Henry Hou's tournament has come to an end, with Jae Wook Shin the man to show him the door, though David Erquiaga tried to get him first.
In the first hand, it was Shin the man driving the action with a raise to 40,000 on the button with Hou (small blind) and Erquiaga (big blind) both making the call to take action three-way to a flop of .
Erquiaga led for 40,000 after Hou checked, and Shin responded with a re-raise to 120,000. After Hou got out of the way, Erquiaga flashed the table ace-ten.
"I was hoping to bust you," Erquiaga said to Hou pitching his cards into the muck and leaving Shin to scoop the pot.
Hou was out the next hand. It was Taiwan's Kuang Hung Lee the man to kick things off with a preflop open to 45,000 from the hijack, with Shin making the call from the cutoff and Hou calling all-in for his tournament life from the button. Lee Kuan Lee elected to come along as well to take the action four-way to a flop of .
Wee checked, as did Lee, and Shin decided to isolate with a bet of 125,000, which did the trick with the other two live players in the hand both folding, with Hou and Shin revealing their cards.
Jae Wook Shin:
While Hou had started off with the best hand preflop, he was drawing extremely thin postflop against Shin's flopped set. The turn and river sealed Hou's fate, and he departed in 13th place for a TWD 98,000 ($3,125), while Shin stacked up to 1.65 million