The Asian Poker Tour is on its sixth leg of the year with the APT Cambodia 2016 underway at the Queenco Hotel and Casino in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. The festival began on June 15th and will run until June 23rd. The past few days saw the $1,100 Main Event take place with 48 entries for a prize pool of $46,560, which was much lower than the previous year’s attendance. The eventual winner will be looking to scoop up the $18,660 first prize. Last night saw the field dwindle down to the final eight players, and are now one step closer to the title.
Stephane Carrier – 266,500 chips
Frenchman Stephane Carrier leads the final 8 of the APT Cambodia 2016 Main Event. Carrier has not cashed at any APT events yet but is surely on his way with a massive stack of 266,500 chips to help him. Not much is known of Carrier however he has dabbled in tournaments, earning a big cash prize back in January 2010 at the EPT 6 Deauville.
Le Ngoc Khanh – 202,500 chips
Vietnam’s Le Ngoc Khanh entered Day 2 of the Main Event running second in chips and is again in the second position. Khanh earned himself a fifth place finish at the APT Asian Series Manila in October 2015 and is looking to get even further with a healthy amount of 202,500 chips coming into the final day of the Main Event.
Hisashi Ogi – 108,500 chips
Japanese player Hisashi Ogi comes third in chips with a stack of 108,500 entering the final day. Ogi has consistently cashed at many poker tournaments in the Asian region with his largest intake back in June 2013 when he won the APPT Macau HKD$1M Guaranteed No Limit Hold ‘em event. He also won the Macau Poker Cup’s HK$5,000 No Limit Hold ‘em event back in March 2015 and cashed at the APPT Macau HK$2,000 No Limit Hold ‘em Deep Stack Turbo last month.
Kim Lay Ly – 100,000 chips
Vietnam’s Kim Lay Ly takes the fourth spot in the chip rung with 100,000 chips. Two years ago, Ly placed second at the APT Asian Series Cambodia’s Opening Event. He is looking to claim his first APT title.
Samad Razavi – 85,500 chips
UK’s Samad Razavi is the most decorated player of the final eight having won the APT Player of the Year award the past four consecutive years, from 2012-2015. Razavi already has one title at the APT Cambodia 2016 festival, having won the High Roller Open Face Chinese Pineapple Shootout. Razavi is a previous APT Main Event champion and is looking to score his second title. Currently, Razavi has four APT side event titles this year and has cashed an astounding 26 times at the APT since January. Razavi’s biggest win was at the ANZPT Main Event back in August 2012 with several cashes at the WSOP last year.
Eugene Lin Weiquan – 76,500 chips
Not much is known yet of Singaporean player Eugene Lin Weiquan who is sixth on the chip ladder with 76,500 chips. Despite that, Weiquan is a very tough player and is looking to seize his first APT championship title.
Daniel Tan – 69,000 chips
Australia’s Daniel Tan may be low in chips but he also knows how to get them. Tan held a very big chip lead at Day 2 of the Main Event but fluctuated towards the end of the day. Tan has not yet cashed at any APT events but with the way he is working the felt, he may just bounce right back in the game and seize the title. Tan enters the final eight with 69,000 chips.
Takashi Hirukawa – 54,500 chips
Japan’s Takashi Hirukawa rounds out the final eight with 54,500 chips. Hirukawa has participated in previous APT events and got as far as second place at the APT Cambodia 2014 No Limit Hold ‘em event. Hirukawa is back again in Cambodia, and like most of the final tableists with him, Hirukawa is looking to claim his first APT Main Event championship title.
The final eight of the APT Cambodia 2016 resumes on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. We will have a recap for you as soon as it concludes so stay tuned to Somuchpoker.com.