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Zhao wins in Manila

Written by Ben Blaschke

China will have to wait a bit longer for its next poker title after Singapore’s Feng Zhao dominated the final table to win APT Philippines at Resorts World Manila this week.

Chip leader heading into the final day’s play, Zhao enjoyed a dream run to his first major trophy, knocking out four of his seven rivals on his way to the US$126,500 first prize.

His victory also helped brush aside some of the disappointment of the earlier announcement that June’s APT China event has been postponed until later in the year.

He becomes just the second Singaporean to win an APT event after Tan Tai won APT Cebu in 2012. China’s Jiajie Liang finished third.

The final placings were as follows:

  • 1st – Feng Zhao: US$126,500
  • 2nd – Inaki Santos: US$72,600
  • 3rd – Jiajie Liang: US$49,400
  • 4th – Hyeong Wook Choi: US$35,300
  • 5th – Riyadh Mustapha Fawaz: US$28,800
  • 6th – Huy Pham: US $23,200
  • 7th – Michael Marvanek: US$18,700
  • 8th – Mikal Blomlie: US$15,100