No stopping Yuki Ko this time as he beats his nemesis to win a Platinum Pass
"I'm so happy that I also won the Platinum Pass, which I have been dreaming about for a long time!"
APPT National champion Yuki Ko
PokerStars' Platinum Pass promotion continued in Incheon this week with four passes worth $30,000 apiece up for grabs during the APPT Korea festival that's taking place in the Paradise City resort.
Diego Palma had a super Sunday, taking down the APPT Kickoff a few days ago and he'll be joined at the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) by Yuki Ko after he had a wonderful Wednesday. The Korean (who resides in Japan) beat 225 players to win a shiny trophy, ₩33,835,000 (US$31,622) and a coveted Platinum Pass worth US$30,000. His victory was made even sweeter as the player he defeated heads-up - Taehoon Han - was the very same player that beat him heads-up to win the APPT Main Event title in this room last year.
"I'll never forget about the heads-up match we played last time. From the moment we both made it to the final table, I've been excited about imagining that we might get into the same situation again."
(Many thanks to Japan's poker media superstar Yuki Akiba for helping us with translation).
Ko's had two dreams come to fruition today and we bet he'll be dreaming up a few more between now and the 2019 PCA. Click the video link below to see Ko's full winner's interview:
Yuki Ko is one of more than 300 Platinum Pass winners who will be going to the PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship. Want to see more? Meet them all on in our PSPC Platinum Pass Winners index.