APT Philippines II 2019 final wrap + Richard Nakila wins APT Player of the Series

After 12 days of nonstop poker competition, APT Philippines II 2019 came to a close at Resorts World Manila. For the first time, the event was held at the new Grand Wing from September 11 to 22. Players from all over the world converged to take part in 23 events. 55 countries were represented, 3,185 total entries, and PHP 94,942,800 (~USD 1,820,000) in cash prizes paid out. 

The festival’s Main Event set a country record 515 entries. Peru’s Yohn Paredes shipped it for his first-ever major live career title and PHP 4,369,400 (~USD 83,500). At the Championships Event, Singapore’s Graeme Siow (APT Korea Incheon 2019 Championships Event winner) nearly captured a back-to-back falling in 2nd place to China’s Xixiang Luo. And at the side events, Japan’s Kota Nakano was the only player to win two titles, claiming both Pot Limit Omaha events.

To close the series, the tour’s most honorable title was decided. You can view the APT Player of the Series standings here. 

APT Player of the Series

1st place: Richard Nakila – Philippines – 1,165.51 points

For his achievement, Richard Nakila won the APT Player of the Series trophy, the APT Player of the Series Ring, an exclusive watch, and USD 800. 

  • Event #1 – Monster 1 – 2nd place
  • Event #7: No Limit Hold’em 1 – 21st place
  • Event #12: No Limit Hold’em Single Day 2- 2nd place
  • Event #14: WeLoveSport Deep Stack Hyper Turbo – 2nd place
  • Event #15: No Limit Hold’em 2 – 15th place

2nd place: Yik Yin “Ray” Chiu – Hong Kong SAR – 1,021.31

For his achievement, Hong Kong’s Yik Yin “Ray” Chiu was awarded the APT Player of the Series 2nd place trophy and USD 100. 

  • Event #7: No Limit Hold’em 1 – 6th place
  • Event #9: Short Deck – 5th place
  • Event #10: Pot Limit Omaha Hi – 6th place
  • Event #16: MSW Deep Stack Turbo – 25th place
  • Event #18: Monster 2 – 30th place
  • Event #21: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo – 1st place

3rd place: Jinho Hong – Korea – 987.04

For his achievement, Korea’s Jinho Hong was awarded the APT Player of the Series 3rd place trophy and USD 100. 

  • Championships Event – 12th place
  • Event #1: Monster 1 – 1st place
  • Event #8: High Rollers 2 – 2nd place
  • Event #17: High Rollers #3 – 2nd place

Up next: APT Taiwan 2019

The Asian Poker Tour sends its gratitude to everyone that came out to help make the event successful. We would also like to thank the staff for all their hard work in ensuring the event ran smoothly. We will head to Taipei City for our 9th festival of the calendar season. APT Taiwan 2019 takes place from October 9 to 20 at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club). On our first-ever visit to Taiwan in February, the tour produced record breaking numbers for a grand prize pool over USD 2 million. We look forward to another big one. Hope to see everyone there!