WPT Korea kicked off this week at Grand Jeju Paradise Casino. Tuesday, September 26, 2017, marked the start of the WPT Korea Main Event, with a buy-in of KRW 1.5 million (approx. $1,300), and WPT.com will be providing an update of the first day of play once complete. In the meantime, let’s check out some of the winners from the preliminary events on the WPT Korea schedule.
Kazuki Ikeuchi Wins Head Hunter and Shot Clock
Japan’s Kazuki Ikeuchi (pictured above) topped the competition in the WPT Korea KRW 400,000 Head Hunter tournament. This event featured a fun structure that included KRW 90,000 bounties in addition to the fast-paced game that is no-limit hold’em. Ikeuchi defeated a field of 36 entries and walked away with the KRW 3.732 million top prize.
In addition to winning the WPT Korea Head Hunter tournament, Ikeuchi scored first place in the KRW 400,000 Shot Clock event. In this one, Ikeuchi topped a field of 25 entries to win the KRW 4.19 million first-place prize.
Ikeuchi came into WPT Korea with career live tournament earnings of $166,463 from 17 cashes, so he is no stranger to the felt. His largest score of $35,856 came in a $240 side event at the Season XVI WPT Legends of Poker. There Ikeuchi beat a field of 778 entries to claim the title.
Bryan Huang Takes High Roller Title
One of Asia’s top poker players took home the WPT Korea High Roller title this week. Bryan Huang (pictured above) topped a field of 20 entries to score the KRW 55.29 million first-place prize. Entering the event, Huang boasted nearly $1.2 million in live tournament earnings, including a recent sixth-place finish in the WPT Beijing Main Event worth $54,168. Huang entered Day 2 of the WPT Korea High Roller fourth in chips out of the remaining 11 players before going on to claim victory.
Stay tuned to WPT.com for more coverage from WPT Korea at Grand Jeju Paradise Casino.
Photos courtesy of Poker King Club