Massive turnout at Ace Poker League Seoul opening day! Main Event Flight I draws 473; Mini Main, High Roller reach maximum


Undoubtedly, Ace Poker League holds the title of the most popular poker brand in South Korea. The five-month hiatus since its last event in May only served to heighten the anticipation for their next event, and it became glaringly evident on opening day of APL Seoul, hosted at the Swiss Grand Hotel.

On October 3, 2023, the doors swung open to an immediate full house, setting the tone for another incredibly successful series. The Mini Main Event reached its 550-entry cap, the High Roller drew 274 entries, and the flagship Main Event experienced an explosive rush to the tables with an impressive turnout of 473 eager contenders. Here are Main Event results.

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Main Event – ₩ 1,100,000,000 (~US$ 807,460) guaranteed

Buy in: ₩1,385,000 (~US$ 1,015)
Guarantee: ₩ 1,100,000,000 (~US$ 807,460)
Day 1A – Day 1H: TBA
Day 1I: 473 entries / 84 advanced
Day 2: 138 players (cumulative)

Joo Chul Woong – Day 1I chip leader

The first onsite Main Event Day 1 heat (Day 1I) bagged up at the end of Level 14 with 84 players remaining. That brings up the total number of Day 2 qualifiers to 138. Joo Chul Woong racked up the largest stack of  Day 1I, he is now front runner with three entry days yet to play out.

Once all entry days complete, the Day 2 qualifiers will race for a spot in the money round starting at 150th place. The eventual winner is guaranteed a massive payout of ₩220,000,00 (~US$ 161,900).

Day 1J – Wednesday, October 4 at 12pm
Day 1K – Thursday, October 5 at 12pm
Day 1L – Friday, October 6 at 12pm

Day 2 qualifiers – 138 players (chip counts to be added)

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Everything on the APL Seoul

Ace Poker League Seoul kicks off today featuring KR₩2.5 Billion (~USD 1.88 Million) in guaranteed prize pools

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*Stay tuned to Somuchpoker for more updates throughout the day. 

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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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