The most important event of the 2019 PokerStars Asia Pacific Poker Tour is about to begin at 12 p.m. local time (GMT+9), and that event is the ₩2,500,000 APPT Main Event (~$2,160). The winner of the previous APPT Korea Main Event was Sparrow Cheung who defeated a field of 581 entries for a first place prize of ₩198,100,000 (~$172,000).
This time the Main Event has a slightly bigger buy-in than the previous one and also a bigger guaranteed prize pool. The ₩300,000,000 guaranteed of the previous Main Event has been pumped up to ₩500,000,000 for this one.
Entrants will receive 30,000 in chips and play for today will consist of thirteen 40-minute levels. Registration closes at the end of level 9 (around 6:45 p.m.) and all players have the option of a single re-entry in case they lose all their chips up until this level.
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The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all the coverage of the main event in the days to come, so stay tuned for all the action.
Meanwhile, Day 2 of the APPT National event just started, with 22 players taking their seats after two starting flights. The event easily beat the KRW 200M guarantee and draw a total of 177 entries over the two respective starting Day 1's. This generated a KRW 231,782,000 (~$200,000) prize pool with the eventual winner walking away with the trophy, title and KRW 57,365,000 (~$49,500) top prize.
Notables in contention include China's Liang Song who holds the chip lead, Shuo Li, Jun Obara, Yang Zhang, USA's Jin Woo Kim, among others.