Along with the Main Event champion Hong Kong’s Chow Cliff earning his trophy, another set of Golden Lion trophies were awarded in APT Taiwan 2019. A total of five side-events reached their end yesterday. Here’s all the details.
Japan’s Azusa Maeda made amazing runs in the inaugural APT Taiwan series. He is the first player of the series to win two side events. First the Event #7 NLHE 1 where he overcame 157 players, each put up the TWD 9.9 buy-in. He took the lion’s share first place cash prize of TWD 316,300(INR 7.33 Lakhs). He hails from Tokyo, Japan and is APT regular. This is his fifth APT side event trophy and also won previously in APT Manila 2015. Recently, he won in Manila Millions 2019 Deepstack event for PHP 139,500.
Then Maeda won the Event#10 PLO Hi where 99 players contended after chipping TWD 9.9k each. The prize pool of TWD 864,300 was divided among top 17 places. He defeated Yeung Lok Kin in heads-up and secured his first place cash prize of TWD 223,800(INR 5.18 Lakhs). Now with these two wins, Maeda is foremost in the APT Player of the Series race.
High Rollers 1
A total of 89 players gathers in this event to the felt for a buy-in of TWD 86k each. The prize pool cam to TWD 6,906,400 and only top 15 positions were paid. Grabbing the lion’s share out of the prize pool was Ian Modder for TWD 1,845,700(INR 42.74 Lakhs).
Short Deck (Shot Clock)
There were two short deck events in the series. The first was Short Deck (Shot Clock) that attracted 63 players to the felt. It was bagged by Philippines Mark Reyes for TWD 158,800(INR 3.68 Lakhs). He defeated China’s Xiaoshen Zheng. Ryes with this won his first APT Trophy and first ever live win.
Short Deck High Rollers (Single Day)
This was the last event and South Korea’s Joo Hyun Park took a massive first place cash prize of TWD 521,900(INR 12.09 Lakhs). He crushed Graeme Siow’s Kings in heads-up with Queen-set on the turn.
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