After four days of intense tournament play, the APT Asian Series Cebu Main Event at the All in Poker Club has ended and the champion is Day 2’s chip leader Singaporean Tan Tai Zheng. In just two hands of heads up play, Zheng eliminated England’s Samad Razavi to claim the PHP 3,623,000 first prize winnings plus the championship trophy.
Zheng came into the final table as chip leader with over a million in chips. He faced elimination several times, but was able to overcome the challenges. This was especially true during the heads up round where both he and Razavi were all in on the first hand with a board showing 8♣ 8♠ 9♣ 6?. Zheng held 6♦ 4♦ for two pair but Razavi had a flush with K♣ 3♣. Then a stunning river card of 8♦ had Zheng crush Razavi’s flush with a full house.
The next hand ended the tournament with Zheng making a flush with his A♦ 8♦ on a board showing 9♠ Q♦ 3♦ J♦ 6♣ ousting Razavi’s A♠ 7♦.
Congratulations to Tan Tai Zheng for becoming the APT Asian Series Cebu 2012 Main Event Champion!
The final table payouts were:
1st Tan Tai Zheng PHP 3,623,000
2nd Samad Razavi PHP 1,925,000
3rd Miika Viholainen PHP 906,000
4th Bjoern Wiesler PHP 679,000
5th Tan Gay Peng PHP 566,000
6th David Evans PHP 453,000
7th Bernie Ho PHP 340,000
8th Alistair Duff PHP 226,000
9th Goh Hanruo PHP 215,000
10th Bae Han Su PHP 193,400