Shen Takes First APT Korea

Lifeng Shen from China takes down the first APT Korea Main Event which was held at the Ramada Casino Jeju. In an exciting final table, Shen went heads up against poker legend Johnny Chan and after a final hand that saw Shen go all in with A K and called by Chan with pocket queens. The window card on the flop showed an ace, which held through the rest of the board, giving Shen the title for the inaugural APT Korea Main Event.

Lifeng Shen with runner up legendary Johnny Chan pictured with APT Tournament Director Lloyd, APT CEO Jeff along with Sang Park and Aden Jae from Phoenix Entertainment

This is only Shen’s second major tournament ever played and he said it was one of the best experiences of his life, “To go heads up with Mr. Johnny Chan was a dream come true. He has been an idol of mine since taking up the game of poker. It was an honor to play with him and I learned so much.”

From here the Asian Poker Tour takes a break in September and resumes with the very popular APT Asian Series Manila to be staged at Resorts World Manila commencing October 9th 2013.

More APT Korea 2013 Event Champions:

DafaPoker No Limit Holdem Champion Hisashi Ogi receives his trophy from Dexter Mercado

Dexter Mercado awards the trophy to Pot Limit Omaha Turbo Champion Kinichi Nakata

WeLoveSport Head Hunter Champion Xu Yiguang receives his trophy from Bryan Lo

Bryan Lo awards the Deep Stack Turbo trophy to Jimmy Chun

Kinichi Nakata receives his trophy from Dexter Mercado for winning the 6 Handed Event



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