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".
According to The Asian Poker Tour (APT) and Resorts World Manila, the most expensive tournament ever held in ASIA - the Manila Millions - will be streamed on Ustream today with a 15-minute delay to ensure the integrity of the game.
A total of 26 players have paid the HKD $1 million (USD $128k) buy-in. The field includes poker stars such as Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, John Juanda and Joe Hachem, so expect it to be a very exciting day of poker.