Jae Kyung Sim had a relatively small stack during both Day 1 and Day 2 of PokerStars Asia-Pacific Poker Tour Cebu main event. He remained anonymous (short stacked) during most of Day 3 as well and was down to 8 big blinds on the money bubble. However, at the end of the day, he began operating at a faster peace and took down a few well-sized pots to eventually progress to the final table - for the second year in a row!
That's right! Sim made it to this very same event's final table last year and finished in 8th place. This time, however, he played outstanding poker and, believe it or not, eliminated 6 of 8 opponents to lay hands on the top prize of 3,948,00 PHP (about $96,000) - the biggest tournament cash of his career!
For those who want to know the final table payouts:
Place Name Prize (PHP) 1 Jae Kyung Sim 3,948,000 2 Magnus Karlsson 2,538,000 3 Anthony Wright 1,480,000 4 Jim Collopy 1,128,000 5 Daniel Spence 917,000 6 Bawod Hyunshik Yun 705,000 7 Timo Kohijoki 564,000 8 Michael Allmrodt 458,000 9 Andrew Nguyen 352,920
Very nice for him. He already knew about the difficulties of that tourney, having played them before, but that doesn't mean nothing, and i'm sure we wasn't really calling the atention of anyone before he gets to the final table and starts kicking everyone off. There was just one thing i didn't got: what coin is PHP?