₩6,000,000 APPT High Roller

Ye Wang Leads After Day 1 of the 2019 APPT Jeju ₩6M High Roller

Ernestok • Level 12: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Ye Wang

The 2019 PokerStars Asia Pacific Poker Tour Jeju is getting close to its end, with the ₩6,000,000 taking place in Shinhwa World's Landing Casino. Originally scheduled as a three-day event, it has been reprogrammed as a two-day event, for Friday June 28th and Saturday June 29th.

The first day of the event is in the books, and it is China's Ye Wang who managed to grab the lead after ten 40-minute levels. He will start in Day 2 with 375,500 in chips, with almost double the stack of the second player in the chip count, who is Jingxuan Zhu with 206,500.

Ye Wang knows for sure, what success means in Jeju, since his biggest live cash came here, in 2018 Red Dragon Jeju ₩15,000,000 Single Day High Roller, where he defeated everybody to come out with the trophy and a first place prize of ₩253,800,000 (~$229,000). This cash constitutes more than half his lifetime cashes, with approximately $390,000 in total career earnings from live tournaments.

Out of the 13 players that will return for Day 3, only six will put money in their pockets, as seven will be forced to leave empty-handed. The minimum prize will be ₩14,618,000 (~$12,600), while the winner will bring home ₩70,999,000 (~$61,400) plus the trophy.

High Roller Payouts

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The field consisted of 27 unique players, and there were also 12 re-entries added, to reach the total number of 39 entries. The runner-up of the 2019 APPT Jeju Main Event was the only player with three entries, as Yang Zhang lost his stack two times before managing to advance to Day 2 with a stack of 115,000. Among other notables still in the field, there is 2019 APPT Jeju High Roller runner-up Hao Tian (179,500), and the 3rd place finisher of the very same event Changyang Liu (126,100).

High Roller Day 2 Seat Draw

11Liuheng DaiChina192,000
12Ye WangChina375,500
13Christopher ParkUSA150,500
14Hao TianChina179,500
15Jingxuan ZhuChina206,500
16Sahil ChuttaniIndia111,000
21Siqi HeChina135,000
22Haoqi XieChina60,500
23Xingbiao ZhuChina149,500
24Changyang LiuChina126,100
25Yuan YiluChina145,500
26Genhan LiChina3,000
27Yang ZhangChina115,000

Play will resume at Level 13 with blinds 1,500/3,000 and a big blind ante of 3,000, when Day 2 starts, at 12:00 p.m. (GMT+9) tomorrow. Stay tuned to PokerNews live coverage for all the details from the last day of the 2019 PokerStars APPT Jeju.

Tags: Changyang LiuHao TianJingxuan ZhuYang ZhangYe Wang