One of three Korean players at the final table, the story of this 24-year-old is not dissimilar to his compatriot and final table rival Michael Chang. He is a computer IT student from Seoul and has been playing poker for two years, mainly online. He journeyed to Manila for last year’s APT event and returned to the Philippines this year, wiser and ready to make his mark. He used FPPs to buy in, and sits in third chip position.
The Filipino TV crew are still busily working on the final preparations of the TV studio area before play can get underway here on the final table. The start time has now been bumped back to 1:30 p.m. local time which is in about 20 minutes from now.
Welcome back to the Hyatt Hotel and Casino in Manila, Philippines for the final day of the 2008 PokerStars.net APPT Manila Main Event.
Today we'll crown a new champion in Asia with a first place prize of over $160,000 and the coveted trophy up for grabs. The TV crew are just working on final preparations to the studio, and we expect play to be underway at around 1p.m. local time which is about 30 minutes from now. Stay tuned!