Day 1 of Top Joy Poker Tour‘s debut in Seoul, South Korea is in the books! Plenty of thrilling action took place as players from China, Korea, and outside lit up host venue Swiss Grand Hotel for the irresistible USD 1 Million guaranteed Main Event. At night’s end, China’s Li Zhong Xian set the bar very high for the next starting days to follow. Li will bring in a stack of 183 bb into Day 2.
Surviving the heat in a strong second rank was Marc Inizan (WPT Prime Taiwan 2022 champion), though very far from the leader with 84 bb to bring into Day 2. Other pros through to the next stage were Yake Wu, Jin Woo Kim, and recently crowned WPT Super High Roller champion, Nam Hyung Kim.
TJPK continues with Day 1B on the felt Friday, September 29, 2023. Cards in the air at 12pm with late registration closing at 730pm, before the start of Level 9. Buy in is ￦ 1,500,000 (~US$ 1,110) in TJPT vouchers which can only be won via the TJPT Online App.
You can watch some of the Day 1A action via the livestream on TJPT YouTube channel.
Main Event – Day 1A results
Buy in: ￦1,500,000 (~US$ 1,110)
Guarantee: US$ 1,000,000
Day 1A: 104 entries / 15 advance
Day 1B: Friday, September 29, 2023
Day 1C: Saturday, September 30, 2023
|1||Li Zhong Xian||China||918,000|
|6||Han Jong Soo||South Korea||148,000|
|7||Kim Jun Hyung||South Korea||148,000|
|8||Kim Jin Woo||South Korea||147,000|
|9||Shen Long Hao||China||139,000|
|10||Do Heon Shin||South Korea||121,000|
|11||Liu Xia Ohu||China||119,000|
|12||Nam Hyung Kim||South Korea||109,000|
|13||Kim Jong Wook||South Korea||99,000|
|14||Jeong Jae Bong||South Korea||89,000|
|15||Bae Sung Yoon||South Korea||39,000|
Side Event results
Van Quoc Tran wins first Asia title at Single Day High Roller
Australia’s Van Quoc Tran locked up his first trophy outside of home soil. Tran topped the Single Day High Roller event, outlasting a heavy weight field of 39 entries. He pocketed a career high ￦36,796,500 (~US$ 27,247). Famous pro / ex-gamer Yo Hwan ‘BoxeR’ Lim finished in 4th place for ￦11,934,000 (~US$ 8,837).
Buy in: ￦3,000,000 (~US$ 2,220)
Prize pool:￦66,333,450 (~US$ 49,120)
ITM: 5 places
|1||Van Quoc Tran||Australia||￦36,796,500|
|2||You Hyun Kim||South Korea||￦24,862,500|
|3||Yi Lu Yuan||China||￦14,917,500|
|4||Yo Hwan Lim||South Korea||￦11,934,000|
|5||Jeong Yim||South Korea||￦10,939,950|
Korean-American Wonhyong Choi wins Reg NLH
Buy in: ￦ 600,000 (~US$ 445)
Prize pool: ￦15,840,000 (~US$ 11,730)
|1||Wonhyong Choi||South Korea||￦5,860,800|
|2||Jong Chan Lee||South Korea||￦3,960,000|
|3||Se Han Park||South Korea||￦2,376,000|
|4||Se Hwan Kim||South Korea||￦1,900,800|
|5||Weon Jae Yoon||South Korea||￦1,742,400|
Event 4: Omaha KO Bounty
Buy in: ￦400,000 (~US$ 300)
Prize pool: ￦6,400,000 (~US$ 4,740)
|1||Si Yeoul Lee||South Korea||￦3,200,000|
|3||Gab Yong Kim||South Korea||￦1,280,000|
About Top Joy Poker Tour
Emerging into the Chinese poker scene in 2019, Top Joy Poker Tour has quickly become one of the most popular brands in the mainland. In April, the TJPT Shanghai Poker Tournament drew 1,771 Main Event entries for a prize pool of CNY 9,160,000, equivalent to over USD 1.33 Million.
TJPT’s biggest event was in February 2023, the 4th annual TJPT Grand Finale which drew 2,183 entries for a brand record Main Event prize pool of CNY 17,426,000, equivalent to over USD 2.5 Million.