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APL Manila – Main Event – Final Day Live Updates

APL Manila – Main Event – Final Day

17:20: Vince Nachor takes down the Main Event!
Level 29: 50,000 – 100,000 ante 100,000

4 Main Event Final Day 49

Having started the final table with the chip lead, local runner Vince Nachor emerged victorious in today’s Main Event final games and bags PHP 3,240,790 in winnings for his run. Nachor’s aggression and fearless stance paved the way for his success, making him APL’s newest champion to date!

Congratulations to all the winners!

APL Manila Main Event Final Table Results

Rank Player Flag Prize (PHP)
1st Vince Nachor Philippines ₱3,240,790*
2nd Liao Po Hsun Taiwan ₱2,700,000*
3rd Sung Jin Han South Korea ₱2,800,000*
4th Euryd Rivera Philippines ₱1,509,000
5th Moses Saquing Philippines ₱1,183,000
6th Edgar Asehan Philippines ₱927,000
7th Ong Jingxiang Singapore ₱697,000
8th Michael Concepcion Philippines ₱495,000
9th Rick Jason Ambata Philippines ₱395,000

*Denotes deal was made


17:17: Liao Po Hsun busts in 2nd place – PHP 2,700,000
Level 29: 50,000 – 100,000 ante 100,000

4 Main Event Final Day 11
Liao Po Hsun

Button Liao Po Hsun opened and called a three bet to 500,000 from opponent Vince Nachor. On flop 3cQcKs, Nachor continued for 375,000, pushing Liao to shove all-in. Nachor makes the call covering his opponent and shows KhQd. Liao at risk with Jh10d needed to complete his straight which ultimately did not come on turn Kc or river 10h. Nachor bags the win, leaving Liao to settle for a runner up finish.

Liao Po Hsun – Eliminated


17:13: King high vs king high
Level 29: 50,000 – 100,000 ante 100,000

Button Vince Nachor opened to 225,000, called by Liao Po Hsun. Flop 8h5d4d was checked through to turn 8s. Liao led for 250,000, Nachor with a call. River 6s completed a one card straight on board and saw Liao check-call a 300,000 bet from his opponent. Nachor shows KhQc king-high, good against Liao’s KcJh.

Vince Nachor – 5,650,000
Liao Po Hsun – 5,850,000


17:11: Cbet does it for Vince Nachor
Level 29: 50,000 – 100,000 ante 100,000

Button Vince Nachor opened to 250,000, called by Liao Po Hsun. Flop 3s9cQd didn’t see much action with Liao folding instantly after Nachor continued for 200,000.

Vince Nachor – 4,500,000
Liao Po Hsun – 7,000,000


17:00: Blinds up!
Level 29: 50,000 – 100,000 ante 100,000

Action still on heads up, Liao Po Hsun has since overtaken Vince Nachor for the lead.

Chip Counts

Liao Po Hsun – 7,125,000
Vince Nachor – 4,400,000


16:56: Liao Po Hsun chips up
Level 28: 40,000 – 80,000 ante 80,000

Vince Nachor raised to 165,000 and called Liao Po Hsun’s three bet to 425,000. The two saw flop QhQd5c where Liao check-called 250,000. Turn 8s saw Liao check-call once more for 550,000. River 2s welcomed no more bets with Liao revealing 6d6s for the win.

Liao Po Hsun – 7,100,000
Vince Nachor – 4,300,000


16:54: Back and forth continues
Level 28: 40,000 – 80,000 ante 80,000

Button Vince Nachor raised to 165,000, called by Liao Po Hsun. Flop Jc5dQs saw Liao check-call for 80,000 and headed to turn 7h. Both players checked it through and peeled river 2h. Liao led for 275,000, called by his opponent. Liao shows AhJh for top pair, pushing Nachor to muck.

Liao Po Hsun – 5,700,000
Vince Nachor – 6,030,000


16:51: Vince Nachor continues with aggression
Level 28: 40,000 – 80,000 ante 80,000

4 Main Event Final Day 20
Vince Nachor

Liao Po Hsun raised to 165,000, called once more by Vince Nachor. Flop came 9sQd5c and saw Nachor throw in a check-raise to 360,000 after Liao continued for 110,000. Liao gives it up and slips his hand in the muck.

