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Andres Korn triumphs in first ever WPT National Thailand

The very first WPT National Thailand held from Dec. 22-28, 2016 at Holiday Palace Resort in Poipet, Cambodia, has recently ended.

The number of entries totaled 57 players. Organizers attribute the turnout to the fact that the event happened during Christmas time when most people spend time with their families; and with the unfamiliarity to the location.  They expect a larger crowd at the WPT National Cambodia which begins on January 2-13, 2017 at the Queenco Casino Sihanoukeville.

The buyin for the Main Event was 34,000 THB + 3,400 (approx. US$1,000) for a prize pool of 1,860,480 THB (approx. $ 51,089).  The winner of the Main Event was Andres Korn from Argentina for 632,680 THB (approx. US$17,000). Korn plays the Latin American circuits and has been victorious in the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) Events. At 2nd place was Vincent Chauve, an online grinder based in Thailand and a familiar face in Asian live circuits.

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Andres Korn

The final table payouts are as follows: 

Place Name Prize Country
1 Andres Korn 632,680 Argentina
2 Vincent Chauve 427,900 French
3 Siarhei Chudapal 279,000 Belarus
4 Jerry Chee Hoong Lai 223,300 Malaysia
5 Patrick Mahoney 167,400 USA
6 Ong Boon Han 130,200 Malaysia

Side Event winners are as follows:

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3 trophies for Michael Falcon (Photo WPT)
Event # Title Champion Nationality Prize
Dec. 22      
1 NLH Rebuy/Addon Rolands Norietis Latvia 172,800
2 Late Night PL Omaha Sim Kok Wai Malaysia 53,000
Dec. 23
3 NLH K.O Bounty Edijs Latvijas Latvia 80,600
Dec. 24
4 Open Face Chinese Poker Chen Chang Ting (Peggy) Chinese 115,200
Dec. 25
6 NLH Christmas Special Event Siarhei Chudapal Belarus 276,500
8 NLH Deepstack Turbo Lee Boon Han Malaysia 86,400
Dec. 26
10 PL Omaha Deepstack Michael Falcon Denmark 172,800
11 NLH Deepstack Michael Falcon Denmark 193,600
Dec.27
12 NLH Turbo Event Pham Ngoc Quoc Bao Vietnam 138,200
13 Open Face Chinese Poker Huang Qi Yuan Chinese 74,900
Dec. 28
14 NLH 6 Max Michael Falcon Denmark 162,500
15 PL Omaha Turbo Andres Korn Argentina 121,000

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