WPT National Korea: 19 players left in the Main Event

With KRW300,000,000 up for grabs, the WPT National Korea is nearing the finish line as Day 2 ended yesterday with 19 players left in the running.

Abe Takahiro (Photo PKC)

The event, which had a buy-in of KRW2,000,000, had a rocky start due to weather conditions as well as numerous events happening around Asia.  But in the end, it had accumulated a total participation of 152 entries which was enough to reach the guaranteed prize pool of KRW300,000,000.

Of the notable players, left on the field are PKC Team Member Ian Brion, Russell Thomas, who has a total live earning of more than US$3 million, XiQiang Chen, who recently placed 2nd in the CPG China Championships and Tanaka Masatoshi, a familiar face both in the US and Asian circuits.  Combined Day1 chip leader Hiroyuki Noda is entering Day 3 with the 3rd largest in chips while compatriot Abe Takahiro from Japan takes the lead with 441,500 chips.

Here is the current standing of the 19 players entering Day 3:

Player Name Country  Chip Count
Takahiro, Abe Japan              441,500
Cheng, Juhui China              440,500
Noda, Hiroyuki Japan              420,500
Bi, Tao China              400,000
Lee, James USA              366,000
Chen, XiQiang China              360,000
Tang, Yuefeng China              296,000
Liu, Yin China              288,000
Thomas, Russell USA              232,500
Li, Cha China              201,500
Fu, Xiao China              196,500
Han, Liwei China              179,500
Akiba, Yusuke Japan              148,500
Christensen, JonHo Norway              125,500
Li, Xiao Ling China              117,000
Brion, Ian Philippines              110,000
Kozo, Yamada Japan              109,000
Ye, Bi Lian China              105,500
Masatoshi, Tanaka Japan                23,500

Side events

Zheng Yu (Photo PKC)

On the other hand, Zheng Yu from China won the NLH KO Bounty Event, outlasting a field of 34 players.  Stay tuned as Somuchpoker announces more winners

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