Mystery Bounty now at Final 8, POPL Head-Hunter closes at 110 entries

PASAY CITY, Philippines – The Final 8 of the opening event of the Asian Poker Tour 2022 Philippines has been revealed as the Mystery Bounty tournament is seven eliminations away from awarding a champion even as the action has hit the deep waters in the Professional Offline Poker League (POPL) Head-Hunter event here at the Grand Wing Casino, Newport World Resorts.

As expected, the Filipino contingent remains strong with six of the Final 8 representing the host nation.

However, the chip-lead belongs to Son Jangwon of Korea with 2,000,000 in holdings while the Filipinos remain within striking distance, led by tournament regular Rommel “Mao” Angeles with 1,355,000. Hong Kong’s Cheng Wai Chiu is in third with 1,130,000 while local favorite Don “Pusang Gala” Carmona–seeking his first ever APT title–is in fourth with 1,085,000. He has also amassed the most in Mystery Bounty amounts with PhP487,000.00 (US$8,510.00). 

Don “Pusang Gala” Carmona has amassed nearly PhP500k in Mystery Bounties heading into the Final 8

Up and coming Filipino pro Michael Zeus Segismundo is currently bringing up the rear with 510,000 in chips, but anything can happen in the Final table and with blinds at 15,000/30,000 BB Ante 30,000, there’s still a lot of poker to be played to determine the champion and the winner of the top prize of PhP746,100.00 (US$13,037.00). 

Everyone is now guaranteed PhP93,300.00 (US$1,631.00) in prize money, while thousands of pesos are still available in terms of bounties.

As of this writing, only Carmona has claimed a PhP288,000.00 (US$5,033.00). The other two are still at large.

The Mystery Bounty Final 8 Chip-Leader is Son Jangwon of Korea

Here is the Mystery Bounty Final 8:

Seat 1: Mao Angeles (PHI) 1,355,000

Seat 2: Zeus Segismundo (PHI) 510,000

Seat 3: Edgar Asehan (PHI) 625,000

Seat 4: Reniel Galvez (PHI) 900,000

Seat 5: Son Jangwon (KOR) 2,000,000

Seat 6: Harold Ruaya (PHI) 1,040,000

Seat 7: Cheng Wai Chiu (HKG) 1,130,000

Seat 8: Don Carmona (PHI) 1,085,000

Meanwhile, the POPL Head-Hunter event has closed its registration with a total 110 entries and will have its finale tomorrow (September 8th) while the ongoing VIP High-Rollers will also conclude then.

Also, six seats are still up for grabs in the final Day 1A satellite to the Main Event as 61 entries rounded out the competition while the PhP215,000.00 (US$3,757.00) VIP High-Rollers event are down to eight players remaining and will have their final day tomorrow at 1:00PM (UCT+8). Registration for this event will still be open until the end of tomorrow’s opening level.