APPT Cebu Main Event

Event Info

Players 319
Players Left 319

Next Pay Out

Place 8 $14,000

Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 5,000

Congratulations to Dong-bin Han, Champion of the 2009 APPT Cebu Main Event!

The champion
The champion
Congratulations to Dong-bin Han, who wins the 2009 APPT Cebu main event!

Han survived a competitive final table and then dominated David Hilton in heads-up play with his aggressive play. He kept the American on his heels all day long, wearing him out with his constant raises and re-raises.

For winning, Han takes home $148,200 and becomes the first Korean to win an APPT event.

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APPT Cebu Main Event
Day 4 completed

David Hilton Eliminated in 2nd Place ($101,800); Dong-bin Han Wins 2009 APPT Cebu Main Event!

David Hilton
David Hilton
Just one hand after rivering a chop to stay alive in this tournament, David Hilton was all in again. He limped into the pot, then shoved over a raise to 210,000 by Dong-bin Han. Han snap-called with {Q-Spades} {Q-Diamonds}; Hilton was in big trouble with {Q-Clubs} {J-Spades}.

Of course, what's an all-in moment without a sweat? The flop came down {10-Diamonds} {4-Spades} {9-Clubs}, giving Hilton an open-ended straight draw. This time, however, he couldn't hit the cards he needed to stay alive. The turn and river came repeaters, {10-Hearts} and {9-Hearts}, to secure the victory for Han and eliminate Hilton in second place.

All In Chop

Preflop, Dong-bin Han raised to 180,000 and David Hilton moved all in. Han instantly called.

Hilton: {A-Clubs}{5-Clubs}
Han: {A-Spades}{k-Spades}

The {2-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop wasn't exactly bad to Hilton. The {3-Diamonds} turn was a good card and the repeat {3-Hearts} on the river was even better, making it a split pot.

Han not realising it was a split pot begun getting hugs and high fives amongst the crowd, in between fist-pumps. Someone in the crowd had to let him know it was a split pot.

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Han Back to Chipping Away

Fresh off doubling David Hilton up, Dong-bin Han is back to his successful formula, chipping away at his opponent.

Preflop, Hilton opened to 50,000 and Han called. The flop came {j-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{k-Spades} and Han check-called a 105,000 chip bet from Hilton.

Both players checked the {3-Hearts} turn and moved to the {6-Hearts} river. On the river Han bet 350,000 and Hilton folded.

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