A field of 102 players entered the fray for Day 1A of the HKD $25,000 buy-in Asian Poker Tour (APT) Main Event yesterday. Just 62 of them survived to bag up time and it was Korea’s Han Wook Kim in the lead with 57,450 in chips. But his stack is only slightly in front of Macau cash game grinder Kai Paulsen on 56,850 and France’s Barouk Philippe on 56,375.
With a tightly bunched field there are also a number of notables nipping at the chip leaders’ heals. These include Germany’s Bjoern Wiesler (46,075), 2012 APT Asian Series Goa champion Martin Nilsson (45,100) and Winfred Yu (41,150).
Others to navigate the day successfully include Marc Rivera (33,375), Raiden Kan (32,575) and Kenneth Wong (21,800). While some of those making it through to Day 2 but who have some catching up to do are Oliver Speidel (18,125), Nam Le (16,000), Charles Chua (15,450), William Reynolds (15,425), Michael Marvanek (15,300), Jeff Rossiter (14,950) and Team Bodog’s Jay Tan (10,725).
Joe Hachem was one of the field’s casualties, heading to the rail courtesy of Haifeng Xue. Both players got all their money in on a flop of K♠ 7♣ 5♠ but Hachem couldn’t beat Xue’s A♦ K♥ and after the turn 10♦ and river 5♥ the 2005 WSOP Main Event champion was busted.
Day 1A Top 10 Chip Counts
1. Han Wook Kim (Korea) – 57,450
2. Kai Paulsen (Norway) – 56,850
3. Barouk Philippe (France) – 56,375
4. Haifeng Xue (Hong Kong) – 53,000
5. Bjoern Wiesler (Germany) – 46,075
6. Hakan Sofuoglu (Turkey) – 46,050
7. Martin Nilsson (Sweden) – 45,100
8. Kenny Shin (Taiwan) – 44,350
9. Li Tiam Fang (USA) – 43,925
10. Winfred Yu (Hong Kong) – 41,150
Day 1B starts at 1pm local time today and will allow re-entries for of those players that didn’t make the cut yesterday.
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