Among the prestigious poker tournament in the Asia-Pacific region, the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Taiwan is back! The tour resumed on 4 March in Taipei City at the Chinese Hold’em Poker Association (CPT) spreading across 24 events to be played till 15 March. While the coronavirus epidemic shook the world, cancelling and postponing numerous events so far in the Asian region, the APT site reads that guarantees will possibly be compromised.
The APT Taiwan 2020’s first feature tournament, the major attraction, TWD 33,000 Main Event is currently underway. The tournament kicked off at 1 pm local time, and a small chunk of 37 runners entered the tournament to chase the title. Only 15 survived the day with Taiwanese pro Kuang Hung Lee bagging the largest stack of 111,000 chips. The chip in-charge is followed by his native countrymate Ho Chung Yi bagging 99,100 chips and New Zealand’s Hamish Crawshaw in the third place with 94,100 chips, rounding up the top three players.
Other notable names progressing to Day 2 include 2020 APPT Open Taipei Club Daily Deepstack winner Go Mori, the 2019 APT Vietnam Championships Event winner Vincent Chauve and others.
With over $241k in total live earnings, Lee stepped into the live poker scenario in 2014 finishing 8th in Macau Poker Cup. The year 2019 saw him finishing 32-times in the money according to Hendon Mob. He also appeared in the 2019 WPT India High Roller finishing 3rd for $18,147 and is now chasing to grab his first 2020 title.
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Day 1B is scheduled to take place today, 7 March at 1 pm local time. Keep reading GutshotMagazine.com for more updates on APT Taiwan and other poker tournaments around the world.
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