The filipino player Neil Arce kept the inaugural stop of the 2009 Asian Poker Tour, plus $ 185,000 be awarded. The final table of nine players was resolved in eight hours.
262 players participated in the tournament and final table history highlighted by Liz Lieu, the United States, however ended in seventh place. Thus, the first installment of the APT was held by a local player.
In the heads up, Arce defeated Steven Korean Yea. This same player had also finished second at the stop Macao last year, although on this occasion fell to Yevgeniy Timoshenko.