APPT Seoul: Final Table Set, Aaron Lim wins the High Roller

The APPT Seoul Main Event saw a turnout of 157 players, who each paid KRW3,000,000 (USD$2,564) to participate. The prize for 1st was set at KRW119,097,600 (USD$101,800) as registration closed, with the two starting days seeing plenty of high profile names taking their seats. By the time the sun was rising on day 2, just 61 competitors were left standing. PokerStars had three team pros still in contention, although all of those would eventually be eliminated during the second day. Albert Paik of the USA had topped the day 1a field, and went on to build the second largest stack by the end of day 2. That second day was topped by Daniel Demicki, who would eventually bubble the final table in 8th place.

The final table lineup

Final Table APPT Seoul
Final Table APPT Seoul (Photo Long Guan courtesy PokerStars)

Canadian Windsor Nguyen will start this final table as the shortest stack with a mere 82,000. Among the other shorter stacks are Ken Hirosawa with 185,000 and Satsuki Ochiai with 234,000.

Australian pro Michael Egan will begin the final table with 354,000. He is one of the more experienced players left in the field, having placed 5th in the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller last year for over USD$400,000.

Among the bigger stacks is Japanese player Tetsuro Tomita with 542,000. Although he is still some way behind the leader, Tomita has 7 years experience playing the game and has every chance of challenging tomorrow.

Shenghua Qian from China will be bringing the second largest stack into play tomorrow, with 771,000. While this gives him a great chance of winning, he only has one previous cash to his name, and it remains to be seen whether this lack of final table experience will affect him.

Our chip leader coming into the final day is a man who has plenty of ability. He led after day 1a, was 2nd in chips after day 2 and leads going into the final table. USA pro Albert Paik carries a hefty 952,000 stack and will be the favourite when play gets underway tomorrow.

Albert Paik
Albert Paik (Photo Long Guan Courtesy of PokerStars)

In the Money

8th Demicki Daniel Poland ₩15,297,000
9 Nakamura Yutaka Japan ₩11,218,000
10 Thoo Mingken Malaysia ₩9,178,000
11 Nishihara Kengo Japan ₩7,139,000
12 Chan Tsun Ming Hong Kong ₩7,139,000
13 Mizuno Eechi Japan ₩6,119,000
14 Otani Norihiro Japan ₩6,119,000
15 Yang Renjun China ₩6,119,000
16 Nakagawa Masaya Japan ₩5,099,000
17 Ishihara Masanori Japan ₩5,099,000
18 Muto Katsuhiro Japan ₩5,099,000

Aaron Lim takes down the High Roller

Aaron Lim
Aaron Lim Photo (Long Guan courtesy of PokerStars)

Australian pro Aaron Lim is well known for his winning habit on the Asian tour, and he has maintained that reputation here with victory in the KRW10,000,000 (USD$8,547) buy in High Roller. 35 players bought into this event, generating a KRW329,280,000 (USD$281,455) prize pool, of which KRW131,712 (USD$112,582) was set aside for 1st place prize money. Aaron Lim defeated China’s Yan Li to claim the title, with the full payouts as follows:

Place First Name Last Name Country Prize
1 Aaron Lim Australia ₩131,712,000
2 Yan Li China ₩79,027,000
3 Shinobu Tanaka Japan ₩52,685,000
4 Kojiya Soichiro Japan ₩39,514,000
5 Masaki Nakano Japan ₩26,342,000

Read more about APPT Seoul

APPT SEOUL – Side Events Results

APPT Seoul: 158 Players in Main Event

APPT Seoul Main Event: Day 2 Sees Daniel Demicki Seize Chiplead

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Louis Hartwell

Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of somuchpoker.com. He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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