PokerStars EPT Sochi

Main Event

Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 5,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 717,489,600 KRW
Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Andrew Kim Wins 2012 PokerStars.net APPT Seoul Main Event (KRW 145,000,000)!

donpeters • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Champion Andrew Kim
Champion Andrew Kim

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 {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds} to Rubianes' {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}. 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

PlacePlayerPayout (KRW)
1Andrew Kim145,000,000
2Vincent Rubianes90,500,000
3Rafael Rodrigo94,500,000
4Moritz Ortmann106,000,000
5Sasa Zorc43,000,000
6Jose Severino34,000,000
7Taewook Kwon27,000,000
8Daisuke Endo21,400,000
9Kenneth Wong15,889,600

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.

Just because we're done here, doesn't mean the live reporting stops. PokerNews' worldwide leading Live Reporting Team is constantly all over the globe providing updates from the biggest and best tournaments on the circuit, so be sure to check those events out as well. We'll see you at the next stop.

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Vincent Rubianes Eliminated in 2nd Place (KRW 90,500,000)

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Vincent Rubianes - 2nd Place
Vincent Rubianes - 2nd Place

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.

Kim: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
Rubianes: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

The players were on their feet as the board was dealt out {a-Hearts}{2-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{3-Hearts}, 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.

Andrew Kim us 5,125,000 1,775,000
Vincent Rubianes Busted

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Kim Increases with Trips

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From the button, Vincent Rubianes raised to 80,000. Andrew Kim called from the button and the flop came down {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}. Kim check-called a bet of 80,000 from Rubianes.

The turn was the {K-Clubs} and both players checked to see the {2-Hearts} land on the river. On the end, Kim fired 120,000 and Rubianes called.

Kim tabled the {9-Spades}{6-Spades} for trip sixes and Rubianes mucked his hand with a nod.

Andrew Kim us 3,350,000 330,000
Vincent Rubianes 1,775,000 -330,000

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Slow Two

procession • Level 25: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

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.