The Paradise Casino at Jeju once again played hosted the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Korea 2017, which also featured Poker King Club, J&P Inc. as its partners. The series commenced from March 23 to 28 and had 13 side events, along with its massive KRW 1,650,000 Main Event.
Reigning victorious in the Main Event was Katsuhiro Muto for his first APT title and a winning of KRW 22,570,000.
Side event victors included Jin Mingji for the Main Event Warm-Up, Ryo Nishihara at the WLS Deep Stack Turbo and Ryan Yu at the Head Hunter, among others.
Daiki Horikawa won the APT Korea 2017 ‘Player of the Series’ title.
KRW 1,650,000 Main Event
The Event kicked off with several key players in the fray like Main Event winners Nayoung Kim (APT Daegu 2017) and Takumi Samejima (APT Kickoff 2017).
Though Germany’s Killian Loffler had the initial chip lead at the end of the second day, Muto prevailed on the final table and bagged the title after a heads up versus Yamato Nakai, a youngster from Japan.
The flop seemed promising for Nakai but the turn and river of and worked in favour of Muto the champion and Nakai settled as runner-up.
The next stop on itinerary will be the APT Championships Philippines 2017 to feature from April 26 to May 7 at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, Philippines.
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