Jae Kyung Sim Wins 2013 APPT CebuMay 6, 2013 9:51 am
After four days of solid action, Korea’s Jae Kyung Sim has won the Asia-Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Cebu Main Event to capture the title, and collect the PHP3.948m (US$96,646) first place prize.
By the time the tournament reached its final table of nine, Jim Collopy was out in front as the chip leader, with Jae Kyung Sim lying in fifth place. Jae Kyung Sim then proceeded to eliminate six of his eight opponents on his way to winning the Phillipines based event.
First to leave the arena was Andrew Nguyen in 9th (US$8,639), after running his A-Q into the A-K of Sim; followed by Michael Allmrodt in 8th ($11,212), whose K-6 foundered against Sim’s Q-J.
Continuing his steamroll of the final table, Sim (A-10) took care of Timo Kohijoki (J-10) in 7th ($13,807); before then picking up the pocket rockets to dispatch Bawod Hyunshik Yun (A-K) to the rail in 6th for $17,258. Two hours later, he was joined on the side lines by Daniel Spence in 5th ($22,448) and then start of day chip leader Jim Collopy in 4th ($27,613), to usher in three-handed play,
Anthony Wright with pocket sixes then lost a pre-flop all-in against Sim (A-K) to bow out in 3rd for $36,230, and as the heads-up phase of the competition got underway Jae Kyung Sim held a 2.548m chip adantage over Magnus Karlsson on just 537k.
Three hands later, and it was all over with both Sim (8-6) and Karlsson (10-6) all-in on a 4-7-5 flop with the turn and river proving no help to the Swede. Karlsson subsequently picked-up $62,130 for his impressive run in the tournament, while Jae Kyung Sim was crowned the Asia-Pacific Poker Tour Cebu Main Event champion.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1st: Jae Kyung Sim – $96,646
2nd: Magnus Karlsson – $62,130
3rd: Anthony Wright – $36,230
4th: Jim Collopy – $27,613
5th: Daniel Spence – $22,448
6th: Bawod Hyunshik Yun – $17,258
7th: Timo Kohijoki – $13,807
8th: Michael Allmrodt – $11,212
9th: Andrew Nguyen – $8,639