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The Leisure World Poker Series I – Event Report

Postby DM101 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:52 pm

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The largest ever gathering of the Pokerkaki community took place on the M/V Leisure World over the weekend, with more than a hundred kakis throughout the region piling onboard for what promised to be an exciting 2 days of non-stop tournament and ring game poker. Participation figures doubled from the last Pokerkaki event, a testament to the appeal and explosive growth of the game in the region.

Presided over by celebrity Tournament Director Ivan Tan, the event was graced by multiple luminaries of the poker scene, amongst them Pokerstars Team Asia Pro Bryan Huang, Team RedKings Pro Jason Samsonov, the 2009 Pokerkaki Player of the Year ‘Major’ Ricky Foo, back-to-back Battle of the High Seas Champion Erique ‘Necrohavoc’ Tan, defending champion Daniel Chua, former Genting champion Bobby ‘Uncle Bob’ Cheong, as well as Alex Loon, star of the recently concluded Asian Poker Showdown. Poker being the great equalizer it is however, it was a host of brilliant unknowns who would take centre stage as the tournaments unfolded.

Main Event

A total of 112 players took their seats for the Main Event. 2 flights of 56 players would play down to the final 16 before reconvening at noon the following day. Neither flight would prove very kind to the established names, as they fell one by one to the wayside. Asian Games pool silver medalist Tan Tiong Boon put himself in contention for the big prize by getting in the money with a huge stack, as did colourful personalities like Bobby Cheong and Thinesh Kurunathan. Just missing out on an ITM spot was the unfortunate Frank Missel, who doubled up Edwin De Jong when the latter’s AQ outran his pocket sixes, and who busted on the very next hand when his AQ bricked out against Edwin’s pocket fives.

Getting to the final table was an even trickier affair, with no apparent soft spots in the remaining field. Tournament regular Lim Min Soon was well up among the chip leaders, as were rising stars like Bendon Tan and Chen Wei Shyong. Bendon was in control for a large part of Day 2, until a small blind big blind confrontation with Hazel Chong left him crippled. Crowd pleasers Bobby Cheong and Thinesh were giving their opponents a hard time while entertaining the railbirds. Elsewhere, the unflappable Chaky ‘No Showdown’ Ng was accumulating chips by taking down a seemingly endless series of small pots. With barely a flop in sight, it was approximately 4 hours before the final table was assembled.

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Main Event - Final Table

With at least $960 guaranteed and the pressure off, the final table got off to a roaring start, with several of the shorter stacks taking turns to move their chips in the middle. Lavernia, cheered on by her small posse of railbirds, quickly got her stack in the middle with pocket eights and found a welcome triple up by spiking a set on the river. Lim Min Soon was first to face elimination from the final table, but would find consolation by immediately registering himself for the Rebuy event, eventually going on to win it. Min Soon was followed by Hazel Chong, Lim Chee Siong, and Andy Tan, who all put in stellar performances through the tournament. Chen Wei Shyong was edged out in 4th place when his AQ failed to hold up against Ong Jing Xiang’s A5. Jing Xiang certainly had the poker gods on his side this evening, spiking important cards on crucial hands to stay afloat. Eliminating Wei Shyong gave him the big stack, and here he ceaselessly applied pressure on Lavernia and Chaky Ng, obliging the latter the call off the rest of his chips with 7s 10s, which he beat with Qd 9c. Facing an opponent with a commanding chip lead, Lavernia moved her chips in the middle pre-flop with Jd 8s, finding a snap call from Jing Xiang, who turned over Ad 3s. The Qc 9d 3d 5h As board would give Jing Xiang the hand, and the Leisure World Poker Series I Main Event Championship.

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The Pokerkaki team congratulates all winners, and thanks all of you for making this flagship event a success. We’re looking forward to seeing all of you next month!

$250 Main Event Final Results:

1st : Ong Jing Xiang - $6,000
2nd: Lavernia - $4,060
3rd: Chaky Ng - $2,625
4th: Chen Wei Shyong - $2,150
5th: Andy Tan - $1,670
6th: Lim Chee Siong - $1,430
7th: Hazel Chong - $1,200
8th: Lim Min Soon - $960
9th: CHEONG KIAN CHONG 715
10th: LEE BOK KIAN 600
11th: TAN YONG DA 475
12th: EDWIN DE JONG 475
13th: RONALD WONG SHZE HUAN 475
14th: TAN TIONG BOON 355
15th: THINESH KURUNATHAN 355
16th: THAM WEI DARYL 355


$115 + R Side Event Final Results:

1st : Lim Min Soon - $4,260
2nd: Francis Lim - $2,460
3rd: Frank Missel - $1,450
4th: Ye Junde - $1,110
5th: Travers Tan - $890
6th: J.T. Lee - $660
7th: Paul Wee - $300

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Leisure World Poker Series I - Main Event Winners

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16th Place - Tham Wei Daryl $355.00

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15th Place Thinesh Kurunathan $355.00

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14th Place Tan Tiong Boon $355.00

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13th Place Ronald Wong Shze Huang $475.00

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12th Place Edwin Andreas De Jong $475.00

