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APL Da Nang: Cards in the Air in the Main Event, Nguyen Hoang Linh wins Kick off

The first three days of the Asia Poker League Da Nang 2019 are in the books. We saw the conclusion of four events and the start of the prestigious VND 22,000,000 (~USD 944) Main Event.

Nguyen Hoang Linh takes down the Kick off

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Nguyen Hoang Linh

The VND 11,000,000 (~USD 433) Kick Off Event was the opener for this poker festival in Da Nang. In total it saw 305 entries over three starting flights. 45 of those made it into the second and final day of the tournament with Taiwan’s En Ching Wu leading the way with 262,500 chips.

Everybody who made it into Day 2 was already in the money, securing themselves a min cash of VND 14,500,000 (~USD 623). Once the final table was reached the players were fighting for a little more than that.

Nguyen Hoang Linh from Vietnam was the one who beat the field at the end of the day, securing himself the trophy and VND 739,100,000 (~USD 31,743).

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Nguyen Hoang Linh

Final Table Payouts:

1.  Nguyen Hoang Linh – Vietnam – VND 739,100,000 (~USD 31,743)
2. Leo Kamiya – Australia – VND 429,000,000
3. Minh Nguyen – Vietnam – VND 254,400,000
4. Wu En Ching – Taiwan – VND 195,300,000
5. Ke Bing – China – VND 165,700,000
6. Tien Quyet Pham – Vietnam – VND 136,100,000
7. Macaron Tran – Vietnam – VND 103,500,000
8. Kang Yoo Sin – Korea – VND 66,600,000
9. Kim Ho Jin – Korea – VND 47,300,000

Lee Jung Wook takes down the Hyper Turbo 1

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Lee Jung Wook

Event number 3 on the APL Vietnam schedule was Friday’s VND 5,500,000 (~USD 215) Hyper Turbo. It had a total of 42 entries which created a total prize pool of VND 203,700,000 (~USD 8,749).

Six spots were paid and amongst these we had one Vietnamese, one Singaporian and four Koreans.

Lee Jung Wook from Korea was the last man standing. His victory earned him VND 79,400,000 (~USD 3,410).

Full payouts:

1. Lee Jung Wook – Korea – VND 79,400,000 (~USD 3,410)
2. Norbert Koh – Singapore – VND 46,900,000
3. Tran Ngoc Quang – Vietnam – VND 28,500,000
4. Lee Bong Kyu – Korea – VND 20,400,000
5. Lee Seung Jin – Korea – VND 16,300,000
6. Cho Hyung Woon – Korea – VND 12,200,000

The KO Bounty Turbo event

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Li Shin Hung

Another event that finished yesterday was the VND 6,600,000 (~USD 284) KO Bounty Turbo event with VND 1,500,000 (~USD 65) per bounty. In total there were 110 entries, creating a prize pool of VND 475,200,000 (~USD 20,408). That excludes the bounty fund of VND 165,000,000 (~USD 7,087).

14 players made it into the money and Taiwan’s Li Shin Hung topped the field at the end of the day. He takes home a nice trophy, a couple of bounties and prize money of VND 142,400,000 (~USD 6,116).

Full payouts (without bounties) :

1. Li Shin Hung – Taiwan VND 142,400,000 (~USD 6,116)
2. Seong Il Wong – Korea VND 87,900,000
3. Ho Duy Manh – USA – VND 52,700,000
4. Shin Ki Hoon – Korea – VND 34,500,000
5. Jaegwang Kim – Korea – VND 26,600,000
6. Nguyen Duy Tung – Vietnam – VND 21,900,000
7. Kim Dongkyu – Korea – VND 18,500,000
8. Yun Min – Korea – VND 16,200,000
9. Kim Hak Do – Korea – VND 14,300,000
10. Du Minh Quang – Vietnam – VND 12,600,000
11. Ning Liu – China – VND 12,600,000
12. Hong Woo Suk – Korea – VND 12,600,000
13. Nguyen Quang Huy – Vietnam – VND 11,200,000
14. Lee Beok Yong – Korea – VND 11,200,000

Main Event Day 1A attracts 71 entries – Ly Tran Tien is chip leader

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Ly Tran Tien

But of course, all eyes are on the Main Event. After a total of four Day1s, Day 2 and Day 3 we will crown our champion here in Da Nang on 19th December.

Today saw the conclusion of Day 1A with a total of 71 entries.16 made it through with Ly Tran Tien from Vietnam as the chip leader, having amassed a whopping 333,000 chips to fight with in Day 2.

Amongst the players that will continue in this tournament is one of the new APL Ambassadors Sumit Sapra. The accomplished player from India brings 231,500 chips into Day 2.

Day 1A Chip Counts

1 Ly Tran Tien – 333,000 – Vietnam
2 Manish Lakhotia – 275,000 – India
3 Song Byuunghwa – 267,000 – Korea
4 Sumit Sapra – 231,500 – India
5 Zhang Chi – 174,500 – China
6 Quang Nguyen – 122,000 – Vietnam
7 Kim Jae Hwan – 117,000 – Korea
8 Pan Yumen – 103,500 – China
9 Choi Seoung Guen – 96,000 – Korea
10 Ji In Hwoi – 82,000 – Korea
11 Lee Jong Wook – 77,000 – Korea
12 Park Ju Il – 67,000 – Korea
13 Jeon Seung Soo – 55,500 – Korea
14 Bin Zhang – 46,500 – China
15 Inkyu Choi – 44,000 – Korea
16 Han Se Noon – 39,000 – Korea

Today

Today we will see Day 1B of the Main Event and find out who will join the 16 players from today in Tuesday’s Day 2.

Besides that there will be another Main Event satellite and a VND 9,000,000 (~USD 387) Deep Stack event.

Coverage on Somuchpoker

Somuchpoker will soon be on site to provide daily updates about the event.

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Christin Maschmann

Besides being a passionate poker player Christin Maschmann has been working in different functions in the poker industry for over a decade. She worked as a Content & Community Manager for the poker school IntelliPoker, wrote articles for the PokerStars Blog and appeared as a host on the German poker show PokerToday. Christin is professionally trained in video and audio editing and creates content for YouTube, Social Media and iTunes. She also wrote a book about her experiences in Las Vegas.

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