Vince Nachor – 6,300,000
Liao Po Hsun – 5,430,000


16:46: Liao Po Hsun takes the lead
Level 28: 40,000 – 80,000 ante 80,000

Liao Po Hsun raised to 160,000, called by Vince Nachor. Flop 9cAs8d was checked through to turn 7h where Liao continued for 195,000. Nachor sent out a check-raise to 400,000, Liao with a complete. River 6c saw Nachor fire a bet of 575,000, called by Liao. Nachor gets exposed with Kd4c and bags the loss after Liao shows 5s7s for a pair of sevens.

Liao Po Hsun – 6,730,000
Vince Nachor – 5,100,000


16:40: Liao Po Hsun bounces back
Level 28: 40,000 – 80,000 ante 80,000

4 Main Event Final Day 10
Liao Po Hsun

Liao Po Hsun open shoved his 2,750,000 in with Ks2c and was called by Vince Nachor with Ad5d. Whilst ahead, the board Kc8sQh10s3s instantly gave Liao top pair for the full double up.

Liao Po Hsun – 5,430,000
Vince Nachor – 6,100,000


16:33: Vince Nachor barrels through
Level 28: 40,000 – 80,000 ante 80,000

Vince Nachor defended his big blind vs Liao Po Hsun’s open and saw flop Js3h6h. Both players checked, revealing turn Jd. Nachor led for 125,000, called by Liao and another 235,000 on river 7d, to which Liao was unable to continue.

Vince Nachor – 8,905,000
Liao Po Hsun – 2,825,000


16:31: Blinds up!
Level 28: 40,000 – 80,000 ante 80,000

Action is still on heads up with Vince Nachor holding the advantage.


16:29: Vince Nachor lands two pair
Level 27: 30,000 – 60,000 ante 60,000

4 Main Event Final Day 11
Liao Po Hsun

A limp pot, the two saw QdJs4d face up on board. Liao Po Hsun bet 75,000, called behind by Vince Nachor. Turn 7s saw Liao this time check-call for 75,000. River Ac was once more checked to Nachor, leaving him to push a final bet of 200,000, to which Liao made the call. Nachor shows two pair AsJd and earns the pot.

Vince Nachor – 8,530,000
Liao Po Hsun – 3,000,000


16:22: Liao Po Hsun plays back
Level 27: 30,000 – 60,000 ante 60,000

Liao Po Hsun defended his big blind vs Vince Nachor’s open and saw flop Kd3c10s. Liao proceeded to check-call a 115,000 bet and headed to turn As. Checked to Nachor, he sent out another 400,000 but shortly opt out after Liao moved all-in.

Liao Po Hsun – 3,780,000
Vince Nachor – 7,750,000


16:17: Vince Nachor tables king high bluff
Level 27: 30,000 – 60,000 ante 60,000

4 Main Event Final Day 19 1
Vince Nachor

Button Vince Nachor limp called a 135,000 raise from Liao and went on to flop 2d3s5c. Both players checked and headed to turn Qd where Liao led out a 110,000 bet. Nachor raised to 385,000, Liao with a complete. Nachor fired 550,000 on river 4h and merited a check-fold from his opponent.

Vince Nachor – 8,730,000
Liao Po Hsun – 2,800,000


16:09: Han Sung Jin exits in 3rd place – PHP 2,800,000
Level 27: 30,000 – 60,000 ante 60,000

4 Main Event Final Day 12
Han Sung Jin

Button Vince Nachor opened to 130,000 and called small blind Han Sung Jin’s three bet to 350,000 to see flop 5d10c3c. Han led out a 250,000 bet and called Nachor’s raise to 550,000. Turn 9s saw Han this time, check-call for 525,000 and moved on to river 2c. Han bet all-in and Nachor tank called.

Han KhJs
Nachor Kc10d

Nachor takes it down with top pair, sending Han out of the running in 3rd place finish.

Vince Nachor – 8,080,000
Han Sung Jin – Eliminated


16:03: Han Sung Jin piles it higher
Level 27: 30,000 – 60,000 ante 60,000

Small blind Vince Nachor limped in and big blind Han Sung Jin checked it through. Flop 10d7h7c saw Nachor proceed with a check-call for 75,000, leading to turn 4d. Han pulled another 175,000 and Nachor check-called once more. River Qc saw Nachor lead out for 335,000 yet shortly fold after Han bumped it up to 1,000,000.

