APPT Manila Main Event

Tae Jun Noh Eliminated in 2nd Place ($103,142); Van Marcus Wins APPT Manila Season 2!

Tae Jun Noh - 2nd Place
Finally, mercifully, the tournament has ended. And since the story of the tournament was how Van Marcus ran like God, it was only fitting that he should draw out on Tae Jun Noh to end things.

The two men took a raised flop of {8-Spades} {3-Clubs} {6-Spades}. Noh acted first after the flop and bet 200,000. Marcus moved all in, and an exhausted Noh must have figured that this was as good a time as any. He called, giving us our first all-in confrontation in three hours of heads-up play. Noh was the all-in player but tabled the better hand.

Noh: {J-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds}
Marcus: {7-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds}

Noh showed top pair, but Marcus had an up-and-down straight draw along with an overcard. He promptly hit the straight draw when the {10-Diamonds} fell on the turn.

Marcus fell to his knees and raised his arms in weary triumph. Noh was crestfallen as the {J-Hearts} came down on the river to officially eliminate him from the tournament. He earned a cool six-figure payday, cashing out for $103,142.