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In Chul Sin wins APT Philippines Main Event

Written by Ben Blaschke

Korea’s In Chul Sin has outlasted a field of 186 players over five long days to win his first major title at APT Philippines 2016.

Held at Resorts World Manila and boasting a strong field that included the likes of APT Player of the Year contenders Sam Razavi and Iori Yogo, Sin crept quietly along to the final table before making his presence felt with six players remaining.

The Korean eliminated Tristan Yumul in sixth, then won a huge pot from Jin Yong when the latter shoved with air on a TT528 board only to run into Sin’s AT.

By the time heads-up play began, Sin held an almost 3:1 chip lead and eventually prevailed to take home the US$67,660 top prize.

Final table payouts:

1st: In Chul Sin – US$67,660
2nd: Jin Yong – US$38,970
3rd: Edward Pastoll – US$26,520
4th: Markus Garberg – US$18,940
5th: Feng Zhao – US$15,430
6th: Tristan Yumul – US$12,450
7th: Rajesh Jiandoni – US$10,010
8th: Shunsuke Tsuji – US$8,120