The fourth event in Season 2 of the Tokyo Poker Tour (TPT) saw 108 players descend on the Hyatt Regency to play for a chance to head to the upcoming APT Asian Series at Resorts World Manila on August 17-23.
After placing second in a TPT event last year and again in the event that took place on April 3, 2011, Jonathan Edward has finally gone one better and taken out first prize. His winnings included an APT Asian Series Manila main event seat worth PHP 50,000 plus five nights stay at the luxurious Maxims Tower.
Edward defeated Eichiro Hayashi in the heads up match of the JPY 9800 buy-in tournament despite Hayashi being the dominant chip leader for most of the final table. Edward was able to whittle down his opponent’s stack piece by piece and double up until their positions became reversed.
The final hand saw Hayashi move all in preflop with A♠ 9♠ and Edward call with K♣ 6♦. A flop of 5♠ 4♠ 6♣ saw Edward pair up but Hayashi gained a ton of outs to a spade flush as well as his two over cards. However, he bricked on both the Q♦ turn and J♣ river to be knocked out in second place. As consolation, Hayashi received an Asian Poker King Tournament main event seat and Macau Air round ticket.
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