Posted by : DM101 on 03:59 PM, 01-Sep-2009
The PokerStars.net APPT Macau Main Event champion is PokerStars Macau Satellite Winner Dermot Blain from Ireland who wins HKD $4,194,000 (USD $538,700). Dermot switched to playing poker full time from his original job as a sales manager, the 25-year-old resident of Dublin said that he has only won a few small tournaments live and online. He took up poker a few years ago after visiting a local sporting club in Derry. The PokerStars Sponsored Player Mike Kim from Korea took second place to win HKD $2,984,100 (USD $383,000). Daoxing (Bao Bao) Chen from China took third place to cash HKD $1 855 000 HKD (USD $238,000).