Han Sung Jin – 3,410,000
Vince Nachor – 4,415,000


15:50: ICM deal in place!
Level 27: 30,000 – 60,000 ante 60,000

With three players left, an ICM deal was agreed upon leaving aside the trophy and PHP 240,790 for the eventual champion.

ICM Payouts

Vince Nachor – PHP 3,000,000
Han Sung Jin – PHP 2,800,000
Liao Po Hsun – PHP 2,700,000


15:45: Han Sung Jin locks in a double up
Level 27: 30,000 – 60,000 ante 60,000

4 Main Event Final Day 13
Han Sung Jin

Small blind Vince Nachor opened to 180,000 and was met with a three bet to 500,000 from big blind Han Sung Jin. Nachor answered back with an all-in and Han called off for his tournament life.

Nachor AhJh
Han AsKc

The board 2dQc3s7c4d delivered no bad beats with Han securing the double up shortly after.

Han Sung Jin – 3,160,000
Vince Nachor – 4,665,000


15:30: Break Time!
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

Three players left in the Main Event games with Vince Nachor still in the lead! Blinds adjusted to 30 minute levels.

Chip Counts

Vince Nachor – 6,180,000
Liao Po Hsun – 3,100,000
Han Sung Jin – 1,610,000


15:29: Euryd Rivera crashes in 4th place – PHP 1,509,000
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

4 Main Event Final Day 18
Euryd Rivera

Cutoff Euryd Rivera open shoved with As10d and was called by big blind Liao Po Hsun with QsQd. Ahead of his opponent, Liao locked in the win after the board Kc5d7s10c6d spared no ace.

Euryd Rivera – Eliminated


15:28: Moses Saquing knocked out in 5th place – PHP 1,183,000
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

4 Main Event Final Day 9
Moses Saquing

Cutoff Liao Po Hsun opened to 110,000 and was met with a three bet from Moses Saquing to 500,000. Liao pushed all-in and Saquing called off for his remaining chips.

Liao 10d10s
Saquing AcKh

Up for a flip, the board 5h10c2d9d8s ran in favor of Liao, knocking Saquing entirely from the running.

Liao Po Hsun – 2,980,000
Moses Saquing – Eliminated


15:26: Vince Nachor continues to dominate
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

4 Main Event Final Day 11
Liao Po Hsun

Vince Nachor defended his big blind vs button Liao Po Hsun’s open and went on to see flop KhKd8c. Both players check it through with turn showing 7h. Nachor led for 60,000, called by Liao. River Js saw Nachor fire another 80,000, Liao with a final call. Nachor shows 8d7d and Liao throws it in the muck.

Vince Nachor – 6,100,000
Liao Po Hsun – 1,700,000


15:23: Euryd Rivera pays off Vince Nachor
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

4 Main Event Final Day 17
Euryd Rivera

Utg Euryd Rivera opened and called off a three bet to 255,000 from Vince Nachor behind. Flop came 4d2d9h and saw Rivera check-call a 215,000 bet from Nachor. Turn Qd was checked through to river 6d where Rivera led out for 200,000. Nachor raised it up to 550,000, Rivera with a complete. Nachor shows AdKc for the nut flush.

Vince Nachor – 5,730,000
Euryd Rivera – 875,000


15:18: Liao Po Hsun throws in river bet
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

Han Sung Jin defended his big blind vs utg Liao Po Hsun’s open and saw flop 10dAd4d. Checked to Liao, he bet 115,000, called by his opponent. Turn 8s went check check, leading to river 6c. Han checks once more and folds after Liao sent out another 225,000.

Liao Po Hsun – 2,000,000
Han Sung Jin – 1,690,000


15:14: Moses Saquing still alive
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

4 Main Event Final Day 8
Moses Saquing

Button Euryd Rivera opened to 100,000, called by big blind Moses Saquing. Flop came 8d3dKc and Saquing pushed all-in for 360,000. Rivera folds and Saquing survives to the next hand.

Moses Saquing – 625,000
Euryd Rivera – 1,900,000


15:10: Moses Saquing saved by the board
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

Cutoff Moses Saquing slammed his last 445,000 in with 10c7c and was called behind by Han Sung Jin with AdKc. At risk, Saquing was saved from elimination after the board QdQcJcQsJh offered a split pot.

