APT: Speidel leads field after day 1A of Philippines Main Event

Media release

Fresh from a final table appearance at the ANZPT Sydney and hot on the heels of his Manny Pacquiao World Poker Event and 2012 Aussie Millions victories, Oliver Speidel (pictured left) continues his run of form at the APT Philippines. Speidel dominated much of the day 1A action to conclude play with a stack of 94,325, which puts him in pole position here in Manila.

A late surge saw Speidel river two pair to eliminate the unfortunate Benjie Lim as play drew to a close, edging the Australian just in front of South Africa’s Conrad Coetzer who finished the day in second place with an impressive 92,750 in chips.

Other notable players to finish the day include back-to-back APT Heads-up champion Philip Padron (62,150), US pro Mclean Karr (54,150), Norway’s Kai Paulsen (46,350), 2012 Aussie Millions runner-up Ken Wong (39,175) and APT Asian Series Goa Main Event champion Sangeeth Mohan (32,200).

APT ambassador Joe Hachem was one of the big names to fall by the wayside during the day’s play, as was 2009 APT Philippines champion Neil Arce, 2009 APT Macau High Roller champion David Steicke and the Nam Le.

However, Le’s two brothers Tommy and Allan will be returning on Day 2 with Allan looking to add to his impressive HKD $13,080,000 (USD $1.7 million) in the Super High Roller Manila Millions Event.

From the 120 players in Day 1A, 59 of those have made it through. Day 1B of the USD $2700 APT Philippines Main Event will be played this afternoon (Sunday) at Resorts World Manila.

APT Philippines Main Event day 1A chip count

1 Oliver Speidel (Australia) 94,325
2 Conrad Coetzer (South Africa) 92,750
3 Daniel Francis (New Zealand) 67,025
4 Jordan Kaplan 63,275
5 Philip Padron (Philippines) 62,150
6 McLean Karr (United States) 54,150
7 Mustafa Fawaz 52,625
8 Jose Drilon (Philippines) 52,450
9 Mike Takayama (Philippines) 46,625
10 Kai Paulsen 46,350
11 Sekiya Yousuke 42,725
12 Tom Alner (England) 42,050
13 Takuma Sasaki 40,025
14 Ken Wong (39,175)
15 Ronald Singson (38,725)
16 Neo Zhi Han (38,075)
17 Sj Kim (Korea) 37,525
18 Jefferson Macazo (Philippines) 37,375
19 Hung Tu Wang 35,600
20 Seung Ho Lim 35,475
21 Sangeeth Mohan (India) 32,200
22 Anthony Wright (Ireland) 31,900
23 Viacheslav Poskonin (Russia) 31,375
24 Tommy Le (United States) 31,000
25 Divan Le Roux (South Africa) 29,000
26 Jojo Allado (Philippines) 27,400
27 Sergii Paniuk (27,350)
28 Did not report 26,650
29 Fred Lum 26,375
30 Enrique Del Prado jr (Philippines) 26,000
31 Kuo Hui Chen 25,750
32 Nehmee Alegado 24,750
33 Anders Hellberg (Sweden) 24,750
34 Seo Jeong Won (Korea) 24,525
35 Grigoryer Roman 21,800
36 Jaswinder Bobe Suri 21,675
37 Maurillo Balanitan 21,550
38 Steve Yea (Korea) 21,250
39 Minh Hau Nguyen (Australia) 20,850
40 Allan Le (United States 20,100
41 Jhana Hale (Australia) 19,425
42 Brandon Wong (Korea) 19,075
43 Yifan Zheng 17,950
44 Sparrow Cheung (Hong Kong) 17,250
45 Justin Chan (Hong Kong) 16,925
46 Edison Marzan (Philippines) 16,800
47 Janno Alvarez 15,975
48 Did not report 15,675
49 Did not report 15,100
50 Vincent Rubianes (United States) 14,750
51 Sebastian Clot 14,450
52 Ryan Prachayasatierkul 13,500
53 Han Song Song 11,100
54 Raymundo Deona 10,175
55 Richard Mari (Philippines) 10,000
56 Bobby Zhang (Australia) 9900
57 Nicandro Filart jr 9850
58 Yoo Yong Hyun (9075)
59 Ben Abrahams (Thailand) 8600

• Chip counts courtesy of Poker Portal Asia

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