2019 PokerStars APPT Manila

₱33,000 APPT National
Days: 1b
Event Info

2019 PokerStars APPT Manila

Final Results
Winning Hand
4,174,500 PHP
Event Info
33,000 PHP
Prize Pool
19,417,266 PHP
Level Info
80,000 / 160,000

₱33,000 APPT National

Day 1b Completed

Hogyun Kang Grabs Overall Lead After 2019 APPT Manila National Day 1b

Level 13 : 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

After 13 exciting levels of play, Day 1b of the 2019 Asia Pacific Poker Tour Manila ₱33,000 National is in the books. When the ninth level of Day 1b ended, that meant the end of registration and there were 438 entries for the second starting flight of the National event. Those will be added to the 236 entries of Day 1a, comprising a total field of 674 entries. The total prize pool is ₱19,417,266 (~$380,570), but the payouts will be announced tomorrow, before the start of Day 2.

After everything was done, 118 players remained in their seats with chips in front of them. Along with the 60 players that advanced after Day 1a, there will be 178 players playing tomorrow for Day 2.

One thing is for sure, and this is the fact that there is going to be a new champion for 2019, since Marc Rivera busted during the tenth level of the day. He was unlucky enough to see his ace-queen lose from Ulrik Scotwin's ace-jack, when a jack hit the turn.

On the top of the counts sits Hogyun Kang with 418,500 in chips, although the Korean flew under the radar during Day 1b. Edgar Eui Kim is in second place with 395,000, Gab Yong Kim is third with 305,000, and Joven Huerto is following with 305,500 chips. Christopher Mateo rounds up the top five stacks of the field, with 295,000.

Team PokerStars Pro had its representative in the face of Celina Lin, but she fell short before the end of Day 1b, after spending most of the day around 50k chips. She had her share of success though during the day, since she finished fifth in the ₱100,000 Shot Clock High Roller for a prize of ₱549,500 (~$10,770).

Several notables are still in the field, with Rex Clinkscales (107,000), James Bonanno (105,500), Victor Chong (102,000), and Pete Chen (48,000) among them.

Day 2 is scheduled to start on Tuesday July 30, and the players will play for 12 levels, as it was officially announced after the end of Day 1b.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued live coverage as the festival continues!

Tags: Celina LinChristopher MateoEdgar Eui KimJames BonannoJoven HuertoMarc RiveraPete ChenRex ClinkscalesVictor Chong

End of Day 1b Chip-Counts (full)

Level 13 : 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Player Chips Progress
Hogyun Kang kr
Hogyun Kang
Day 1B Chip Leader
Gab Yong Kim kr
Gab Yong Kim
305,000 176,000
Joven Huerto ph
Joven Huerto
300,500 300,500
Christopher Mateo ph
Christopher Mateo
Ali Nasr Erfahani ir
Ali Nasr Erfahani
274,500 274,500
Yo Seb Rhee jp
Yo Seb Rhee
238,000 -200
Hao Tian cn
Hao Tian
238,000 153,000
Raul Aquino ph
Raul Aquino
234,500 114,500
Shintaro Nozawa jp
Shintaro Nozawa
William Kang gb
William Kang
217,500 217,500
Tautvydas Jonikas lt
Tautvydas Jonikas
213,000 213,000
Yu Hsien Lin tw
Yu Hsien Lin
213,000 213,000
Guangcheng Chen cn
Guangcheng Chen
205,000 205,000
Daniel Smiljkovic de
Daniel Smiljkovic
198,000 198,000
Desmond Yow sg
Desmond Yow
193,500 193,500
Linh Tran ca
Linh Tran
186,500 186,500
Day 2 Chip Leader
Ngoc Khanh Le vn
Ngoc Khanh Le
185,000 185,000
Hermann Lee sg
Hermann Lee
185,000 185,000
Jaideep Sajwan in
Jaideep Sajwan
177,000 177,000
Nguyen Thinh vn
Nguyen Thinh
175,000 175,000
Bolei Zhang cn
Bolei Zhang
169,500 -55,500
Lei Yu cn
Lei Yu
169,000 74,000
Anthony Thong Boon Tee my
Anthony Thong Boon Tee
166,500 166,500
Seong Jin Han kr
Seong Jin Han
166,000 166,000
Wang Zhe cn
Wang Zhe
164,500 164,500

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Kim Soars into Chip Lead

Level 13 : 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

A player called all in on a {6-Hearts}{q-Spades}{7-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Clubs} board for his last 25,000 but mucked when Edgar Eui Kim showed {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts} for a rivered full house.

The all-in player was forced to turn over {q-Clubs}{8-Spades} for just top pair and he was eliminated.

Kim took down the pot, and moved well above 350,000 in chips, which looks to be good enough for the overall chip lead. With not many hands left in the day, stay tuned to find out whether or not he can hold on to his lead.

Player Chips Progress
Edgar Eui Kim ca
Edgar Eui Kim

Tags: Edgar Eui Kim

Kim Makes the Correct Fold with Queens Preflop

Level 13 : 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

A massive pot with a five-bet preflop was created in Soo Jo Kim's table, with an open from under-the-gun to 6,000, and a three-bet from Qi Wang to 15,000.

Soo Jo Kim was in the button, and made a four-bet to 37,500 chips. The initial raiser thought about it for two minutes and announced all in for 131,000. Qi Wang folded, and Kim had to decide if he would call, with his tournament life on stake.

He asked his opponent if he would show his hand after his fold, but he didn't got any reply. He finally showed queens before he threw them to the muck, and this prompted the all in player to show his kings, confirming that Kim made the correct move.

Player Chips Progress
Soo Jo Kim kr
Soo Jo Kim

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Level: 13

Blinds: 1,000/2,500

Ante: 2,500

Luo Shoves River

Level 12 : 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

With around 12,000 in the middle on a {2-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{8-Spades} board, Xixiang Luo bet 8,400 and a single opponent called.

The river was the {10-Hearts} putting three hearts on the board, and Luo moved all in for around 22,000. His opponent quickly folded and Luo took down the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Xixiang Luo cn
Xixiang Luo

Tags: Xixiang Luo