SETS NEW APPT MACAU S3 RECORD FOR RICHEST TOURNAMENT IN ASIA

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SETS NEW APPT MACAU S3 RECORD FOR RICHEST TOURNAMENT IN ASIA

Postby DM101 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:07 pm

MACAU, CHINA, AUG 30 2009 – The third annual PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau Main Event set a new record for the richest poker tournament ever held in Asia when 429 players from 46 countries competed for a massive HKD $16,130,400 (USD $2,080,992) prize pool. This beats the previous record of HKD $12,643,000 (USD $1,631,081) set during the APPT’s second season.



25-year-old Dermot Blain from Dublin, Ireland, who qualified for the APPT Macau Main Event at the PokerStars Macau Poker Room at the Grand Lisboa, emerged as the victor after 6 days of play – winning HKD $4,194,000 (USD $538,700), the largest prize ever paid in a poker tournament in Asia. Dermot is a professional poker player who has previously won a few poker tournaments live and online. He started playing tournament poker three years ago after visiting a local sporting club in Derry, and his experience helped him recover from being short-stacked at the beginning of the final table.



PokerStars.net Sponsored Player Mike Kim, a noted poker personality from South Korea took second place to win HKD $2,984,100 (USD $383,000). And local poker player Daoxing ‘Bao Bao’ Chen from China, who is regularly seen at final tables in the ‘Macau Poker Cup’ tournaments, took third place to cash HKD $1,855,000 HKD (USD $238,000). The rest of the final table included: Brandon Demes (USA); Stefan Hjorthall (Sweden); Dbinder Singh (Canada); Darkhan Botabayev (Kazakhstan); Pontus Kers (Sweden); and Jicheng Su (China).



The PokerStars.net APPT Macau Summer Festival of Poker at the Grand Lisboa featured 38 events from August 15-30 with nearly 3,000 total entries and an aggregate prize pool of HKD $27,876,320 (USD $3,596,341)! The record setting fortnight featured the following Team PokerStars Pros: Joe Hachem (2005 WSOP Champion, Bertrand (ElkY) Grospellier (Winner 2008 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, WPT Champion), Chris Moneymaker (2002 WSOP Champion), Lee Nelson (2006 Aussie Millions Champion), Grant Levy (2007 APPT Grand Final Champion), Celina Lin (Winner Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon July 2009), Emad Tahtouh (Runner-up 2006 EPT London Main Event), Jonathan Lin (Runner-up Red Dragon Event, Macau Poker Cup Oct 2008), and Daniel Schreiber (Winner 2007 WSOP Heads-up bracelet). Other notable players include PokerStars sponsored player Johnny Chan (10 WSOP bracelets), David Chiu, JC Tran, Nam Le and Quinn Do. PokerStars sponsored player Terrence Chan also hosted the first ever Limit Holdem tournament in Asia with the successful Terrence Chan Limit Holdem event.



Team PokerStars Pro and Poker World Champion Joe Hachem said “It’s a wonderful experience to see the always-hospitable people of Macau and watch the sport of poker continue to grow. It’s truly amazing how passionate the local players at PokerStars Macau are about poker and it’s abundantly obvious by not only the number of participants from Macau, Hong Kong and China but also the great results they are having in all the events. I’m looking forward to coming back to the Grand Lisboa next year!”



Jeffrey Haas, President of the PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour, said: “It's been positively inspiring to see the dramatic growth of poker, poker culture and most notably poker playing fundamentals in Macau. The local and regional poker communities across Asia came out in force to support this year's APPT, and really showed the world that they know what they're doing on the felt - to many of our international players' surprise and sometimes dismay! To have two Chinese players on the final table, and others from Korea and Kazakhstan, is a tremendous sign of things to come, as the future of live poker is clearly in Asia, and we hope the APPT remains its vibrant, beating heart."





