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

Han Slowly Wearing Out Hilton

Han continues to slowly wear down Hilton.

Pre-flop, David raised an additional 50,000 and was call by Dong-bin.

Flop is {2-Clubs} {q-Hearts} {5-Diamonds}

Hilton bet 80,000 and was re-raised to 200,000 by Han, inducing a fold.

Han Again

Dong-bin Han
Dong-bin Han
It seems like every pot of any signficance is going to Dong-bin Han. He and David Hilton checked an all-diamond flop, {2d] {8-Diamonds} {k-Diamonds}. On the turn {9-Hearts}, Hilton checked again, then called a bet of 150,000 from Han. Both players checked the {5-Hearts} river, with Han showing down top pair, {K-Spades} {J-Clubs}, to take the pot.

Hilton Fires Back

David Hilton
David Hilton
Dong-bin Han has been controlling the pace of this heads-up match repeatedly betting at and raising David Hilton, especially before the flop. He has been three-betting Hilton relentlessly, with little pushback from Hilton. Hilton may have realized what's going on, because he opened a recent pot to 100,000, faced a re-raise to 335,000 from Han, and then fired back another 400,000 himself. That slowed down Han and induced a fold.

Tags: David HiltonDong-bin Han

Dong-bin Not Backing Down

Dong-bin has continued to push and be aggressive, which is why he has climbed all the way back from that big loss he took earlier to retake the chip lead.

In the last hand, Dong-bin raised to 150,000, which was re-raised to 350,000 by David. Dong-bin did not hesitate and called.

Flop: {10-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} {5-Diamonds}

The Korean immediately went all-in and got his opponent to fold.

Tags: David HiltonDong-bin Han

Han's Kicker Gets Him the Pot

After losing a chunk of his stack to David Hilton earlier, Dong-bin Han seems to have reined in his play a touch. After Hilton opened for 100,000, Han called. Both players checked a {K-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds} flop. When a third diamond hit the turn, Han checked and called a bet of 75,000 from Hilton. The {A-Diamonds} on the river killed all further action, with Han showing down a small flush, {K-Spades} {8-Diamonds}, to take the pot.

Tags: Dong-bin Han


Hilton Ships A Monster

Preflop, David Hilton opened to 80,000 from the button with Dong-bin Han making the call.

The flop came {k-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{q-Spades} and Han checked. Hilton fired 80,000 and Han called. The turn was the {k-Spades} and Hilton once again fired out a bet over Han's check. This time Hilton bet 225,000 only to be check-raised by Han to 600,000. Hilton thought for a moment and made the call.

The river was the {A-Hearts} and this time Han would take the front-foot firing 350,000 and Hilton counted his chips, then bet 1,025,000. Han instantly called, but didn't like what he saw.

Hilton rolled over {3-Hearts}{3-Spades} for a full house, while Han had {k-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for trips.

Hilton now has the commanding chip lead at 4,600,000 to 1,700,000.

Tags: Dong-bin HanDavid Hilton

Early Pots to Han

Dong-bin Han hasn't shown any sign of slowing down now that we're heads-up. He's raised almost every pot preflop. He recently raised to 125,000 from the button, with David Hilton calling. Hilton checked the {5-Diamonds} {2-Hearts} {2-Clubs} flop, then folded to a bet of 175,000.

Tags: David HiltonDong-bin Han

Heads-Up Chip Counts

As we enter heads-up play at the APPT Cebu main event, here are the chip counts:

Dong-bin Han - 3,270,000
David Hilton - 3,110,000