APPT Seoul: Final Table (Hands 97-105)
Hand 105: Dinh Le eliminates Ivan Tan in 2nd place ($129,536)
Button: Le (seat 6) – Dinh Le raises to 240,000 total, and Tan reraises 720,000, Le declares all-in and Tan calls. Le shows 8d 8s, and Tan has As 10c. The flop comes 6s 5s Qd, leaving the eights ahead. The turn is 2h, and only an A or 10 will keep Tan alive in the tournament. The river is the Jd, and it’s all over. Dinh Le is the first PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour: Asian Poker Open champion.
Dinh Le Winner APPT Macau 2007
Hand 104: Dinh Le
Button: Tan (seat 9) – Tan calls, Dinh Le checks and the flop reads Kc Qh 3h. Both players check, and a 9s hits on the turn. Dinh Le checks, Tan bets 50,000 and gets a call. The river is 7s, Dinh Le bets 100,000 and Tan mucks his hand.
Ivan Tan 2nd place APPT Macau 2007
Hand 103: Dinh Le
Button: Le (seat 6) – Dinh Le announces “raise” and raises an extra 100,000 and wins the pot.
Hand 102: Ivan Tan
Button: Tan (seat 9) – Tan makes it 120,000 from the small blind, and there’s no interest from Dinh Le. Tan has now won four of the six hands in this heads-up duel.
Hand 101: Ivan Tan
Button: Le (seat 6) – Dinh Le fills the blind, and Tan checks. It’s check check on the flop of As 8h 8c, and Tan bets 50,000 after the turn comes 6d. There’s no call from Dinh Le.
Hand 100: Ivan Tan
Button: Tan (seat 9) – Tan raises 140,000 and Dinh folds. Both players have shown that they’re not going to be intimidated despite their relative inexperience playing heads-up.
Hand 99: Dinh Le
Button: Le (seat 6) – Le calls in the small blind, Tan checks and the flop shows Ac 6d 7s. Both players check it down with the turn 8d and river 9d. Dinh’s king high is good enough to scoop the pot.
Hand 98: Ivan Tan
Button: Tan (seat 9) – Tan pops it up an extra 140,000, and Dinh Le calls. The flop lands 9h 9s 4d, Le checks and Tan bets 250,000. Le folds and Tan takes it down.
Hand 97: Dinh Le
Button: Le (seat 6) – Dinh Le raises to 140,000 on the first hand of heads-up play, and Tan calls. We see a flop of 5s 9d 8s, Tan checks and Le bets 255,000 and Tan calls. The turn is Ac, Dinh Le declares all-in out of turn, and a frustrated Tan folds, given Le would have picked up all his options if Tan had bet (according to tournament director Matt Savage). Dinh Le slams down 3 4 for a gutshot straight draw. Chip count reads Le 2.1 million, Tan 1.425 million.