After five days of heavy competition, South Korea’s Hyeon Ho Shin emerged as the first-ever Top Joy Poker Korea (TJPK) Main Event champion! Shin walked away with his first ever live title and a career high payout of ￦261,000,000 (~$192,900).
The TJPK festival was the first leg of a two-part series with games running from September 28 to October 2 at the Swiss Grand Hotel. The Main Event took center stage, drawing 659 total entrants, all vying for a share of the coveted $1 Million prize pool.
Buy in: ￦1,500,000 (~US$ 1,110)
Guarantee: US$ 1,000,000
Prize pool: US$ 1,000,000
ITM: 81 places
Final 9 payouts
Payout in KR￦
|1||Hyeon Ho Shin||South Korea||261,000,000|
|2||Xiao Hui Wang||China||160,906,500|
|3||Zhong Xian Li||China||118,624,500|
|4||Long Hao Shen||China||88,413,750|
|5||Gab Yong Kim||South Korea||66,776,850|
|6||Jung Ho Park||South Korea||51,090,750|
|7||Young Seok Lee||South Korea||39,580,650|
|8||Kyung Heum Cho||South Korea||31,045,950|
For the complete payouts heads to TJPK Festival Results
Main Event recap
On Day 2, the money flowed after the fall of Jae Ho Lee on the bubble. The day wrapped up with 13 players remaining led by Hyeon Ho Shin. Also in the lineup were two well known poker pros, Gab Yong Kim and Jung Ho Park.
You can relive the final table action via the livestream on Top Joy Poker Tour YouTube channel.
Returning to action on the final day, the field downsized to the final 9 players in just half an hour. At the final table, Shin proceeded to win three out of four all in showdowns then eliminated Kim with dominating . Shin’s s big stack further ballooned on a lucky two-outer with set on the river to oust Shen Long Hao in 4th place.
At three-handed, Shin pushed with then outdrew Li Zhong Xian on a board running . Heads up play against Xiao Hui Wang, Shin dominated with 68 bb over 11 bb He shaved Wang further with trips over pair. The final hand was Shin over on a board .