After three starting days that drew 659 runners, the inaugural Top Joy Poker Tour Korea (TJPK) Main Event enters Day 2! 113 players are back at the Swiss Grand Hotel hunting down a piece of the enormous US$ 1 Million prize pool. The money starts at 81st place. Once the money flows, the players will battle to reach one of the final 9 spots where a huge ￦261,000,000 (~US$ 192,900) awaits the first ever TJPK champion.
The final table will be livestreamed on TJPT YouTube channel
Buy in: ￦1,500,000 (~US$ 1,110)
Guarantee: US$ 1,000,000
Cumulative entries: 659
Day 2: 113 players
ITM: 81 places
Day 1A: 104 entries / 15 advance
Day 1B: 177 entries / 36 advance
Day 1C: 378 entries / 62 advance
Leading the pack is Li Zhong Xian who topped Day 1A with a towering 183 bb stack. Li is one of 32 players from China that advanced to Day 2. In that list are pros Ya Ke Wu and Zinan Xu.
The largest crowd was seen at Day 1C with 378 runners. Jungho Park topped the heat and carries in 126 bb, which is the second largest stack entering today’s race. Other notables making the cut were Je Ho Lee, Soo Jo Kim, and Gab Yong Kim.
For those that missed the mark, you can still score trophies via the TJPK side events.
Ace Poker League Seoul 2023
Following this event is the much awaited Ace Poker League Seoul 2023 which runs from October 3 to 9 at the Swiss Grand Hotel. The highly revered brand comes out loaded with 19 events and ₩2.5 Billion (~USD 1.88 Million) in guarantees. The Main Event features the most substantial prize pool of ₩1.1 Billion (~USD 827,500).
The impressive figures achieved by the APL in Korea have piqued the interest of international players, and combined with players drawn by TJPK, this series may witness the largest turnout of poker pros outside the country’s borders. Among those confirmed to attend are David Tai and elite pro Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier who has been touring the Asian circuit the past few months.
To win tickets, head to the 2ACE online poker app (GG skin). Wrapping up the series, players also have chance at winning packages to WSOP Paradise Bahamas in December.