Nine Asian bracelet holders survive 2023 WSOP Main Event Day 1D, list includes Lok Ming Chan, Mike Takayama, Anson Tsang, Jiyoung Kim; 304 Asians into Day 2


Another big batch of Asian players made the cut to Day 2 of the record breaking $10,000 No Limit Hold’em World Championship aka WSOP Main Event. The last starting day – Day 1D – drew an enormous crowd that sent the total number surging to over 9,000 players. The heat closed with 114 Asia runners scattered across the lengthy survivor list. Among them were 9 bracelet holders led by Hong Kong’s Lok Ming Chan with 206 bb. One hand that helped Chan get there was banking a three-way with a straight flush.

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Anson Tsang – Photo credit WSOP / Pokernews

Lone Filipino bracelet winner Mike Takayama bagged up very healthy as well of 151 bb. He is also one of the contenders of the Somuchpoker Survivor Promo. On the opposite end of the pole was Hong Kong’s triple bracelet winner Anson Yan Shing Tsang. Tsang has already reached ITM in five events but will have to chip up in Day 2 to cash at the main. Tsang bagged up 20 bb at the end of day.

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Mike Takayama
Champion Flag Stack BB
Lok Ming Chan Hong Kong 164,700 206
Mike Takayama Philippines 120,500 151
John Juanda Indonesia-USA 58,100 73
Jiyoung Kim Korea 43,600 55
Ryutaro Suzuki Japan 39,700 50
Kartik Ved India 38,900 49
Aditya Sushant India 37,700 47
Calvin Lee Korea 22,700 28
Anson Tsang Hong Kong 15,700 20

In addition to bracelet holders were 104 Asian players bagging up chips. Korea earned the top three Asia spots which included well known pro Soo Jo Kim. While it is still a long grind to the money, Kim is in prime form to land his first ever WSOP Main Event cash. This year alone he has already earned two six-digit payouts in Korea.

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Punnat Punsri – Photo by Pokernews

Further down the rung was Thailand’s Punnat Punsri who has been running red hot since last year. Apart from numerous big cashes and takedowns, at the WSOP he came close to gold in two events, finishing 2nd and 3rd. At the ongoing series, he has six cashes with one 9th place finish.

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Xixiang Luo – Photo by pokerGO

From China, decorated pro Xixiang Luo ran up his stack to 152 bb. He was one of 17 players from China to advance in this flight. In total survivors, China came in second to Japan who topped the count again with a whopping 54 players powering through.

Day 1D Asia qualifiers by flag

Japan – 54 players
China – 17 players
Korea – 13 players
India – 7 players
Hong Kong – 6 players
Taiwan – 6 players
Philippines – 3 players
Singapore – 3 players
Vietnam – 2 players
Malaysia – 2 players
Thailand – 1 player
Indonesia – 1 player

Top 10 from Asia – end of Day 1D

Player Flag Stack BB
Daisuke Goto Korea 278,700 348
Austin Yoo Korea 265,100 331
Soo Jo Kim Korea 232,900 291
Hajime Watanabe Japan 224,500 281
Nai Hu Taiwan 218,400 273
Masatoshi Kato Japan 188,000 235
Ren Lin China 182,200 228
Wing Liu Hong Kong 167,400 209
Lok Ming Chan Hong Kong 164,700 206
Akira Hashimoto Japan 153,500 192

Top 10 players from Asia – into Day 2

Rank Player Flag Stack BB
1 Shota Nakanishi Japan 360,100 450
2 Hai-Chi Ho China 297,400 372
3 Daisuke Goto Korea 278,700 348
4 Austin Yoo Korea 265,100 331
5 Quan Qui Chinese 234,000 293
6 Soo Jo Kim Korea 232,900 291
7 Hajime Watanabe Japan 224,500 281
8 Pakinai Lisawad Thailand 219,800 275
9 Nai Hu Taiwan 218,400 273
10 Lester Edoc Philippines 218,300 273

Main Event Day 2 – Asia player list

[Update} Somuchpoker Survivor List

Lester Edoc Philippines 218,300
Vincent Li Hong Kong 151,000
Loic Muller SMP approved 148,900
Abhishek Paul India 146,700
William Ysmael Philippines 142,600
Cezar Quiambao Philippines 120,900
Mike Takayama Philippines 120,500
Harry Duong Vietnam 116,100
Keng Yong Tan Singapore 113,500
Anton Lu Australia 101,600
Kyle Magbanua Philippines 101,100
Trent Fechter SMP approved 93,300
Aroha Ngata Australia 59,400
Jose Drilon Philippines 56,000
William Wong Australia 54,600
Feng Ji Singapore 52,500
Patrick Liang Taiwan-Brazil 30,200
Katsuhito Kawai Japan 21,900
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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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