May 2, 2014 at 6:29 am #27581
Bryan Huang Takes Down Opening Event at 2014 APT Philippines, Indian Contingent Joins the Action in Manila
The 2014 Asian Poker Tour is back to the island county of Philippines for the second time this year after it`s inaugural event in Cebu. APT Philippines is presenting hosting a packed schedule of eight side events and the US $2,700 main even across eight days from April 30 – May 7 at the Resorts World Manila, Pasay City.
The series took flight on Wednesday with Event #1 – $100 NLH Re-buy and 1 Add-on and Event #2 – $150 Ante Up for Charity, both booking winners. Many notables and popular faces were seen on the Day 1 of the series and as expected a decent participation was seen in both the events.
India has fair representation at APT Philippines with several tournament regulars making the trip to Manila for the series. Indian players at the series include Uday Patil, Romit Advani, Rajesh Sitlani, Amit Ajwani and Ashraf Ali.
The opening event of the series attracted a field of 86 players that made for a prize pool of $20,660. When the dust had settled, it was Team PokerStars Asia Pro Bryan Huang who came out on top to take down the first side event title. Bryan is one of the most recognizable names on the Asian circuit. He made a stunning debut at the 2008 APPT season by cashing in three consecutive main events (Macau, Seoul and Auckland), followed by a win in the teamÂ’s event in Manila and became the first and only person to cash consecutively on the APPT circuit. He was also named Â“Rookie of the yearÂ” by Bluff Australasia (Dec 2008) and is the Â‘Asia Player of the Year, 2010Â’. Bryan has made final tables in poker tournaments all over the world – Spain, Macau, Philippines, Australia, Caribbean, and Russia. He is already one of the highest earning Singaporean poker players. At a young age he has become one of the toughest players in the poker circuit and is amongst the most successful players from Asia.
Bryan recently finished 12th in the APT Asian Series Cebu Main Event for $5,041 and added another $4,950 to his cashes by winning the opening event at the series.
All five Indian players presently in Manila took part in the opening event of the series but neither managed to cash. The most successful campaigner was Uday Patil who managed a deep run and even took the chip lead when the event was down to 19 runners, but he eventually went out in 14th place.
The next event of the day, the Ante Up for Charity Event featured the $150 buy-in tournament where a part of the prize pool went towards the charity RCMN Feed a Child, Build a Nation Program. JapanÂ’s Tetsuya Tsuchikawa outlasted the 46-player field to win the event for $1,840.
Today. the next two events, i.e. event 3- Mix Game PLH-PLO and event 4- High Rollers will be played out and the Main Event of the series will begin on May 3.
Keep watching this space for the latest updates from APT Manila and follow the progress of Team India right here!
May 2, 2014 at 3:43 pm #37141
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