China’s Fang Po Wen leads WPT Korea 2024 Championship Event Final Table, KRW 434,936,000 (~USD 323K) up top


WPT Korea 2024 Championship Event plays down to final nine

The WPT Korea 2024 festivities at Landing Casino, Jeju Shinhwa World, South Korea has been packed with action since day 1 with a full house right on the floor day after day. Currently underway is the headlining Championship Event where the 1,065 entry field has drawn down to its final nine players. Day 3 saw 45 runners battle for a spot into the final table and ended with China’s Fang Po Wen leading the pack. A champion is deemed to be crowned today, April 2nd, listing a massive KR₩ 434,936,000 (~USD 323,500) up top.

WPT Korea 2024 – Festival Results
WPT Korea 2024 – Player Guide

Running alongside the Main Event festivities is Day 1 of the last WPT High Roller highlight on schedule, together with side events SuperStack NLH, Hyper Turbo Bounty NLH, and the qualifying round for the WPT Korea Ring event, SuperStack Classic NLH.

China’s Fang Po Wen leads WPT Korea 2024 Championship Event Final Table

Fang Po Wen
Fang Po Wen

Day 3 of the WPT Korea 2024 Championship Event welcomed 45 runners back on the felt and saw several players fall out of the running by the first hour. Stacks continuously swung back and forth with only half the field remaining by midday. It took nearly seven hours of play before the field dwindled down to its final two tables with China’s Ding Yayun holding down the top spot for majority of the past levels. Asian crusher Fang Po Wen however, catapulted to the top after spiking a set with JdJs against Qi Xuming’s QhQc to knock the latter out in 12th place. Fang then carried on to deliver another elimination with Luo Jianming on the losing end of a blind vs blind confrontation. The two battled on a board of 3d3s9cQs5d with Fang landing a full house by the river with 3c5s against Luo’s 3h8d to scoop up the massive pot. The aggressive Chinese runner continued to chip up, overtaking Ding by the final hour to lock in the lead with a mighty 12,350,000 (61 BB). Second in the running, Ding Yayun is right on his tail with 12,175,000 (60 BB), followed by Dai Linghui with 6,025,000 (30 BB). All returning players are now guaranteed a KRW 43,500,000 payout and a fighting chance to bag the WPT Korea Main Event title.

WPT Korea 2024 Main Event is down to its Final Nine
WPT Korea 2024 Championship Event Final Table

A whopping KR₩ 434,936,000 (~USD 323,500) top prize is at stake with the eventual champion geared to receive the highly coveted WPT Korea Main Event Trophy and the region’s inaugural WPT Main Event Ring in addition. 

Date/s: March 28 – April 2, 2024
Buy-in: KR₩ 2,800,000 (~US$ 2,100)
Guarantee: KR₩ 2,000,000,000 (~US$ 1,500,000)
Prize pool: KR₩ 2,603,286,000 (~US$ 1,936,270)
Entries: 1,065 (587 unique)
ITM: 134 players

Day 1 Results

Day 1A: 319 entries, 84 qualified
Day 1B: 361 entries, 108 qualified
Day 1C: 385 entries, 129 qualified

Day 2: 321 runners, 45 qualified
Day 3: 45 runners, 9 qualified
Day 4: Tuesday, April 2

Final Table Chip Counts

Pos. Player Flag Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Fang Po Wen China 12,350,000 62
2 Ding Yayun China 12,175,000 61
3 Dai Linghui China 6,025,000 30
4 Zhang Chi China 4,350,000 22
5 Fokin Valeriy Russia 4,325,000 22
6 Nguyen Pham Duy Khanh Vietnam 4,275,000 21
7 Aghayev Farhad Azerbaigian 3,750,000 19
8 Ma Li China 3,375,000 17
9 Hanusi Mate Hungary 2,975,000 15

Remaining Payouts

Rank Prize (KRW)
1 434,936,000
2 290,150,000
3 214,400,000
4 160,100,000
5 120,750,000
6 92,050,000
7 70,950,000
8 55,250,000
9 43,500,000

WPT Korea Main Event – Chip Counts
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