18 players entered the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Manila Millions with a massive HK$1,000,000 buy-in (approx.$129,000) and four rebuys were made during Day 1 (last Thursday). 7 players returned to play last Friday and Joseph Cheong had the lead with 738,000. After a few hours of play, Cheong, Richard Yong, Paul Phua and Peter Chan were all in the money and, believe or not, Cheong eliminated all of them to claim the first place prize of $10,428,000 (approx. $1.3 million)
This was Joseph Cheong's biggest live tournament cash to date and he now has $7,000,000+ in live tournament winnings.
Final table results: 1 Joseph Cheong $10,428,000 2 Richard Yong $6,548,000 3 Peter Chan $4,123,000 4 Paul Phua $3,151,000
On Thursday, the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Manila Millions with a massive HK$1,000,000 buy-in (about $129,000) kicked off at Resorts World Manila. 18 players (Joseph Hachem, Sam Trickett and a few other big names) signed up for the tournament and 4 of them even made a rebuy. After several hours of play, the first day came to an end with 7 men still "standing".
APT (Asian Poker Tour) started yesterday at the Chinese gaming island Macau. The tournament will be played from 12th till 22nd August and it will include 15 events. The main event Day 1a will be played on 20th August, and Day 1b on 21st August. Because they have divided up Day 1 into two starting days one can assume that the crew behind the tournament expects many people to take part.
The most interesting event in APT will for sure be the celebrity tournament where all the money will go to charity. Lady Gaga, the artist with the mega hit "Poker Face" has been invited for this tournament. She has a gig in Macau on the 15th August and the crew behind APT really hopes she will show up, and maybe also show her "Poker Face"?
Another big name that has been invited to play in the celeb tournament is, Michael Phelps, the professional swimmer from USA who's considered to be the greatest swimmer of all time.
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