Day 3

APPT Seoul: Kim brings the crown home to America

When it comes to tournament reporting, I try to maintain as neutral a stance as possible. I've certainly befriended players over my years on the circuit but I strive not to let my friendships with them affect the coverage that I provide, to favor those players in any way over any other players. That...more

by Dave Behr on March 11, 2012 6:07 AM

APPT Seoul: Deal done and two more down

Following some lengthy discussions over a few slices of pizza, the final four players have worked out the following deal, based loosely on chip counts with a little negotiation thrown in.Andrew Kim: KRW 110,000,000Moritz Ortmann: KRW 106,000,000Rafael Sans: KRW 94,500,000Vincent Rubianes: KRW 90,500...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 11, 2012 4:48 AM

APPT Seoul: Zorc paving the way for a deal?

There's lots of emotions a player can run through during the course of a poker tournament. Satisfaction at knocking out a tough opponent. Elation at a critical double-up. Boredom through long stretches of inactivity. And of course, disappointment and resignation when the moment of your elimination s...more

by Dave Behr on March 11, 2012 3:36 AM

APPT Seoul: The severing of Severino

After a lengthy period of a whole lot of nothing, the deadlock has finally been broken with the recent elimination of Jose Severino in sixth place.It was a tough final table for Severino who battled long periods on the short stack. It seemed that he won the small pots but lost the big ones, as evid...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 11, 2012 3:02 AM

APPT Seoul: Kwon gone

Things are starting to get a little shove-y at our final table here in Seoul. That usually leads to some blood. Canadian Mike Kwon is the latest victim.Kwon was ready to depart earlier this afternoon. He wound up all in on the wrong side of a 10s versus 9s battle against Jose Severino. Kwon turned h...more

by Dave Behr on March 11, 2012 2:16 AM

APPT Seoul: Kamikaze Endo

The blow up. It's the car crash of a poker tournament. It happens to all of us at one time or another. And when it does, all we can hope for is that it happens on a quiet, dusty road somewhere in the outback, where no one is around and no damage is done.Unfortunately the final table of a major inte...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 11, 2012 12:40 AM

APPT Seoul: Wong's missing chips

When APPT President Danny McDonagh made the official introductions at the final table, he announced Seat 7 as Ken Wong "with 527,000 chips." A surprised Wong looked down at a much shorter stack of only 115,000."Where'd my chips go?" he asked in mock surprise."Must be a misprint," said McDonagh. "Jus...more

by Dave Behr on March 11, 2012 12:17 AM

APPT Seoul: Speeding to the final table

We've now reached the final table here in the APPT Seoul Main Event, and it only took a little over two hours of play today to do so. The players have been willing to get active which has provided some aggressive, entertaining play.The speed of play today can also attributed to the great work of th...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 10, 2012 9:40 PM

APPT Seoul: Big draws

If the first hour of Day 3 was about dominated aces, the second hour has to be about big draws. They're the kinds of hands that, if you flop them, you're either going broke and hitting the rail or scooting out to a big double-up.At Table 12, the result for Moritz Ortmann was a big double-up. He took...more

by Dave Behr on March 10, 2012 8:45 PM

APPT Seoul: Aces of domination

Action is under way here on Day 3 of the APPT Seoul Main Event and already we've seen plenty of carnage as the players seem prepared to move chips around.Of course, by this stage of the tournament a lot of that action is preflop. The blinds are big so a standard open-raise suddenly becomes a target...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on March 10, 2012 8:04 PM
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