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Korean Wins APPT Philippines – November 19th, 2009

Casino NewsThe Pokerstars Asia Pacific Poker Tour stop in Cebu in the Philippines attracted 317 entrants over the weekend, making it the largest poker competition yet in the country.

This year’s event was the third APPT visit to Philippine shores, with previous events taking place in Manila. Dong-bin Han of Korea took the main prize of $158 000 after a tense heads up with US player David Hilton, with other Korean player – Sim Somyung – finishing third.

Local players did not fare well in the competition, with only one – Mark Pagsuyuin – making the final table and heading for the exit in sixth place.  Past APPT Macau champ Nam Le from the United States only got as far as 12th place before being eliminated.

Australia is the next APPT destination, with a good entry field expected in Sydney starting December 1st, and qualifying satellites currently running on the Pokerstars website.

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