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WPT Korea 2024 Championship Event Day 2 wraps up with China’s Lu Yingjun on top of the 45 player remaining field

WPT Korea 2024 Championship Day 2 in the books

The WPT Korea 2024 festivities at Landing Casino, Jeju Shinhwa World, South Korea, has been running on full blast with the first seven days of its ten-day schedule already in the books. The headlining Championship Event stands to crown this season’s champion with today’s Day 3 welcoming its last 45 survivors. China’s Lu Yingjun is leading the charge, having bagged a sizeable 3,535,000 (88 BB) chip count onto the next round. This afternoon’s action will conclude once the final nine is set, resuming the following day for the final table gameplay.

WPT Korea 2024 – Festival Results
WPT Korea 2024 – Player Guide

Running alongside the Day 3 games are side events Single Day High Roller, Pot Limit Omaha 8 Hi / Lo, and two starting flights for the Mystery Bounty tournament.

China’s Lu Yingjun leads WPT Korea 2024 Championship Event Day 3

Lu Yingjun leads WPT Korea 2024 Championship Event Day 3 
Lu Yingjun

The WPT Korea 2024 Championship Event games has wrapped up another ten levels of play and saw its massive 1,065 entry field draw down to 45 remaining players. The Day 2 games saw the money trickle in by early evening with 134 runners claiming a piece of the KR₩ 2,603,286,000 (~US$ 1,936,270) Main Event pot. Liu Zhexu exited as the money bubble, having shoved his last 16 big blinds in with 10d10c right into Terashima Tomoki’s AhAs. Eliminated one spot short of the money, all remaining players on the felt locked in a KR₩ 4,550,000 (~USD 3,380) minimum payout.

Crashing early were poker icons Daniel Smiljkovic (129th) and Stephen O’Dwyer (126th) with WSOP Main Event winner Espen Jorstad falling shortly behind in 75th place. On the other hand, bracelet winners Carlos Chang (37 BB) and Renji Mao (27 BB) found a bag by the end of the night, along with third in ranking, CTP owner Hsing Hsiung Tai (64 BB). A number of Asian crushers Po Wen Fang (55 BB), Xuming Qi (29 BB), and Chen Hao (30 BB) whose name is already engraved on the Mike Sexton Cup, join the list and remain in contention for this season’s Championship Event title.

WPT Korea 2024 Championship Event winner geared to receive WPT Ring

All Day 2 qualifiers returning on the felt are already guaranteed a minimum payout of KRW 9,700,000 (~USD 7,210) and a fighting chance to claim the KRW 434,936,000 (~USD 323,500) top prize along with the highly coveted WPT Korea Main Event Trophy and the region’s inaugural WPT Main Event Ring in addition. 

Date/s: March 28 – April 2, 2024
Buy-in: KR₩ 2,800,000 (~US$ 2,100)
Guarantee: KR₩ 2,000,000,000 (~US$ 1,500,000)
Prize pool: KR₩ 2,603,286,000 (~US$ 1,936,270)
Entries: 1,065 (587 unique)
ITM: 134 players

Day 1 Results

Day 1A: 319 entries, 84 qualified
Day 1B: 361 entries, 108 qualified
Day 1C: 385 entries, 129 qualified

Day 2: 321 runners, 45 qualified
Day 3: Monday, April 1
Day 4: Tuesday, April 2

Top 10 Day 3 Chip Counts

Pos. Last Name First Name Flag Chip Count
1 LU YINGJUN China 3,535,000
2 AGHAYEV FARHAD Azerbaigian 3,340,000
3 TAI HSING-HSIUNG Taiwan 2,585,000
4 DAI LINGHUI China 2,460,000
5 XU JIEMING China 2,255,000
6 FANG PO-WEN China 2,200,000
7 CHEN CHUAN SHU China 2,150,000
8 DING YAYUN China 2,145,000
9 LIN YAN China 2,135,000
10 JIN BAOJUN China 1,730,000

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WPT Korea 2024 – Main Event Day 2 Live Updates

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