APPT Manila: Final table update (level 25)
Hyoung Jin Nam eliminated in 3rd place (PHP 2,679,000, USD $54,285.66): Steadily chipped away since losing that big pot to Van Marcus just before the last break, Nam made his final stand with 4h-5h, and needed help against the Ac-6h. The board runs out an anti-climactic 8d-2d-Js-Qh-3d, and Nam is eliminated.
The chip leader heading into the final table, the Korean can count himself dreadfully unlucky not to proceed further but the 34-year-old has stamped himself as a player to watch. The heads-up battle started with Marcus holding a significant lead – 1,670,000 to Noh Tae Jun’s 1,100,000.
In their first significant tussle, Tae Jun min-raised preflop to 80,000, and Van Marcus called. The flop was 10h-7s-Qd, and both players checked. The river was 8h, and Marcus led out for 115,000, and Tae Jun called.
The river was 7h, pairing the board and opening flush possibilities. Marcus bet out again to the tune of 220,000, and Tae Jun slowly made the call with 10-8 for two pair. Marcus mucked, and this was enough to take the 850,000 pot.