Live Events 2
₱200,000 High Roller
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in 200,000 PHP
Prize Pool 22,131,520 PHP
Players 124

Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 60,000

Highlights

Highlights

₱200,000 High Roller
Day 2 Completed

Hon Cheong Lee Takes Down the 2018 PokerStars.net APPT Manila ₱200,000 High Roller for ₱4,676,260

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Hon Cheong Lee - PokerStars.net APPT Manila High Roller Winner 2018
Hon Cheong Lee - PokerStars.net APPT Manila High Roller Winner 2018

After 16.5 hours on Day 2 of the 2018 PokerStars.net APPT ₱200,000 High Roller, and a lengthy deal discussion, Hon Cheong Lee was finally agreed upon as the winner for ₱4,676,260 ($87,880) and the amazing trophy. Taking second place for ₱4,656,260 ($87,504) was India's Sahil Agarwal.

The tournament attracted a record number of entries, 124 in total, which beat the 82 runners during APPT Korea. That made it the largest APPT High Roller this season and the largest in the APPT Manila history. The previous biggest APPT Manila High Roller took place in 2016, which was won by Yan Li when she beat 57 other players for ₱3,527,400 ($74,889).

Li actually had a shot a winning again this year as she finished just shy of the final table in 11th place. Other notable in-the-money finishes include Phanlert Sukonthachartnant (13th place) and Kitty Kuo (12th place).

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (PISO)Prize (USD)
1Hon Cheong LeeHong Kong₱4,676,260$87,953
2Sahil AgarwalIndia₱4,656,260$87,577
3Konstantin PogodinRussia₱2,446,000$46,006
4Maxim BefusGermany₱2,025,000$38,087
5Randy LewUnited States₱1,633,000$30,714
6Yilin YangChina₱1,288,000$24,225
7Xin FanChina₱985,000$18,526
8Jae Wook ShinKorea₱741,000$13,937
9Sriharsha DoddapaneniIndia₱553,000$10,401

Action of the day

The day started with 38 players returning from Day 1 with Li taking the honors with the overnight chip lead. As registration was still open for another six levels, players were coming and going furiously for four hours. At the end of the registration period, 37 players were still seated at the tables with chips in front of them. Only 17 of them would be in the money though.

Aditya Sushant would end up becoming the bubble boy when he ran his pocket nines into the ace-jack of Agarwal. The jack in the window of the flop meant the end of Sushant’s tournament life. It would then take another two hours before the Thomas Floan was the first to be sent to the payout desk when he shoved with queen-ten and was called by Thai Loc Le with ace-jack.

John Tech left the stage next when his ace-king couldn’t win. Canlin Chen needed four bullets but didn’t get further than 15th place after running his ace-six into the pocket queens of Sriharsha Doddapaneni. Gabriel Carter flopped top pair with ten-eight but ran into the queens of Maxim Befus. Sukonthachartnant held queens when he was eliminated by the ace-king of Agarwal and finished in 13th place.

Kuo risked her tournament life and lost with ace-nine and was called by Xin Fan who held ace-queen. Li lost to Lew with pocket kings when Lew had flopped a set of fours. Even though Le was chip leading for most of the day, he ended up being the final table bubble when he first got his aces cracked by the ace-king of Konstantin Pogodin and then lost the remainder of his stack to Lew.

Doddapaneni finished in ninth place when he couldn’t win against Pogodin’s pocket queens with ace-eight. Jae Wook Shin was out next when he ran his ace-ten into the ace-king of Pogodin. Lee took out Fan shortly after with pocket kings. Fan held pocket jacks and couldn’t find another jack to double up. Yilin Yang hadn’t played many hands up till now and was slowly losing all his chips. He ended up shoving with king-jack into the ace-queen of Lee.

Randy Lew
Randy Lew

PokerStars Team Online’s Randy Lew finally found his Waterloo when he shoved for less than eight big blinds with nine-six from the small blind into the pocket aces of Pogodin who was sitting in the big blind. No help came at all on the board and Lew was sent back home in fifth place. It would then take almost another hour of players doubling each other up before Befus was eliminated in fourth place when he found queen-jack and shoved into the ace-nine of Agarwal. A flush draw came on the board on the turn but never materialized for a split pot for Befus to stay alive.

