We're guessing that Tae Jun Noh didn't plan to be all in forty-five minutes into the tournament when he arrived here earlier this afternoon. But that's exactly what happened. With 2,600 in the middle on a flop of , Noh was all in for 6,675 and called. It was a bad spot for Noh; his was drawing against his opponent's . He promptly filled his straight with a turn , then dodged the remaining diamonds in the deck when the river fell .
The double-up restores Noh's stack to about 15,000.
We've got plenty of Asian poker talent in the room today. PokerStars representatives include Celina Lin, Tae Jun Noh, Jonathan Lin, Bryan Huang, and APT Philippines 2009 champion Neil Arce. Also in the field is The Poker Pack member Nam Le and APT Macau 2009 runner-up In Wook Choi.
Initial feedback from players, media and those involved with APPT Cebu all say that PokerStars.net has got it right and the decision to move the event from Manila to this famous tourist destination has been spot-on!
“It’s all about giving players and their families and friends more to do when they come to one of our events,” said Jeffrey Haas, APPT President. “We have learnt this from the PCA –PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, which keeps on growing in popularity each year. I am sure APPT Cebu will develop in the same way”
Welcome to Day 1b here at the PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour Cebu.
The poker room is a hive of activity with workers busily setting up the stadium style final table area, a plethora of cash game tables in operation and a crowd of players gathering to contest what should a significantly larger flight then yesterday.
APPT President Jeffrey Haas is fairly confident that we'll hit or get very close to the 300 player cap for the field.
The start of play today has been delayed till 1pm local time to facilitate a plane full of players from Hong Kong.