Asian Poker Tour is currently busy hosting the APT Philippines 2019 and the highlight PHP 10 Million GTD Main Event saw its first starting flight in the books. The venue is Resorts World Manila and the Main Event began inside the casino in Pasay City. A total of 124 players signed up for the action. Eventually, the field whittled down to 56 progressors, saw the intense competition and ended with China’s Xiaobo Zhou, becoming the chip leader with 145,900 chips.
India’s Yasheel Doddanavar progressed to Day 2 with a stack of 85,300, finishing at 8th in chip counts and following him was Denmark’s Michael Kim Falcon(9th) and Vincent Chauve (10th). Doddanavar has been running extremely well this year.
Some other notables to qualify in APT Philippines ME Day 1A were two-time APT Main Event champion Henrik Tollefsen (53,400 chips), Linh Tran (36,800 chips) and John Tech (73,700 chips).