APT Korea X IT’S Poker: Main Event champion to be crowned! Bonil Koo leads the final 18

In partnership with IT’S Poker, the first APT Korea 2021 “The Real” Hold’em Tournament – MAIN EVENT – champion will be determined today! Welcome to the final day of the series headliner. From 540 total entries to 144 players, we are now down to the final 18 led by Boonil Koo with 2,581,000 in chips. Last month, Koo placed 5th at the series No Limit Hold’em High Roller for KR₩ 3,360,000 (~US$ 2,938). He is on his way to earning much more including the APT Main Event Trophy and APT Championship Ring should he take it to the limit. 

The final hunt has begun. Players have already taken their seats. Among the contenders are APT regulars  Seongsu Kong and Daewoong Song. Kong has multiple APT titles however the Main Event has continued to elude him. As for the latter Song, he was one of Day 2’s biggest movers, racing from 101st rank to 4th in chips. Other back end players reaching the final two tables were Kyoseong Yoon who came from 113th rank and Taeho Kang from 111th rank. Maintaining their big stacks were Moses Jang and Inho Song, both players were in the top 5 entering Day 2. Prize pool and payouts to be announced. Good luck to all the players! 

Final 18 players

Chip counts by rank

Boonil Koo – 2,581,000 
Inho Song – 1,519,000  
Jiwoo Lee – 1,370,000 
Daewoong Song – 1,242,000 
Soomin Jang – 696,000
Jaehyun Bae – 693,000 
Seongkwon Kim – 646,000
Miran Yu – 606,000 
Hyojeong Lee – 545,000 
Daehyun Kim – 539,000 
Moses Jang – 534,000 
Seungmook Jung – 453,000 
Seongmin Cho – 422,000
Kyoseong Yoon – 380,000
Changseon Kim – 334,000
Minjin Nam – 234,000
Taeho Kang – 116,000

Total chips in play: 13,359,000
Average stack: 742,167

Side Events 

For all you railbirds, you can fill your poker appetite by joining today’s side events. The two day Championships Event is underway with late registration still open. For a chance at the KR₩ 150,000,000 (~US$ 128,160) guaranteed prize pool, you’ll need 14 tickets to enter. If you prefer a faster format, the Deep Stack Turbo is the way to go. Event guarantee is KR₩ 25,000,000 (~US$ 21,400), buy in is 4 tickets.  

The last event on the roster is the No Limit Hold’em Single Day which takes place tomorrow, September 12. Guarantee is KR₩ 19,000,000 (~US$ 16,200), entry fee is 3 tickets. All of the champions will receive an APT Trophy. 

APT Korea 2021 “The Real” Hold’em Tournament