The Asian Poker Tour held day 3 of the Main Event of the APT Cebu 2016 in partnership with the All In Poker Club at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino earlier today. When the Final 8 was decided, there were several APT regulars in the mix and a couple of fierce playing ladies. Here are the Final 8:
APT Cebu Final 8
John Kim (Korea) – 637k chips
Korean player John Kim leads the Final 8 with 637k chips. Kim is a regular at the APT and has already claimed a trophy at the series for winning the Open Face Chinese Pineapple Shootout.
Michael Falcon (Denmark) – 600k chips
Michael Falcon is another APT regular, often seen at a majority of the APT events. He entered the day with the largest stack and eliminated three players to maintain his high status on the felt. Falcon has been having a fantastic run at this series with second place finish at the Head Hunter, event and a third place finish at the No Limit Hold 'em 1 Day event. This is Falcon's first APT final table appearance.
Ji Young Kim (Korea) – 319k chips
Ji Young Kim ended her day at the Main Event felt third in the chip count with 319k chips. She luckily avoided elimination in a hand against Lester Edoc when she landed a higher full house on the river. Kim is looking for her first trophy at the APT.
Sheila Chung (Singapore) – 283k chips
The other lady in the Final 8 is Sheila Chung from Singapore. Chung has already bared her teeth at the series having placed second at the Opening Event. She is currently fourth in chips with 283k.
Lester Edoc (Philippines) – 281k Filipino pro
Lester Edoc is in fifth with 281k chips. Edoc is a well-recognized player in the Asian circuit with quite a number of trophies and cashes under his belt. Last year he won the International Poker Open Main Event and earlier this month, the Metro Anniversary 2M Guaranteed. Edoc is still looking to bag his first APT Main Event title.
Alex Ward (UK) – 275k
A new face to the APT scene, UK's Alex Ward bagged 275k chips to take the sixth spot. Ward entered the day with just slightly under that amount and had a balanced share of wins and losses throughout the day to earn him his final table berth. In one situation, Ward eliminated a player in a set over set hand.
John Sayo (Philippines) – 265k
Filipino player John "JC" Sayo is back at the final table of the APT having been there in December at the APT Finale. Sayo had a tough day earning many pots but he did well maintaining his stack to keep him always a threat at the table. He eliminated one player at day 3 to end the day with 265k chips.
Yohn Paredes (Peru)- 226k
Yohn Paredes from Peru completes the final 8 with 226k chips. Paredes struggled with a very short stack late in the day but was able to double up through Edoc with his pocket queens. This is his second time at the APT Main Event final 8 having first appeared at the table during the APT Asian Series Cebu in August 2015.
The Final 8 will begin at 1:30pm tomorrow. We will have those results as soon as the event concludes.
9th Jun Saito – Japan – P213,000
10th Yozo Nomura – Japan – P182,000
11th Lim Yah Loon – Singapore – P171,000
12th Changhun Lee – Korea – P171,000
13th Kwon Ohjung – Korea – P147,000
14th Nick Blackburn – USA – P147,000
15th Chin Yong Kwon – Korea – P147,000
16th Mike Takayama – Philippines – P129,000
17th Andrew Graham – USA – P129,000
18th Marko Loukaskorpi – Finland – P129,000