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11th Place Tan Yong Da $475.00

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10th Place Lee Bok Kian $600.00

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9th Place Cheong Kian Chong $715.00

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8th Place Lim Min Soon $960.00

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7th PlaceChong Soo Jia Hazel $1,200.00'

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6th Place Lim Chee Siong $1,430.00

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5th Place Andy Tan Kim Hwa $1,670.00

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4th Place Chen Wei Shyong $2,150.00

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3rd Place Ng Chak Yung $2,625.00

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2nd Place Lavernia D/O Rajendri $4,060.00

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1st Place Ong Jing Xiang $6,000.00


Leisure World Poker Series I - $115 Rebuy Event Winners




6th Place Lee J T $660.00

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5th Place Travers Tan Xing Loong $890.00

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4th Place Ye JunDe $1,110.00

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3rd Place Frank Missel $1,450.00

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2nd Place Lim Tong Lee $2,560.00

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1st Place Lim Min Soon $4,460.00


$115 SnG Winners

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Re: Winners of Leisure World Poker Series I

Postby Afternoon » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:04 pm

A Big Big Congrats to all winners !

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Re: Winners of Leisure World Poker Series I

Postby MJFX » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:23 pm

Thinesh is my favourite, most entertaining player... NUTZ! :D
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Re: Winners of Leisure World Poker Series I

Postby mugiwara84 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:03 am

go team farrer park!!!!
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Re: Winners of Leisure World Poker Series I

Postby chenghao » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:12 am

Congrats to uncle bob ! laverna and travers for finishing in the money ! good job !
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Re: Winners of Leisure World Poker Series I

Postby Brasstal » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:15 am

well done all!
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Re: The Leisure World Poker Series I – Event Report

Postby bluecolour » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:56 pm

congratulation all!!!! LW metal for all finalist!!!!^^
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Re: The Leisure World Poker Series I – Event Report

Postby Deuces » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:02 pm

Never imagine busting out at the very tip of the bubble. Was ahead until the River card. 17th placing sealed when Min Soon busted me with one card flush. Earlier, Uncle Bob hit his Straight on the River and took out half my stack. Prior to that, I reduced Uncle Bob's stack to near death when I called his All-in with a smaller stack. Perhaps that's where my bad luck started - offending Uncle Bob in my first Pokerkaki Tourney :))

It has been fun. Kudos to the Pokerkaki team for organizing & running the event professionally.
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Re: The Leisure World Poker Series I – Event Report

Postby Afternoon » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:20 pm

Deuces wrote:Never imagine busting out at the very tip of the bubble. Was ahead until the River card. 17th placing sealed when Min Soon busted me with one card flush. Earlier, Uncle Bob hit his Straight on the River and took out half my stack. Prior to that, I reduced Uncle Bob's stack to near death when I called his All-in with a smaller stack. Perhaps that's where my bad luck started - offending Uncle Bob in my first Pokerkaki Tourney :))

It has been fun. Kudos to the Pokerkaki team for organizing & running the event professionally.


Deuces and Rekop, both of you were doing well considering both you are pretty new to the poker sence. Definitely more to come and see both of you at the next poker tournament. Congrats to Ronald for cashing the ME.

Deuces, no worries lah, no offend no offend, is just poker only, i am no Phil Hellmet. Anyway i did suffer the same fate as you for bubbling the final table, taken out by the ME runner-up, Ms Lavernia's River [8d] .

Well done Lady Lavernia and not to forget the eventually ME Champion, Ong Jing Xiang ... A big big Congrats to you !

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Re: The Leisure World Poker Series I – Event Report

Postby WSOPTH » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:46 am

sighz i waited more than a year for this event yet my standard still same..
or other players keep improving and I'm at a stand still
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Re: The Leisure World Poker Series I – Event Report

Postby rekop_team » Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:38 pm

Afternoon wrote:
Deuces wrote:Never imagine busting out at the very tip of the bubble. Was ahead until the River card. 17th placing sealed when Min Soon busted me with one card flush. Earlier, Uncle Bob hit his Straight on the River and took out half my stack. Prior to that, I reduced Uncle Bob's stack to near death when I called his All-in with a smaller stack. Perhaps that's where my bad luck started - offending Uncle Bob in my first Pokerkaki Tourney :))

It has been fun. Kudos to the Pokerkaki team for organizing & running the event professionally.


Deuces and Rekop, both of you were doing well considering both you are pretty new to the poker sence. Definitely more to come and see both of you at the next poker tournament. Congrats to Ronald for cashing the ME.

Deuces, no worries lah, no offend no offend, is just poker only, i am no Phil Hellmet. Anyway i did suffer the same fate as you for bubbling the final table, taken out by the ME runner-up, Ms Lavernia's River [8d] .

Well done Lady Lavernia and not to forget the eventually ME Champion, Ong Jing Xiang ... A big big Congrats to you !

UB (Afternoon)



Thanks Uncle Bob! Would definitely join up with kakis again in Series 2. Deuces was sitting beside me when he bubbled... but that's poker...

Congrats to all cashing in on either ME, side or SnGs. Cash games was fun too! :D
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