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APPT Manila: Birthday Boy Abhinav Iyer Bags Second Chip Lead on Day 1B of Main Event

APPT Manila: Birthday Boy Abhinav Iyer Bags Second Chip Lead on Day 1B of Main Event
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  • Namita Ghosh August 6, 2022
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The PokerStars LIVE Manila poker room in Okada Manila was brimming with action on Friday, with the 2022 Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Manila hosting several events in tandem, alongside the last starting flight of the ₱65,000 Main Event and the ₱200,000 High Roller One Day Event.

The last starting flight of the APPT Manila Main Event brought in an impressive 446 entries (338 unique players). Along with the 355-player count registered on Day 1A, the Main Event registered an impressive 801 total entries, generating a juicy ₱45,452,745 (~$817,875) prize pool.

After an entire day’s action, only 111 players survived the Day 1B flight. While South Korea’s Seungmook Jung (412,000) topped the day-end chip counts, India`s Abhinav Iyer (395,000) finished a close second. South Korea’s Yong Man Kwon (356,500), Singapore`s Zhao Feng (318,000), and the Netherlands’ Thijs Hilberts (308,000) were the others to bag over 300K for Day 2.

Abhinav Iyer
Abhinav Iyer

 

Incidentally, Iyer, chasing his third cash at the series, was celebrating his birthday on Friday. After opening his scorecard in Event #4: Deepstack, where he finished runner-up to Young Gun Gaurav Sood for ₱383,700 (~₹5.49 Lakhs), Iyer posted a deep run in Event #2: APPT Kickoff NLH (11th for ₱133,000) (~₹1.90 Lakhs). With a sizable bag of chips, the Young Gun has certainly placed himself in an advantageous position for Day 2.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

A total of ten Indian players joined the Main Event Day 1B flight. Apart from Abhinav Iyer, Young Guns Shardul Parthasarathi (149,000) and Deepstack winner Gaurav Sood (138,500), PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan (128,000), Siddarth Singhvi (67,000), and Deepak Bothra (61,000) carried stacks to Day 2.

Counting the seven Indians who survived the Day 1A flight, 13 of our ‘desi’ pros will be taking their seats on Day 2, in contention for the prestigious title and the ₱8,564,000 (~$154,065) top prize!

The first-place prize of the APPT Main Event includes a ₱57,000 package to the Road to PSPC Manila, while all the eight finalists will win a ticket to the same event worth ₱22,000 each. The 188 Day 1 survivors will convene for Day 2 at 3 PM (local time) on Saturday, where they will play down to the official nine-handed final table. The third and final day will get underway at 3 PM (local time) on Sunday, August 7.

Meanwhile, another large group of 12 Indians entered Event #28: ₱20K NLH Midnight Hyper Turbo Bounty that started in the early hours of Friday. PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan was the lone Indian to cross the money line and busted 10th for ₱24,900 (~ ₹35,575) – narrowly missing out on making his third FT finish of the series.

Israel’s Tom Orpaz topped the 90-player starting field in the NLH Midnight Hyper Turbo Bounty to win his third PokerStars LIVE title and ₱307,000 (~$5,555) in prize money.

Hours later, Orpaz went on to clinch his second title in two days – and his fourth PokerStars LIVE title – after overpowering a 22-entry field (18 unique players) in Event #27: ₱200K High Roller One Day Event – Single Re-entry to win ₱1,658,200 (~$29,865). The event was initially scheduled for August 4 but had to be postponed.

South Korea’s Sangbeom Lim took down Event #29: ₱25K NLH Megastack Turbo – Freezeout following a heads-up deal with compatriot Young Joo Yan. Both players cashed an equivalent ₱251,000 (~$4,525), with Lim clinching his first PokerStars LIVE title.

 

South Korea’s Seungmook Jung Headlines 111 Survivors on Day 1B of Main Event, India’s Abhinav Iyer Bags Second Chip Lead

Starting at 3 PM (local time) on Friday, August 5, Day 1B of the APPT Manila Main Event drew 446 entries (338 unique players). Added to the 355 Day 1A entries, the Main Event gathered an impressive 801 entrants, generating a massive ₱45,452,745 (~$817,875) prize pool.

Only 111 contenders made it to Day 2, while one player was disqualified for violating PokerStars’ terms and conditions. By the time the dust settled, South Korea’s Seungmook Jung (412,000) bagged the most chips, with India’s first solo bracelet winner, Abhinav Iyer (395,000), finishing a close second in the day-end chip counts.

Ten Indians entered the Day 1B flight, and while Iyer exerted a dominating presence, another five, namely Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi (149,000), Deepstack winner Gaurav Sood (138,500), PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan (128,000), Siddarth Singhvi (67,000), and Deepak Bothra (61,000) made it to Day 2.

Romit Advani, Dilip Ajitkumar Menon, Dhaval Mudgal, Young Gun Kanchan Sharma, and Mriga Solanki were other Indian players who failed to survive the Day 1B onslaught.

Counting the Indian survivors from the two starting flights, a total of 13 Indians will be returning on Day 2.

The 2022 APPT Manila Main Event will pay out 119 players at least ₱102,000 (~$1,835). The eventual champion is assured a jaw-dropping ₱8,564,000 (~$154,065) cash prize, including a package worth ₱57,000 to the Road to PSPC Manila. All eight Main Event finalists will also win a free ticket to the same event worth ₱22,000 each.

