After 14 hours of play, Jae Kyung Sim aka Simba, reigned victorious after the heads up round against Tan Tai Zheng to clinch the first ever held Open Face Chinese Pineapple tournament of the APT. Simba collected himself the P111,300 top prize, and since this is the first time the OFCP was included in a major Asian poker event, Simba has also earned bragging rights as the first winner of the OFCP trophy in Asia. In a quick interview with Simba,
Why did you choose to play the OFCP over the other events that were scheduled yesterday?
“I wanted to play the other games but I am very interested in playing new games. I watched them play in Las Vegas and it was very popular that I wanted to play this tournament.”
In addition to winning the event, what did you enjoy the most about this tournament?
“I had a hand where I took a big risk with only one out to complete my hand and I got it! I also liked this tournament because I got to play every hand unlike the other games. So much fun!”
Other awardee was Bryan Huang for winning the Mix Game PLH/PLO.
Ongoing at the event is the High Rollers final day with 11 players having returned and at the time of posting, they were down to 4 players. Entering the day with the chip lead was Ronald Chun Long Yu who was the first player to cash out after being eliminated in 5th place.
The highly popular Head Hunter event is in full swing all over the poker room with 181 players eager to take down some heads.
Running as well is the Ladies Event with 25 entries so far. Annie Bordallo and Yuri Ishida are just a couple of the players seen gracing the felt. Registration is still open.