Tatsuya Hirose sets the pace as 40 survive Main Event Day 1A; Roman Ro & Joseph Cona win side trophies

After two days of opening side event action, the first featured tournament of APT Korea Incheon 2019 took center stage at Paradise City Casino. The floor quickly lit up as players piled in to take part in the KRW 200,000,000 guaranteed MAIN EVENT. By the end of the scheduled 8 rounds running 60 minutes each, 71 signed on with 40 bagging chips. 

Among the players in the mix were a few APT major champions, China’s Chen Dong, and USA’s Albert Paik and Jaepil Geoffrey You. All three advanced to Day 2 however their stacks were relatively short compared to Japan’s Tatsuya Hirose who closed the day with 101,900. Hirose sets the pace for the incoming Day 1B heat. 

Day 1A Chip Count

Rank Name Country Chips
1 Tatsuya Hirose Japan 101,900
2 Kunimaro Kojo Japan 86,700
3 Pak Vyacheslav Kazakhstan 83,700
4 Yeo Yu Xiang Andy Singapore 81,900
5 Ryo Daicho Japan 80,900
6 Wu Yu Fai Hong Kong 79,700
7 Shoichi Horio Japan 70,300
8 Yuya Kaneko Japan 64,900
9 Li Yong Feng China 63,600
10 Yukiko Ogasawara Japan 62,300
11 Tam Hoi Wai Hong Kong 60,600
12 Du-Ming Tsai Taiwan 59,200
13 Chi Chung Ho Hong Kong 54,500
14 Hydeaki Ohashi Japan 48,700
15 Lam Cheun “Nam Jai” Hong Kong 46,300
16 You, Jaepil Geoffrey United States 45,400
17 Tsang Dicky Stu Hang Hong Kong 44,200
18 Go Saito Japan 42,600
19 Tan En Wei Terence Singapore 41,900
20 Tae Hoon Han New Zealand 40,700
21 Watanbe Takahisa Japan 40,600
22 Liu Yue China 40,000
23 Ryan Yu Canada 39,100
24 Daisuke Arashi Japan 38,100
25 Vladimir Mefodichev Russia 36,000
26 Chen Dong China 32,200
27 Nobuyuki Okuda Japan 30,100
28 Tanaka Yasuyuki Japan 28,900
29 Yuichiro Yamanaka Japan 28,900
30 Kenji Kurashina Japan 25,700
31 Wang Mingyue China 25,500
32 Wang Wu Yi China 24,600
33 Hino Yuta Japan 21,200
34 Takuto Sakamoto Japan 19,700
35 Ueno Hirotsugu Japan 18,300
36 Preston Lee United States 17,800
37 Dmitry Eusyukov Russia 16,800
38 Lan Chi Wai Hong Kong 15,700
39 Go Ken Okawa Japan 14,800
40 Albert Paik United States 7,100

Main Event Day 1B is up next taking place on Monday, August 5 starting at 1pm. If you are just hearing the news, the event comes with a KRW 200,000,000 guarantee. Buy-in is KRW 1,320,000. Day 1B is the last starting day to enter however players can register as late as the first hour of Day 2. For all the Main Event info, head to the link below.

All you need to know on the Main Event

For those that advanced to Day 2, there is one side event running, the NLH Single Day #1. Buy-in is KRW 440,000.

Full APT Korea Incheon 2019 schedule. 

Side Event results

There were two side events on deck today however both had light turnouts with the Main Event scooping up the players. Still, the day ended with very happy winners. Congratulations to the newest champions! We’ve got the results for you below.  

Important note: All players that cashed in these events accrued points toward the APT Player of the Series race. Make sure to check your standings. 

Roman Ro wins the High Rollers Single Day 1

The High Rollers Single Day 1 event drew 21 entries at KRW 2,150,000 each for a prize pool worth KRW 40,740,000. Only four players were paid with Russia’s Roman Ro awarded the largest cut of KRW 19,928,000 for his victory. This was Ro’s second cash of the series with a deep 6th place finish at the Dafabet Head Hunter event earlier in the day. 

1st Roman Ro – Russia – KRW 19,928,000
2nd Mamiya Ruiko – Japan – KRW 10,689,000
3rd Yuichiro Ishimoto – Japan – KRW 6,211,000
4th Edward Yam Chun Ho – Hong Kong – KRW 3,912,000

Joseph Cona wins the Pot Limit Omaha

The other trophy winner of the day was New Caledonia’s Joseph Cona who shipped the Pot Limit Omaha Hi 1 tournament. Cona topped a field of 23 runners that each pitched in the KRW 330,000 for a prize pool amounting KRW 6,693,000. He pocketed the KRW 3,274,000 first place purse. 

1st Joseph Cona – New Caledonia – KRW 3,274,000
2nd Li-Ta Hsu – Taiwan – KRW 1,756,000
3rd Hideo Miyamoto – Japan – KRW 1,020,000
4th Derek Wayne Vess – USA – KRW 643,000