APC Da Nang: Main Event Day 3 will crown its first Main Event champion; last chance to enter the High Roller and Megastack Closer Turbo


The rush of excitement will glide the halls of the Dragon Poker Club today, March 5, Sunday, in Da Nang, Vietnam as the Main Event Day 3 will crown its first APC Main Event Champion Title in the country and win ₫2,148,600,000 (~$90,500). The remaining 8 final table players are composed of four Koreans, two Vietnamese, one Polish and one Filipino.

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The sole Filipino, Jose Colada currently leads the chip count with 3,825,000 stack (55 BB). He was the close second chip leader on the Day 1C flight, the heat with the most number of entries (171 entries) and took it to the top at Day 2. He will attempt to bring back the championship trophy, as the three previous winners of the APC held in Manila were all Filipino. A close contender is Korea’s Seong Il Hwang who finished 6th in the 2020 Manila leg and won the 2022 APC High Roller Event.

It should be action from the get-go today with the top half over average and the bottom half looking to catch up. Cards in the air at 11am Vietnam time. 


Final 8 Stack BB
Jose Colada (Philippines) 3,825,000 55
Woo Young Lee (Korea) 3,175,000 45
Chan Kyong Jeon (Korea) 2,650,000 38
Ha Van Thien (Vietnam) 2,050,000 30
Vu Manh Linh (Vietnam)  1,850,000 26
Lukasz Jankowski (Poland) 1,575,000 23
Seong Il Hwang (Korea) 625,000 9
Hyoung Chul Choi (Korea) 400,000 6

Chips in play: 16,160,000
Average stack: 2,020,000

Remaining payouts

1 ₫2,148,600,000
2 ₫1,300,000,000
3 ₫760,000,000
4 ₫510,000,000
5 ₫350,000,000
6 ₫260,000,000
7 ₫190,000,000
8 ₫140,000,000


Poker players can still enter the two remaining events today at the Asian Poker Championship  festival at the Dragon Poker Club.

Aside from the Main Event final table match, March 5 also marks the High Roller Event Day 2. The event guarantees ₫2 Billion and there is still time to enter.

Starting at Level 12,at 1pm,  the High Roller Event is still accepting players at a ₫66,000,000 buy-in. With a starting stack of 100,000 chips and blinds at 2,000/4,000 and 4,000 ante on Level 12, there’s ample leg room to catch up on the action. Registration closes at the start of Level 13. There are currently 27 entries with 12 making it through Day 1. 

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The last chance to win an APC trophy is at the Megastack Closer Turbo which starts at 4pm. Buy in is ₫4,400,000. Players receive a 40,000 starting stack, playing at 15 minutes per level. Registration closes at the start of Level 9.

*Article by Amador Bongcaras


Main Event Da Nang – Chip Counts
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APC Da Nang Main Event – Day 1A 
APC Da Nang Main Event – Day 1B
APC Da Nang Main Event – Day 1C / Day 1D
APC Da Nang Main Event – Day 2

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APC Da Nang underway

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

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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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