Main Event: Shan Junda bags up the leading stack
The third starting flight saw 47 players pull up a chair and begin their bid for glory. With these latest editions to the Main Event field, the total number of entries rose to 175. Two more day 1 fields are yet to be added to the final tally, with organisers hoping for a strong turnout. Another 325 players are needed if the guarantee is to be met. Of the 47 who played today, just 7 remain.
Shan Junda from China was busy setting the benchmark through the levels, as he accumulated 253,000 chips on his way to bagging up the leading stack.
He boosted his chip count late in the day by knocking out the last female player remaining in the day 1C field. The unfortunate lady in question shoved pre with QQ, but was outdrawn by an ace on the river.
– Shan Junda – 253000
– Liu Junda – 162000
– Shen Chao -133000
– Wang Yuping – 90000
– Zhao Yu – 127000
– Li Fangyu – 38000
– Wu Haoyan – 137000
Turbo Event – Danh Nguyen narrowly misses back to back victories
76 players bought into the turbo event today, with only 6 of those eventually going on to cash. The story of the day was Danh Nguyen, who was coming into this one having just won the team event yesterday. He picked up another impressive result here, as he finished 2nd place. He already has two 1st places on the APT from 9 career cashes. He picked up $2,844 for this result, with Chinese national Guo Chen being crowned the winner. Chen takes home $4,451 for his efforts.
TV table VIP sit & go
Local media are providing great coverage of this series, broadcasting a special $500 VIP invitational event today. The 9 player sit & go allowed fans to see talented players such as Seung Soo Jeon, Mike Kim and Denis Pham. It was these same three players who eventually made the money, with Korean player Soo Jeon taking 1st, Pham 2nd and Kim 3rd.
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