118 Views

Sung Ho Kim wins APT Philippines 2017 II Main Event

In Manila, South Korea’s Sung Ho Kim was able to defeat fellow countryman Jae Hyun Lim to win the Main Event of the 2017 edition of the Asian Poker Tour (APT). Sung Ho took home USD 40,250 for first prize, along with his first ever APT Championship trophy and the APT Championship Ring.

The buy-in for each of the event’s 132 entries was USD 1,650, which created the USD 192,060 prize pool. A total of 18 players would end up divvying up the pool, with 10 players lining their pockets on Day 3, while the remaining players received their awards at the Final 8 Main Event battle on Friday, according to the press release.

Owned and operated by Travellers International Hotel Group Inc. (RWM:Philippines), Resorts World Manila (RWM) was the location of the second Philippine leg of this year’s APT. Travellers is a joint venture between Philippine casino investor and casino cruise ship operator Genting Hong Kong Ltd (HKG:0678) and Philippines-based Alliance Global Group Inc. (AGI:PHS).

The Winford Hotel and Casino in Metro Manila played host to the first leg Philippine leg of the 2017 APT. A subsidiary of the Manila Jockey Club Inc. operates the hotel and casino.

Nouméa, the capital of French-controlled South Pacific archipelago New Caledonia, will host the next poker tournament which will take place from Oct. 20 – 29.

Final 8 payouts were as follows:

1st – Sung Ho Kim – Korea – USD 40,250
2nd – Jae Hyun Lim – Korea – USD 28,880
3rd – Soo Jo Kim – Korea – USD 28,530
4th – Daiki Kohagi – Japan – USD 14,500
5th – Eugene Co – Philippines – USD 12,000
6th – Mike Takayama – Philippines – USD 9,890
7th – Zentaro Nakayashiki – Japan – USD 8,160
8th – Hanna Khalife – Lebanon – USD 6,820

Sung Ho Kim wins APT Philippines 2017 II Main Event was last modified: September 24th, 2017 by K Morrison


Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Latest Posts

Philippines charges Chinese businessman Jack Lam with bribery
Latest Casino and Gambling News
212 views
Latest Casino and Gambling News
212 views

Philippines charges Chinese businessman Jack Lam with bribery

SPFadmin - October 30, 2017

In the Philippines, Chinese businessman Jack Lam is reportedly facing the possibility of spending up to five years in prison after being charged by the nation’s Office…

Sept. lottery sales in China get a 15 percent boost from sport betting
Latest Casino and Gambling News
223 views
Latest Casino and Gambling News
223 views

Sept. lottery sales in China get a 15 percent boost from sport betting

SPFadmin - October 30, 2017

According to China’s Ministry of Finance, total sales from official lottery products in Mainland China during the month of September increased by 15.1 percent from the same…

Innovative online casino service launched by Asia Live Tech
Latest Casino and Gambling News
191 views
Latest Casino and Gambling News
191 views

Innovative online casino service launched by Asia Live Tech

SPFadmin - October 30, 2017

Cambodian land-based casino operator and iGaming technologies firm Asia Live Tech has premiered an innovative service for clients that are interested in opening and running their very…

Macau Billionaire Poker to host new event Oct 25 & 26
Poker
187 views
Poker
187 views

Macau Billionaire Poker to host new event Oct 25 & 26

SPFadmin - October 30, 2017

This month, the Babylon Casino located at Macau Fisherman’s Wharf will play host to a new tournament ahead of the 2017 Boyaa Poker Tour Macau Finals. The…

Stratosphere casino to shut down free-play online gaming site
Latest Casino and Gambling News
184 views
Latest Casino and Gambling News
184 views

Stratosphere casino to shut down free-play online gaming site

SPFadmin - October 30, 2017

Back in June, it was announced that American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC, owner of the Las Vegas casino the Stratosphere, would be acquired by Golden Entertainment,…

Scientific Games awarded Kansas Lottery’s 10-year Systems Contract
Gaming Industry News
220 views
Gaming Industry News
220 views

Scientific Games awarded Kansas Lottery’s 10-year Systems Contract

SPFadmin - October 30, 2017

Las Vegas-based lottery service and casino equipment provider Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS), has been awarded a new 10-year contract by the Kansas Lottery for lottery gaming…

Camilla Rosenberg named new head of Swedish Gambling Authority
Latest Casino and Gambling News
246 views
Latest Casino and Gambling News
246 views

Camilla Rosenberg named new head of Swedish Gambling Authority

admin - October 30, 2017

The Government of Sweden has named Camilla Rosenberg as the new head of the country’s Gambling Authority. In September 2015, Rosenberg first came to the Swedish Gambling…

2017 WSOPE increases Main Event guarantee; top prize now €1,000,000
Poker
178 views
Poker
178 views

2017 WSOPE increases Main Event guarantee; top prize now €1,000,000

admin - October 29, 2017

Poker players are already looking forward to the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe for a number of reasons. First, the event is taking place at King’s…

Excalibur Hotel and Casino to premiere new Ultimate 4-D Experience
North America Casino News
206 views
North America Casino News
206 views

Excalibur Hotel and Casino to premiere new Ultimate 4-D Experience

admin - October 28, 2017

In Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International has announced that its Excalibur Hotel and Casino will soon debut the new Ultimate 4-D Experience attraction at its Fun Dungeon…

SG Interactive brings Sword of Destiny to online casinos
Latest Casino and Gambling News
208 views
Latest Casino and Gambling News
208 views

SG Interactive brings Sword of Destiny to online casinos

admin - October 24, 2017

After introducing its Sword of Destiny title to land-based casinos in July, American gaming machine innovator Scientific Games Corporation has announced that its SG Interactive subsidiary has…