Simon Chan Wins Third Asian Poker King Tournament

Simon Chan with Cedric Raffi and Isaac Lo

At least five more players are headed to APT Philippines 2010 after this weekend, which saw Simon Chan win the Poker King Club's third-ever Asian Poker King Tournament in Macau.

A total of 151 players showed up to play in the HKD $880,000 guaranteed three-day event, which was held at the StarWorld Hotel. Five APT main event seats were given away, with two included in the prize pool and three more seats as a bonus for the players.

On the very last hand of heads-up play, Cedric Raffi shoved with his short stack of about 200,000 holding {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Chan, with almost 1.7 million chips in his stack, made the quick call with {q-}{10-}. The flop came {q-}{8-}{4-Hearts}, giving both players a pair but keeping Chan ahead. Another heart came on the turn to give Raffi new outs, but the river blanked out to give all the chips on the table to Chan.

For the win, Chan took home the trophy as well as a seat to APT Philippines 2010 main event worth HK $21,000 and HK $266,800 in cash. Raffi, meanwhile, received an APT main event seat as well as HK $145,600 for his second-place finish.

Three other players received APT Philippines seats as well: third-placer Yik Hei "Isaac" Lo, fourth-placer Jerome Outhenin-Chalandre, and fifth-placer Charles "Mr. Macau" Chua.

Aside from the five seats won through the Asian Poker King Tournament, the Poker King Club's Director of Operations, Winfred Yu, said that an additional six players would be heading for Manila this August as part of Team Poker King.

APT Philippines 2010 will be held from August 23 to 29 at the Resorts World Manila complex in Manila, Philippines. Buy-in is set at approximately US $2,500 + US $200.

Last year’s main event in Manila was won by local poker pro Neil Arce, who was awarded US $185,000 for finishing first.


1st - Simon Chan (HK $266,800 + APT Philippines 2010 seat)
2nd - Cedric Raffi (HK $145,600 + APT Philippines 2010 seat)
3rd - Yik Hei "Isaac" Lo (HK $72,700 + APT Philippines 2010 seat)
4rd - Jerome Outhenin-Chalandre (HK $56,600)
5th - Charles "Mr. Macau" Chua (HK $48,500)
6th - Nikita Boyko (HK $40,400)
7th - Soojo Kim (HK $32,300)
8th - Chanhee Yu (HK $24,200)
9th - Henrik Gwinner (HK $16,200)
10th - Chun Liang Pan (HK $14,500)

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