Young-shin Im of Korea becomes first female APPT winner

Young-shin Im of Korea becomes first female APPT winner

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The Asian Pacific Poker Tour’s stint in Cebu is over and has historically crowned its first female winner in the shape of Young-shin Im, a Korean woman who has only been playing poker for two years and precedes her victory with four cashes on the APPT.

Young-shin won almost six million Philippine Pesos for her victory over a field of 236 players which is the equivalent of $132,500. She bested Australian player Michael Fabiano heads-up who had to settle for the second prize of approximately $83,500.

Pre-final table chip leader Kim Gap Young took home the third prize of 2.045m PHP ($46,500) after failing to turn his big stack momentum into a definitive run at the title, despite his best efforts. He had an unfortunate pot when he incorrectly called off his stack pre-flop with 3-3 only to run into aces and be busted in third place.

Heads-up, Young-Im took a stand with A-6 after being overrun by her more aggressive opponent and found herself racing with pocket fives. The board gifted her an ace on the flop and that pretty much sealed the deal.
The full final table payouts are as follows:

1.Young-shin Im – PHP 5,810,000
2.Fabiano Michael – PHP 3,660,000
3.Kim Gap Young – 2,045,000
4.Mikael Rosen – PHP 1,560,000
5.Daren Yoon – PHP 1,290,000
6.Basilios Diakokomninos – PHP 1,025,000
7.Jukka Juvonen – PHP 805,000
8.Richard En – PHP 645,000
9.Raymond Lapitan – PHP 485,480

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