Mar, 2023

APT Phu Quoc 2023 High Roller – Live Updates

After a successful series in Hanoi last year, Asian Poker Tour (APT) is all set to host another edition in Phu Quoc, Vietnam. The series will take place from 24th March to 2nd April 2023 at the Corona Resort and Casino in Phu Quoc island of Vietnam.

Among the 44 events at the APT Phu Quoc 2023 series is the High Roller event, which is one of the most prestigious events on the schedule. The High Roller event takes place on the 1st and 2nd of April 2023. Players can play this high-value event for a buy-in of VND 55,000,0000 (~$23,248).

ALSO READ: APT Phu Quoc 2023 Main Event: All You Need To Know

We at Gutshot Magazine will be updating you with all the live happenings at the High Roller right here. So make sure not to miss any updates by watching this space closely and following us on our social media handles. 

Jinwoo Kim Nails The High Roller Title

Jinwoo Kim outlasted a field of 102 entries at this event to grab the APT trophy and a payday of VND 1,263,940,000 ($54,350) after beating Vietnam’s Ngoc Minh Le in the heads-up. Kim had previously won the APT Main Event in Seoul nearly five years ago for ₩26,225,000 ($23,719).

Place Player Country Prize (₫) Prize ($)
1 Jinwoo Kim U.S.A ₫1,263,940,000 $54,350
2 Ngoc Minh Le Vietnam ₫870,670,000 $37,440
3 Yamamoto Kazuo Japan ₫571,380,000 $24,525
4 William Jia Australia ₫462,540,000 $19,890
5 Nikolay Ponomarenko Russia ₫373,500,000 $16,060
6 Yuhang Chen China ₫291.870,000 $12,550
7 Shunsuke Tokoo Japan ₫230,040,000 $9,890
8 Jose Catela Portugal ₫175,620,000 $7,550
9 Xiaochun Shi China ₫128,620,000 $5,530

Ngoc Minh Le Eliminated in 2nd Place

Ngoc Minh Le limped the small blind and Jinwoo Kim checked from the big blind. The flop came Q 8 J . Kim checked, and Le bet 160,000. This led to Kim check-raising to 560,000. Le made the call to see the turn of K . Kim bet 900,00. Ngoc tanked and ran out of time and had to make the call. 

A 7 showed on the river, which led to Kim shoving his entire stack. Le called within his 30 seconds time bank. Kim’s T 9 brought bad news to Le, as Kim flopped a straight. Le flipped 8 9

Le finished second for VND 870,670,000 ($37,440).

  • Le: 8 9
  • Kim: T 9
  • Board: Q 8 J K 7

Heads-Up Battle Begins

The heads-up is set with USA’s Jinwoo Kim taking the lead against Vietnam’s Ngoc Minh Le.

Name Country Chip Count
Jinwoo Kim U.S.A 6,000,000
Ngoc Minh Le Vietnam 4,000,000

Final Table Set

The final table is set with the top nine players taking their respective seats. 

Name Country Chip Count
Niklay Ponomarenko Russia 3,365,000
Jose Catela Portugal 1,695,000
Jinwoo Kim U.S.A 1,215,000
Ngoc Minh Le Vietnam 1,150,000
Yamamoto Kazuo Japan 805,000
Xiaochun Shi China 650,000
Shunsuke Tokoo Japan 590,000
William Jia Australia 400,000
Yuhang Chen China 340,000

Siddharth Karia out at 26th

Siddharth Karia was all in pre-flop against Yuan Yilu with his remaining stack. Yilu open raised and Karia  3-bet shoved 123,000. The Chinese player called and flipped A K . Karia on the other hand showed T T

The flop brought A  K  8 , and Karia slowly began to grab his personal belongings. The Q brought some relief to Karia, but nonetheless, 5 on the river ended his tournament life. The last Indian standing took the 26th place without a cash. 

  • Karia: T T
  • Yilu: A K
  • Board: A K 8 Q 5

Day 2 Begins

The top 31 players from 102 entries have returned to play the Day 2 of High Roller – 8 Max. The event will see first place take home a whopping ₫1,263,940,000 ($54,350) as the top prize. The only Indian survivor in the field is Siddharth Karia, with a stack of 158,00 chips. Nikolay Ponomarenko is leading the field with 807,000 chips

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