WPT Korea 2024: WPT Opener – Day 1B (Live Updates)

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20:14: Augutis Vilius bags the largest in Day 1B
Level 15: 3,000 – 6,000 ante 6,000

Augutis Vilius
Augutis Vilius

An additional 26 players have survived through, set to return to the felt tomorrow for the WPT Opener Day 2 games. Lithuania’s Augutis Vilius ended the day with the highest chip count at 589,000, followed by China’s Shangguan Yuecheng with 428,000. Each survivor is guaranteed a minimum payout along with a shot at the trophy and WPT Korea Side Event Ring.

Chip Counts

Pos. Last Name First Name Flag Chip Count
1 AUGUTIS VILIUS Lithuania 589,000
3 LIN YAN China 407,000
4 NIELSEN MARTIN Denmark 367,000
5 LUO JIANMING China 322,000
6 SHAO HANYU China 278,000
7 HAN TAE HOON New Zealand 268,000
8 SHEN SHUEN China 265,000
9 LEKEROV AIBEK Kazakhstan 248,000
10 CHUNG JAMES United States 212,000
11 SUEN WAI KIN Hong Kong 184,000
12 JIN GE China 177,000
13 Zhang Chenxu China 161,000
14 LIU XIANG China 158,000
15 AI REX HUNT Australia 157,000
16 RUAN JIAYU China 144,000
17 TU GUANLAN China 114,000
19 TSAO TSU-LIN China 100,000
20 WAI NICHOLAS BUO United States 99,000
21 KO HYO JOON Canada 90,000
22 ZHANG LEI China 89,000
23 Chen Lei China 79,000
24 SAWAIRI SHUN Japan 66,000
25 SHOU YAN China 51,000
26 WANG WUYI China 25,000

16:38: Registration is closed!
Level 9: 1,000 – 1,500 ante 1,500


The second flight on schedule for the WPT Opener racked up a much bigger field with a total of 206 entries recorded through eight levels of registration. Set to play down to ITM (12.5% of the field), only 26 players are guaranteed a spot into Day 2.

One more flight to go with this evening’s Day 1C Turbo serving as the event’s last flight.

WPT Korea

The second flight for WPT Korea’s first trophy event on schedule, WPT Opener, plays down this afternoon, leaving the last one to follow later in the evening. Each player starts off with a 25,000 stack, equivalent to 125 BB and is set to course through 30 minute blind levels. The qualifier will conclude once ITM is reached where 1 in 8 players will survive onto Day 2, guaranteed a share of the pot.

Date: March 25 – 27, 2024
Buy-in: KR₩ 850,000 (~USD 630)

Day 1A: 68 entries, 9 qualified
Day 1B: March 26, 2024
Day 1C Turbo: March 26, 2024
Day 2: March 27, 2024

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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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