WPT Asia Online early highlights: Main Event underway, four entry flights remain; Patrik Antonius, Lynn Gilmartin advance; Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Daniel Dvoress expected

The World Poker Tour Asia Online is well underway on the Poker King app with numerous players already crowned as champions. Games kicked off on November 12 and will run through November 22. The CN¥ 10,000,000 guaranteed Main Event headliner is currently in progress with three starting days in the books. Players can still jump in with four more entry flights available. Aside from the main attraction, other featured events to mark down are the NLHE High Roller CN¥ 400K GTD and The Closer CN¥ 1 Million GTD.

WPT Asia

Main Event – CN¥ 10,000,000 guaranteed

Attraction has been tremendous at the Main Event with a tide of players logging in for a chance at the massive CN¥ 10,000,000 (~US$ 1.56 Million) guaranteed prize pool. The first three starting days drew 1,466 entries with 362 moving on to Day 2. Among the advancing crowd were Patrik Antonius, Lynn Gilmartin, and DJ Steve Aoki. Gilmartin ran up a big stack early on Day 1A, climbing as high as fourth rank before closing in the middle of the pack. One of her winning hands was AdKc top pair higher kicker over KhJh on a board Ks5c3c2s10h. As for Antonius and Aoki, both survived Day 1C.

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Lynn Gilmartin – Photo

For those hoping to play side by side with the world’s elite and maybe even add a feather to one’s cap by knocking them out of the running, there is time left. Four starting days remain with Poker King brand ambassadors Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan, and pro player Daniel Dvoress due to appear. As an added incentive, players will receive a special bounty reward for every participating star they eliminate.

Dates: November 16 to 22
Buy in: CN¥ 2,200 (~US$ 344)
Guarantee: CN¥ 10,000,000 (~US$ 1,564,724)

Day 1A: 547 entrie
Day 1B: 458 entries
Day 1C: 461 entries
Day 1D: Friday, November 19
Day 1E: Saturday, November 20 (Turbo)
Day 1F: Saturday, November 20
Day 1G: Sunday, November 21 (Turbo)

Day 2: Sunday, November 21
Final table: Monday, November 22

*The final table takes place on Monday, November 22 at 19:00 CST and will stream live on WPT Twitch both in English and in Mandarin. The Mandarin Live Stream will air on a one-hour delay and will be commentated by Celina Lin and Xuan Liu. The English Live Stream will air at 16:00 PST with Jon Van Fleet and Jamie Kernestetter as commentators.

Upcoming Featured Events

Event #13: NLHE High Roller

Date: Saturday, November 20
Buy in: CN¥ 10,500 (~US$ 1,645)
Guarantee: CN¥ 400,000 (~US$ 63,665)

Event #15: The Closer

Date: Monday, November 22
Buy in: CN¥ 1,100 (~US$ 172)
Guarantee: CN¥ 1,000,000 (~US$ 156,600)

Featured Event Results

Event #2: NLHE CN¥ 1,000,000 GTD

Opening day came out blasting with the featured NLHE CN¥ 1 Million (~US$ 156,600) guaranteed event. Although a sizable 907 entry field was seen, it still met a slight overlay. Out of the 109 players earning a cut, “Woshuaiwoleyi89” emerged the richest, converting the CN¥ 1,100 (~US$ 172) buy in into a hefty CN¥ 191,400 (~US$ 29,985) bankroll.

Event #4: NLHE Progressive Bounties CN¥ 500K GTD

The second featured event was the NLHE Progressive Bounties CN¥ 500,000 (~US$ 78,330) guaranteed, and this too drew another impressive field. 716 logged on, each one investing CN¥ 1,100 (~US$ 172), to build a sweeter prize pool amounting to CN¥ 787,600 (~US$ 123,390). Out of the 257 players that reached the money, the lone head hunter standing was player “xixixiHao” to earn a worthy champion’s payout of CN¥ 116,135 (~US$ 18,200).

Event #6: Mini Main Event – CN¥ 1,000,000 GTD

The CN¥ 1,000,000 (~US$ 156,600) guaranteed Mini Main Event brought a flood of entries, with 669 turning up for Day 1A and a larger 827 for Day 1B. At CN¥ 550 (~US$ 86) buy in each, this meant plenty of value as it overlaid CN¥ 252K. Out of the 1,496 combined entries, only 362 moved on to Day 2 with a further 180 reaching the money. In the end, player “Xunhuawenliu” banked a handsome CN¥ 180,675 (~US$ 28,300) for his triumph.

Side Event Results

Event #1: NLHE Warm Up (6-Max)

Buy in: CN¥ 220 (~US$ 34)
Guarantee: CN¥ 100,000 (~US$ 15,670)
Entries: 705
Prize pool: CN¥ 155,100 (~US$ 24,300)
ITM: 85 places
Winner: AAAAQ – CN¥ 27,438 (~US$ 4,300)

Event #3: Short Deck Progressive Bounties

Buy in: CN¥ 220 (~US$ 34)
Guarantee: CN¥ 100,000 (~US$ 15,670)
Entries: 547
Prize pool: CN¥ 120,340 (~US$ 18,850)
ITM: 156 places
Winner: Qzidangtou – CN¥ 19,106 (~US$ 3,000)

Event #5: Hyper Turbo NLHE

Buy in: CN¥ 220 (~US$ 34)
Guarantee: CN¥ 100,000 (~US$ 15,670)
Entries: 644
Prize pool: CN¥ 141,680 (~US$ 22,200)
ITM: 78 places
Winner: Xugaoxing – CN¥ 24,935 (~US$ 3,900)

Event #7: PLO Progressive Bounties

Buy in: CN¥ 220 (~US$ 34)
Guarantee: CN¥ 100,000 (~US$ 15,670)
Entries: 548
Prize pool: CN¥ 120,560 (~US$ 18,890)
ITM: 165 places
Winner: Meng0670 – CN¥ 23,454 (~US$ 3,670)

Event #8: NLHE Progressive Bounties

Buy in: CN¥ 220 (~US$ 34)
Guarantee: CN¥ 100,000 (~US$ 15,670)
Entries: 660
Prize pool: CN¥ 145,200 (~US$ 22,750)
ITM: 223 places
Winner: AC – CN¥ 24,821 (~US$ 3,890)

Stay tuned to Somuchpoker as we bring you updates on this ongoing event.

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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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