Day 3 Completed
|Blinds||20,000 / 40,000|
|Prize Pool||717,489,600 KRW|
Day 3 Completed
It's all over here in Seoul, South Korea for the 2012 PokerStars.net APPT Seoul Main Event. Emerging victorious over the 268-player field was Andrew Kim from the USA. With the deal that was made, Kim earned himself KRW 145,000,000.
When Day 3 began, 16 players remained. After a few hours of play, the field was down to the final nine and the final table was set. Things moved along steadily all day long and the first elimination at the final table was 2012 Aussie Millions runner-up Kenneth Wong. He was followed out the door by start-of-the-day chip leader Daisuke Endo, Taewook Kwon, Jose Severino and Sasa Zorc before four players remained.
With four left, Moritz Ortmann, Rafael Rodrigo, Vincent Rubianes and Kim struck a deal based on the chip counts and left KRW 35,000,000 to be awarded to the eventual champion. From there, Ortmann fell in fourth place and then Rodrigo in third, leaving Rubianes and Kim heads up for the title. When the duel began, Kim had the edge with 3.005 million in chips to Rubianes' 2.12 million.
For nearly all of the heads-up match, Kim seemed to be in control. He picked his spots well and chipped away at Rubianes steadily. When the final hand came up, all of the money went in preflop with Kim holding the to Rubianes' . An ace flopped to put Kim in the lead and he held from there to take the victory. For his runner-up effort, Rubianes was left with the amount he settled for in the deal to pocket KRW 90,500,000.
2012 APPT Seoul Final Table Payouts
With the completion of the event, that wraps up PokerNews' coverage of the 2012 APPT Seoul. It was another great event run by PokerStars and also the staff here at the Paradise Casino Walkerhill. Congratulations to Andrew Kim for his win and to all the other winners as well.
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The trophy is being handed out and the congratulations are coming from the rail as the last hand of the 2012 APPT Seoul Main Event has been dealt.
The end of the night began when Vincent Rubianes opened the button to 80,000. Andrew Kim then made it 150,000 more. Rubianes made it four bets and it was 275,000 more to Kim. An all in shove and a call then happened pretty quickly and the players turned their hands over.
The players were on their feet as the board was dealt out , with the ace on the flop and no help for Rubianes meaning a champion had been crowned. For that great effort Rubianes goes home in 2nd place for a KRW 90,500,000 score, while Kim is the winner.
From the button, Vincent Rubianes raised to 80,000. Andrew Kim called from the button and the flop came down . Kim check-called a bet of 80,000 from Rubianes.
The turn was the and both players checked to see the land on the river. On the end, Kim fired 120,000 and Rubianes called.
Kim tabled the for trip sixes and Rubianes mucked his hand with a nod.
From the button, Vincent Rubianes raised to 80,000. Andrew Kim reraised to 240,000 from the big blind and Rubianes called.
The flop came down and Kim fired 175,000. Rubianes folded and Kim won the pot to get back over three million in chips.
From the button, Andrew Kim raised to 80,000. Vincent Rubianes called and took the flop. Rubianes opted to lead out and fired 95,000. Kim called.
The turn was the and Rubianes led for 135,000. Kim gave it up and Rubianes won the pot.
From the button, Vincent Rubianes raised to 80,000. Andrew Kim called and the flop came down . Kim checked, then folded to Rubianes' 80,000-chip bet.
From the button, Andrew Kim raised to 80,000. Vincent Rubianes called from the big blind and the flop came down . Rubianes checked and Kim bet 140,000. Rubianes folded.
From the button, Vincent Rubianes raised to 80,000. Andrew Kim reraised to 240,000. Rubianes moved all in for 1.905 million and won the pot.
The heads-up battle has been quite uneventful so far. There hasn't been much three-betting preflop and there hasn't really been that many flops seen and when cards are dealt on the felt, it is usually over pretty quickly with one bet. Let's see if some fireworks start soon.