Other notables who survived the Day 1B flight include APPT National runner-up finisher Daniel Benor (176,000), ₱15,000 SuperDeep champion Clyde Morales (154,500), the Philippines’ Lester Edoc (88,000), and Hong Kong’s Alan Tsz Him Pun (66,500).

The 188 Day 1 survivors will convene for Day 2 at 3 PM (local time) on Saturday, where they will play down to the official nine-handed final table. The third and final day will get underway at 3 PM (local time) on Sunday, August 7.

Seungmook Jung
Seungmook Jung

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B

  1. Seungmook Jung – 412,000
  2. Abhinav Iyer – 395,000
  3. Yong Man Kwon – 356,500
  4. Zhao Feng – 318,000
  5. Thijs Hilberts – 308,000
  6. Po Wen Fang – 296,000
  7. Bonifacio Mondalo – 295,500
  8. *Aaron Lam Weiming – 260,500
  9. Matthew Holley – 250,500
  10. Artem Sofronov – 248,000

 

Israel’s Tom Orpaz Wins Event #27: ₱200K High Roller One Day Event – Single Re-entry For ₱1,658,200

Initially meant to run on August 4, Event #27: ₱200,000 High Roller One Day Event – Single Re-entry was rescheduled to August 5. A total of 22 players (18 unique players) paid the ₱200,000 buy-in, generating a prize pool of ₱3,947,900 (~$71,100).

Israel’s Tom Orpaz topped the stacked field of top pros and reg to win his second PokerStars LIVE title in as many days and ₱1,658,200 (~$29,865) in prize money. Coming in fresh after winning Event #28: ₱20K NLH Midnight Hyper Turbo Bounty the day before, Orpaz defeated Japan’s Yasuhiro Waki (2nd for ₱1,105,500) heads-up to lift his career-fourth PokerStars LIVE trophy.

It took eight 30-minute levels of play for the starting field to whittle down to the nine-handed final table, and former Starcraft professional Yohwan Lim held the chip lead entering the final stretch. Sadly, he busted out of the money.

Entering the heads-up play, Orpaz was leading Japan’s Yasuhiro Waki and took down the title in just three hands. In the end, Waki jammed from the button with queen-four offsuit, and Orpaz made the call with pocket queens. The ladies remained ahead through the board, fetching the Israilean his fourth PokerStars LIVE trophy.

Tom Orpaz
Tom Orpaz

 

Final Table Results (PHP)

  1. Tom Orpaz – ₱1,658,200
  2. Yasuhiro Waki – ₱1,105,500
  3. David Erquiaga – ₱710,700
  4. Kim Seungyeol – ₱473,500

 

Israel’s Tom Orpaz Wins Event #28: ₱20K NLH Midnight Hyper Turbo (₱5K Bounty) Re-entry For ₱307,000

Event #28: ₱20K NLH Midnight Hyper Turbo Bounty played out on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. Israel’s Tom Orpaz topped the 90-player field, including his heads-up opponent, Japan’s Yukishige Doi, to win his third PokerStars LIVE title and the top prize of ₱307,000 (~$5,555). Doi collected ₱213,000 (~$3,175) for his runner-up finish.

A total of 12 Indians entered the tournament, and PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan was the only one who survived past the bubble round. Wadhawan narrowly missed making his third final table appearance at the series and placed 10th for ₱24,900 (~₹35,575).

The other 11 Indians who fell out empty-handed include Anil Adiani, Romit Advani, Sameer Agarwal, Deepak Bothra, Dhaval Mudgal, Ashish Munot, Akshay Nasa, Jasven Saigal, Young Gun Kanchan Sharma, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh, and Siddarth Singhvi.

The event generated a ₱1,606,320 prize pool (including ₱450,000 awarded in bounties) and paid out 13 places.

Tom Orpaz
Tom Orpaz

 

Final Table Results (PHP)

  1. Tom Orpaz – ₱307,000
  2. Yukishige Doi – ₱213,000
  3. Yuki Sato – ₱141,100
  4. Se Han Park – ₱110,500
  5. Ryoya Miyazawa – ₱89,100
  6. Edgar Asehan – ₱69,400
  7. Gilson Chan – ₱55,000
  8. Hiroki Karatsu – ₱42,800
  9. Mike Takayama – ₱32,220

 

South Korea’s Sangbeom Lim Wins Event #29: ₱25K NLHE Megastack Turbo – Freezeout For ₱251,000

Event #29: ₱25K NLH Megastack Turbo – Freezeout got underway at noon (local time) on Friday. A total of 40 runners joined the action, creating a prize pool of ₱870,000 (~$15,695). South Korea’s Sangbeom Lim clinched the title after striking an even heads-up deal with compatriot Young Joo Yang. Both players banked an equivalent payout of ₱251,000 (~$4,525).

Dhanesh Chainani was the lone Indian who entered the event but failed to make it to the final table.

Only the top six spots got paid, and among the notables to cross the money line were the Philippines’ WSOP bracelet winner Mike Takayama, who placed fourth for ₱100,400, posting his fifth cash and third FT finish in the series.

The Netherland’s Martijn Gerrits cashed for ₱61,000 in sixth place – his second final table finish of the series.

Sangbeom Lim
Sangbeom Lim

 

Final Table Results (PHP)

  1. Sangbeom Lim – ₱251,000
  2. Young Joo Yang – ₱251,000
  3. Chun Yip – ₱131,000
  4. Mike Takayama – ₱100,400
  5. Duc Trung Vu – ₱78,500
  6. Martijn Gerrits – ₱61,000

 

Content & Images Courtesy: PokerStars LIVE

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