APC Da Nang: Ji Won Yoon bags big at Main Event Day 1B; two entry heats remain; VALUE ALERT! possible overlay to ₫8 Billion guarantee


Day 1B of the APC Da Nang MAIN EVENT ended with 10 more qualifiers into the Day 2 pool. Amassing the enormous chip lead of 886,000 (74 BB) was Ji Won Yoon aka Sharon to brandish against the collected pool of poker pros gunning for the ₫8 Billion (~$337K) guaranteed prize pool.

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Ji Won Yoon (Sharon)

The action hand that catapulted Yoon to the top was 2h4c completing the open-ended on the river 5d7d3hAh6h to defeat a player’s 8s8c over pair. The shoves were seen at the flop. Yoon earned more than 400K chips in the process and is now the overall Day 2 chip leader with two entry days remaining. 

In second rank by a wide 27 BB less was Se Kyung Oh with 559,000 chips (47 BB). Oh ended the run of an extremely short stacked player on the bubble to end Day 1B. The day also saw a good number of notables in action however a majority were unable to reach ITM. Among them were Florencio Campomanes, Dinh Duc Linh, Duc Nhat Nguyen, Manh Hanh Nguyen, and Warm Up champion Teddy Pham.  Luckily there is still time left to try to qualify.

Day 1B Stack BB
Ji Won Yoon 886,000 74
Se Kyung Oh 559,000 47
Sung Yeoul Kang 445,000 37
Chang Hwan Lee 371,000 31
Ming Yu Kim 267,000 22
Lukasz Jankowski 206,000 17
Chang Wook Son 178,000 15
Chan Kyoung Jeon 146,000 12
Rye Lee Hong 135,000 11
Han Yul Kim 85,000 7

Day 2 chip counts 

This is the first Asia Poker Championship to be held in Da Nang, Vietnam, at the new Dragon Poker Club located on the 8th floor of the Han Market Square Building. The series started on February 27 and will end on March 5. Main Evetn Day 1B drew 82 entries with 10 players reaching ITM and advancing to Day 2. 

Players qualifying for Day 2 will meet back on March 4, Saturday at 11am. They await two more scheduled Day 1 seeds this Friday, March 3, 2023.

Buy in: ₫22,000,000 (~$930)
Guarantee: ₫8,000,000,000 (~$337,000)
Day 1A: 56 entries / 7 advanced
Day 1B: 82 entries / 10 advanced


Value alert players! With Day 1A and Day 1B bringing in a combined 138 entries, an overlay to the ₫8,000,000,000 guarantee is highly possible! Two entry heats left to join the action and turn your buy in into a hefty return. 

Day 1C: Friday, March 3 at 11am – blinds increase every 40 minutes, reg closes at 530pm
Day 1D (Turbo): Friday, March 3 at 4pm – blinds increase every 25 minutes, reg closes at 815pm

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Somuchpoker will continue to provide updates of the ongoing series from start to finish.

*Article by Amador Bongcaras

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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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