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Denmark`s Michael Lindstrom (cover image) stormed through the 112 player field at the 2014 APT Asian Series Cambodia Main Event hosted at the Queenco Casino & Hotel in Sihanoukville.
Lindstrom was in supreme form throughout the tournament and went on to take the lead from the word go. He topped the Day 1B chip counts and continued his good form all the way through Day 2 as well, to once again end the day in the chip lead.
Day 3, the final day of the main event saw Lindstrom starting the final table action with a stack of 398,100 and he went all the way to collect the rest of the chips in play, ending his fantastic journey in the main event in pole position. Making this win sweeter for Lindstrom was the US $27,700 prize money that came along with the title.
APT Asian Series Cambodia Main Event Final Results
|2nd||Jae Chul Chang||$16,200|
During the awarding ceremony of the Main Event, APT CEO Jeff Mann mentioned that the APT Asian Series Cambodia 2014 had 40 different nationalities represented on the felt that set a new record for APT. He also announced the dates for the APT Asian Series Cambodia next year, with the series slated from May 20 to 27, 2015 at the same venue i.e. Queenco Casino and Hotel in Victory Beach, Sihanoukville. The organizers have promised new and improved facilities in the next series.
Side Event Results
Event 9: $330 No Limit Hold’em 2
Event 10: $110 Deep Stack Turbo
Event 11: $440 No Limit Hold’em 3
Event 12: $110 Deep Stack Turbo 2
Event 13: $220 6 Handed
All eyes are now focused on the rankings for the 2014 APT Player of the Year. Past two-year winner Samad Razavi, certainly seems to be in no hurry to relinquish his chair, as he is going full swing to pile up his points on the POY leaderboard, to claim the title for an unprecedented 3rd year in a row. Currently, Razavi is leading the POY race with 1048.50 points. His wins in the Head Hunter tournament amongst 103 players gave Razavi the push he needed by adding 300 POY points to his name and it was this gain that sent Razavi zooming to the top, past Korea`s Jae Chul Chand, who`s runner-up finish in the Main Event got him up to 2nd place with 915.55 POY points.
Singapore` Feng Zhao rounds-up the top 3 positions on the APT POY leaderboard with 900.20 points.
Indian`s are not so well placed on the POY leaderboard with Romit Advani topping the Indian rankings with 205 POY points placing him in 65th position. The other Indian in the top 100 is Amit Ajwani (177 POY points, 84th place).
The next Asian Poker Tour series will be held in Philippines from September 10 to 17, 2014 at the Resorts World Manila, Pasay City.
Image Courtesy: APT