Aaron Lim scoops first local WSOP Asia-Pacific title

Aaron Lim scoops first local WSOP Asia-Pacific title

Thursday, 11 April 2013

The on-going World Series Of Poker (WSOP) Asia-Pacific tournament series has just welcomed its first Australian winner after Aaron Lim took down the AUD$5,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em six-maximum event by defeating Andy Lee.

This is the fourth event at the Melbourne series and the festivities have attracted a large number of local players with a few getting within inches of claiming a title before now.

The six-maximum format is popular with many online pros and when the action kicked off three days ago a number of famous virtual players were among the 167 starters.

Indeed, as the tournament progressed it looked as though the likes of Ash Mason and Dominik Nitsche would be in contention but the pair went out in tenth and eleventh spots respectively after falling foul of variance.

With two of the toughest players in the field now watching from the rail, Lim was able to gradually build his stack before claiming the title.

In the final throes of the match a short stacked Lee made a move with As-Qd but with little to invest Lim was able to make the call with Kh-5h. As the board ran out Js-6c-3s-8d it looked as though Lee would receive a timely double up. But, as the 5s fell on the river it was all over for Lee as the chips, bracelet and AUD$233,800 in prize money was pushed towards Lim.

Final standings of AUD$5,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em six-maximum event:

1 Aaron Lim AU$233,800

2 Andy Lee AU$144,530

3 Jan Suchanek AU$103,766

4 Brendon Rubie AU$74,590

5 Sam Higgs AU$53,615

6 Billy Seri AU$38,545

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Tags: Aaron Lee, WSOP Asia-Pacific, Andy Lee, Ash Mason, Dominik Nitsche, Melbourne