Poipet, Cambodia, July 4, 2017 – Day 1A of the APT Main Event is in the books and sitting at the top is a very familiar face, Malaysia’s Choong Kian Weng. Two weeks ago Weng crushed the APT Macau Main Event to capture his first-ever APT championship title.3
Main Event Day 1A Chip Leader, Choong Kian Weng
The early rounds didn’t start off very well for Weng. He was one of the first players to hit the rail but with late registration still open, he quickly re-entered. On his second bullet, Weng’s stack fluctuated in and out of average stack, not really getting too big nor too short. It was only during the final hands of the night did his stack soar to the leader’s seat after shipping in two massive pots.
The first winning hand saw three players stare down a flop of 10♦ 6♣ 3♦. One player shoved, and without batting an eyelash Weng joined him, putting himself at risk of elimination. Seeing the heated action, the third player opted to fold while revealing his 7♦ 5♦ flush draw hole cards. At the showdown, Weng turned over 10♠ 5♥top pair and was up against his opponent’s A♦ 2♦ nut flush draw. The 7♥ turn and 10♥ river secured Weng the victory and he was awarded a huge double up.