107 entries storm Main Event Day 1B, GTD breached; S-DST nets 173, KRW67M in prize pool

INCHEON CITY, Korea – The weekend deluge was all that was needed in Day 1B of the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Korea Incheon 2022 Main Event as 107 entries flooded the penultimate preliminary and exceeded the original guaranteed prize pool of KRW300M (US$208,635) at the Paradise City Hotel and Casino here. 

At present, the new guarantee is now over KRW320M (US$223,113) with still Day 1C to be played tomorrow (22nd October) at 1:00PM (UCT+9). 

Out of the 165 total entries thus far, 85 are soldiering on to Day 2 including the 52 who advanced from today’s Day 1B.

Another strong showing by the Japanese installs a new overall chip-leader in Shun Tsukuda with 128,700 in total holdings.

He is being trailed by two Taiwanese players in 2021 APT Taichung Special Event titlist Huang Yung Chi (second with 119,000) and Xion Ho (third with 117,300). 

Shun Tsukuda (JPN) flashes a confident smile as he emerges as the new Main Event chip-leader

Day 1A chip-leader (and Mystery Bounty champion) Kono Reiji has dropped to fourth in the current standings. 

APT Korea Incheon 2022  Main Event  
Day 1A & B Qualifers to Day 2  
Rank Name Country Chips  
1 Shun Tsukuda JPN 128,700  
2 Huang Yung Chi TPE 119,000  
3 Chi Hung “Xion” Ho TPE 117,300  
4 Reiji Kono JPN 107,200  
5 Robert Kiss USA 105,900  
6 Maxwell Curtis USA 101,500  
7 Zhao Yonghui CHN 100,500  
8 Yosuke Takagi JPN 94,000  
9 Farhad Aghayen AZE 93,100  
10 Heung Tsz Kim HKG 87,000  
Day 1A = 58 /Day 1B = 107  
4,125,000 Chips in Play / 48,500 Average  

Meanwhile, (Event #6) the Super Deep Stack Turbo (S-DST) drew 173 entries, reinforcing the common belief that this event (also known as “the Fast and the Furious”) is among the most popular on the staging schedule. The prize pool has now surpassed the KRW67M (US$46,741) mark. The winner receives KRW15,246,000 (US$10,616)

173 entries flocked the popular Super Deep Stack Turbo event

The second of the KRW3.2M (US$2,237) single-day High-Rollers (Event #7) also did well with 54 entries at registration’s close. The champion here will get KRW47,748,000 (US$33,249) with the total prize pool reaching over KRW157M (US$109,423)

The influx even affected the last satellite to the Main Event’s Day 1C with a whopping 16 seats at stake in this “5-in-1” qualifier.