The next stop of the PokerStars.net APPT will be in Auckland, New Zealand from October 14-18, 2009 with the $3,250 APPT Auckland Main Event being featured in the SkyCity Festival of Poker. More details on this event can be found at: http://www.appt.com/tournaments/auckland/


Official Results

APPT Macau Season 3



APPT Macau Main Event

Date: August 25-30, 2009

Buy-in: HKD $40,000 (37,600+2,400)

Players: 429

Prize Pool: HKD $16,130,400



Winners:



1 Dermot Blain from UK - Prize: HKD 4,194,000 (USD 541,161)

2 Mike Kim from Korea - Prize: HKD 2,984,100 (USD 385,045)

3 Daoxing “Bao Bao”Chen from China - Prize: HKD 1,855,000 (USD 239,355)

4 Darkhan Botabavzv from Kazakhistan - Prize: HKD 1,290,500 (USD 166,516)

5 Pontus Kers from Sweden - Prize: HKD 887,200 (USD 114,477)

6 Jicheng Su from China - Prize: HKD 580,700 (USD 74,929)

7 Dbinder Singh from Canada - Prize: HKD 403,300 (USD 52,039)

8 Brandon Demes from United States - Prize: HKD 322,600 (USD 41,626)

9 Stefan Hjorthall from Sweden - Prize: HKD 242,000 (USD 31,226)

10 Dane Lomas from USA - Prize: HKD 177,400 (USD 22,890)

11 Michael Collins from USA - Prize: HKD 177,400 (USD 22,890)

12 Ang Pang Leng from Singapore - Prize: HKD 177,400 (USD 22,890)

13 Daniel Hansson from Sweden - Prize: HKD 129,000 (USD 16,645)

14 Linh Tran from Canada - Prize: HKD 129,000 (USD 16,645)

15 Youngshin Im from Korea - Prize: HKD 129,000 (USD 16,645)

16 David Chiu from USA - Prize: HKD 129,000 (USD 16,645)

17 Remy Bakke from Norway - Prize: HKD 96,800 (USD 12,490)

18 Tom Hall from UK - Prize: HKD 96,800 (USD 12,490)

19 “Kyle” Suen Kit Cheong from Australia - Prize: HKD 96,800 (USD 12,490)

20 Preetinder Bhayana from Canada - Prize: HKD 96,800 (USD 12,490)

21 Shawn Buchanan from Canada - Prize: HKD 96,800 (USD 12,490)

22 Wally Sombero from Philippines - Prize: HKD 96,800 (USD 12,490)

23 Andrew Scott from Australia - Prize: HKD 96,800 (USD 12,490)

24 Kristoffer Myhre from Norway - Prize: HKD 96,800 (USD 12,490)

25 Bernard Vu from France - Prize: HKD 80,650 (USD 10,406)

26 Tom Nicholas Rafferty from Australia - Prize: HKD 80,650 (USD 10,406)

27 Charles Lam from Hong Kong - Prize: HKD 80,650 (USD 10,406)

28 Richard En from Australia - Prize: HKD 80,650 (USD 10,406)

29 Wing Leung “Andrew” Chung from Hong Kong - Prize: HKD 80,650 (USD 10,406)

30 Tony Makasovski from Australia - Prize: HKD 80,650 (USD 10,406)

31 Benjamin Haun from USA - Prize: HKD 80,650 (USD 10,406)

32 Van Marcus from Australia - Prize: HKD 80,650 (USD 10,406)

33 Winfred Yu from China - Prize: HKD 64,500 (USD 8,323)

34 Theo Tran from USA - Prize: HKD 64,500 (USD 8,323)

35 Roger Spets from Sweden - Prize: HKD 64,500 (USD 8,323)

36 Van Binh Pham from Canada - Prize: HKD 64,500 (USD 8,323)

37 Karl Mahrenholz from UK - Prize: HKD 64,500 (USD 8,323)

38 Carlos Chang from Taipei - Prize: HKD 64,500 (USD 8,323)

39 Hsuan Lee from Taipei - Prize: HKD 64,500 (USD 8,323)

40 Daniel Schreiber from USA - Prize: HKD 64,500 (USD 8,323)

41 Stanley Hou from Australia - Prize: HKD 48,400 (USD 6,245)

42 Hung Chang Lin from Taipei - Prize: HKD 48,400 (USD 6,245)

43 Aaron Lerner from Canada - Prize: HKD 48,400 (USD 6,245)

44 William Te from Philippines - Prize: HKD 48,400 (USD 6,245)

45 Justin Ostrowski from USA - Prize: HKD 48,400 (USD 6,245)

46 Roel Pijpers from Netherlands - Prize: HKD 48,400 (USD 6,245)

47 John Steger from USA - Prize: HKD 48,400 (USD 6,245)

48 Sungling Li from Taipei - Prize: HKD 48,400 (USD 6,245)
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Re: SETS NEW APPT MACAU S3 RECORD FOR RICHEST TOURNAMENT IN ASIA

Postby munchu » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:40 pm

Well done Mr Ang keep it up. :)
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