Another day at the Asian Poker Tour (APT) felt in Macau saw two more side event titles won. US pro Nam Le took down the HKD $100,000 buy-in PokerAce High Rollers and China’s Wu Bo claimed the HKD $4,400 buy-in Head Hunter event.
Le has over USD $6 million in career tournament earnings but this was his first APT title win, having come close on the last occasion at StarWorld in 2009 when he finished second in the APT High Roller event.
This time around it was in a field of 21 players that included Joe Hachem, Oliver Spiedel, Winfred Yu, Conrad Coetzer and Tom Hall. Le’s victory came over Nicholas Wong at heads up when, with just seven big blinds in his stack, Wong pushed holding K♥ 10♦ and Le made a quick call with A♣ 9♥. The board ran out A♠ 6♥ 7♣ A♥ 5♠ to give Le trip aces and the HKD $841,000 title.
PokerAce High Roller Results
1. Nam Le – HKD $841,000
2. Nicholas Wong – HKD $528,000
3. Conrad Coetzer – HKD $332,000
4. Tom Hall – HKD $254,100
In the Head Hunter event, 103 players took their seats to create a prize pool of HKD $352,300. Among the notables were Raiden Kan, Sparrow Cheung, Justin Chan, Gordon Huntly, Tetsuya Tsuchikawa and Samad Razavi.
But when the dust had settled it was Wu Bo from Chong Qing city who was the last man alive. He defeated Thailand resident Liam Anderson at heads up. The final hand came when Bo limped from the button and Anderson checked to see a flop of 6♦ 9♣ 7♣. Anderson check-raised Bo’s 28,000 bet to 75,000, prompting Bo to ask how much his opponent had left behind in his stack. After the amount of “around 200k” was given Bo decided to jam and Anderson made the call.
With cards on their backs, Bo’s K♠ 9♦ top pair needed to fade Anderson’s Q♥ 8♣ up-and-down straight draw. With the turn J♠ and river 3♠ he did just that and collected a tidy sum of HKD $119,700 for his victory.
Head Hunter Results
1. Wu Bo – HKD $119,700
2. Liam Anderson – HKD $70,500
3. Huang Qiyan – HKD $38,800
4. Li Kejing – HKD $28,200
5. Jo Bongi – HKD $24,700
6. Bokeet Ma – HKD $21,100
7. Tam Truong – HKD $17,600
8. Tetsuya Tsuchikawa – HKD $14,100
9. Sun Yang – HKD $10,600
10. Ng Sau Chin – HKD $7,000
There’s plenty more action to follow from APT Macau as the much-awaited HKD $25,000 buy-in Main Event Day 1A kicks off at 1pm local time today.
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