Andrew Kim Wins 2012 Asia Pacific Poker Tour Seoul Main Event

Andrew Kim

The 2012 Asian Pacific Poker Tour Seoul Main Event has come to an end. Andrew Kim, from the USA, emerged victorious over the 268-player field. After a deal was made, Kim earned KRW145,000,000 for the win.

When the third and final day began, 16 players remained. After a few hours of play, the field was down to nine and the final table was set. Things had moved along steadily for the first part of the day and the first elimination at the final table was 2012 Aussie Millions runner-up Kenneth Wong.

During Level 21 with the blinds at 8,000/16,000/2,000, Wong was all in preflop with {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds} versus Vincent Rubianes’ {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}. The flop, turn and river ran out {J-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{4-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}, and Rubianes sent Wong out the door in ninth place.

He was followed out the door by start-of-the-day chip leader Daisuke Endo, who fell at the hands of Germany’s Moritz Ortmann. Somehow, someway, Ortmann and Endo got all the money in on the {10-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades} flop with Moritz holding {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs} to Endo’s {J-Spades}{3-Clubs}. The turn was the {A-Diamonds} and the river the {7-Clubs}. Ortmann finished with a flush and Endo held just jack high, which meant he was headed out the door in eighth place.

After Endo’s elimination, Taewook Kwon fell in seventh and then Jose Severino in sixth. Severino went out during Level 23 with the blinds at 12,000/24,000/4,000.

Severino moved all in with {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} and ran into Ortmann’s {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}. A quick and painless run of the cards sent Severino out the door as the dealer spread the {10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{3-Spades}.

In fifth place, Sasa Zorc was eliminated and that left just four players. Joining Kim, Rubianes and Ortmann was Rafael Rodrigo. The group struck a deal based on the chip counts and left KRW35,000,000 to be awarded to the eventual champion. From there, Ortmann fell in fourth place and then Rodrigo in third, leaving Rubianes and Kim heads up for the title. When the duel began, Kim had the edge with 3.005 million in chips to Rubianes’ 2.12 million.

For nearly all of the heads-up match, Kim seemed to be in control. He picked his spots well and chipped away at Rubianes steadily. When the final hand came up, all of the money went in preflop with Kim holding {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds} to Rubianes’ {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}. An ace flopped to put Kim in the lead and he held from there to take the victory. For his runner-up effort, Rubianes was left with the amount he settled for in the deal, pocketing KRW90,500,000.

2012 APPT Seoul Final Table Payouts

Place Player Payout (KRW)
*1 Andrew Kim 145,000,000
*2 Vincent Rubianes 90,500,000
*3 Rafael Rodrigo 94,500,000
*4 Moritz Ortmann 106,000,000
5 Sasa Zorc 43,000,000
6 Jose Severino 34,000,000
7 Taewook Kwon 27,000,000
8 Daisuke Endo 21,400,000
9 Kenneth Wong 15,889,600

*Denotes four-way deal with KRW35,000,000 awarded to the winner.

With the completion of the event, that wraps up PokerNews’ coverage of the 2012 APPT Seoul. It was another great event run by PokerStars and also the staff at the Paradise Casino Walkerhill. Congratulations to Andrew Kim for his win and to all the other winners as well.

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