APPT Seoul, which was hosted in the Paradise Walkerhill Casino, kicked off with side events on Monday 20th June. Things are now getting more serious however, with the arrival of the KRW3,000,000 ($2564) buy in Main Event. A total of 158 players entered the first two starting days, and 64 players will return today. Of those players, 18 will cash, with the winner taking home KRW119,097,600 ($101,173).
61 entries for day 1a
61 players took their seats for the first starting day of the APPT Seoul Main Event. There were many regular pros from the Asian circuit, with Aaron Lim, Wayne Weiyi Zhang and Yaxi Zhu all falling at the first hurdle. 23 survivors will be a part of the day 2 action. Albert Paik from the USA accumulated the largest stack in the day 1a field, with 116,800.
97 entries in Day 1b
Meanwhile, day 1b saw 97 hopefuls, which allowed the overall field size to grow to 158. The larger field which assembled for day 1b included several more notable names, with Kosei Ichinose being perhaps the biggest of them to exit the tournament early. The total number of survivors for day 1b stands at 41.
The Day 1b chip leader is Hong Kong national Tsun Ming Chan, who takes 169,800 forward, which is the largest stack in the entire remaining field of 64.
Three Team PokerStars qualified for day 2
Team PokerStars will be happy with proceedings going into day 2 , as their pros Celina Lin, and Bryan Huang take playable stacks forward into the second day. Chen An Lin also survives the day 1a action and has a comfortable stack of 49,300 to work with.
|Last Name||First Name||Table||Seat||Country||Chip Count|
|Chan||Tsun Ming||6||8||Hong Kong||169,800|
|Li||Vincent Kwun Ngai||3||7||Hong Kong||60,900|
|Lin||Chen An||4||7||Chinese Taipei||49,300|
|Wu||Jack Enching||5||1||Chinese Taipei||44,700|
|Goh||Gabriel Jin Luong||7||9||New Zealand||40,700|
|Huang||Yen Cheng||4||1||Chinese Taipei||29,900|
|Jennens||Tyler Seung Chul||1||6||Canada||22,600|
|Yip||Kwok Chun||6||4||Hong Kong||17,000|
|Lee||Jeffery Ju Ho||3||5||USA||15,300|