The 2nd edition of the APT Online Series is back, and action is ramping up for the entire festival! In just the first five days, three players already have two victories to their name and several five-figure prizes have since been awarded.
The first $200 Monster Stack (Event #18) had 602 entries, the top nine spots paid, and a deal which saw the top three finishers walking away with five figures each for their efforts. Paul “DingZhu88” Teoh finished as the runner-up for $12,969.69 while Japan’s “BakedSand” earned the top prize of $16,107.92. “Paranoid Android” had a great run as the Argentinian reached two final tables in one night and bulldozed a field of 77 entries in Event #42 $1,000 High Roller for $18,201.59 in prize money. The event also saw poker pros Arnaud Enselme and Jack Salter finishing in 10th and 6th place respectively for a portion of the $75,000 prize money.
Enselme was denied a victory in Event #51 $105 Progressive Bounty as “CashAKlam07” took down the tournament for a combined prize of $6,564.45, while the French poker pro had to settle for $2,963.87.
Andorra’s “waransan” racked up another juicy payday worth $10,752.75, coming out on top of 96 entries in Event #43 $500 High Roller Turbo after defeating “pikkKsuleln” in heads-up.
In Event #55 $500 High Roller Deep Stack, a second double champion of the festival was crowned as Event #3 PLO champion “relentless” came out on top in a field of 108 entries to claim $11,690.48.
Another big cash prize on June 17th was awarded to “OnTheFlow” who knocked out the final seven opponents in Event #58 $1,000 High Roller to score a payday of $16,454.11.
The $500 Turbo Edition in Event #59 High Roller saw two big names of the Asian poker circuit in heads-up action: Lester “mon$terDad” Edoc eventually emerged victorious against Pete “TurboPete” Chen. With the top 13 spots paid, Edoc earned $11,312.82 while Chen received $8,567.44. Vietnam’s “PatrikNguyen” also had a decent day at the tables when he won Event #60 $50 NLHE Turbo and Event #61 $52.50 Deep Stack Hyper Bounty to become the first back-to-back champion.
“Lee5567890” won Event #48 $20 Micro Turbo and added a second victory in Event #64 $20 Micro Turbo the next day, to become the third player with multiple victories. In a field of 231 entries, “Lee5567890” earned the top prize of $959.97 in style with aces versus ace-ten.
One of the biggest prizes of the entire festival so far was then awarded in the second edition of the $200 Monster Stack. Drawing a total of 633 entries, only 192 players made the cut through the respective Day 1s and the top 89 spots received a portion of the $116,472 in prize money. Justin “noclue_just” Chan topped flight C and made it to heads-up but came up short against UK’s “ManuBO” when his ace-jack turned an ace but pocket deuces rivered a straight. Chan received $14,853.99 and ManuBO took home $20,265.26.
In Event #70 $500 High Roller, a total of 129 entries ensured a prize pool of $61,275 and the top 17 spots were paid. Monster Stack champion “ManuBO” reached the final table once more but had to settle for 8th place this time. Ultimately it was “hibou45” from Argentina that accumulated all the chips and earned the top prize of $13,363.49.
Another big name in the High Roller tournaments so far is Mike Takayama, playing under the moniker “MahalnaHari”. Out of 100 runners in Event #74 $500 High Roller Turbo, the WSOP bracelet winner took home the lion’s share of the $47,500 prize pool and banked a payday of $11,200.
The highly anticipated $500 Main Event has also kicked off and the first three flights of the flagship event has drawn a total of 397 entries so far. Another 11 chances remain for players to earn stacks for the final day and take their shot at the $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Out of 139 entries in the first flight, it was Lester “mon$terDad” Edoc that accumulated the most chips and turned his 25,000 into a very respectable 302,847. Edoc only trails “chiqiao” (359,829) and “mrduckie” (359,213) in the overall standings so far. Another notable player that has already punched his ticket for the final day is High Roller regular Ali Imsirovic, who topped 24 survivors out of 114 entries in the third flight and bagged up 248,073.
Don’t miss the three flights on June 19th and four flights each on June 20th and 21st to take a shot at the huge seven-digit prize pool! Two trophies will also be awarded this upcoming weekend: in the $500 Main Event and the $5,000 Super High Roller. The winner of the Super High Roller event will also receive a special-edition luxury APT Watch.