It was a grueling day at the Asian Poker Tour Finale Main Event with 22 players returning to the felt, each one in pursuit of a final table berth. At the end of tournament play, the Final 8 was set.
APT Finale 2015 Final table (Photo APT)
Jeremy Jian Hui (Singapore) – 605,000
The chip leader at the end of day 3 was Singapore’s Jeremy Giam Jian Hui with 605,000 chips. Giam entered the day as one of the leaders and added more to his stack after eliminating USA’s Gerald Casey. Then the tides turned against him. He lost a series of pots that not only doubled up several short stacks, but also put him in danger of being eliminated. Then the tides turned again, and this time to his favor. He railed Japan’s Kota Nakano, doubled up big with a flush, and then railed India’s Kunal Patni to claim the leader’s seat at the end of the day.
Andrew Gaw (Philippines) – 555,000
Second-in-command was Filipino poker pro Andrew Gaw with 555,000 chips. Gaw entered day 3 as the chip leader and held the lead for a majority of the day. Gaw is considered as one of the toughest players in the Final 8, especially that his Hendon Mob stats show him as having gone deep in major events such as the WSOP $1500 No Limit Hold ‘em Mix Max this year.
Joven Huerto (Philippines) – 479,000
In third position for the Final 8 was Filipino player Joven Huerto. Fresh from a third place finish at the PokerStars Manila Megastack 4, Huerto maintained that momentum at the APT Finale main event. He is ranked third with 479k chips.
Lee Jongyeol (Korea) – 412,000
Next in line was Korea’s Lee Jongyeol with 412k chips. Jongyeol doubled up twice to bring him up to where he ended the day.
Guofu Chen (China) – 348,000
China’s Guofu Chen sealed his final table berth after eliminating Filipino player Marc Rivera in 11th place. Chen ended the day with 348k chips.
Ben Martin (UK) – 327,000
UK’s Ben Martin had a great run at day 3. He eliminated Vietnam’s William Kang as the bubble, and continued to amass more chips when he eliminated India’s Kunal Patni in 10th place. Martin bagged 327k chips at the end of regulation play.
Kyungrok Kim (South Korea) – 322,000
South Korea’s Kyungrok Kim was the reason that the Final 8 was decided. He eliminated Japan’s Naruyasu Ota in 9th place with a gorgeous straight at the flop. Due to this, he ended the day with a final table berth and 322k chips.
John Sayo (Philippines) – 305,000
Rounding off the final eight was Filipino player John Sayo with 305k chips. Sayo eliminated two players at day 3, namely Jae Chul Chang and Lim Yo Hwan. He managed his bankroll well for the rest of the day to earn his seat at the final table.
The APT Finale will resume at 1pm on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. We will have a recap of the day’s results after it concludes. Good luck to all the players!
In the Money (Currency PhP)