APT Finale Macau: Varun Gupta Makes Final 8 in Main Event, Kunal Patni Finishes 10th For ₹3.21 Lakhs; Iori Yogo Takes Down Side Event Title
December 6, 2017, 07:16:40
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Action was fast and furious yesterday at the ongoing APT Finale Macau Championships 2017 that is currently being hosted at the Macau Billionaire Poker Room in Babylon Casino as it only took five hours for the headline Main Event’s Day 3 to conclude. The Indian contingent as always proved their caliber as both survivors from the country i.e. Delhi based Varun Gupta and Adda52 pro Kunal Patni put up an impressive performance. Gupta is still in contention for the title and bagged up 331,000 and is sixth in chips on the 8-handed final table while Patni finished 10th for HK$39,000 (~₹3,21,500).

Sitting at the top of the heap is Chinese Taipei’s Jack En-Ching Wu who will return for the final day in the chip lead with 940,000.

Meanwhile, APT regular Iori Yogo shipped the No Limit Hold’em 1 side event banking HK$55,800 for his efforts.


Main Event Day 3

Day 3 of the headline main event saw 24 survivors return with the aim to play down to the final eight. Six of them however had to leave empty-handed and as expected, several short stacks exited early on including Andre Moracchini.

At the time of the money bubble, Japanese player Yoshitaka Okawa’s roller coaster journey came to an end at the hands of Wei Guoliang leaving the remaining 18 players in the money.

No sooner had the money bubble burst that the floodgates of eliminations opened even before the official 10-handed final table emerged. The eliminations in the money included Kosei Ichinose (11th place for HK$36,900), Lee Zong Chang (12th place for HK$36,900), Ryo Naito (13th place for HK$31,700), Yang Zhang (14th place for HK$31,700), Shiqiang Lin (15th place for HK$31,700), Wim Bos (16th place for HK$27,900), Andrew An (17th place for HK$27,900) and Wei Guoliang (18th place for HK$27,900).

The first elimination of the unofficial final table, was Kunal Patni who shoved with card 3card 3 and Lim Shyh Chyn called with a better card 1card 2. Patni improved to two pair on the card 2card 1card 1 flop but the turn card 3 and the river card 3 completed a winning straight for Lim and Patni busted.

Kunal Patni

                                           Kunal Patni

Next up, Hong Kong’s Edward Yam Chun Ho exited in ninth place to set up the eight-handed final table that is to be played out today.

Leading the way is Chinese Taipei’s Jack En-Ching Wu with 940,000 in chips. Malaysia’s Shyh Chyn Lim bagged the second biggest stack of 687,000 followed by Norway’s Kai Paulsen who will start the final day with 549,000. Ending in the upper half with the leaders was Malaysia’s Michael Soyza followed by USA’s Austin Walton, India’s Varun Gupta, Hong Kong’s Anson Wong Fuk On, and Hong Kong’s Luen Hei Kwok.


Final Table Chip Counts

1. Jack En-Ching Wu - 940,000

2. Shyh Chyn Lim - 687,000

3. Kai Paulsen - 549,000

4. Michael Soyza - 495,000

5. Austin Walton - 463,000

6. Varun Gupta - 331,000

7. Anson Wong Fuk On - 247,000

8. Luen Hei Kwok - 224,000


No Limit Hold’em 1

Another side event that wrapped up on December 4 was the No Limit Hold’em 1 tournament that registered 36 entries, creating a HK$139,700 prize pool. The final day of the event saw eight survivors returning and besting them all was a familiar face on the Asian circuit - Japanese pro Iori Yogo. Yogo defeated fellow countryman Koji Takaji in the heads-up battle to seal the title along with the HK$55,800 first place purse.

Iori Yogo

                                                 Iori Yogo

Final Table Results (HKD)

1. Iori Yogo - HK$55,800

2. Koji Takagi - HK$34,900

3. Wayne Heung - HK$21,000

4. Vic Hadfield - HK$15,400

5. Jia Tang - HK$12,600

Keep following all the updates from APT Finale Macau right here on PokerGuru!

Related Articles:

1. APT Finale Macau: Varun Gupta & Kunal Patni Cruise Through to Day 3 of Main Event; Sangjun Lee & Wei Guoliang Win Side Events

2. APT Finale Macau: Kai Paulsen Takes Down Game of Champions; Yohwan “Boxer” Lim & Hiromi Sato Win Titles

3. APT Macau 2017: Zarvan Tumboli Takes Down Opening Event For HK$74,300

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