Moses Saquing – 510,000
Han Sung Jin – 1,825,000


15:09: Vince Nachor shows bluff
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

4 Main Event Final Day 20
Vince Nachor

Cutoff Vince Nachor opened to 125,000 and was met with a three bet to 320,000 from Han Sung Jin on the small blind. Nachor clapped back with a raise to 525,000, called by Han. The two saw flop 10d9d4c, Nachor continued for 600,000 and Han check-folds. Nachor shows 8s5d for a pure bluff.

Vince Nachor – 4,490,000
Han Sung Jin – 1,765,000


15:04: Edgar Asehan railed in 6th place – PHP 927,000
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

4 Main Event Final Day 5
Edgar Asehan

Short stacked Edgar Asehan open shoved his remaining 285,000 with As2d and was called behind by Euryd Rivera with Ad7d. Dominated, the board 10s8s6c7sAc offered no help to Asehan, eliminating him from the Main Event games.

Euryd Rivera – 2,100,000
Edgar Asehan – Eliminated


14:57: Liao Po Hsun steals pot away from Moses Saquing
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

4 Main Event Final Day 11
Liao Po Hsun

Liao Po Hsun defended his big blind vs Moses Saquing’s button open and saw flop 3s4cJs. Saquing continued for 115,000, check-called by Liao. Both players checked turn 9d and moved on to river 3c. Liao bet 200,000 to which Saquing folded.

Liao Po Hsun – 1,950,000
Moses Saquing – 440,000


14:53: Han Sung Jin bags another pot
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

Button Vince Nachor opened to 115,000, joined by both players on the blinds. Flop 5c9h9c was checked to Nachor who continued for 165,000. Small blind folds and big blind Han Sung Jin puts in a raise to 490,000. Nachor folds and Han claims the boost.

Han Sung Jin – 2,290,000
Vince Nachor – 4,040,000


14:50: Han Sung Jin recovers
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

4 Main Event Final Day 13
Han Sung Jin

Utg Han Sung Jin opened to 110,000, joined by big blind Moses Saquing. Flop Qh7dQd saw Saquing lead out for 75,000 and call a raise to 215,000 from Han. Both players checked turn 10d through to river 3c. Saquing threw a 50,000 bet and shortly called a raise to 300,000 from his opponent. Han shows 7c7h for a flopped full house, Saquing with a muck.

Han Sung Jin – 1,850,000
Moses Saquing – 875,000


14:31: Blinds up!
Level 26: 25,000 – 50,000 ante 50,000

Six players remain in the Main Event games. All runners are now guaranteed a minimum payout of PHP 927,000!

Chip Counts

Vince Nachor – 4,150,000
Euryd Rivera – 2,000,000
Liao Po Hsun – 1,600,000
Moses Saquing – 1,325,000
Han Sung Jin – 1,050,000
Edgar Asehan – 450,000


14:30: Euryd Rivera lands trip queens
Level 25: 20,000 – 40,000 ante 40,000

Utg Moses Saquing opened to 80,000, joined by Euryd Rivera from the small blind. The two saw flop Qs3sQd and Saquing continued for 65,000. Rivera makes the call and heads to turn 7s. Saquing bets another 200,000, called by Rivera once more. Saquing  checked back river 9d, revealing Rivera’s KhQh trip queens for the win.

Euryd Rivera – 1,950,000
Moses Saquing – 1,325,000


14:27: Vince Nachor collects three streets of value
Level 25: 20,000 – 40,000 ante 40,000

4 Main Event Final Day 20
Vince Nachor

Utg Vince Nachor opened to 90,000, called by Han Sung Jin behind. On board 8hQc9h3s10d, Nachor was seen betting all three streets with Han calling down to the river. Nachor shows KdKh and ships the pot after Han slips his hand in the muck.

Vince Nachor – 3,700,000
Han Sung Jin – 1,980,000


14:19: Edgar Asehan survives through
Level 25: 20,000 – 40,000 ante 40,000

4 Main Event Final Day 5
Edgar Asehan

Utg Liao Po Hsun opened to 90,000, called behind by Edgar Asehan. Flop came 3c2dQs and saw Liao continue for 60,000 but shortly fold after Asehan pushed all-in for 195,000 total.

