CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT KRW 200M GTD begins tomorrow; Chung Ming Sang wins NLH #1

Get ready for the second highlight tournament of APT Korea Incheon 2019!

From August 9 to 13 is the CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT taking place at the luxurious Paradise City Casino. This is another one of the tour’s highly praised events and it comes with a KRW 200,000,000 (~USD 170,000) guarantee. Its deep structure allows for plenty of playing time and players can register as late as the first hour of Day 2. See all the info below.

Date: August 9 to 13 
Guarantee: KRW 200,000,000 (~USD 170,000)
Buy-in: KRW 1,980,000 (~USD 1,700)
Starting time: 1pm

Starting stack: 50,000 (250 times the opening big blind)
Opening blinds: 100 – 200
Blind intervals: 60 minutes

Festival booklet – event structure in page 7

Day 1A: Friday, August 9
Day 1B: Saturday, August 10
Day 2: Sunday, August 11
Day 3: Monday, August 12
Final Day: Tuesday, August 13

Several things to know:

  • The Championships Event utilizes the Ante BB format
  • Shot clock will be implemented when the tournament is down to the final six tables
  • Blinds escalate every 60 minutes
  • Day 1A, Day 1B, and Day 2 play a total of 8 levels
  • Multiple stacks allowed but only best stack advances
  • Registration closes at the start of level 10 in Day 2
  • Day 3 plays to the final 8 players
  • Official final table is 8 players

Bubble Protection

Bubble Protection is one of the best Championships Event incentives to take advantage of. For those new to this promo, it is a type of insurance policy during the bubble round. If a protected player busts on the bubble, that player will receive their buy-in back in the form of APT tournament credits. Since its inception, numerous protected players have been saved from walking away empty-handed.

To be eligible, all you need to do is follow these three simple steps:

  • Pre-register
  • Draw for your seat before the starting time of 1pm
  • Have your chips put into play on the first deal of Level 1

*Eliminated players wanting bubble protection on the next starting day will have to qualify again.

Chung Ming Sang wins the No Lmt Hold’em #1

While Main Event Day 3 was up and running yesterday, the No Limit Hold’em #1 filled up a good portion of the room. 75 runners turned up at KRW 550,000 each for a prize pool of KRW 36,375,000. The event paid out 13 places with newcomer Chung Ming Sang claiming the lion’s share KRW 10,077,000 for his victory. He overcame Chinese pro Li-Ta Hsu at heads up to capture his first-ever live tournament title. 

1st Chung Ming Sang – Hong Kong – KRW 10,077,000
2nd Li-Ta Hsu – Taiwan – KRW 6,719,000
3rd Li Cheng Bei – China – KRW 4,671,000
4th Tanaka Yasuyuki – Japan – KRW 3,374,000
5th Ryusuke Kasawaki – Japan – KRW 2,523,000
6th Takahisa Watanabe – Japan – KRW 1,947,000
7th Nachiro Watabe – Japan – KRW 1,546,000
8th Yifan Zhang – China – KRW 1,260,000
9th Kwok Ting Shum – Hong Kong – KRW 1,050,000
10th Ueno Hirotsugu – Japan – KRW 875,000
11th Cyrille Rousset – France – KRW 875,000
12th Chen Chin Ho – Taiwan – KRW 729,000
13th Ray Yik Yin Chiu – Hong Kong – KRW 729,000

 All of these players earn points towards the APT Player of the Series. The top three places at the end of the festival win special prizes. Currently leading is Takahisa Watanabe with 397.70 points. Trailing him are Taiwan’s Li-Ta Hsu with 392.91 points and Edward Yam Chun Ho with 372.16 points. 

APT Player of the Series leaderboard

Full festival results

Full APT Korea Incheon 2019 schedule