APT Weekend Series: Sam Razavi takes the lead of the POY Race, Jerry Bringley wins the Main Event

Hosted in the APT Poker Room, The APT Weekend Series Main Event attracted 147 players (entrees) who fought for PhP 3,565,000 Prize Pool.  Congratulations are in order for Jerry Bringley who has triumphed in the Main Event, and also for fans favourite Sam Razavi, who finished 2nd place after making a deal Heads-Up. Julian Haase from Germany took 3rd. This great run marks another in the long list of results Sam Razavi has had on the APT, and breathes fresh life into his unprecedented fight to win a fourth APT Player of the Year title in a row. Jerry Bringley, otherwise known as 'Japanese Anaconda' has had some success on Asian tours before, including 1st place for just under $12,000 in the Head Hunter event in the APT Asian Poker Series in Manila in 2013. This win represents his biggest ever live win though, at just under PHP800,000 which equates to around $17,700.

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Jerry Bringley wins the APT Weekend Series Main Event

Final 8 Payouts: (in PHP)

-1st Gerard Bringley (Japan) 795,560*
-2nd Sam Razavi (UK) 646,670*
-3rd Julian Hasse (Germany) 369,000
-4th Antonio Angeles Jr. (Philippines) 269,000
-5th Piyush Gupta (Australia) 223,000
-6th Calvin Tan (Singapore) 184,000
-7th Jung An Yoon (Korea) 152,000
-8th Benjamin Lim (Philippines) 127,000
*After deal

Sam Razavi takes the lead of the Asian Player of the Year Race

There was a time this year when the POY race seemed to be slipping away from Sam Razavi, but no longer. With a few big results including his victory in the APT Vietnam High Rollers, he has catapulted himself up into 1st place, and has overtook Lester Edoc, who now occupies 2nd. Japanese pro Iori Yogo is away battling for a bracelet in Las Vegas, but still isn't far behind the others in 3rd place. 4th is Norbert Koh who won event 4 at the Weekend Series, to keep up the pressure on the other 3. After winning his second title of the year in the Head Hunter event in front of 48 runners, Ian Brion makes his entree in the top ten of the leaderboard. 

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Sam Razavi is now leading the APT POY race (Picture APT)

The current APT POY Standings:

1st Sam Razavi 1,661.50
2nd Lester Edoc 1,514.50
3rd Iori Yogo 1,274.40
4th Norbert Koh 1,174.00
5th John Tech 1,102.40
6th Kai Danilo Paulsen 933.40
7th Jae Kyung Sim 747.88
8th Adrian Brion Philippines 717.60

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Louis Hartwell

Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of somuchpoker.com. 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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