Edgar Asehan – 570,000
Liao Po Hsun – 2,920,000


14:17: Moses Saquing defends big blind
Level 25: 20,000 – 40,000 ante 40,000

4 Main Event Final Day 8
Moses Saquing

Moses Saquing defended his big blind vs Euryd Rivera’s button open and tabled 7s10c2h. Rivera continued for 60,000, check-called by Saquing. Turn Kh pushed Rivera to send out a bigger 225,000, Saquing with another check-fold. River 5c was checked back by both players, leaving Saquing to show Kc8c. Rivera mucks and Saquing takes the pot down with top pair.

Moses Saquing – 1,500,000
Euryd Rivera – 1,540,000


14:11: Liao Po Hsun clips another from Han Sung Jin
Level 25: 20,000 – 40,000 ante 40,000

Cutoff Han Sung Jin opened to 80,000 and was called by Liao Po Hsun behind. Flop 8c6hQh saw Han continue for 60,000 and call a 130,000 raise from his opponent. Turn 9h was checked through to reveal river 4h. Han pushed a final bet of 100,000, called by Liao. Han shows KsQd for top pair, no good against Liao’s set 6s6c.

Liao Po Hsun – 2,500,000
Han Sung Jin – 1,570,000


14:06: Liao Po Hsun claims pot
Level 25: 20,000 – 40,000 ante 40,000

4 Main Event Final Day 11
Liao Po Hsun

Han Sung Jin this time limped his small blind and big blind Liao Po Hsun checked back to flop 5dKhJh. Both players check to turn Kd where Han led for 40,000, called by Liao. River Kc saw Han bet another 60,000, called once more by Liao. Han shows 9s6h, no good against Liao’s full house 5c2h.

Liao Po Hsun – 2,180,000
Han Sung Jin – 1,740,000


14:02: Moses Saquing wins blind vs blind
Level 25: 20,000 – 40,000 ante 40,000

Moses Saquing limped his small blind and big blind Han Sung Jin checked it through to flop Qs2d3s. Saquing led out for 40,000, called by Han. Turn 8d saw Saquing fire another 150,000 and collected a fold from his opponent.

Moses Saquing – 1,150,000
Han Sung Jin – 1,920,000


13:58: Han Sung Jin double barrels
Level 25: 20,000 – 40,000 ante 40,000

4 Main Event Final Day 13
Han Sung Jin

Edgar Asehan defended his big blind vs Han Sung Jin’s open from the cutoff and revealed flop AsQc6d. Han continued for 65,000, check-called by Asehan. Turn 10s saw Han fire another 200,000, Asehan with a check-fold.

Han Sung Jin – 2,055,000
Edgar Asehan – 465,000


13:54: Han Sung Jin’s squeeze pulls through
Level 25: 20,000 – 40,000 ante 40,000

Utg Edgar Asehan opened to 90,000 and was called by two players behind. Action on small Han Sung Jin, he threw in a raise to 400,000. All three opponents fold and Han picks up the dead money.

Han Sung Jin – 1,850,000


13:49: Edgar Asehan tables aces
Level 25: 20,000 – 40,000 ante 40,000

Utg Moses Saquing opened to 80,000 and shortly folded to Edgar Asehan’s three bet to 200,000. Asehan reveals AhAc with no callers to show for.

Edgar Asehan – 740,000
Moses Saquing – 1,180,000


13:43: Ong Jingxiang eliminated in 7th place – PHP 697,000
Level 25: 20,000 – 40,000 ante 40,000

4 Main Event Final Day 16
Ong Jingxiang

With a short stack, Ong Jingxiang pushed his remaining 295,000 in with 9s9h and was called by button Moses Saquing with AsJd. Up for a flip, Saquing instantly flopped top pair on 6cKhAc3d7s to beat Ong’s pocket nines for the elimination.

Moses Saquing – 1,150,000
Ong Jingxiang – Eliminated


13:41: Michael Concepcion bows out in 8th place – PHP 495,000
Level 25: 20,000 – 40,000 ante 40,000

4 Main Event Final Day 4
Michael Concepcion

Crippled down, Michael Concepcion flicked in his remaining 85,000 with Jd10d and was called by chip leader Vince Nachor with JhJs. The board ran Qd3s6cQc4h, and left Concepcion drawing slim all throughout.

