Lim Yo Hwan and Ha Duong win APT Macau first side events

Less than two months ago, the Asian Poker Tour announced a partnership with the Poker King Club for a couple of new events to be held on the last quarter of the 2016 year. With the first event, the APT Cruise, now well in the books, the next one up was the APT Macau 2016 slated for October 19th-25th at one of the most famous casino hotels, the Casino Lisboa. With the APT having been absent from the gambling mecca for three years, no typhoon was going to put a halt to the weeklong festivities that were lined up.

Korea’s Lim Yo Hwan wins the Poker King Cup

With the event now ongoing for two days, the opener attracted 155 entries including many well-known pros eager for a piece of the Poker King Cup HKD 300,000 Guaranteed. Although a majority of them would hit a dead end, Korea’s Lim Yo Hwan, aka Boxer, would hit a home run to the title. Before doing so, Lim faced a couple of challenging adversaries at three-handed, Singapore’s Feng Zhao and Norway’s Kai Paulsen, making his ride to the trophy a very rough and bumpy one. Lim claimed HKD76,800 in cash earnings.

Head Hunter: Ha Duong Claims the title

Ha Duong (Photo APT)

The Head Hunter event attracted 45 players for a prize pool of HKD 129,600. The event saw a well-known pro ship it all in, Vietnam’s Thanh Ha Duong. Throughout his career, Duong has had quite a number of deep runs in the Asian circuit including an APT Main Event title back in Cambodia 2012 and an APPT Championship title two years later. His victory this evening earned him HKD50,300.

Main Event

The APT Macau Main Event is scheduled to take place this weekend. Due to Typhoon Haima, the starting days (Day 1A and Day 1B) will only play 6 levels. Registration will remain open up to the start of Day 2, Sunday, Oct 23rd at 1pm.

Stay tuned for the updates and recaps!

Article by Triccia David

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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