APT Korea X IT’S Poker: Main Event Day 2 begins; Monster Stack and Championships satty

After a five week postponement, APT Korea 2021 is back on track with the final games of “The Real” Hold’em Tournament running from September 9 to 12. This weekend will be quite significant as it will see the crowning of the tour’s first Korea Main Event champion of the year. In partnership with IT’S Holdings, this is also the first ever local event held by the Asian Poker Tour in the country. Due to crowd capacity restrictions, the festival guarantee has been lowered to KR₩ 471,000,000 (~US$ 403,000) across six events.The MAIN EVENT – KR₩ 230 Million GTD (~US$ 196,760) gets underway today with 144 players returning for Day 2 out of 540 entries. Prize pool and payouts to be announced shortly. 

Top 20 in chips

Total chips in play: 13,497,900
Average stack: 93,735

Other players in the Day 2 lineup are APT decorated champions and pros Yohwan Lim (APT Philippines Championships II), Soojo Kim (APT Finale Macau 2016), Jinho Hong (APT Taiwan 2019), Gyeongbyeong Lee (APT Experience Manila 2016), Siyoung Lee (APT Philippines 2019), Jiyoung Kim, Seungmook Jung, Daewoong Song, and Gabyong Kim

For all the railbirds, there are two events on deck today to fuel your poker appetite. The Monster Stack event which requires five tickets to enter and a satellite to the Championships Event which requires two tickets to enter. The Championships Event – KR₩ 150 Million GTD  (~US$ 128,300) runs for two days, September 11 to 12. Make sure to check the schedule for the details. In addition to the cash prize, all the champions will receive an APT Trophy. 

APT Korea 2021 “The Real” Hold’em Tournament