Vince Nachor – 3,710,000
Michael Concepcion – Eliminated


13:24: Break Time!
Level 25: 20,000 – 40,000 ante 40,000

8 players remain in contention for the Main Event title. All remaining players are guaranteed a minimum payout of PHP 495,000 and a chance to claim the PHP 4.1M (~USD 75K) first prize listed up top!

Chip Counts

Vince Nachor – 3,535,000
Euryd Rivera – 2,100,000
Liao Po Hsun – 2,100,000
Han Sung Jin – 1,750,000
Moses Saquing – 900,000
Edgar Asehan – 600,000
Ong Jingxiang – 395,000
Michael Concepcion – 225,000


13:21: Moses Saquing gives up the fight
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

4 Main Event Final Day 9
Moses Saquing

Cutoff Euryd Rivera opened and called off a three bet to 200,000 from small blind Moses Saquing. Saquing continued for 150,000 on flop Qs2c4s, Rivera with a call. Turn 10c saw Saquing send out another 325,000 yet shortly fold after Rivera pushed all-in for the rest of his chips.

Euryd Rivera – 2,100,000
Moses Saquing – 900,000


13:15: Michael Concepcion chips down
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

4 Main Event Final Day 3
Michael Concepcion

Moses Saquing defended his big blind vs Michael Concepcion’s open from mid position. Flop came 8d5c4s and saw Concepcion continue for 110,000, check-called by Saquing. Turn 5h saw Concepcion fire another 150,000, leaving himself with 225,000 behind. Saquing raised all-in and Concepcion throws in the towel.

Moses Saquing – 1,550,000
Michael Concepcion – 225,000


13:10: Euryd Rivera outflops Vince Nachor
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

Euryd Rivera defended his big blind vs Vince Nachor’s open and went on to flop 3s5hKh. Checked to Nachor, he fired a 55,000 continuation bet, called by Rivera. Turn 6s and river 7d saw no more bets from either two with Rivera showing Ad5s for the win.

Euryd Rivera – 1,225,000
Vince Nachor – 3,450,000


12:52: Euryd Rivera turns a straight
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

4 Main Event Final Day 17
Euryd Rivera

Euryd Rivera defended his big blind vs Moses Saquing open and saw a flop of 3dJh4h. Rivera then proceeded to check call two streets – 60,000 on flop and 130,000 on turn 6h. River 2s went check check, Rivera shows 7c5h for a straight, and Saquing mucks.

Euryd Rivera – 2,410,000
Moses Saquing – 2,415,000


12:46: Rick Jason Ambata gets aces cracked in 9th place – PHP 395,000
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

4 Main Event Final Day 7
Rick Jason Ambata

Hijack Vince Nachor opened to 65,000 and called off big blind Rick Jason Ambata’s all-in. Ambata shows AsAh, way ahead of Nachor’s Ac10h. The board Js4hKsQd9h however, ran a straight for Nachor to crack Ambata’s aces and knock him out.

Vince Nachor – 3,675,000
Rick Jason Ambata – Eliminated


12:39: Han Sung Jin claims pot
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

4 Main Event Final Day 12
Han Sung Jin

Button Moses Saquing opened to 60,000, joined by both players on the blinds. Flop came Jh9c4d, checked to Saquing, he bet 55,000. Small blind Han Sung Jin continues and sees turn 7c. Han leads out for 85,000 and Saquing folds.

Han Sung Jin – 2,680,000
Moses Saquing – 2,580,000


12:30: Vince Nachor continues to dominate
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

4 Main Event Final Day 20
Vince Nachor

Utg+2 Vince Nachor opened to 60,000, called by Liao Po Hsun behind. Flop 7d9h5s saw Nachor continue for 75,000, Liao with a call. Turn Ks didn’t stop Nachor as he fired another 150,000. Liao bumped it up to 325,000 and Nachor pushed back another raise to 725,000. Liao gives up the fight and throws in a fold. Nachor shows 8d8c and takes down the pot.

