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APPT Cebu: Young-shin Im writes poker history

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Posted on 17 November 2010 by "T".

In the four-year history of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour only 1 female had made it to a final table (Liz Lieu 7th place at the APPT Macau Main Event in Season 1) until yesterday when the PokerStars qualifier Young-shin Im from Korea reached the APPT Cebu Main Event final table 3rd in chips. She had already made a name for herself in the poker world as she had become the second women ever to reach an APPT final table. However, she was of course aiming to win the whole tournament. And so she did......

About two hours into the heads-up match against Fabiano Michael from Australia, she got tired of him moving all in almost every single hand, so she decided to take a risk and call with ADiamond6Club. Luckily her opponent "only" had pocket 5's, so basically she had 6 outs - but even if she didn't win the pot she would still have a decent stack left.

Fortunately, for Im, an ace landed on the flop, the turn and the river was to no help for her opponent. It was finally over! Young-shin Im took down the first prize of 97,591 Euro and also she had become part of poker history as she was the first women to win an APPT Main Event. Now, we can only hope that Young-shin Im gets a lot of attention from the media and also a sponsorship from some poker room. Let's hope that Im's success will inspire lots of women around the globe to start playing poker. 

 


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5 comments on "APPT Cebu: Young-shin Im writes poker history"


 danidoyle17/11/2010 12:32:34 GMT
Congrats, reat to see more and more women at the tables
 jpoblong18/11/2010 08:31:02 GMT
i was there at shangrila where the apt was held. bad luck for the filipinos.. nobody reached the final table. congratulations to the Korean. A woman who won the event will boost the morals of women around the world..
 mazas18/11/2010 10:24:20 GMT
congareates some asians play poker now and very hard but in future just 2-5 years they will play every there and will win some good pots becouse they now have the most population and invasion to poker world will be very intensive and very big number off poker players will play in ept wcop and ather tournaments
 oliver08229818/11/2010 11:49:57 GMT
Posted by jpoblong:
i was there at shangrila where the apt was held. bad luck for the filipinos.. nobody reached the final table. congratulations to the Korean. A woman who won the event will boost the morals of women around the world..

we filipinos definitely gotta to improve on our brand of play... the only way to reach the goal is to have regionalized poker tournaments... that' a fact... Cool
 SuperNoob19/11/2010 22:21:00 GMT

Now, we can only hope that Young-shin Im gets a lot of attention from the media and also a sponsorship from some poker room.

with so few gud female players around, she'll def get one soon

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