APPT9 Seoul Day 3: Lucky thirteen
It has arrived.
The final day of the APPT9 Seoul Main Event.
With only 13 left in the running, we're four spots away from a final table, and 12 from another APPT title. Play kicks off at midday here as players chase the KRW165,590,200 ($151,384) first place prize.
Leading the pack is USA's Jason Mo who'll start play today with 960,000 in chips. Mo found himself in the lead late in Day 2 after his flush sent fellow big stack Mick Woo to the rail. He also dealt the final elimination of the day as Japan's Genko Nakano couldn't find help with pocket sevens against Mo's aces.
After a final table in the $100,000 Challenge at the Aussie Millions in January for $497,788 and a first place finish in the WPT Philippines High Roller last year, Mo is in a good position here to add another title to his belt.
Among the 12 who'll be trying to stop him is Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin. She'll start the day third in chips with 540,000. With just under half a million dollars in live scores, she'll eclipse that milestone with any cash today, but no doubt be looking for the top prize and the Main Event title.
Another Team PokerStars Pro still in contention is Bryan Huang. He begins play today with 309,000 and currently sits in seventh place. Fresh off a ninth place finish at ANZPT Perth, Huang will be looking to improve on that result here today.
APPT9 Seoul Day 3 Seat Draw
Seat 1 - Daniel Kneafsey (Ireland) - 174,000
Seat 2 - Boris Li (Russia) - 128,000
Seat 3 - Dong Kim (USA) - 314,000
Seat 5 - Tyler Jennens (Canada) - 414,000
Seat 6 - Celina Lin (China) - 540,000
Seat 7 - Bryan Huang (Singapore) - 309,000
Seat 1 - Takuya Suzuki (Japan) - 397,000
Seat 3 - Tai Zheng Tan (Singapore) - 277,000
Seat 4 - Vladimir Demenkov (Russia) - 259,000
Seat 5 - Daniel Dimicki (Poland) - 792,000
Seat 7 - Shintaro Baba (Japan) - 170,000
Seat 8 - Junichi Nakagiri (Japan) - 69,000
Seat 9 - Jason Mo (USA) - 960,000
We're about 15 minutes away from kicking off here for the Main Event. We'll be watching to see who can navigate the remaining 13 in the field and take out the championship. Stay with us!