APPT Manila: Clash of Koreans sends play to two tables
The elimination of Chi Kan Tang in 17th position marks the final redraw of the PokerStars.net APPT Manila main event. Tang had pushed over the top of Hyoungjin Nam all-in with pocket fours before Nam made a loose call with Kd-10c. It paid off when a king landed on the turn, and the Korean contingent had been reduced by one.
The remaining 16 players have just been redrawn into two tables of eight. It’s become an even more interesting tournament to cover, with one table in the adjacent TV studio and one on the main tournament floor. A mixture of SMS and the odd phone call means we’re keeping up to date.
Aside from the recent double-up of Benjamin Lim at the expense of June Caberoy, it’s been a very cautious start for the remaining 16 players.
Redraw with approximate chip counts after level 16
Seat 1: Dimitrios Pappis (Canada) 135,000 – PS qualifier
Seat 2: Hyoungjin Nam (Korea) 230,000
Seat 3: Rudy Lim (Philippines) 120,000
Seat 4: Tasha Ellis (UK) 134,000
Seat 5: William Te Jr. (Philippines) 145,000
Seat 6: Manish Sansi (Hong Kong) 302,000
Seat 7: Chang Yong Suk (Korea) 260,000
Seat 8: Lee Nelson (NZ) 205,000 – Team PokerStars Pro
Table 9 (Feature Table)
Seat 1: Rainier Aquino (Philippines) 67,500
Seat 2: Josh Pang Ang (Singapore) 226,000
Seat 3: Ramil Tandoc (Philippines) 164,000
Seat 4: Benjamin Lim (Philippines) 70,000
Seat 5: Noh Tae Jun (Korea) 154,000
Seat 6: Rey Tuason (Philippines) 58,000 – PS qualifier
Seat 7: Van Marcus (Australia) 362,000 – PS Sponsored
Seat 8: June Caberoy (Philippines) 135,000