Three-handed play went on for another hour with double-ups and big pots for everyone, chips kept going back and forth between all three players. But Pogodin drew the short straw when he shoved for the final time with queen-jack and got called by Lee with ace-queen. As soon as Pogodin left for the airport after collecting his cash, Lee and Agarwal started discussing a deal. That would last for about an hour and in the end, Lee got to claim the victory and the trophy.

Tags: Aditya SushantCanlin ChenGabriel CarterHon Cheong LeeJae Wook ShinJohn TechKitty KuoKonstantin PogodinMaxim BefusPhanlert SukonthachartnantSahil AgarwalSriharsha DoddapaneniThai Loc LeThomas FloanXin FanYan LiYilin Yang

Continuation of the Unscheduled Break

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The two players and their respective rails are still enjoying their unscheduled break right now.

Konstantin Pogodin Eliminated in 3rd Place (₱2,446,000)

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Konstantin Pogodin
Konstantin Pogodin

Hon Cheong Lee raised to 310,000 from the button and Konstantin Pogodin shoved in the big blind for 785,000. Lee called.

Konstantin Pogodin: {Q-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}
Hon Cheong Lee: {A-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

The board ran out {9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{5-Clubs} to not provide any help to Pogodin and he was eliminated in 3rd place, just in time for him to catch his 6 am flight home.

Hon Cheong Lee hk
Hon Cheong Lee
hk 4,210,000 870,000
Konstantin Pogodin ru
Konstantin Pogodin
ru Busted

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Lee Over 3 Million

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Hon Cheong Lee raised to 250,000 from the small blind and Sahil Agarwal called in the big blind.

They both checked through the {8-Hearts}{q-Spades}{5-Spades} on the flop and the {a-Clubs} on the turn to the {9-Spades} on the river. Lee Checked. Agarwal bet 150,000. Lee used a time bank chip and then shoved. Agarwal now threw in a time bank chip while considering his options.

"Pretty sure it's a bluff." Agarwal remarked and then folded.

Hon Cheong Lee hk
Hon Cheong Lee
hk 3,340,000 610,000
Sahil Agarwal in
Sahil Agarwal
in 1,975,000 -925,000

Tags: Hon Cheong LeeSahil Agarwal

Lee Tries to Bluff Agarwal

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Sahil Agarwal raised to 150,000 from the button and was called by Hon Cheong Lee in the big blind.

They both checked through the {9-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} on the flop to the {k-Hearts} on the turn. Lee bet 200,000 and Agarwal called.

The river completed the board with the {7-Diamonds}, while Lee was considering his options, Agarwal kept stealing glances at Lee. Lee decided to bet 550,000 and Agarwal took a few seconds before making the call. Lee tabled {q-Diamonds}{10-Spades} for the missed straight draw and Agarwal quickly turned over {a-Spades}{6-Diamonds} for ace-high and the pot.

Sahil Agarwal in
Sahil Agarwal
in 2,900,000 1,050,000
Hon Cheong Lee hk
Hon Cheong Lee
hk 1,425,000 -1,075,000

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Pogodin Doubles Up

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The flop read {2-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} and Konstantin Pogodin bet 165,000 from the small blind. Sahil Agarwal raised from the button and Pogodin shoved for 940,000 without hesitating. Agarwal snap-called.

Konstantin Pogodin: {10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Sahil Agarwal: {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

Agarwal had an overpair and Pogodin flopped the middle pair with the sevens.

The turn was the {9-Spades} which didn't change the situation.

The river was the {7-Clubs} which meant that Pogodin rivered a full house to double up.

Konstantin Pogodin ru
Konstantin Pogodin
ru 2,200,000 1,130,000
Sahil Agarwal in
Sahil Agarwal
in 1,850,000 -975,000

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