APPT Macau Main Event: Final table poised with Alex Ward in command

After three days of intensive poker, our APPT Macau Main Event field has been whittled from 533 all the way down to 7. The prize pool stands at HK$11,891,230 (USD$1,531,129) with HK$2,694,000 (USD$346,882) set aside for 1st place. Play is set to recommence tomorrow, with each of those 7 players still in with a shout of winning. One man is shouting a little louder than the rest however, as Alex Ward has a commanding chip lead and vast experience to call upon. Here’s how the final table will line up….

Jiayi Jin – 465,000

In seat 1 we have Jiayi Jin, a Chinese national whose enthusiasm for poker has seen him play his fair share of tournaments over the last four years. He works in banking as a day job, and starts play tomorrow with 465,000 chips.

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Jiayi Jin (Photo Kenneth Lim Courtesy of PokerStars)

Weijan Xie – 1,215,000

In seat 2 is fellow Chinese player Weijian Xie. Normally found working for a car business, he is still somewhat new to tournament poker, having never cashed in a live tournament before today. He clearly has a fair idea of what he is doing though, as he has accumulated an imposing 1,215,000 chipstack.

2016 APPT FT Seat 2 Weijian Xie

Weijian Xie (Photo Kenneth Lim Courtesy of PokerStars)

Fu Ying – 1,110,000

In seat 3 is our third finalist who is also from China and will have a considerable 1,110,000 chips going into tomorrow. His name is Fu Ying, and although poker is not his main job, he has travelled to a number of big live events and will be an ever present threat tomorrow.

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Fu Ying (Photo Kenneth Lim Courtesy of PokerStars)

ZhiYi Feng – 685,000

Seat 4 is occupied by Zhiyi Feng, who has been playing poker for 8 years but has a regular job working as a financial manager. He is also from China, and will have his work cut out successfully managing his 685,000 chip stack tomorrow.

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Zhiyi Feng (Photo Kenneth Lim Courtesy of PokerStars)

Jian Guo Sun – 1,055,000

Seat 5 is filled by another Chinese player, Jian Guo Sun. He works in a coffee shop most days of the week, but has developed an interest in poker over the last couple of years. He doesn’t have any major results to his name, and this will be his first serious cash. He brings 1,055,000 chips into the final day.

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Jian Guo Sun (Photo Kenneth Lim Courtesy of PokerStars)

Alex Ward – 4,715,000

Seat 6 is where our overwhelming favourite and chip leader resides. Alex Ward has been a professional player for ten years, and has several live tournament wins to his name, including APT Cebu. Ward is from the UK, and will bring a serious advantage into tomorrow, with his 4,715,000 chips.


 Alex Ward (Photo Kenneth Lim Courtesy of PokerStars)

Bernard Vu – 1,420,000

Seat 7 is occupied by a player who may yet upset Ward’s potential dominance tomorrow. French player Bernard Vu is not short on experience, having played the game for the past 8 years. He has cashed in many major live events before and his experience will no doubt help him along as he seeks to put his 1,420,000 chips to work tomorrow.

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Bernard Vu (Photo Kenneth Lim Courtesy of PokerStars)

In The Money


 Place  Last Name First Name  Prize (HKD)
8 He Kan $283,000
9 Li Yuan $236,000
10 Li Xiang $200,280
11 Li Juicy Sixiao $165,100
12 Han Yu $165,100
13 Zhu Wei $135,600
14 Yun Bawoo Hyunshik $135,600
15 Fam Kai Yat $135,600
16 Wu Fan $112,000
17 Zheng Ming $112,000
18 Li Jiping $112,000
19 Li Xiao Ling $94,350
20 Liu Geng $94,350
21 Cao Juncong $94,350
22 Albiges Benoit $82,550
23 Ye Guan Fu $82,550
24 Ye Weijie $82,550
25 Hsu Leon Li-ta $70,750
26 Peng Hanyang $70,750
27 Tong Ling $70,750
28 Yuan Chen $64,850
29 Sharfuddin Rashid $64,850
30 Qian Zhiqiang $64,850
31 Chan Douglas Hill Ming $64,850
32 Chan Matthew Weng Chih $64,850
33 Lee Hon Cheong $64,850
34 Lou Yijun $64,850
35 Zhang Liming $64,850
36 Chen Neo Li Han $64,850
37 Zhang Yifan $58,950
38 Wang Shun-ping $58,950
39 Li Chao $58,950
40 Liu Jiaxiu $58,950
41 Feng Xinxin $58,950
42 Zhou Liming $58,950
43 Kat Jeffrey Iok Seng $58,950
44 Yang Hua $58,950
45 Yin Jixue $58,950
46 Lu Lin $53,050
47 Paparestis Constantine $53,050
48 Lin Chen An $53,050
49 Chen Wen $53,050
50 Kim Kinam $53,050
51 Xiao Xian $53,050
52 Jiang Sihai $53,050
53 Zhang Chengting $53,050
54 Li Liu $53,050
55 Tian Kun $47,150
56 Shelley Thomas $47,150
57 Boucher Matthewn $47,150
58 Wu Gang $47,150
59 Tan Kok Keong $47,150
60 Gao Fei $47,150
61 Soyza Christopher $47,150
62 Wang Yanfeng $47,150
63 Blomlie Mikal $47,150


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Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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