Vince Nachor – 3,415,000
Liao Po Hsun – 2,070,000


12:20: Blinds up!
Level 24: 15,000 – 30,000 ante 30,000

Nine players remain in the Main Event games. All players are guaranteed a minimum payout of PHP 395,000 (~USD 7,140)!


12:19: Vince Nachor rivers the nuts
Level 23: 10,000 – 25,000 ante 25,000

4 Main Event Final Day 9
Moses Saquing

Folded to small blind Vince Nachor, he opened to 65,000, joined by big blind Moses Saquing. Nachor continued to bet 30,000 on flop 3h10cAd and another 150,000 on turn 9d. Saquing with a call on both streets headed to river Qc where action checked through. Nachor shows KsJd for the nut straight, Saquing with a muck.

Vince Nachor – 2,675,000
Moses Saquing – 1,700,000


12:17: Han Sung Jin wins preflop battle
Level 23: 10,000 – 25,000 ante 25,000

Utg+1 Han Sung Jin opened to 55,000 and met a three bet from big blind Vince Nachor to 175,000. Han clapped back with a raise to 500,000, to which Nachor folded.

Han Sung Jin – 1,630,000
Vince Nachor – 2,375,000


12:12: Liao Po Hsun hits the river
Level 23: 10,000 – 25,000 ante 25,000

4 Main Event Final Day 10
Liao Po Hsun

Hijack Moses Saquing opened to 50,000, called by Liao Po Hsun behind. Flop came Js6dKs and Saquing continued for 30,000, Liao with a call. Turn 8s saw Saquing this time check-call a 150,000 bet from his opponent. Both players check down river Ah and Saquing shows Kd7d, no good against Liao’s Ad4d rivered top pair.

Liao Po Hsun – 2,000,000
Moses Saquing – 2,180,000


12:04: Moses Saquing takes it down
Level 23: 10,000 – 25,000 ante 25,000

Utg+1 Edgar Asehan opened to 55,000, called by Vince Nachor behind. Moses Saquing from the cutoff pushed a three bet to 200,000 and merited folds from both his opponents.

Moses Saquing – 2,180,000
Vince Nachor – 2,605,000
Edgar Asehan – 435,000


12:00: Shuffle Up & Deal!
Level 23: 10,000 – 25,000 ante 25,000

Main Event action resumes, good luck to the Final nine!


apl manila 2023 main event trophy

The Ace Poker League festivities at 2Ace Poker Manila, Philippines is coming down to an end with the headlining Main Event set to crown a champion today, December 3rd. The final day sees nine players returning to the felt led by local runner Vince Nachor. All remaining players are guaranteed a minimum payout of PHP 395,000 (~USD 7,140) and a chance to claim the PHP 4.1M (~USD 75K) first prize listed up top!

Action will resume at 12 noon on Level 23: 10,000 – 25,000 ante 25,000, running 60 minute blind levels all the way through.

Chip Counts

Player Chip Count Big Blinds
Vince Nachor 2,660,000 106
Liao Po Hsun 2,435,000 97
Moses Saquing 2,010,000 80
Sung Jin Han 1,360,000 54
Euryd Rivera 1,300,000 52
Ong Jingxiang 530,000 21
Edgar Asehan 490,000 20
Rick Jason Ambata 400,000 16
Michael Concepcion 340,000 14

Remaining Payouts

Rank Prize (PHP) Prize (~USD)
1st ₱4,193,790 $75,860
2nd ₱2,648,000 $47,900
3rd ₱1,899,000 $34,350
4th ₱1,509,000 $27,300
5th ₱1,183,000 $21,400
6th ₱927,000 $16,770
7th ₱697,000 $12,600
8th ₱495,000 $8,950
9th ₱395,000 $7,140

APL Main Event Review

Date/s: November 29 – December 3, 2023
Buy-in: PHP 60,000 (~USD 1,080)
Guarantee: PHP 20,000,000 (~USD 361,280)
Prize pool: PHP 21,249,790 (~USD 384,400)
Entries: 366
ITM: 58 players

Pre-Event 1: 21 entries, 2 qualified
Pre-Event 2: 13 entries, 1 qualified

Day 1A – 57 entries, 9 qualified
Day 1B – 126 entries, 19 qualified
Day 1C – 53 entries, 13 qualified
Day 1D Turbo – 96 entries, 14 qualified

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Janette Dee

Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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